Question for Chris or TW guys on Volkl Racquets

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by eyl77, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. eyl77

    eyl77 New User

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    Hi!

    I'm looking for a racquet after my Prince Exo Graphite 100 cracked.
    And thought I would look at something a bit more forgiving and with tad more power as age doesn't help.

    Picked up a IG Rad Pro (leather grip) - feels smooth and solid, decent power but somehow lacks that plough through and slight instability on volleys (typically like a more headlight balance for that matter - but also means heavier and less forgiving racquets)

    Tried BLX 6.1 95 18x20 (black/red) - power is there but feels demanding too and the wilson feel just isn't as smooth as the head

    Thought about these below
    IG Prestige Pro - am thinking still a demanding racquet
    IG Extreme Pro - read the reviews, seems good, but not sure how the plowthrough and the feel is like, smooth?
    ProKennex Q5 315 - not much said about this yet
    Volkl C10 Pro
    Volkl Organix 10 325g

    The Volkls reviews look good but I'm curious how it compares in terms of power, forgiveness and plowthrough in comparison with my Prince and Radical Pro (currently using). Also what do you think of the Q5 315g and the IG Extreme Pro?

    Another thing bugging me is the grip shape as I prefer a rounder pallet like Prince/Bab type. I'm getting by with the Head Rad Pro but only just. How different is the Volkl pallet like? more or less rectangular than the head's?

    I know its a lot of questions but just penning my thoughts here.

    I'm a 4.5 all court player - used to play varsity but these days playing time is tough to come by with family and kids.

    But appreciate your comments.
    Thanks!
     
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    For me there is a huge power jump from the EXO3 Tour 100 to the Radical Pro and a very different feel between the two.

    The C10 Pro will get you about midway between the two. It has the softer, more flexible feel like the Prince, but packs more pop to it -- just not as much as the Head.

    The Extreme Pro offers nice power, is very fast and offers great access to spin. The enlarged grommets offer a soft and comfortable feel. It is like playing with a more comfortable and softer AeroPro Drive.

    The Organix 10 325 feels to me smack in the middle between the C10 Pro and the Wilson Six.One 95 16x18. You get the feel of the C10 Pro with the solidness of the Wilson.

    I really like the Prestige Pro, but you might find it harder to maneuver if you also struggled with the swingweight and feel of the Wilson.

    I have not hit the Q5 enough.

    Hope that helps.

    Chris, TW
     
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  3. eyl77

    eyl77 New User

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    Chris, thanks for the quick reply.
    I'm actually referring to the princr exo3 graphite 100 not the exo3 tour 100 as you made reference to. I didnt like the tour 100 as it was a tad too flexi for my liking and together with the port holes made it a bit too mushy amd muted.

    What about the grips shape of the volkl, is it more rectangular than the heads?

    Appreciate your help.

    I'm located in Asia and there are no volkls sold in my country thats why I'm seeking your help. I have no references on it except to read reviews and forum messages to gey reference points.

    Thanks again
     
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    Sorry, completely spaced on the Graphite part of your original question!

    The grip shape is not quite as rectangular as HEAD, but is pretty close. It is closer to Head than it is to anything else.

    Have a look at the specs of the new V1 Pro as well. It's a really nice playing racquet and if the spec looks enticing, it is definitely worth doing some research on.

    Chris, TW
     
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