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Volkl Power Bridge 10 Midplus

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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 93 sq. in MP
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 12.1 oz Unstrung — 11.5 oz
  • Tension: 50-60 Pounds
  • Balance: 8 Pts Head Light
  • Beam Width:19 mm Straight Beam
  • Composition: DNX/Carbon/Fiberglass
  • Flex: 61
  • Grips Type: DNX Grip w/Sensor Tour Handle
  • Grips Size:
  • Power Level: Low
  • String Pattern:
  • 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T, 7H, 9H
    One Piece
    No Shared Holes
  • Swing Speed: Fast
  • Swing Weight: 309

Volkl Power Bridge 10 Midplus Racquet Review

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This is a first for me as I have never hit with a Volkl racquet before. The good news is that I have no preconceived biases about it. I was able to test this stick against a ball machine hitting groundies and volleys and under actual playing conditions. Here’s my impressions:
Control is definitely there and I was able to generate good spin. This is not a power racquet and I would consider it to be control-oriented from the backcourt. The ball seemed to stay in the court on full strokes and I was able to hit out on all shots with confidence. Spin was good and the racquet felt solid from the baseline, even with the headlight balance. It didn’t feel or play too headlight and I could get the racquet through the ball with ease. I played this racquet with a synthetic gut but I would suggest stringing this up with a poly/synthetic gut hybrid. With the right strings, I believe that additional spin and power could be generated. The open stringbed also helps with the spin potential.
This is where this racquet really shined for me. It felt solid and smooth on both sides and overhead. This is a solid racquet for volleying and would be great for doubles. It was very comfortable and felt solid as a rock. A real winner at the net! My confidence soared and I felt I couldn’t miss. Sweet!
I was least excited with this aspect of the performance of this racquet. Although the spin and placement was fine, it wasn’t outstanding. Power was adequate but I won’t be breaking any speed records. My kick serves didn’t kick as much as I was accustomed to – I just wanted more. I did feel that control was the strong point on the serve with this racquet. Considering everything, this racquet won’t hurt you on your serving, it just won’t add a lot unless you need/want more control.
Touch shots were very nice with this racquet. I felt like I could drop shot all day and place the ball on a dime. Very nice! This goes well with the touch and feel I experienced on volleys. Frankly, anytime I needed to slice, dice and hit volleys, I was happy. Return of serves was very nice as I felt I could take a big cut and the ball would go where and how I told it to.
One thing to keep in mind is that the shape of the handle is different than most. It has a bit of a rectangular feel to it and it would take some time to get used to but it’s not a deal breaker. The cosmetics of this racquet are black and yellow and whether you like it or not, it’s a personal choice. I liked it but it may not appeal to everyone.
I would think that a 4.0+ player would get the most out of this racquet. If I were an all-courter, I would seriously look at this racquet. It has many of the things you need as an all-court player – control and spin from the baseline and excellent feel at the net. Overall, it’s a winner and one to be seriously considered.

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