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Comments: I purchased 2 of these from Tennis Warehouse and boy am I one satisfied customer. Beautiful racquet in all aspects. I did extensive research as I wanted a new racquet that would cater for my dodgy wrist and found several people recommended this. I coupled this by using Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17 strings at 56 lbs in both mains and crosses and found this to have amazing pop and accuracy on serve as well as great feel on groundstrokes. I will try to string at 59 lbs next time to get a bit more control as I overhit my backhand a little, but no fault of the stick, but more so my lengthy stint on the sideline. I'm expecting to improve at a fast rate. All in all, I am ecstatic and must say that if you are after a great racquet at a bargain, then look no further than this. I demoed both this and the new Organix 4 and found both to be equally sound in all aspects, however this is half the price. I cant wait to keep playing with this arm friendly weapon. Cheers from one happy customer.
Comments: Allow me to start by saying that this is among the most versatile racquets ever to be created. The maneuverability, headsize, and 16x19 string pattern all coincide to produce incredible spin, depth, pace, and even feel, which really surprised me. Volleys, overheads, serves, and drive volleys feel superb. I used this racquet for around a year, and I regret having to search for a more control-oriented racquet.
Comments: I am playing with the PB3 and like it a great deal. Light weight and more power than the Wilson Pro Staff 5.5 I was playing. Great for doubles.
Comments: Very good racquet, which I honestly recommend you give a try. Played for many years a Catapult 4, later a Yonex RQS 11, which gave me more speed but damaged my shoulder. Used a Yonex RDiS 300, which really helped to heal while playing but didn't deliver the power I need. I tried the Powerbridge 4 and found it near to the original Catapult 4 but has more "Pop" and feels more comfortable for arm and shoulder. I think it is the perfect "all around the court" racquet: Great groundstrokes for medium/fast swingers, quick and stable at the net, nice touch at volleys, fast and controlled service. Best I ever had for returns - fast, stable, control, nice touch, good sound. Huge sweetspot, very forgiving. Accelerates well but controlled. Easy to string. Very good product quality as known by Volkl and Yonex only.
No claims at all. Have fun.
Comments: Really like this racquet! Very solid overall with a super plush and forgiving feel at impact. However, fortunately there is still a feeling that you are connected to this frame and can maintain good touch on all shots. Power is medium, but due to the responsiveness of this stick you never feel like the racquet is taking over and forcing it's power on you. Overall the unique power level is friend to you and does not make you overwork and fatigue in long matches. Great at the net as well-- esp. for doubles. Strangely, despite the extra length you do not sense any significant sluggishness from mid-court and forward. Finally, the lightweight and overall balance are major arm and shoulder savers for!! Highly recommended-- one of the very best 'tweener' frames on the market.
Comments: I have been staying away from any Volkl racquets for a long time until I got a DNX 3 recently, which I found is a bit too powerful for me. I had to keep it strung fairly tight for control. Then it started hurting my elbow. I went over customer reviews on Power Bridge 4 a few times and was convinced that PB4 was the right racquet for me. But I was hesitant to pay the full price. I finally got one and now I can say with confidence that getting PB4 was the best thing that happened to me in my small tennis world. I'd like to get a second one when the price comes down. (Will it ever come down?) With a basic synthetic gut on it, it gives me plenty of pop and enough control. It's easy on the arm and very forgiving on off-center hits. I have no doubt I'm gonna have even more exciting experience with multifilament strings on it. It's an amazing racquet with all the combined technologies such as DNX, Catapult with big Grommets, Power Bridge and more.
Comments: I play USTA Mens and Mixed tennis at the 3.5 level. I am a hard hitting, firm serving all around player. I have played Volkl Racquets my whole 'career' as I have found them (almost all) to be the most comfortable and easy on the arm/shoulder, etc... I have played the V1 Classic, DNX-8, DNX-9 and DNX-10 models before demoing the PB-4. I loved all the Volkl racquets I have owned and played for various reasons, I would have kept playing the DNX-10 but it was taking it's toll on my shoulder and elbow (probably due to bad form - lol) Well, I demoed the DNX4 and liked it, but wished it had more pop...then poof Volkl reads my mind and comes out with this stick. I bought two of them without ever hitting them and never looked back. I have had my best season ever 24-6 and one of my team is going to the nationals, and another is playing in the districts.
The racquet has easy power, you don't have to over hit it...but you can take a fierce rip at the ball, and the racquet will not 'collapse' in your hands. The string pattern allows for tons of spin (if you want it) and you can flatten it out easily too. Topspin lobs? No problem. Drop shots? Piece of cake. So very maneuverable at net and nice easy pop, spin and control on the serves. I think I have found the racquet I will be playing with for a long time....so easy on the arm.
Comments: If you loved the Cat 4 and not the subsequent versions of the Cat 4 (the Cat 4 2nd gen and DNX 4), this is what you've been looking for. Great racquet, very maneuverable, adequate power, good touch and easy on the arm and shoulder.
Comments: I have six of the Catapult V1 racquets. They are the softest easiest racquets
around....love them. I am constantly checking, however, for a stick with a bit more pop, but easy on the body. I have used the new Volkl Power Bridge 4 and am convinced it is the best successor to the V1...at last!!!!
Comments: I have been using a Volkl Catapult V1 for the past 3 years and really loved it. The pro at my club said I needed a lighter racket, I've demo many rackets but never felt good about any of them. I bought this racket at the Indian Wells tournament because the rep promised me I would like it. I bought and used it immediately in my 2 days of matches and loved it. I haven't put it down, it is exactly what I wanted and needed in a racket. I play mixed doubles at the 8.0 and 9.0 levels and it responses beautifully. I have better racket head speed and spin, and my elbow does not hurt swinging my racket faster and hitting the ball harder. I am so happy I bought this racket.
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