Chris: Customizing the Classic V1

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  1. Boricua

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    I like this V! Classic with Black Shark. Feels solid when hitting the ball but it needs a bit more plowthrough and weight. What would you suggest to customize it to make it better.

    I am a 4.0 baseline who hits with a lot of topspin and like to hit hard. One handed backhand.
     
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    I would add some lead tape at the tip or at 10 & 2 and then add double that amount at the handle at the top of the grip.

    Start small and add more as needed.

    Chris, TW
     
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    What racket is best suited for a baseliner that hits with windshield type forehand and also drives the ball. I'kike to take big cuts at the ball. I want a solid tacket but not wiyj excessive weight as I need fast swings. I like Volkl. Could not adjust to the heavier X7 as its has to big a head and to head heavy. I like the V1 Classic feel. But, have been checking out the V1 Pro and the Organix 10. I have used Aeroprodrive many years but don't like the feel. I cant demo.
    Shall I stay with the Classic V1 and custmize it or buy a X1 Pro or a Organix 10 midplus?
     
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  4. luishcorreia

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    Organix 10 midplus is one of the more low powered racquets our there. I have a X10 and a volkl classic V1, and they are very different
     
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    The Organix V1 Pro will play closer to the Classic, but with lower power, more control and better feel on the ball. I also think it is a great racquet to add weight to if your game develops into something better suited to a heavier racquet.

    The Organix 10 MP offers a different feel. It is like a plusher Six.One 95, so a different kettle of fish altogether and quite a jump coming from the V1 Classic, as stated above.

    Hope that helps,
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    Pro staff 8.5

    Chris,

    what tension/ string do you advice for th pro staff 8.5?

    Thank you
     
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    A gut main and poly cross at 57lbs is nirvana for me in that racquet. I haven't tried switching the gut for a multi, but imagine it will be pretty close and save on stringing costs. I also like a full bed of poly at around 55lbs. The ProStaff 85 has so much plow through, I like to keep the tension up to help get the ball to drop as the heft of the racquet makes it easy to hit deep (it really pushes through the ball making depth effortless).
    It I were going full gut or multi, I'd be right around 60lbs. A decent syn gut at about 58lbs.

    Hope that helps.

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    pro staff 8.5

    Thanks for the quick response. I am thinking to string the pro staff 8.5 with Wilson nxt 16g or tecn nrg at 58 or 60 pounds. For poly I have the pro line 2 at 17g, so What do you think?

    Thank you
     
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    Chris, the V1 Pro written review just came out. Having a V1 Classic myself, I find the specs of the V1 Pro very interesting. How do you compare both?
     
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    Chris, what string / tensio would you recomend for the V1 Classic?

    I strung it with Topspin cyber flash at 50pounds and its just a tad powerfull.

    Should I use a more control oriented string like Cyclone at 50 pounds or should I up the tension?

    I strung my 100sqin vantage frame at 53 pounds with cyber flash and felt really stiff. I'm afraid that will happen on the V1 Classic also.

    Thanks
     
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    acm,
    If you hybrid, I'd stick right in the 55-58lbs range. I would go at 60lbs for NRG2 or NXT.

    Chris, TW
     
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    @luishcorreia,
    Whichever way you go, only change one variable at a time. If you change two, you'll never know which one is making the most difference, change in string or tension?

    I'd try your regular string at 52lbs. That is still pretty low and should still feel very comfortable in the V1 Classic.

    If you change string, start at your regular tension of 50lbs and then adjust from there.

    Have fun testing new set ups and best of luck!
    Chris, TW
     
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    Thanks. I sent it to the stringer and asked for volkl cyclone at 50 lbls. Sound advice ;)
     
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    It's great with yellow volkl cyclone 17 at 52 lbl.
     
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