compare the Volkl Organix V1 OS and V1 Classic

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  1. rmccarty

    rmccarty New User

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    Have you played with the both the Volkl V1 Classic and Volkl V1 Organix OS? I'd like to compare the 2 please. I'm not looking for specs. No disrespect intended: I can find specs for myself. (I know the OS has a larger head.) The comments on TW for the Organix V1 indicate it's easy on the shoulder. I'm hoping to hear from some of you, especially anyone who has shoulder problems. I've had shoulder surgery twice. I'm looking for a racket that is easy on the arm and especially the shoulder. Thanks!
     
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  2. lobman

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    I've played with the Volkl V1 classic off and on for a few years and played with older versions of the V1 OS racquets (Quantum V1 and DNX V1) for quite a while too. Those sticks, as well as most Volkls, are known to be arm-friendly and I personally have never had any problems. For obvious spec reasons you can probably feel safer with the OS model.
     
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  3. rmccarty

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    You mentioned you played off and on with the Classic. Was there a racket you were using that you liked better than the Classic?
     
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  4. rmccarty

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    Are there any Volkls I should consider other than the V1 Classic or the Organix V1? Shoulder surgery 2x was horrible! I don't want to cause more problems playing with the wrong racket.
     
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  5. Volley123

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    I play with the PB V1, if you can find one. Having tested the XV1 , I find it comparable in all aspects at a significant savings. I bought 2, knowing they are discontinued.
     
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  6. lobman

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    There was a period of time-three or four years-when, like the true racquet addict I am, I would switch back and forth between the Classic and one of the Volkl OS racquets, thinking it was the racquet rather than my game that was cause of playing a good or bad match. I finally began playing more regularly with the OS because it had more power and was more comfortable. FYI, I am demoing the PK Ionic Ki 15 260 and find it very arm friendly. The consensus on this board is that most PK models are go-to racquets for arm friendly concerns. If you haven't already done so I would suggest you research "arm friendly racquets" and demo some possibles before you decide; you can't be too careful with the shoulder. Sorry for the long message.
     
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  7. rmccarty

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    Thank you! Does the Power Bridge V1 have an interchangeable pallet as do other Volkls? Not sure if all Volkl do.
     
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  8. rmccarty

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    Thanks for the info! I do need to demo a few. BTW, no post is ever to long for me. I like thought provoking details!
     
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  9. TennisCJC

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    The classic has a bit higher swing weight which is good.

    Other option is the volkl pb 10 295 or volkl o10 295.

    If you do a TW demo, you might as well try 4 rackets because it is $20 for up to 4 rackets. Maybe O10 V1 Mid+, PB 10 295, Classic V1 Mid+, and PB 10 V1.

    Personally, I am not a fan of OS. They tend to twist on off center hits, you have to string them tighter to gain control, and a smaller head with a higher swingweight will frequently have a bigger sweet spot.

    You could also use a bit of lead to get the SW up on these as a higher SW can be better on arm/shoulder up to a point. I would target a SW around 320 on average but it would depend on fitness level, skill, ...
     
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  10. Tim

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    I've played with a v1 catapult mid plus and the Boris Becker v1 oversize so I can't say for certain that they play the same as the current models but overall I think you will find that the .6 inch extra length of the oversize will allow you to serve more easily which is where most shoulder problems are at their worst. However what tennis CJC says about swing weight is relevant as well so you might want to look at the pb v1 os as its swing weight is 320 rather than the 308 of the organix or use some lead to adjust the weight yourself, the BB v1 os has a sw of 336 and it is very easy to play with even at higher lvls you just have to adjust the string tension.
     
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  11. rmccarty

    rmccarty New User

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    Thank you TennisCJC! Your explanations are helpful.
     
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  12. rmccarty

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    Thank you, Tim! I'll add these to my demo list. To my surprise, TW doesn't have demos on all of their current models available in their store. Back to your post: I hadn't given much consideration to SW, but after researching it more, I realize it's more important than I thought. All the numbers and technical aspects and what they really mean and more importantly, how they play, is all rather confusing. I need to demo so many rackets, I'll never stop demoing.
     
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  13. gh65721

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    I have a v1 OS Quantum and it seems to play a lot stiffer than the v1 classic I have. the classic is by far the softest stick I have tried. Wish it was a better serving stick. They are both strung w/ a multi. Ki5 is pretty soft but not like the Classic
     
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