Review: Volkl V-Square String

Published on 09/27/2023 · 3 min readCurated Expert, Brandon M., has tested this product to give you their unbiased, definitive take.
Brandon M., Tennis Expert
By Tennis Expert Brandon M.
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The Curated Take

4.0/5

The Volkl V-Square String is designed for intermediate to advanced players seeking enhanced spin capabilities. Its unique square shape facilitates maximum ball bite, increasing RPMs and ball control. Despite being a polyester string, V-Square combines a softer texture with effective ball pocketing, allowing for precision shots. The string ensures comfort during play, and while it has average tension maintenance, its playability remains consistent for longer hours.

Ideal for
  • Easy spin machine
  • Pinpoint control
  • Surprisingly easy on the arm
Not ideal for
  • Too underpowered for beginners
Spin
Brandon M., Curated Expert
Volkl V-Square provides more spin than any string I've ever used. The sharp square-shaped profile bites into the ball and adds big amounts of rotation as I swing. My forehands...Read more
Control
Brandon M., Curated Expert
The level of control I find with the Volkl V-Square String is great. Some polyester strings offer high control by being extremely low-powered and dead feeling. Still, V-Square can feel...Read more
Durability
Brandon M., Curated Expert
I've yet to break a set of Volkl V-Square strings, not because they are highly durable but because the performance falls off before they break. Playability is good for 12-15...Read more
Tension Maintenance
Brandon M., Curated Expert
Volkl V-Square is about average in tension maintenance for a polyester string. Still, it stands out in that even as tension drops, the string's playability does not last a while....Read more
Power
Brandon M., Curated Expert
Volkl V-Square is a string that, by its nature, is low-powered for beginners. Polyester strings are designed for big-hitting players who want help taming their power while offering improved spin...Read more
Comfort
Brandon M., Curated Expert
I enjoy the comfort of the Volkl V-Square String. It is easy on the arm and a welcome relief from some first-generation polyester strings that felt like playing with metal...Read more

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About the tennis strings
  • Model: Volkl V-Square String
Test conditions
  • When I bought this: May 2023  
  • How many times I've used it: 25

Expert Reviews of the Volkl V-Square String

 Volkl V-Square is the most spin-friendly string I have ever used. The square shape bites the ball and makes generating lots of RPMs on my shots easy. It is a softer polyester string, so it retains good comfort. That softness also produces nice ball pocketing so that when combined with the easy spin, I feel like I can put the ball anywhere I want. As with most polyester strings, it doesn't have much power, so it is best for big-hitting intermediate to advanced players looking to take their spin to the next level.

Product Specs

TypePolyester
CompositionHigh-Tech Co-Polymer

Review Ratings

Spin

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. Volkl V-Square provides more spin than any string I've ever used. The sharp square-shaped profile bites into the ball and adds big amounts of rotation as I swing. My forehands bounce higher. It feels heavier than strings I've played with in the past. On second serves, I can hit great biting slice and high bouncing kick serves, making it a very effective weapon.

Control

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. The level of control I find with the Volkl V-Square String is great. Some polyester strings offer high control by being extremely low-powered and dead feeling. Still, V-Square can feel lively while giving me the confidence to go for small targets. The easy spin from the square profile and excellent ball pocketing with the soft feel make it so I can swing away and know that my shot will go where I want it to.

Durability

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. I've yet to break a set of Volkl V-Square strings, not because they are highly durable but because the performance falls off before they break. Playability is good for 12-15 hours of play before the liveliness and some of the control are gone.  

Tension Maintenance

3/5
 gave 3 of 5 stars. Volkl V-Square is about average in tension maintenance for a polyester string. Still, it stands out in that even as tension drops, the string's playability does not last a while. I can get 12-15 hours of good performance from a set of V-Square String, where I find some similar polyesters drop off at 8-10.

Power

3/5
 gave 3 of 5 stars. Volkl V-Square is a string that, by its nature, is low-powered for beginners. Polyester strings are designed for big-hitting players who want help taming their power while offering improved spin and durability. Compared to other polyester strings, V-Square has slightly better than average power, contributing to its lively feel.

Comfort

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. I enjoy the comfort of the Volkl V-Square String. It is easy on the arm and a welcome relief from some first-generation polyester strings that felt like playing with metal wire. The V-Square is softer than the Volkl Cyclone and Babolat RPM Blast strings.

FAQs

What do you love about this product?

Volkl V-Square String offers a lot of spin and great ball pocketing, which gives me the confidence to hit my targets.

What was your favorite moment with this gear?

The first time I tried V-Square in a demo frame, I played a point against my wife where I seemingly had her on a string going back and forth, chasing down my shots. Due to the square shape, I felt so much control due to the soft feel that really pocketed the ball and the easy spin. I felt like I could put the ball exactly where I wanted it, and she was left playing defense for 8 or 9 shots in a row.

Why did you choose this product?

The excellent spin, soft feel, and great ball pocketing suit my game well. I hit with a good amount of power, and these attributes of Volkl V-Square help give me the confidence I need that the ball will go where I want it to, even while swinging hard.

What is the value for the money versus other options?

Volkl provides excellent value in their string line. V-Square is priced well compared to other soft, spin-focused polyester strings such as Babolat RPM Blast and Solinco Hyper G.

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