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Comments: I tried the Babolat line but found the PB8 to have better feel and topspin, very solid and stiff and may have to find a frame with more flex, arm is getting sore after playing.
Comments: Awesome! Got it and fell in love with it! Recently sprained finger and wasn't able to hit my forehand very well. I tried the PB 8 and immediately, I had my game back and was playing like a pro.
Comments: Just like the description mentions, it is definitely fast, maneuverable, and powerful, but I have to admit, that after hitting with it for 15 minutes my elbow and my shoulder were very sore, otherwise, nice stick.
Comments: This racquet is great. It has a solid feel, nice spin and power. Balance is good. My dislikes are the sound with or without damper is really bad and my shoulder feels sore after hitting.
Comments: Awesome racquet!! Never thought it possible for something this stiff and light to be so solid,
comfortable and responsive. I've always used mid-sized players racquets (K90, Head
Prestige, AG100, etc.) but needed something more forgiving to take my game to the next
level. The PB 8 has certainly done that. Have tried Babolat APD, Tflash 315, RDis 100 MP,
4D300 and the Volkl came out on top with flying colours. Its biggest attribute is that
unquantifiable property - feel. Do not let the fact that no pro players use Volkl's discourage
you. Top quality German engineering and technology at its best - playing with this is almost
like driving a Porsche.
Comments: OK racquet but "Tinged" every time I hit it. I didn't use a vibration dampener, but heard the same thing from previous reviews. The sound was so annoying that I just put it back in the demo box. I went with a Babolat Aeropro Drive Cortex - it was a perfect match for my topspin game and solid feel overall on all shots.
Comments: I have been playing with this racket for a month now, so I tore my first set of strings on it. The racket is exactly the "thing" I want from the racket. I was in love with Yonex racquets, like the RDX 500 98", but I found out that my level of play is not good enough, and I cannot play good for two hours with yonex. So I tried PB 8 and I started playing much better. Racket is easy to control, power is exactly right for my type of game, so I will stick to this racket until I develop better technique.
Comments: Plenty of power and spin, but by the end of the demo my elbow and arm were killing me.
Comments: I have been searching for a replacement. I have always been playing with a players racket, many different brands and models (Wilson K factor tour, head MG prestige pro, head LM prestige mid). But the past years I've been lacking dept and power on my strokes. The result was I've lost enough matches. Then I decided to try the Babolat aeropro drive and the pure drive. They were god but had to much power for me to control. The Becker Pro same story. Then I got hold of the twin to Becker pro - the PB8. The PB8 gives me a god deal of power, I can keep in control and it spins perfect. Now I'm back in business - winning and beating the same guys that I lost to before. Feedback from my friends is, that my strokes got more bit, more power and they see a big difference. I have found my tweener racket to go for the next 10 years. I have been using it for 2 months now, and it delivers and keep to deliver. I have reached my first final and "killed" players who normally gives me a hard time.Who should try this masterpiece. You need to have a long and developed stroke. If you want to develop you game this is a racket for you. You get very god feedback from this racket. This is a racket that can take you all the way.
Comments: This is a wonderful racquet. It is very comfortable and stiff. It has a lot of power but very controllable. I am an aggressive player who likes to use topspin a lot. This racquet allows you to generate good spins for both a hard topspin forehand or also for a short slice backhand. It is also very good and solid at the net. It lets you drop a hard aggressive shot to the net player right back over the net or a deep poke volley into either side of the court. It increased the spin on my serves a lot. My kicker serve has really improved the extra spin helps me to get set for my next shot. A couple more positives about this racquet is that it is stable, big sweet spot, easy on the arm and elbow, and big head size. Overall this is one of the best racquets I have ever played with and recommend it for players who use a lot of spin and hit aggressively. Recommended for players 3.5 and up.
