The original V1 was the Cadillac of comfort and Porsche of power when it established Völkl as a serious tennis racquet brand in 1995. That’s why it remains Völkl’s top recreational players’ stick today. This latest Power Bridge V1 Midplus takes comfort and power to even higher levels. It has more horsepower and holds the road better on twisty turns, due largely to Völkl’s “sensor” handle system in the shaft that dampens the shock and vibration that comes with hard shots. In addition, Power Bridge technology, which fortifies the racquet with strong carbon fibers in the 6 o’clock position of the frame’s head, increases stability on off-center hits and enhances power and control. The racquet also comes in a 110-square-inch version for players who frequently hit off the frame.