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Comments: I purchased this racquet because of the sale $69.00 and the reviews.
I was using the Babolat AeroPro, but this is easier on my arm and just as effective.
Comments: I am not sure how many people will be looking at these reviews because the racquet is an older racquet
and probably not too many people in the market for this one. However, that is too bad! I thought this was a great stick and
probably one of the favorites I have hit with ever. I am a new tennis player and not real good either, but this thing was awesome!
I always read reviews and watch TW reviews on every stick that is reviewed. My son is a decent junior player and we have always
wondered what "manueverability" meant until I hit with this. I could move the racquet all over the court and it didn't matter where
I was, I could get my stick in place and put a hit on the ball. I instantly became a net player, only missing one volley in two sets.
One racquet close to this one is the Babolat Pure Storm Limited. Both are manueverable, but this one has more power. This is
probably the stick I will buy unless they all get sold!
Comments: This is a solid stick. Feel is one of the best I have swung with, balance is nice,
groundstrokes have great depth with ease. I would say that this racquet has more than decent power, maybe too much
power for me, which is a concern I have with the stick. I want to hit with it more to see if I can dial it in. I could serve
well with it and Volkl is the real deal. I have demoed about every brand and this one is as good as I have played with
and very arm friendly.
Comments: PROS: very, very arm friendly. Nice, damp feel. This feels like a good set of wood core skis -
feedback but just absorbs everything but isn't non communicative. Does everything very well and is a step up from the
Head Liquidmetal 4, produces good spin and has absolutely fantastic control. CONS: Strung at 55, it really lacks power
compared to my Dunlop Bioimetic 500 Tour, but the Dunlop transmits more vibration (but isn't bad). I would think that
50, as another poster suggests, this racquet will offer a some more power, which is the only thing it lacks at 55. I can't
better combination of damp feel, control, and power than this racquet. Absolutely fantastic, and I bought it blindly!
Comments: I demoed this racquet about an year ago, and switched to it after a week of use. The racquet
soft and arm friendly. You can control the ball as you want with your strokes near the baseline. The only downside of
compared to my previous racquet (Head Speed) the Power Bridge 10 gives me a little less spins, but still, provides
Solid on the serves as well. mHowever, what really made me buy the racquet is the fact that this racquet is the best
for the net play. It's response upon the contact with the ball, and to my input is just so brilliant. I strongly
for all round players.
Comments: My racquet came with 314 grams unstrung! It is very different from 320 grams strung from
TW page. It
is not that light feeling! Anyway it s a good stick, with some lead at 10-2 to raise a little bit the sweet spot. I
recommend a try for
people that can generate their own power.
Comments:I bought one of these racquets strung at 55 lbs 4 weeks ago and played it 4 times. I liked it
so well I
bought a second racquet 2 weeks after but had it reduced to 50 lbs tension. The lower tension helped the racquet a lot.
even find 45 lbs to be an option. The higher string tension provides good control but felt like a lack of power. The
super. I tend to sweat a lot and the grip is ideal for wet hands. The swing weight seems good especially on volleys. I am
the type of string to hit with the most topspin and slice spin I have ever experienced. The only issue is the tighter sweet
is not a novice racquet. Mishits give feedback to the hand and arm due to the frame but aids me in correcting swing
good players may want to add a little lead tape to the head but for my playing ability it is perfect.
Comments: I also read many of these comments before buying the Voikl PB9. I agree that is has
control, more than expected power, and relatively light swing weight (overall balanced weight throughout frame and
less in the
head). The only issue I am having is a little stiffness in the hand and elbow. I do play 5-7 hours a week, but I never had
super flexible Head Intelligence I played with for 10 years. I am playing with very soft strings (softest Kirschbaums or
gut). Can someone tell me if this racquet is much stiffer than others and may be a little more prone to hand/arm/elbow
injury? Any other experiences out there? Thanks.
Comments: This racquet has a little less vibration than the racquet it replaced the DNX 9. Other than that
the DNX 9
was better, a little more control, feel and power. I thought the sweet spot was a little bigger on the DNX too.
Comments: I bought this racquet because of the dithyrambic comments on this forum and also because
almost the same specs as the max 200 G I was playing with 25 years ago but make no mistakes, the feeling is totally
particular, this racquet does not have the fantastic "buttery" feeling of the Dunlop.
All in all a very good racquet though, accurate, good plow through on serve due to its headlight and heaviness. I would
recommend paying attention to the string (type and tension) because it is very string- sensitive. In my opinion guts (or
hybrids) are the right choice as this racquet is not very nervous. I would also advice against any use of a vibration
you might loose all the feeling and control.
