Reviews Needed Volkl Super G 9

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  1. mawashi

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    I saw perhaps only 2 reviews on this orange wonder and would like to find out more of this flying tomato.

    Anyone mod this up or has anything to say about this stick?

    Any comparisons to other 18x20 sticks would be great.

    Cheers.
     
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  2. DustinW

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    I bought one because I thought specs looked great and I had enjoyed other Volkl frames. But... I don't have a single nice thing to say about it (and that's pretty unusual for me). I tried a few different string setups and even added some lead under the grip and at 10/2.

    It was harsh feeling from the first hit, and there was a lack of power on groundstrokes and especially serves. It just didn't feel good, and definitely did not have the Volkl buttery feel that I found in the V1 Pro and the Organix 8 315. I seemed to play better with it the longer I used it, but overall, there was not a single thing that I liked about it.

    I hate to bash a frame because everybody is going to have a different opinion, but it is pretty high on my list of least favorite playtests of all time.

    And that orange color is seriously bright... like glow in the dark bright... like way brighter than the photo online looks.
     
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  3. SpinToWin

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    sounds like Super G for Volkl is like Graphene for Head :lol:
     
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  4. scotus

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    Sounds like it needed a tension drop of at least 10 lbs.
     
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    i wanna try a g6...like a g6
     
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  6. mawashi

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    That's what I was wondering about, its 70 ra yet is claimed to be "soft?" if the grommets are soft then it's just masking the stiffness of the frame and as soon as they wear out/down the pain will really begin.

    Fortunately we share similar likes in certain frames so have you tried lowering the tension adding lead to the frame and playing with softer/powerful polys?
     
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    I didn't keep it very long. I did try some different lead options, but I never tried a big tension drop. I spent quite a long time playing with the PDR+, so I actually enjoy stiffer rackets... but this one was different. I find the PDR stiff and still comfortable even with full poly, but the Super G 9 was stiff and harsh and uncomfortable.

    People will call me crazy, but since you like the Pure Strike Tour, you really need to try the Head Graphene Prestige Pro. I found it very similar to the PST but easier to play with. I spent a full month playing with each and eventually chose the Prestige Pro over the Pure Strike Tour. Both really great frames though.
     
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    I do agree that I should give the GPP a go however, the PST is the only other frame I can play my game without over thinking.

    It's the sort of frame I can blast, punch, block but it's weight doesn't make serves and overheads the easiest lol.

    I rather just focus on my game then sticks now. Been fooling around long enough that my game plateaued for a long time, I should be a 4.5 at least.
     
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  9. RiggensAuroraHO

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    "We play tested it a long time ago and found it to be very spin friendly for an 18x20. You can take huge cuts at the ball and still have a lot of control due to the spin and the denser string pattern--which requires a looser tension. It also moves through the air very fast, so it works well for spin players, but the dense string pattern works well for flatter hitters. I tried it strung with both poly and also a multi, and it never felt harsh to me. I also found it to be quite stable, but a little light for my taste. A little lead--which would make it feel even softer through contact--and I could deal with it."
     
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  10. mawashi

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    We? We meaning who?

    Your views are very similar to the TW guys and it they too think it's comfortable and needs some lead. For a sw of just 317 it has a ton of stability.

    How it compares vs other 18x20s?

    Thanks
     
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    I think he quoted the TW review…?
     
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    No, RiggensAuroraHO is sort of a spokesperson for the now-banned TennisMaverick, who had been on these boards for several years pushing Volkl products.

    Riggens seems to be a junior player coached by TM and is always relaying his messages.
     
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  13. Love50

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    I have couple of the sticks. In stock form, it's somewhat underpowered, but it is light enough in weight and balance to serve as a platform for customization. If you like the stock specs, this is probably not the best choice.

    From a comfort perspective, it didn't feel as soft as the V1 Pro, but it wasn't harsh like the Graphene Radical Pro either. The feel reminded me somewhat of the Yamaha Secret line -- crisp but doesn't hurt.

    IMO, the TW review is pretty accurate.
     
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    Ah I see.

    Thanks cus I'm wondering how good such a stiff Volkl will play? My Strike Tours play great but are a tad heavy so I was wondering if a leaded up G9 would/could play even better.
     
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    Well, these are my main sticks and I don't consider them stiff at all. However, I do use gut/poly at low tensions, so the total package for me is comfortable. YMMV.
     
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  16. mawashi

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    Shucks... I can never use guts :(
     
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  17. RiggensAuroraHO

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    "I think that it is just light for an 18x20. Otherwise, it is a solid Volkl frame. I think that it should have been made as the 325 and made as the new X10 SG."
     
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    Interesting. Any info on how the Super G 10 compares to the previous organix 10?
     
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  19. RiggensAuroraHO

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    They were just picked-up. My coaches will play with them tomorrow or the next day.
     
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  20. sargeinaz

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    Looking forward to some thoughts.
     
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  21. RiggensAuroraHO

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    "Never, Ever"!
     
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