.....stopped using a frame only to re-acquire it and wonder what was ever wrong with it in first place? In 2001 I bought Volkl C7 Pro (black/yellow, 98, 11.8 strung, 18x20, 21mm flat beam, 7 points HL) out of curiosity and much preferred it to the C10 because it was more stable, less 'noodlely' and offered equally good spin but more pop overall. It was not my main stick (VT98 Pro) at the time so I sold it to a freind who liked it but didn't use it very much either. I just bought it back and have hit a few hours with it and am really glad I did. This thing plows thru the ball, spins it nicely, has good pop with control and a nice amount (but not too much) of flex in the throat but is stable in the hoop. Its 18x20 spins the ball so much more than a Prestige or HM200. Power is similar to an HPS 6.1, but the feel is more damped.