Volkl C10 Pro and 4G?

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  1. Dasol

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    Hi,

    I am waiting for my demo of the Volkl C10 Pro this week and want to know in advance what would be the best string set up for this stick.

    I read Chris' review on C10 Pro and he recommended a poly string because the frame is soft but powerful. So, I want to try a full bed of poly for C10 Pro and wonder if 4G might be a good shot.

    C10 pro users, please let me know your favorite string set up for this stick!:)

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  2. TennisMD

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    So first if you are a 5.0 or plus player with exquisit timing go with what Chris said and I believe he even lists his poly of choice. I am not in that category 4.0, alot of strength, alot of Gym time but timing is the most important aspect of power not overall strength. So I enjoy the hybrid strings Klip X-Plosive gut in mains poly in crosses if durabilit a factor reverse it poly in mains, gut in crosses, my set 55 lbs in gut mains and 53 in poly crosses
     
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  3. Dasol

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    Thanks!

    I used full bed of gut just once and my stick was Pure Storm Tour and the tension was 58. It was way too powerful than I expected, and someone said that the power level of C10 pro is similar or even higher than PST. So, I am not sure whether gut or multi would tame the power of C10 pro.

    Is poly setup only for 5.0 or up players?
     
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  4. corners

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    Chris has written that he finds the C10 Pro quite "powerful" and gave it an 85 score in that category, the highest score for power he has given to a frame categorized in the "players'" category, as far as I recall anyway. He has also written that he likes a stiff poly at relatively high tension in the C10 to tame this "power." Now, not everyone feels the C10 is so powerful; many have complained over the years that it's a noodle with a feeble upper hoop. But if you do find it powerful, and feel that this power needs the taming that a stiff copoly can provide (a slight decrease in shot speed, very slight, some extra spin for depth control, along with a relatively low rebound angle), then 4G would be a good choice. Lab tests show it is in the stiffest 20% of all copolys tested. It also happens to be the current champ for tension loss in TWU's lab tests, which could help offset its high cost.
     
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  5. Dasol

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    Thank you!

    I will get the demo today, but I do not think I can test it today due to weather. Yes, I heard some say C10 pro is relatively powerful and others say that the upper hoop is flex, so I am not sure whether this frame is indeed powerful or not. TU seems to say that the power potential is almost similar to PDR, so I thought this frame, for a players stick, is very powerful. I will see it when I can demo it as soon as possible.
     
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  6. rlau

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    So you're going to restring the demo? Does TW allow that?
     
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  7. mrmike

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    I am stringing the C10 pro with multis at 60 lbs. and this is working out fine for me. Every once in a while an over hit shot will go long, but it's quite controllable with a little spin. Poly just does not work for my middle aged arm, even in a more comfortable frame like this. You may have to experiment a bit, but in any case the C10 is a great stick.
     
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  8. Dasol

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    No, I do not think TW will allow you to restring the demo.

    I will ask TW what string/tension they gave for demo and see what others have for C10 Pro. In case that I decide to order this stick, I want to know in advance which set up is good based on others' comments and the demo set up that I will try.
     
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  9. Dasol

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    Thanks for your comment!

    I usually had multis at 58 lbs for my Pure Storm Tour, and it was good though I sometimes overhit it. If C10 pro is similar to PST powerwise, I think multi at 60 sounds good to me. I also use poly too, so I am wondering how low I can go with poly. Maybe 55 or lower?
     
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  10. TennisMD

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    So maybe missed my point, I did not recomend a full gut but a hybrid, I think this is workable, in fact stringers here have stated Federer uses a gut poly hybrid
     
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