Volkl Power Bridge 1 racquet review

Volkl updated their previous power champ the aptly named DNX 1 Power Arm to the Volkl Power Bridge 1.ย  Mixing a level of power and comfort that is uncommon for stiff racquets, the Power Bridge 1 uses a throat bridge not unlike the old Prince Original Graphite style which is attached to the frame and moves independently from the head of the racquet.ย  According to Volkl โ€œthe POWER ARM is pulled backwards upon ball impact. Right at the moment the ball changes direction, the POWER ARM recoils dynamically and leads to extreme acceleration on the ball. โ€œย  The large size of the racquet head at 115 square inches / 742 square centimeters helps to super size the sweet spot.ย  Nothing adds power more than hitting in the middle of the racquet so if the middle is huge โ€“ job 1 is easier.ย  Stiffness rates at 71 which is a bit harsh on the arm but Volkl is known for adding comfort technology which softens the blow.ย  The racquet has an interesting 16 mains and 17 crosses and has a oversize length of 27.8 inches โ€“ our longest racquet in this category.

Oversize Specs
Head Size:
115 sq. in. / 742 sq. cm.
Length: 27.8 inches / 71 cm
Strung Weight: 9.3oz / 264g
Balance: 2.8 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 315
Stiffness: 71
Beam Width: 27-29 mm
Composition: High Modulus Graphite w/ DNX Technology
Power Level: High
Swing Speed: Slow-Moderate
Grip Type: Sensor Handle / DNX Grip
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 17 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,8H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 48-58 pounds

 

This racquet is no longer available however we also recommend the Newer Volkl V Sense 1 raquet

 

 

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