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Comments: Been hitting with a friend's V1 strung with gut at 55 lbs. Plays somewhat like my Pure Drive but more
accurate and with better feel. Perhaps the lighter weight lets me get around on swings, I'm not sure. The first time I played with it
I beat a friend 6-1, hitting a lot of winners, who I normally have trouble with. Really like the plush feel and my serve seems
accurate and strong as well.
Comments: This racquet is a true player's racquet and for anyone who is serious about hitting good, solid strokes.
At my courts, there are at least 16 players who use this racquet from 3.5 to 5.0. And it is an arm saver as well as a great racquet.
I can not play without it, due to my shoulder and elbow problems.
Comments: I love this racquet. It is plush and solid feeling, very maneuverable and has a large sweet spot with
easily controlled power. I can play everyday (I'm 50) with no arm pain. I'm an aggressive all court player (5.0).
Comments: Despite the fact that I have the Organix 6, Power Bridge 8, DNX 9 and 10, this V1 Classic is my go-to
racquet. The racquet makes playing a joy and gives you a nice blend of power and control. I have mine strung with MSV Focus
17 in the mains at 50 lbs and Cyclone 17 in the crosses at 45 lbs, and this combination generates a lot of spin and has tons of
This racquet allows me to serve bigger, and put away big topspin forehands. The 102 square inch frame is easy to whip around
the only thing this racquet doesn't do well is plowing through shots with pace on the single handed backhand. Otherwise, this
racquet is a dream, just slice it back and run around to pummel your forehand!
Comments: The V1 Classic is one of the best arm friendly racquets there is and I have to play with it or I can not
because I have elbow/wrist/shoulder issues. This racquet suits 3.5-4.0 players as it is not a power racquet bur rather a racquet
control. 16 players at my courts use this racquet and their levels range from 3.5-5.0. You get what you give with this stick.
Comments:Have played with many racquets over the last 35 years but the V1 classic beats them all. Has the
vibration dampening of a much heavier frame and a large sweet spot. Not a lot of power but great control. Played with a Prince
most of my life and never though I would change though I did demo other racquets occasionally. When I picked up the V1 and
played with it for a while, I was sold. Bought 3 of them 4 years ago and have never changed.
Comments: This is an awesome racquet! Very forgiving, and easy on the arm. I wasn't impressed with its power
when I had it strung at 57, but at 55 it is perfect. I rotate between this and my beloved Yamaha Secret 04, playing with the Volkl
when my elbow needs a break.
Kristie, Katy, Texas. 7/08
Comments:There's much to like about this racquet, though compared to what my peers use (geezers like me), it's
relatively low on power. The demo version of this year's edition (silver) was the best racquet I'd ever tried; it sold me on the V1.
The one I purchased thereafter never did quite match the feel of the demo. After 10 months the handle cracked, all the way
around, where the butt cap joins the sleeve under the grip. Maybe I was just unlucky, but my suspicion is that the new V1s, made
in China (like most things these days), may not be as durable as the originals (I have one of those as well).
Comments: I got this racquet when i was 11 and have been playing with it for almost 5 years now, demoed others,
but none seem to have the same smooth feeling from every area of the court. I don't know if Ill ever be able to switch from this
Comments: Have been playing with this racquet for several years and would have a difficult time switching. It has
plenty of power and control. More importantly, it is easy on your arm.
Comments: I love this racquet. I've been playing with it for twelve years. I own three of them: The original, V1
classic and the 10 years anniversary. I'm an all court player.
Comments: I love the v-1 classic. Solid volleys, firm racquet that hits nice solid groundies. It also gives good pop
on the serve.
Comments: had been using it till I was 15 I demoed other racquets felt good but nothing like the V1 classic so I
got 3 new ones and it was like a totally new racquet. Once you get this racquet you wont want to get rid of it.
