Volkl C10 Pro vs. Donnay Gold 99 ?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by corners, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. corners

    corners Legend

    Jul 31, 2008
    Would anyone who's hit both of these frames like to compare them in terms of...


  2. dode

    dode Rookie

    May 15, 2009
    Kansas City
    I have owned both recently, so I will give it a shot.

    Feel/Feedback/Touch- I will give this to the C10 Pro hands down. I seem to prefer the feel that the volkl racquets provide, especially the C10 Pro.

    Comfort- I will give the edge to the Donnay here. After long matches with a lot of serving, my arm generally is quite sore with the C10 Pro, but it was not with the Donnay.

    Power- I will give the edge to the C10 Pro as far as having more power, at least we will call it more usable power for me.

    Control- For groundstrokes, I will give the edge to the Donnay here, at least with the Poly/Syn gut stick. I had a second with my normal Gut/Poly hybrid that I strung up. It just didn't feel right and I stuggled with it. The Poly/Syn gut hybrid was probably the easiest racquet to rally with I have played with since I started to play again, giving me the ability to easily control both depth and location.

    Forgiveness- Again, I probably give the edge to the donnay, though not by much.

    Overall, I really wanted to be happy with the Donnay racquets. Unfortunately, even as well as I was able to play from the baseline with them, I REALLY struggled with volleys and serving, no matter which string setup I used. I think with some time and some lead, I could make it into a better racquet, but I decided to go with the C10 Pro for the time being. I just really like that Volkl feel.

    I hope this helps. Feel free to ask any questions.

  3. corners

    corners Legend

    Jul 31, 2008
    Thanks Dode!

    Did you play the Gold with any of the customization options attached?

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