Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ciocc, Oct 24, 2012.
What model is it? How does it play?
Looks like the Volkl Organix 10 325.
Lots of threads on this racquet.
I didn't know they were X10 because they look matte black from the pictures whereas TW pictures show they are gloss black.
Thank you guys.
Enlarging those pics definitely show that earlier posters were correct with the Organix 10 325 call. The yellow piece at the bottom of the throat (part of the Biosensor system -- which really works) is a dead give away.
BTW, is your user name a reference to Ciocc bicycles?
Yes, my first serious road bike. Don't have it anymore.:|
The good old quattro assi. They were superb bikes -- I had a Mockba 80. One of the not so well kept secrets of 80's racing was the fact that a lot of sponsored riders actually used Ciocc frames with paint jobs. Just like tennis, I guess I eventually moved on to a Gios Torino (when they were still made my the "old man") but Ciocc were one the great steel frames of their day.
Yeah Gios makes sweet steel bikes, and so does Cinelli. I almost bought a SuperCorsa many years ago but ended up getting a Ti frame instead. I still want to get a classic steel frame, but wify has a different opinion. :-(
That's a beauty -- just lovely lug work. Italian made frames from the 70's and 80's certainly represented the golden-age. No doubt about the technological and materials improvements of modern bikes, but the craftsmanship and artistry are long gone. Those legendary frame designers and builders had no CAD available and determined frame geometry through instinct and first hand racing experience. The builds speak for themselves.
I still have my '85 Gios Torino frame and have been considering a complete restoration for sentimental reasons. My racing days are way back in my rearview mirror so I am not sure if I will appreciate the 75 degree head angle, extra rake and short front center for casual riding. I have also toyed with the idea of picking up a vintage Mondonico for a full-on, period-correct restoration. If I had any sense I would just slip into a De Rosa in my old age.
I guess all of these marques have been or will be resurrected in name only with up to date technology.
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