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Volkl V-Feel V1 Pro review

Advanced racket reviews & play test: Volkl V-Feel V1 Pro


Professional players become very attached to their rackets, it can come down to the look, the weight, how easy they feel they can swing through the air. In fact, many top players stay with the same manufacturer for the duration of their careers. We decided to test and review the latest advanced rackets on the market to see what the difference is between 8 of the top brands on the market including the Volkl V-Feel V1 Pro

 

Now, that can trickle down to advanced level players – top club competitors, those in performance squads or juniors eager to break onto the pro circuit. At tennishead we understand this is a serious decision, so we have put together a series of play tests and reviews for the leading rackets on the market aimed at advanced players.

Here, tennishead reviews and play tests the Volkl V-Feel V1 Pro.

 

Background to the Volkl V-Feel V1 Pro

Volkl tennis history

Volkl tennis history


The play test

“This is pretty similar to my experience with the Dunlop. It’s a racket that is useful inside the baseline, a one to consider if you mould your game around serve and volley,” reflected Liam.

“Behind the baseline it was really hard to get back into the point, I was forcing a change to my technique and strokes to gain more coverage over the net. “I can see the advantage of this racket at the net, but my current Mantis Pro frame is much more suited to a baseliner like myself.”

With that in mind the price is pretty steep at the highest in our test range and would definitely demand a few tests yourself before taking the plunge. You have to ask what is obvious to customers to accept the slightly more expensive option.

From reading through their specifications it’s clear that Volkl have made a true effort to bolster the technology flying through their rackets, but we found other frames deserved a higher billing.

 

Technical specifications

Even though you’ve been playing tennis for a while and have probably bought and used multiple different rackets, do oyu really know what all the different technical specifications mean and how they influence the racket you use? Make sure you have all the knowledge by reading our guide to tennis racket specifications here

Volkl V-Feel V1 Pro

RRP ⇒ £209.99

Head size ⇒ 99.5sq inches

Weight ⇒ 305g

String pattern ⇒16×19

Balance ⇒ 325mm

Beam ⇒ 23mm/20mm/23mm

Length ⇒ 27in

String tension ⇒ 50-60lbs

For more advanced racket reviews and play tests of the all the best rackets on the market try our Gear section

Now watch what happened when the tennishead experts tested 8 of the best new advanced rackets on the market, including the Head Graphene 360 Radical MP, in our 2019 testing day (Big thanks to Jack from JackMansfieldVideography.com):

 

 

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