Originally Posted by verite
I'd say that right now the new VS is unpleasantly stiff
I'll put in a dampener and see if it softens up a bit. Unless I just decide to spend the $50 outright and try the Wilson.
Any sense of how long the new VS takes to break in?
It depends how hard you hit. I like to take a fresh stringbed to the wall for an hour of practice and "break in time". You'll see a significant difference after a few hours (again, how hard you hit drives this) and then you'll have a prolonged period of amazing comfort. My 11-year old had his frame strung last spring. It looks gnarly but feels great and remains extremely precise. No multi or poly could perform so well after several months.
2x BLX 6.1 Pro Staff 95: 12 oz., 8 pts. HL, SW 325
VS Touch Black/Focus Hex 1.23 @ 58/54