Tennis

Volkl V-Feel 8 (100) 285g

Manufacturer Part# V18801
SKU: MVVF2
Price: $199.99

Volkl introduces the lightest offering in the new V-Feel 8 racquet line with the Volkl V-Feel 8 (285G). This speedy, spin friendly frame comes in at 10.5 ounces strung.
The V-Feel 8 (285g), like that of the V-Sense 8 (285g), features Volkl's improved speed grommets known as (Super G). In addition to the Super G grommet system, Volkl has implemented V-Feel technology which includes V-Cell, a robust and lightweight carbon placed within strategic parts of the racquet that ensure improved responsiveness and feel. Additional technical updates include REVA technology which is an update to the V-Sensor dampening technology within the handle system. REVA helps eliminate racquet vibration, maintaining Volkl's efforts to provide a smooth feeling frame. Volkl added a new silicone polymer into the butt cap of the V-Feel 8, known as V-TEX.
With a 16x18 string pattern and a lightweight 10.5 ounce strung weight, the Volkl V-Feel 8 is an excellent racquet for intermediate to advanced baseline players looking for a lightweight, speed-friendly frame that can deliver a nice blend of spin, control, and power.
  • Web Description: Volkl V-Feel 8 (100) 285g
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Headsize: 100 sq. in.
  • Length: 27"
  • Beam Width: 22/24/22mm
  • Weight Strung: 300g/(10.6oz.)
  • Racquet/Player Type: Intermediate-Advanced
  • Color(s): Red/Black
  • Composition/Construction: VCell Graphite
  • String Pattern(Mains X Crosses): 16 x 18 PCP
  • Recommended String Tension: 50-60 lbs.
  • Balance: 32.5cm/(12.8 in.) - Head Light
  • Power Level: Medium
  • Stiffness/Flex: 65 RA
  • Frame Technology: V-Feel Technolgy
  • Handle Technology: V-Tex Handle Technology, Silcone Polymer Red Butt Cap
  • Swing Weight: 306 kgcm
  • Swing Speed: Medium, Moderate Swing
  • Misc: Volkl Vbration Dampener Included.
Grip Sizing Chart

Grip Size Conversion Charts

  • 0 = 4"
  • 1 = 4 1/8"
  • 2 = 4 1/4"
  • 3 = 4 3/8"
  • 4 = 4 1/2"
  • 5 = 4 5/8"

Finding Your Tennis Racquet Grip Size?

Fromuth carries tennis racquets with grip sizes ranging from less than 4" for juniors to 4 5/8" for the largest adult hands. This might not seem like much of a range, but the difference even 1/8" makes is surprising. Too large a grip can strain your hand, and prolonged use of too small a grip can injure your hand, wrist, and elbow.


The most commonly used method for finding your exact grip size is as follows: On your dominant hand, note that your palm has three main creases. Hold your hand flat, with the fingers alongside one another. Measure from the middle crease of your palm, up the line between your middle and ring fingers, to a point equal to the height of the tip of your ring finger. For the average woman, this measurement will fall between 4 1/8" and 4 3/8", for men between 4 1/2" and 4 5/8 ". Juniors will usually measure less than 4".


Generally, if you're between eighths when you measure, you'll be better off going with the larger grip. A grip 1/16" too large will be comfortable, while a slightly small one might not. On the other hand, a slightly small grip can be fattened up easily with an overwrap, whereas a too-large grip would have to be shaved down which is not always possible. Overwraps can't fatten a grip effectively more than 1/8" though, because each layer of overwrap adds to the rounding off of the bevel edges on your handle.


For Junior Racquets, exact size matching can be difficult. Often, the best you can do is to get a racquet that's fairly close. For juniors, a grip slightly large is preferable to slightly small both for the reasons stated above, and because they will grow into it.