Originally Posted by TennisMaverick
The Sportster feels softer and a little more solid. Some felt that the BB V1 was a little hollow in feel, but it was extremely popular. Modifying the BB V1 will make it feel similar to the Sportster, but at a few grams heavier. Try one gram on each inside area of the "V", and 1.5 grams on the bridge, and see how it feels.
The V10 VE is a catapult, so there is a lot of power, plus, it is 315 grams unstrung, and of course, it is a V Engine. It is the player's version of the Catapult V1; heavier and a little stiffer. It is a hefty frame.
Thanks a lot, TM!
My mod BB V1, following your suggestions (lead tape at 3/6/9 plus 4.5 inches along the V), plays very good. I also feel it better after replacing the syn grip with a leather one. It seems softer, less stiff and more stable. Now it weighs 318 grams, so at this point I think I do not need a sportster. I 'll save my money to try a London and I'll keep on looking for a V10, which is very hard to find.