The Volkl V-Feel 8 285g really opens up the 100 head size with an old-school 16X18 string pattern. The frame weighs 10.1 oz unstrung, and the slight headlight balance keeps the racquet speedy, yet stable. The frame features the tried and true Super-G grommet system to increase energy return.The V-Feel 8 has a slimmer profile than that of the V-Feel 6 with a cross section of 22-24-22 mm. One of the new features with this line include Revolutionary EVA technology which has 35% more resilience, 15% more lateral stiffness, 35% more torsional strength and 25% more shock absorption. VCell is a new addition to this racquet which enables more feel and higher frequency. VTex is a silicone polymer based butt cap that increases the dampening in the racquet handle while resisting cracking or shrinking in higher temperatures. The V-Feel 8 has the makings of a spin machine. The thinner beam cuts through the air with ease, and the 16X18 pattern really grabs the ball. Players who generate their own power, and those that are addicted to topspin will find a great fit in the V-Feel 8 285G. For chronic string breakers, that love an open string pattern, we recommend at least a 16g string. Check out our popular Volkl Cyclone string lineup for a great pairing with the V-Feel 8 285G.
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