Volkl V-Pro discontinued?

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  1. PT630Wannabe

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    Has Volkl replaced it with V-Star or something? There is only the 18 gauge left on at TW.
     
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  3. PT630Wannabe

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    I guess that makes sense.
     
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  4. Flying Train

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    I contacted T-W yesterday 10/17/2016 to inquire about V-Pro 17 gauge and here's their reply:

    "Unfortunately, Volkl has discontinued their V-Pro line. At this time, we do have the 18 gauge available for this string. After looking further into this string, we do not expect to be receiving any more in stock or anything from Volkl that will be replacing this string line. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause."

    Too bad, it was a screaming deal at $4/set.

    FT
     
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  5. PT630Wannabe

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    Yeah it's a great string. :(
     
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  6. tennis007

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    I recommend trying Cyclone Orange 17g - it's an excellent string.
     
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  7. PT630Wannabe

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    I think I may still have a couple sets of that around. It is good. I just don't like how garish it is. I like silver strings...
     
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  8. kabrac

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    I used to use this also and my rep said V-Star or V- Torque is replacing it. To me neither string is comparable to V-Pro. They are both shaped poly's I believe. V -Pro and Cyclone to me are the best strings Volkl has
     
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  9. woodje12

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    Interesting. I like Volkl string and believe it to be a solid value in general but the V-Pro was probably my least favorite.

    I got that TW poly trial pack with 4 different strings and then I bought some V-Star as well and the V-Pro just seemed meh -- not great on any dimension for me at least (decent comfort I suppose). I'm about to cut it out soon in fact.
     
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  10. mad dog1

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    Agree that neither vstar nor vtorque are remotely similar to vpro.
     
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  11. mad dog1

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    V-pro is a neutral, low powered control oriented poly designed for players who can supply their own power and spin. Good value for the string. You get exactly what you put in. V-star provides a little power assist.
     
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  12. woodje12

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    Makes sense. I can use the extra power from my string given my strokes aren't fully developed yet so perhaps I was never the target market but yeah I'm not too torn up about this.
     
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  13. PT630Wannabe

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    Exactly. Love it. Sigh. So good. So cheap. So gone.
     
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  14. loosegroove

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    Not really a fan of the V-Pro. No one else finds it uncomfortable?
     
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  15. PT630Wannabe

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    Nope. But that's not to say you don't. I quite like it. Which is why I started the thread!
     
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  16. Flying Train

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    I've since moved on to Tecnifibre Red Code or Kirschbaum Pro Line X mains paired with Gosen OG Sheep or Head FXP crosses. Works out to about $8 per frame. Red Code plays stiffer than V-Pro despite having nearly identical T-W stiffness ratings (232 vs 234 in 16 gauge) hence the softer crosses. Hit yesterday with a fresh Red Code-Gosen setup in a Head Microgel Radical Pro strung at 51/53 and the ball was really popping & jumping!! :D
     
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  17. Grip it and Rip it

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    I loved V-Pro!! I am an all court player. 8-10 hrs a week on the court working and studying my game hard. I stocked up on the 17g until TW ran out and I bought 2 reels of 18g to stretch my affinity. I rotate 5 racquets and get about 6-8 hours out of each until the bed goes dead or breaks. Full bed at 61lbs. and it settles in around 56lbs. Great feel, power and spin control at the same time. I will miss it.
     
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  18. DrumWizOHBD

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    I agree, To me it was like a smooth version of Cyclone, with a slightly firmer feel. Great string for the price. Excellent Cross String, nice and slick. It did go dead in 6-8 hours for me....just like Cyclone.
     
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  19. PT630Wannabe

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    Does anyone know whether V-Pro was intended as a clone of any other more expensive string?
     
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  20. Grip it and Rip it

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    V-pro Blue is available now at TW. FYI
     
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  21. LuchoVena

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    How many colors has it had? do they also play differently?

    I have the yellow, and love the color,,(havent tried it yet),,if its gone :/
     
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