For Chris Edwards: Comparing Organix 10 vs. BB Melbourne vs. C10 Pro

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  1. Holger

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    Hello Chris,

    since you have tested all three rackets and your racket preferences seem to be similar to mine, could you please give a quick comparison of their main features, in particular with respect to stability, plowthrough, and feel/feedback?

    I am currently playing the Organix 10 325 and find it to be one of the most torsionally stable rackets I have played, which is a very important quality for me. However, I think that the racket lacks plowthrough. Further, I feel that the racket does not give enough feedback when playing slower balls and volleys (I am using Cyclone 1.25). I am missing a certain "softness" (which, for example, my old DNX 10 Mids had).

    In your opinion, could one of the other two rackets be a good option for me or would you suggest a different one?
     
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    You will definitely find a softer, plusher feel from the C10 Pro. It has more of that old school Volkl feel in it than the Organix 10 MP.

    The BB Melbourne did not impress me. It felt like the PB 10 MP, a good racquet, but nothing special. It offers lots of control from the dense string pattern, but didn't offer the elusive blend of power, stability and maneuverability that the PB 10 Mid offered.

    The C10 Pro is definitely worth a hit as it offers a soft and plush feel which it sounds like you favor. I find it to offer surprising pop and tend to prefer it either strung up tighter than the others here or with a pretty dead poly.

    I also really like the new Prestige MP. It offers tons of feel and control, is light and fast feeling and stability feels good enough for me -- plenty of room to add weight if needed.

    Hope that helps.

    Chris, TW
     
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  3. Holger

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    Chris, thank you for your quick response. Too bad that you didn't like the Melbourne. If it plays similar to the PB 10 MP, I wouldn't like it either. I will try the C10 Pro and the new Prestiges then.

    Holger
     
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  4. Capt. Willie

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    Chris, What tension were you using for poly in the C10? I know you had a thread awhile back talking about low tensions and I've been thinking of trying a poly @35-40 in the C10.
     
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    I like to string the C10 Pro up as I find it pretty lively (especially compared to the 18x20 pattern of the Prestige MP I hit as well). WIth Luxilon Big Banger Original I go as low as 50lbs, but with more modern (softer & livelier polys) I'm in the 57-60lbs range.

    I've not tried go low tension in it, but I'm curious to see if control would come back in the 35lbs range. I have found mid 40s to be too lively in other racquets whereas getting into the mid 30s trues it up.

    Chris, TW
     
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    Hi Chris,

    I have just received a C10 Pro and love it. It has a Syn Gut at 60lbs but has loosened up a fair bit. It was great yesterday against a heavy hitter but today against less pace, I was far less precise and the stringbed actually did not feel that predictable. Might just be time for a restring of the Syn Gut but I was also going to go with my usual RPM Blast on my second frame, either at 55 or 58. What would you recommend? Happy to lose a bit of pop in exchange for extra control.

    Kind regards

    David
     
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    I would go at 58lbs. I like to string the C10 Pro up as the stringbed is pretty lively in that racquet.

    Chris, TW
     
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    Hi Chris, as you also demoed the new blx 6.1 16x18 how would you compare it against the C10Pro and the X10?

    Also, other than the great paint job the new C10 has, is there any difference with the previous models (yellow and black ones)?

    thanks!
     
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    The BLX Six.One 16x18 offers a firmer feel. It has that classic box beam feel to it and is very Wilson in its feel -- as it should be! The C10 Pro in comparison is much softer feeling, has more flex towards the tip and just generally feels plusher. The Organix 10 MP is right in the middle between the two. Those three would make an interesting demo session for you so you can decide which feel you prefer.

    Chris, TW
     
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