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    Volkl advisory thread.

    playing it in stock form, full gut 16g at 58#
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    Why aren't you using Volkl?

    Melbourne and the PB 10 series are absolute gems. Still play with the Melbourne and a buddy of mine still uses the PB 10 mid. Unmatched in feel, comfort and control.
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    Prince TT 100P v. TT 100, recommended string tensions

    I hit for an hour today with a solid 4.5 buddy with the 100p. I put 3" 1/4" lead tape strips at 3:00 & 9:00 for a little more weight. We Hit groundies and volleys for an hour, then I served for points for 1/2 hour. My initial impressions are as follows: Groundstrokes: very solid off the forehand...
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    Prince TT 100P v. TT 100, recommended string tensions

    I have the 100P and I string with VS gut at 58lbs and I could go higher.
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    New Prince Textreme Tour Series

    I still use the Melby as my main stick, but as I near 61, for singles, I probably could use a less demanding frame. I'm hoping the Prince will deliver what I am looking for.
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    Volkl C10 Pro

    I love my c10 pro, but it is a touch too heavy for me to use over a 3 hour match. My foot work erodes after 2 hours and if I am late at all with his frame, I spray a lot of shots. I find that this frame is a good offensive frame, not so great at defense, unless you are extremely fit. I am very...
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    New Prince Textreme Tour Series

    I've been looking for a good solid sub 12oz frame recently as I age I am not as quick as I once was. Most tweeners I tried played way too hollow and had too much power. Tried the tour 100P this summer 18 x 20 and liked it, but ended up giving it to my wife as she needed a frame for the summer. I...
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    Volkl advisory thread.

    I am back to full gut at 58# 16 G. I do find that days I am not at 100% this frame can really punish you. I am putting one up on the for sale section because I don't see myself using this as my main stick, just not playing enough to get the most out of this gem of a frame.
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    Völkl C10 Pro Club!

    Did you have TW match them for you. Yours a re lighter than mine. Mine weighs in at 12.6 oz with over grip, dampener and head tape.
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    Volkl V-Cell 10

    I like mine with full gut 16G at 58# and I like it with a gut/poly hybrid as well. Tension over 55# works best for me.
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    Volkl V-Cell 10

    You have excellent taste my good man.
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    Volkl advisory thread.

    Played indoors yesterday and decided to play the first set with my Melbourne, second set with the Volkl. I have gotten my strokes dialed in pretty good with the Volkl now and can easily switch back and fourth between frames. My opponent immediately noticed how much harder and faster my shots...
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    Does Stefanos have tennis elbow ?

    Old is relative. Most of my hitting partners are in their late 30's to early 50's and hold their own quite nicely against younger players.
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    Does Stefanos have tennis elbow ?

    I'm surprised that so many pros continue to use full poly with all the info out there about how tough it can be on your joints. The 18 x 20 blade as a frame, is not a harsh racquet, I have one and I use full gut at 55# and I get plenty of spin, control and power with it and it has never bother...
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    Any of you all ride Peloton? Curious what workouts best translate to tennis stamina

    I use my Peleton 3 times a week. I got my hip replaced last year and my surgeon told me not to do any distance running f I want my new hip to last. Peleton has been a life saver. It accelerated my recovery and helped me get back on the courts pretty quickly(8 weeks). Cody and Ally Love are my...
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