Comments: My name is Damon and I am currently a 44 year old 5.0 rated tennis
player living in the United States. I am a classically trained tennis player with a beautiful one
handed backhand who is both quick and agile. I can play effectively from the backcourt as
well as utilize a serve and volley game with utter precision. Having retired from tennis for
many years I recently returned to the game of my triumphant youth only to find the myriad of
choices as well as prices in tennis racquets to be somewhat overwhelming. Since I was
more familiar with and had played the Wilson line in my earlier days I decided to try the
Wilson Hyper Prostaff 5.0 (95). I quickly realized through several arm related injuries
(bicipital tendonitis and shoulder soreness) not related to improper stroke production that
this racquet was not the one for me. I subsequently switched to the Wilson Prostaff 6.0 (85).
I fell in love with the playing characteristics of this venerably classic frame only to suffer with
the same problems as experienced with the Hyper Prostaff. I once again realized that
something had to give if I was going to continue to "court" the love of this game. I
begrudgingly began to "date" several other racquets with the goal of maintaining consistency
in both power and control with no arm pain. I tried the Wilson Prostaff 6.1 Classic, the
Wilson Hyper Prostaff 6.1, the Wilson Prostaff Surge X, the Wilson Prostaff ROK 93 Mid, the
Wilson Prostaff Tour 90 and Tour 95 racquets, all to no avail. I never found the complete
package of power, control and arm comfort that I so longingly desired. Thinking that another
line of "ladies" might do the trick I tried the Babolat Pure Drive, the Babolat Pure Control and
the Babolat Zylon 360 lines. Unfortunately, these racquets were less to my liking. I then
tried the Prince Tour NXG Midplus as well as the Prince Tour Diablo Mid and Midplus lines
only to be disappointed again. I moved on to the Dunlop 200G (95) and the 300G Midplus
only to be smitten at the door. Then I experimented with the Liquid Metal line of Head
racquets. I tried the Liquid Metal Prestige Midplus, the Liquid Metal Instinct and finally the
Liquid Metal 2 racquets. This time I struck out again. Just when I thought my love would go
unfulfilled one of the teaching professionals I practice with suggested that I try a line I was
not familiar with. And, I am ever so glad he did. The line he mentioned to me was Volkl.
Now when I first picked up and played with the V1 Anniversary Edition "she" was like music
to my ears or should I say my arm. Not only was I generating more than enough power with
less trunk rotation but I also felt confident that the tennis ball would end up in the exact spot
where I had aimed it to go. And low and behold no arm pain; none, zero, zilch. I can also tell
that the racquet has been crafted with the highest quality components in mind. The paint job
is superb and the comfort handle system with the "Custac" grip feels marvelous. I am so
excited about the Volkl line of products that I am in the process of ordering several more
frames together with three Volkl T-shirts, a Pro Tour Back Pack, a Combi 6 Pack as well as
several Vibrastops (the black one really compliments the cool gold and black colors of the
anniversary edition). Yes, my love of the game and my admiration for a tennis company that
makes and delivers on promises rendered has returned. My compliments to you. I look
forward to my tennis "marriage" made in "Heaven". Yes, I love my V1!
Comments: This is an exceptionally comfortable racquet with a generous sweet
spot and good power. It's a little stiff and has a tight string pattern, so I found it difficult to get
much spin on the ball. Advanced players will need to try it and see for themselves. One
quibble - Volkl grips are relatively rectangular, compared with say Prince which uses a more
symmetrically octagonal (and useful, I think) grip.
Comments: I switched from Prince Triple Threat Graphite OS to the Volkl V1
MidPlus about three months ago and the pain in my arm and elbow have vanished. The V1
MidPlus gives me more control and power and there is very little vibration when I mis-hit.
This is the best racquet to have.
Comments: I have had six Volkl racquets and all three V1's are favorites
(Classic, Hotspot and Quantum). Every friend (intermediate players) who have tried it wanted
one. I could have opened a store. A great blend of power with control, leaning to the power
side. One problem: my handle became "squishy" after a year or so. If you hold the head
firmly and twist the grip, it moves. Not too good. I met another player with the same problem.
I went to a Quantum V1 for the much improved handle.
Comments: The V1 Classic is the best racquet I have ever owned. I have
improved my groundstrokes a great deal with this racquet. It is light but not too light. The
sweet spot is easy to find. It has perfect balance. This racquet really is an arm saver. I can
stay in long rallies without the slightest hint of shoulder or elbow pain. Buy several of these
in case Volkl should dare to stop making them.
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