Comments: This racquet is the best "8" yet from Volkl, lots of power, surprisingly tight control, as comfortable as any racquet of this stiffness I've ever tried. I didn't have a chance to serve or return with it so can't comment on how the lowish weight works out for those mass-dependent parts of the game. Players who like lighter sticks should definitely have a look at this one. (Descriptions of it as a more comfortable PD are accurate.)-- like the last two generations of Volkl "8" series racquets, I noticed this one caused my elbow to start to feel sore after hitting for awhile.
Comments: I tried several racquets after deciding it was time to upgrade including many Wilson and Dunlop racquets. The Babolat Pure Drive and AeroPro Drive, which is supposed to be comparable to. I fell in love with the feel of this racket hands down over the others! Very spin friendly, a nice amount of power, great feel, and very easy on the arm and elbow. I've had issues with my elbow in the past with heavier rackets which is why I had to go a bit lighter. This a very well constructed racket with no sacrifice in quality. I had to try several string combos to get the perfect feel for my game but I now have absolute confidence in my racket when I step on the court. I highly recommend giving this one a try.
Comments:This is an incredible racket. I this is the most comfortable, stiff racket that I have ever hit with. It has great power, but is still very controllable. I play a lot of doubles and this racket serves and volleys excellent, and also has great control on groundstrokes. I hit with a Pure Drive before and this racket is much more controllable and also much more forgiving on the arm. This is by far the best frame that I have hit with in years.
Comments: After playing with various racquets (K61.95, K-Blade 98, Babolat Pure Storm Team, Babolat Pure Drive Roddick) over the past few years, the Volkl PB8 by far has all the attributes I was looking for. To me, the PB8 combined the feel stability, and control of the K61.95 (with less weight) and power (slightly less) of the Bab PDR. Rather than spending their resources on marketing and sponsorship, I've read that Volkl puts it into their product. Build quality is great! Worth a demo as it's a sleeper.
Comments: Wow! So the best Volkl I have used so far. It suited my medium high swing all court game very well. Compare to DNX 8 I have tried, it is more lively, comfortable, and stable. The power is a little more than I like but fortunately the spin is plentiful. So I just focus and preparation, applied some spin and my shot has depth and punch. Slice is different story for me though. I can't get good quality slice and need time to find the sweet spot and timing. It's not a problem since I can hit consistent topspin backhand. Volley is the other strong point for me. I just volley well with it. Either go deep or drop volley, I have great success with it. Serve is the only part I am not hooked up with. Spin serve is OK but flat serve either lacking power or goes long. I might need more time to master it. But unlike the nPro I use, it clicked right at the first match. Overall, I like it a lot and am considering switching to it. It is high on my recommendation list.
Comments: Tried the Volkl 8 demo. It feels solid with no vibrations; however, I found it has too much power, great at the net and for serves.
Comments: This racket is a true gem. It delivers solid performance. Just the right amount of power, with ample control. That's quite a difficult feat to balance these days. The ergonomics of this axe are just jaw dropping. What an awesome design. Volkl has really done it with this one. Good Job!!
Comments: From the demo- I tried the 10 as well. Volkl really has a nice racquet in the 8 and it should appeal to a wide range of players. The first thing I noticed compared to the 10 is the added pop. It takes a while to adjust to the added power but once you do there is control plus power. I could often take big cuts at the ball but not as much as the 10. Serve returns are easy too and the great thing about the racquet is the lightweight but it also feels very stable. I wouldn't even need to add weight and I was playing against hard-hitting opponents. I think some 4.5+ players who want a lighter racquet will like it and 3.0+ will enjoy the power as well. This should find a following among advanced female players too.
Comments: Very impressive. It's powerful and stiff, yet still quite comfortable. Reminds me of a better, more refined version of Pure Drive Cortex. Power is great, but not too much - still easy to control. Solid hitting surface, very stable. I was shocked at the comfort level from such a stiff frame. Great job!
Comments: WOW. What a difference the addition of Power Bridge and Sensor Tour handle makes in comparison to DNX 8. There's no bad vibration, and all the power of DNX 8 is there too. Much better racquet than Boris Becker Pro. Serve and groundstrokes are perfect. Very stable and soft on the arm.
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