At Völkl, 10 stands for ultimate and absolute tournament-level performance! Proof of this is provided by the new Powerbridge 10, a racquet that demands a high level of ability from the player - but anyone who has the skill will have the ultimate weapon in their hand. The precise control and incomparable feel for the ball which top players value are achieved by means of a flexible but very thin frame design. Thanks to DNX and Powerbridge, the racquet also guarantees maximum stability in the critical areas of the frame. The Powerbridge 10 is the racquet of choice for the best players in the Völkl international tennis team!
One of the most important factors that determine the power of a tennis racquet is the stability and stiffness of the frame because the more stable the frame is, the more kinetic energy can be returned to the ball. In recent years Völkl's engineers have achieved totally new dimensions of power by integrating DNX into the frame. The high-strength DNX material is based on a Carbon Nanotube Technology developed by Völkl Tennis and the Fraunhofer Technology Development Group (Fraunhofer TEG) and, with the same weight, is around 25 times stronger than conventional carbon fiber materials. Thanks to our many years of experience in using DNX Völkl has now successfully achieved the next step forward in developing Power Bridge. When constructing a racquet head, the design of the yoke - in other words the lowest section (the 6-o'clock position) - poses a difficult challenge. The German research department of Völkl Tennis has now focused intensively on this critical yoke area of the racquet. The result of this development work is Power Bridge - an innovative construction which considerably increases the stability of this critical area. This makes the entire racquet more powerful and dynamic. This effect is achieved on the one hand by integrating the high-strength DNX material and on the other hand by increasing the specific material density in the yoke.
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Power Bridge Technology: The secret of Power Bridge lies in two components. The first is the tried-and-tested DNX technology, which is now being used in the bridge of the racquet head for the first time. Second, the designers at Völkl Tennis have succeeded in reducing the cross-section of the bridge without losing stability. The quantity of expansion resin which functions as the binding agent to bond the yoke to the rest of the frame to form a unit remains completely unchanged here. The only difference is the higher compaction of the matrix. In conjunction with the power features of DNX this compression produces an enormously solid composite material which optimizes the heart of the racquet, thereby investing the entire racquet with more power.
To date, the "DNX Tuning" of the rackets from Völkl Tennis has concentrated on the shaft area and the two lateral brackets on the racket head (3- and 9-o'clock positions). With Power Bridge they have now also strengthened the 6-o'clock position. Integrating the yoke into the seamless main frame while still guaranteeing consistent stability is a particularly complicated task. Power Bridge offers an ideal solution to this problem for the first time - not only ensuring that the critical heart of the racquet is more stable, but also providing extra power. As a result, Power Bridge permits an even more dynamic style of play.
DNX Technology: DNX is a new unique material structure featuring high-strength micro tube construction that is 25 times stronger than regular carbon fibers. DNX is an entirely new material class whose properties represent the fourth dimension of carbon. DNX has strength characteristics that have never been reached before, a true break-through in material development.
Sensor Handle™ System: The combination of two materials, TechnoGel™ and EVA in the shaft construction ensures optimum comfort because of their excellent vibration and shock absorbency. In the Sensor