Comments: Nice racket-great beam width and power level; seems to do just the right amount of work
you..much more than the Power Bridge 10 which felt a little 'board-like' to me. A little stiff so may be taxing on the
arm but in the
short time I played with it, my arm felt fine. My only complaint was that it was a bit too light...something that lead tape
probably fix. Overall, a great frame especially if not concerned about having a heavy racket.
Comments: My pilgrimage looking for the right racquet/string combination has come to an end!
I play 3-4 hrs a week and had been playing with Volkl DNX 9 for the last year after trying a few Head and Wilson
created several elbow injuries. Either too light, head heavy, too much vibration, too stiff, etc.
DNX 9 solved those issues along with Tecnifibre strings. I wanted to get another DNX 9 but found no more available in
size. Ended buying the new PB 9, and I found an even better racquet than the DNX 9.
This racquet is awesome! I am 45 years old and its got the right weight for long swings, but also not heavy for the net.
Easy to get
tons of spin when hitting from the baseline, super easy for one hand/backhand and very precise on volleys.
Serves with spin easy to get. Overall, very precise on everything.
Try this racquet, you will not be disappointed. Also the string set up is a winner and they last more than a month
tension. I might go up a pound higher due to the power they generate.
Comments: Amazing racquet if you are a decent player looking for something not too light but are
comfortable with 12 oz sticks. The racquet has a stable and solid feeling, yet it turns very flexible when you loosen
your wrist and
swing fast. It is almost as having too racquets in one.
Comments: I played with the DNX 9 a few years ago and loved the racquet back then. Sponsors changed
became a Yonex player with the RQiS 1 Tour which had a buttery feel but gave me a bit more due to the flex and beam
frame. I happily played with this for 3 years and have just recently come back to the new PB9. Straight out of the cover
to win. I found it so controllable round the court and I have worked a little on my shoulder strength (I am 42) to get the
of it. I love the crisp feel around the court and the spin I can generate due to its balance. I am playing better and
beating the kids
again because I can move them around the court with more accuracy. My serve is moving almost 2 metres with the
of new string and what I can generate. Have tried the 10 but keep coming back to this stick, which does everything.
Comments: My son needed another Tour 9 VE 16X19 but they are not available, so I bought this. It was
different from his Tour 9, so I ended up with it. I had wanted something with more weight anyway. I have used various
racquets over the past 10 years. You have to hit with proper strokes to use this. I am working on that part. It feels
great when you
hit a clean shot. It is challenging to play with in a good way coming from a V1. I can serve without much difficulty.
spin on first serves are improved. The PB9 provides amazing spin using Luxilon Ace 18 and MSV multi hybrid. Control
superior to the V1's. I just need to improve my consistency and swing, but I knew that when I bought it.
Comments: I was wondering if the TW staff could comment a little more about the weight - the racquet
lighter than the Babolat Pure Drive or AeroPro - and there was no discussion of weight there. This isn't *that* light of a
Comments: This is an excellent racquet to customize. I thought the TW reviewers should have leaded it
up a little
and then given a review, because any stability/plow through issues are easily correctable. I put on a leather grip and
6 grams of lead in the hoop, and I absolutely love this stick. It is a tremendous doubles stick, and is also great for
topspin and slice. Additionally, I find it very arm friendly even though I string with full poly.
Comments: Two reasons I switched from my Dunlop 300 Tour to this stick. I wanted something with a
swing-weight as my arm would get tired after hitting for two or more hours. It swings light just as stated in the specs.
reason for switching, tough, was tennis elbow. I read about the handle system, which supposedly filters vibrations that
are sent to
your arm. Every time I finished playing before switching to this one, I'd put ice on my elbow and take something for the
anymore. I've played with it for a month now and since then, no more ice or pain killers. Man, that's great.
stick does everything well, not average, but really well. I decided to play with different people before reviewing it. I
with vets and singles too. I put it to the test with ranked juniors in my local club, you know under heavy hitting: great!
easy to swing with, maneuverable at the net, and SO easy on your arm. What has been outstanding about my game with
is first serves (I've been hitting WAY more aces than ever), volleys (man, how solid they are coming off the racquet),
maneuverability at the net and stability too). Ground strokes are solid and predictable. This is a dream racquet that
EVERYTHING really well. I'm getting ready to buy 2 more. This is a must try.
Comments: This one is the jack of all trades. Does everything well.
