Volkl DNX 10 racquet review now posted at TW

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  1. TW Staff

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    Quick obervation. I think TW strings their playtest frames at mid plus 2 pounds. That would be 57 in this frame. Pls correct me if i am wrong.
    I think this frame is very string and tension picky and 57 may be too tight for many people w. this particular frame as it's low powered and has a dense stringbed. I had mine strung at 52 w. gut and it was very controllable and easy to spin for a 18mains heavier frame. 52-55 would expand the sweetspot and likely eliminate the 'twang' sensation one of the playtesters experienced.
     
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  3. Zverev

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    it's amazing how tennis folks are divided about tension on 18x20 frames.
    Many people (me one of them) string them in low 50s, below recommended range to get more comfort and playability.
    Other, not less numerous group, string them as they would 16x19.

    I wonder how pros string them?
     
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  4. billyboybeacon

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    another 78 ??? how is that possible...
     
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  5. Keifers

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    Yep, looks like Volkl recommends 50-60 for the Tour 10 V-Engine Midplus (98, 16x19) and the Tour 9 V-Engine 18x20 (98), as well as the DNX 10 (98, 18x20). Doesn't make a lot of sense to me given how much stiffer 18x20 stringbeds are (at the same tension).
     
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  6. jonolau

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    I string my 18x20 T10VE mid at 57lbs with full aramids. No problems with comfort and playability. In fact, IMO it feels more responsive than 53.
     
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    A score of 88 for control? That's pretty high. How do TW playtesters define control? Is it directional control OR the ease of keeping the ball in play?
     
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    Yeah that's pretty great control. To my knowledge it's by far the second highest rating for control that I've seen on TW. That's pretty remarkable considering it's 98sq".
    But what's with the manueverability rating? SW of 320 and it only receives a 68? I'll have to read the entire review later.
     
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