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  1. 1990's Graphite

    1990's Graphite Semi-Pro

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    Troy I noticed you are using the V-sense 10 325g as your main stick now. How does it compare to the Super G10 325g version? Apart from stiffness? The Super G version has better reviews...

    Also what mods have you done if you don't mind sharing.. Thank you
     
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  2. Dgdavid

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    This was on the "C10 Alternative" thread that Troy contributed to last week. This is in relation to his Volkl VSense 325:

    "7" @ 12 o'clock
    7" @ 3 o'clock, 7" @ 9 o'clock
    One pack of TW Tungsten Tape has 24" total, so I was able to get the job done with one pack.

    I started with placing the tape at 3, and 9 o'clock, which is my favorite location, to increase torsional stability. From there, I gradually added some tape at 12 o'clock, to achieve the desired swingweight.

    Troy, TW"
     
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  3. 1990's Graphite

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    Thanks for that, just saw the thread... Still curious about the differences between the two... does not look like much on paper
     
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    The main difference between these two racquets, for me, comes down to the feel. During my first hitting session with the V-Sense 10 325g, I noticed a nice responsive feel, that felt a bit different than any of the Volkl 10's I had tested before. With the V-Sense 10 325g, there is a crisp and responsive feel that I really enjoy, while still possessing flexible comfort that you get from a thinner beam. With the Super G 10 (325g), I found the the feel to be somewhat muted, and I just wasn't getting the feedback that I typically look for in a player's racquet.

    With that being said, my preference in "feel" is a subjective thing. Those who are long-time users of Volkl racquets, the slightly more muted response may actually feel better. I will say that I, along with Andy, have found the V-Sense line to have best feel, out of all the generations of Volkl racquets we have tried.

    Troy, TW
     
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    Thank you sir, very helpful. Testing a super G soon, might put on a leather grip as I enjoy that feel. Muted player's sticks are ok with me!
     
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    If only they were only muted, the Super G 10 (295 though) felt a bit gummy to me (for lack of a better word).
     
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  7. 1990's Graphite

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    Could be the mass that makes the difference. Some say the 295 is solid stock others say it comes alive and feels solid with lead... I haven't heard gummy... I am using the 97s as my main frame so maybe I will feel the same ;-)
     
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    Troy, why did you ditch your ex Gf blade 98!?
     
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    Well, I still have a lot of feelings for my customized Blade 98 18x20. I definitely keep one in my bag at all times. Lately I have been using the Volkl V-Sense 10 325g, as well as the Babolat Pure Strike VS Tour, primarily. I have both of these racquets spec'd up similarly. The blade is definitely still a top 5 for me, and was the last racquet I used in a tournament. I have come to the conclusion that I prefer the 2015 blade, compared to the new Countervail version. The 2015 Blade has more feel and response, whereas the Blade 98 CV has a bit more pop, but lacks the feel that I prefer. It's a tough task for me to be faithful to one racquet, being that I have met quite a few racquets lately with great personalities.

    Troy, TW
     
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