Comments: I'm a longtime DNX 9 fan and was curious to see about the new Powerbridge
model. Pretty similar feel once I put on the leather grip, which brings the overall weight up to
about 11.8 oz and the balance to 9 pts headlight. Both frames have that feeling of being very
fast through the air, which I like, and the frame plays very stable. Control is great because
you still have to provide most of the power. Still toying around with string tension, however.
The new frame feels a tad stiffer and I don't quite spin the ball as well. May be that I just
have to break it in a bit.
Comments: When I was younger I played heavier racquets (about 340g). Now I am over 40 years I
changed to light
racquets (about 290g), but I was never happy with them! Since I tried this stick I know it: This is MY racket. It's
Comments: Been waiting for the PB9 for a while. It's fairly comfortably on the arm but still crisp feeling.
light in stock form, too light in my opinion for any hard hitting above a 4.0NTRP level. I customized mine with 6g of
lead total at
3/9, and counterweighted with 6g at the handle. It still feels great and handles pace a lot better. Slice and touch shots
fantastic with this setup, and I'm still playing with strings, but sticking with the PB9 for now.
Comments: Any chance TW will review this one? I would like to have its
Comments: I hit with mine a little bit on Sunday and have to agree with just about everything Drak said.
First off, the racquet itself is just awesome looking. Volkl really did a great job with this one. A nice black poly in the
mains and a
synthetic gut in the crosses looks killer! Weight felt good- not too heavy but not too light. Swingweight felt nice for the
weight of the racquet. Just really feels good swinging it and seems everything fits together nicely.
It usually takes me a little bit to get used to a standard length racquet since I use a 27.5" Tour 8.
Volleys were what stood out the most for me. Felt nice and solid and had a predictable response. Had the easiest time
adjusted to them and they usually take me the longest with a new racquet.
Forehand was nice but took me a little time to dial it in. Wasn't generating the amount of topspin I'm accustomed to but
would probably come with time and a few adjustments. Felt like there was plenty of power from the forehand which is
because that's the shot I hit to control points with pace, spin, and placement. Didn't feel like one of those racquets you
out on and still keep it in though. Power is definitely there.
Backhand was a little bit of a struggle since the PB9 is a standard length and I'm used to an extended length racquet.
But after a
while and a slight adjustment I was starting to hit them well.
Haven't hit any serves with it yet but will try to this week.
As drak said- this racquet does a lot of things well and in the right hands would be a great weapon. I think it's
definitely an all-
court racquet that can be used nicely in singles or doubles.
I need to get out and hit mine some more.
Comments: VOLKL PB9 review
Been hitting with this frame for a week and a half now, played 6-7 times with mix between drills, singles, doubles.
Bottom like I
expect this to be a very popular frame as IMO Volkl has succeeded in making it a significantly improved successor to
The PB9 is a jack of all trades, it does everything very well, not average - very well. Just about a perfect power level for
me and it
just feels solid at 11.4 oz and 7 pts HL. I added a tiny bit of lead to the 3 and 9, playing weight is 322 grams.
Easy access to spin, quite stable at stock for it's weight. Volleys may be the best feature as for me it volleyed a good bit
than DNX9 and serves better as well. Very easy to move around and just feels solid and comfortable, pretty decent feel
Sweetspot not huge, I consider it average for a 98 sq in head, but bigger than DNX9, very consistent stringbed.
Initially I strung with an average syn I always use for comparison at 56 lbs, that played solid. The last two sessions I
WeissCannon Turbotwist and boy did that play well, very good control and bite with average power which I like on this
frame, felt I
could really hit out with impunity.
I had some initial issues getting used to grip shape and FH but that has been remedied, groundstrokes with this frame
solid with nice access to spin.
So far the good thing is every hit seems a bit better, it was not love at first hit but the more I use it the more I like it.
I think all the Volkl folks should give this one a demo. It is a great platform for customization as well. If you want more
suggest buying a grip size smaller, adding leather and an overgrip and a little lead at 3 and 9 and then you have an
very nice stick if you need/want more weight.
Comments: I totally agree with GT. Absolutely fantastic racquet from Volkl. I've been a longtime C10 Pro
am very close to switching. I also added a leather grip and lead tape to the PB 9 and strung it up with Alu rough and
excel power. I
highly recommend a try for a wide range of players.
Comments: The PB 9 is Volkl's best racquet in a long time- stiffer feeling than the 10 series yet a lot of
added a Volkl leather grip for weight and feel plus some lead tape at 3 and 9...this plays very well with a good
is sick with Tonic!
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