View Full Version : Anyone try Volkl Tour 6 Gen II?

04-28-2005, 04:55 PM
Please, I would like to know your opinion about this racket. Thanks.

04-28-2005, 06:04 PM
It plays as one would expect given its specs. Very light, very unstable, very unsatisfying feel, despite the 61 flex and fiberglass layup. Kinda harsh and unforgiving. But, then again, I usually play with heavier, flexier sticks, so my point of reference may not be helpful.

04-28-2005, 06:29 PM
bobdstrategy did a nice review of this racquet on another thread, but I cannot remember which thread/catagory. He really likes the racquet. Try a search for more info.

04-29-2005, 06:38 AM
Thank you guys for you help. I thought may be good racquet for my wife according to the racquet weight and flex. She is 3.5-4.0, over 60 plays steady and does not hit ball so hard. Milkayz

04-29-2005, 07:46 AM
Hey Milkyaz, I am still lovin my Tour 6 Gen II. Thanks to NoBadMoJo I started thinking I might need to get a lower swingweight racquet and wow was he ever right. Here's what I wrote in that thread that Gotwheels mentioned (very good recall there Gotwheels, my compliments!):

One thing that has made a huge difference for me is getting a little lower swingweight. And I owe that one totally to NMBJ, I should probably send him a check for that tip as it has really improved my overall game as I am hitting the sweetspot much more consistently. I was hitting it pretty good before but with dropping down a little on the swingweight I just almost can't miss hitting the sweet spot and of course hitting the sweet spot really takes the stress of everything, especially the elbow. And, I found an incredibly comfortable racquet with the right swingweight for me in the Volkl Tour 6 Gen II that to me has a huge sweet spot too. And by the way, that one was NOT recommended by NBMJ, it came to me from a friend who was demoing it at the same time I was demoing the Slaz. And from the first hit with the Tour 6...well I am really not an impulsive kind of guy but I odered the racquet the next day and I'm lovin it even more after the honeymoon...that was over a month ago. If I hadn't "lucked into" the Tour 6, I would have ordered the Slaz and used most or all of the set-up elements I mentioned above. So as MoJo might say, you might consider swingweight as an important factor in determining which racquet is right for you, and your elbow.

It might be a great racquet for your wife as it has such a large sweetspot and is very easy to swing. I use a long worm dampener and a shock overgrip too so that probably helps make the racquet feel so comfortable to me. But I think the biggest thing on the comfort factor for me is I just can't seem to miss the sweetspot with it. I am still amazed by that.

If I can be of any further help on this let me know and good luck with finding a racquet your wife will love.

04-29-2005, 08:00 AM
Thank you guys for you help. I thought may be good racquet for my wife according to the racquet weight and flex. She is 3.5-4.0, over 60 plays steady and does not hit ball so hard. Milkayz

I thought the same thing--that's why I had the demo. Interestingly enough, she decided she liked the PK Ki 15 PSE out of all the rackets I showed her. The 15 is 11.5 oz and really powerful. She doesn't take a big swing and needs to let the racket do the work. The PK does that for her.

04-29-2005, 08:25 AM
Bob no problem sending me a check, and I also accept PayPal...seriously, altho i get paid well when i teach, i like helping people when they are appreciative like you. thanks for the nice words which more than make up for the words in the other thread about headsizes. Ed

04-29-2005, 01:39 PM
Hey Ed, just let me know your address, also I want to send a picture of the 3 9 year old girls I am teaching, wow are they ever nailing that ball...and the have nice nails too...those girls are so feminine at that age! But most importantly they are just great kids. I used some of your tips of course in my teaching too, as well as some of Mahboob's, so they also have you to thank as well my friend.

05-01-2005, 12:09 PM
Hi Bob, thanks for your comments on Volkl Tour 6 Gen II. It helps me lot. We should have our TW Demo by Tuesday. I like soft and solid racquets like C10 Pro, I play with. When I noted Tour 6 G2 specs, I saw a great potential for my wife doubles game. Volkl's great idea for players who prefer a slightly lighter racquets (over 10.5 oz.) to get a bennefit of the racquet flex, controling the ball a little bit longer for a greater accuracy.
Thanks again, Milano (Milkayz)

05-02-2005, 09:34 AM
You're welcome Milano, I hope the demo goes well. Please let us know how it goes, I am wondering if I am the only one who loves that racquet!