Volkl C10 Pro

mario65

New User
I have always been very unfaithful to tennis racquets so I am not sure how long this relationship is going to last but I am currently in love with my Volkl C10 Pro.
I have been hitting with this racquet for almost a month so probably over the standard honey moon period. Definitely longer than previous relationships.
but I am so committed to this marriage that I am trading my Wilson PS97 CV (that was never true love) and replace it with a second C10.
I strung this racquet with Cyclone 17 at 55 lbs, I put a leather grip and overgrip. So far I am not feeling the need to add any weight, racquet is stable and I really like the balance.
What’s your set up with this racquet?
 

Christian Olsson

Professional
I will probably switch to the C10 next time. I’ve got the excellent Vsense 10-325 but a racquet that you can buy more of in 15 years time kind of is appealing to me. And I love the plush response. No damper needed I gather. I’ll play it stock as is. Excellent stick!


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mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Really a nice frame that deserves more recognition. It does everything well and is probably the easiest to use player’s frame on the market. Maybe the static weight and soft feel may turn some people off, but it swings easy and the soft feel even compensates the off center hits.
 
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grhcan99

Semi-Pro
Really a nice frame that deserves more recognition. It does everything well and is probably the easiest to use player’s frame in the market. Maybe the static weight and soft feel may turn some people off, but it swings easy and the soft feel even compensates the off center hits.
Agree.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Recently bought 2 more C10 Pros (one a Classic 10 Pro Fishnet/Fishscale, and the other the C10 Pro Bumblebee which came after the Fishnet). They are wonderful racquets that, I think with the current trend of more comfortable and lower RA racquets, will become popular again, IMO.
 

Grinch

Rookie
What shape grip does the c10 pro have? Is the grip shape Head rectangular, Wilson round, or Yonex/Prince in between? I play with old Head PT280, have or want to demo new GravityPro, Blades, VCP97HD, and Phantoms, especially the 18x20s. Hadn’t thought about Volkl’s classic model recently. Not a Bab fan. Can anyone compare C10 Pro to PT280. The 16x19 doesn’t scare me off unless someone says it’s a really open pattern giving all power/spin and no control.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
What shape grip does the c10 pro have? Is the grip shape Head rectangular, Wilson round, or Yonex/Prince in between? I play with old Head PT280, have or want to demo new GravityPro, Blades, VCP97HD, and Phantoms, especially the 18x20s. Hadn’t thought about Volkl’s classic model recently. Not a Bab fan. Can anyone compare C10 Pro to PT280. The 16x19 doesn’t scare me off unless someone says it’s a really open pattern giving all power/spin and no control.
The grip shape is closer to Head, but not as rectangular... moving from Head towards Dunlop but not too far (if that makes sense).

The string pattern in the C10 Pro is 8 Mains in the throat and then more open towards the outer edges (what's now called Progressive... I think), therefore, it has excellent control and ability to flatten out just like a PT630/280 but is more forgiving on off-centre shots and produces more spin (although I never had any problems in that department with my PT630). Extremely comfortable (not the same gooey softness of the PT630 but still very soft and, in its own way, addictive) and arm friendly.

Exceptional racquet, IMO, and well worth trying (it will always be in my collection).
 

Grinch

Rookie
The grip shape is closer to Head, but not as rectangular... moving from Head towards Dunlop but not too far (if that makes sense).

The string pattern in the C10 Pro is 8 Mains in the throat and then more open towards the outer edges (what's now called Progressive... I think), therefore, it has excellent control and ability to flatten out just like a PT630/280 but is more forgiving on off-centre shots and produces more spin (although I never had any problems in that department with my PT630). Extremely comfortable (not the same gooey softness of the PT630 but still very soft and, in its own way, addictive) and arm friendly.

Exceptional racquet, IMO, and well worth trying (it will always be in my collection).
Thanks. Your comments and others on this thread puts it on my demo list.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
What shape grip does the c10 pro have? Is the grip shape Head rectangular, Wilson round, or Yonex/Prince in between? I play with old Head PT280, have or want to demo new GravityPro, Blades, VCP97HD, and Phantoms, especially the 18x20s. Hadn’t thought about Volkl’s classic model recently. Not a Bab fan. Can anyone compare C10 Pro to PT280. The 16x19 doesn’t scare me off unless someone says it’s a really open pattern giving all power/spin and no control.
Some years back I switched into the C10 from the Wilson 6.1 Classics when I decided on a going to a racquet with more flex, but a weight and balance in the same realm my Wilsons. While I think of the Wilson grips as having an oval sort of round shape, the C10 grips are more block-shaped. That was an instantly better fit for me, especially for my developing one-handed backhand.

I think that this blocky impression with the C10's comes from the two bevels that run parallel with the edge of the frame (not the string bed) being a little wider than what they seem to be on a Wilson. The Volkls feel like rectangles in my hand, while the Prince frames I have at home are more square-shaped. If you're switching to Volkl from a Wilson, you might be fine with the same grip size or you might actually want one size smaller with the Volkl. I personally love a larger grip in general and the rather pronounced bevels of a larger Volkl grip feel really great in my hand.

The C10 has a 16x19 pattern, but it's not especially open or ultra spin-happy compared with others that have similar layouts. I string my C10's with syn. gut and they're easily the most powerful hitters in my bag. They give me nice control, but they also have that extra gear on demand when I want to put more pace on a ball. Supremely comfortable for me with syn. gut - my arm doesn't tolerate polys. They will turn the ball when I swing for spin, but not quite so much as a couple of others in my collection, including my leaded Volkl Organix 10's.
 

sargeinaz

Hall of Fame
I have nothing to add except the C10 Pro is one of the finest rackets available. New or used.

it’s just a tad heavy for me. Love it though. Love the feel, Stability and how much spin and power the racket has for a players racket. It’s smooth power delivered evenly with how hard you swing (the tip as people say is kind of dead/soft).

i preferred the Tour 10 Gen 1 MP to it because it has all the same attributes except a firmer upper hoop and about a half ounce lighter. It’s really volks best stick in my opinion.

the Super G 10 325 is also a vastly underrated stick. Super stable, I laughed at how stable it was on volleys. It just doesn’t have that sweet volkl feel otherwise I probably would’ve kept it (I constantly debate getting another one)
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
Today I picked up a Bumblebee C10 from the discontinued peg at my local shop for a good price.

The thing definitely isn't begging for mass.

It's an L2 so I just put two ogs to fill it out and the stung weight (with Multifeel 1.35 at 26 kg) is 365 grams.

While I normally "throw a leather grip" on all my sticks to sharpen the bevels (plus add mass) the C10 doesn't have the wiggle room for leather so I'll probably put a thick firm synthetic grip on (=> taking open recommendations for that role if anyone has a hot tip).

/Acey
 

Blahovic

Semi-Pro
I love this racquet. I demoed it when I was coming back to tennis and needed a new racquet, and it was such a lovely do-it-all player frame.

My problem was I was too unfit and out of practice to maximise such a heavy racquet. I might try it again in a year or so when I'm fitter and a more drilled player.
 

basil J

Hall of Fame
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 fit for 61, but I am 61 and my first hour with the c10 pro is always quite enjoyable, it when I stay out there too long with it that I get diminished results. It's not the frame, it's the driver.
 
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