Volkl Organix 10 325 - String Setup?

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  1. spinovic

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    How about some advice from some of you experts for what to string this racquet with?

    A little about myself - I play recreationally. I'm nothing special, and don't claim to be, but I'm a decent player for my level and who I play with. I play on the baseline more than anywhere else - OHBH is my weakest shot, FH is my best, serve is improving but a work in progress. At the net, I need some work, so I've been trying to make a point to come forward more just to get some reps you might say. My current racquet of choice is the HEAD Extreme Pro 2.0 (one strung with Cyclone and one with Sonic Pro). Anyway, hopefully that's enough for some advice.

    Now, whether polys should only be used by more advanced players is irrelevant to me. I tried them and liked them, so I use them. Stiffness in racquets or strings isn't an issue for me at this point (maybe it will be down the road, but it isn't now).

    I just traded for a Volkl Organix 10 325. It is currently strung with BB Bomber NYC (43 lbs). I'll likely hit with that a couple of times at least before I switch. I don't like to waste an opportunity to try out a new string.

    But, for those who use the racquet (and anyone else) - what would you suggest as a good setup for this stick? The following is the list of strings I have currently, so my string setup will come from this list:

    HEAD Synthetic Gut PPS (16 & 17)
    Wilson SGX 16
    Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 16
    Volkl Cyclone 16 & 18
    HEAD Sonic Pro Edge 16
    HEAD Sonic Pro 17
    Gamma Moto 16
    Tourna Big Hitter Black 7 (16 & 17)
    Weiss CANNON Black 5 Edge 17
    Weiss CANNON Mosquito Bite 18
    Prince Premier Attack 16
    Tecnifibre Multi-Feel 16
    Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 17
    Tecnifibre NRG2 17
    MSV Focus Hex 118


    So, of what is listed, what recommendations do you have for the Volkl X10 325? Also traded for a Tecnifibre 320 VO2 Max, so feel free to throw in some thoughts on that one as well if you have any...I haven't received that racquet yet, but should within the next day or two. Looking forward to trying them out. Might find something I like better than my Extremes. I really like the look and feel of the Volkl, but it rained all day today so I couldn't do anything but swing at the air with it. Love the weight and balance and sleek look. Can't wait to get it on the court.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Candide

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    I don't know all the strings you've mentioned but I've got the Prince Gut with Duraflex in my X325 at the moment at 50 lbs and am liking it a lot. I don't bother with hybrids or any of that stuff -as a 4.0 player I think it's a waste of time. You need something a bit of stiffness and oomph in order to offset the mutedness of this racquet. It's still muted with these strings but there's a satisfying crack to it when you strike the ball and it has decent power at that tension. This shouldn't be a issue for you after the Extreme anyway. I had a couple of different strings at 55 lbs and they were all a disaster due to the boardiness of the racquet at even moderate tensions. I'm finding 50 to be a good compromise. After a fairly torturous initial phase (getting little depth and getting consistently trounced as a result) I'm loving this racquet these days. If you're coming to the net more you should enjoy this stick - it really is good for smacking away volleys. Best of luck.
     
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  3. vantageboy

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    x10-325 string

    i would use the softest multi in that group. the hoop is very firm and a soft string will give u the power and touch. it is a very fine volleying stick for sure. 50lbs. max tension.
     
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  4. Carolina Racquet

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    I hit with the X10 325 w Cyclone 16 @ 55 and it felt really good for me.

    String preference is very individualistic. Use the current string as a "baseline" and then make the move after you see how it performs and feels.

    Asking the forum for a string recommendation is similar to asking "I want to rent a movie, what's the best one?"... you'll get 1000 different answers.

    Good luck. It's a great stick IMO and I hope you match it up with the right string/tension.
     
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  5. AYone

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    The frame is so smooth, I believe you can go full bed poly. I currently have Lux Rough at 51. Tremendous pop and spin.
     
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  6. Govnor

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    I have Luxilon M2 pro at 52. This seems to be the sweet spot for me...for now. I know others have commented in the past that you can (and maybe should) string this stick at really low tensions though.
     
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  7. TennisCJC

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    I play o10 295 customized to 12+ oz, 333 sw, 6+HL. All court tennis and lots of doubles. Lately, been playing multi mains with poly crosses.

    I suggest NRG2 17G mains at 52 lbs with 17G poly cross like WC B5E or Tourna Black 17G at 48 lbs. I use NRG2 17G mains 52 lbs with TF Ruff Code poly 17G at 48 lbs. I sometimes go up 2-4 lbs or down 2-4 lbs on both mains and crosses depending on weather - tighter for hot weather and lower for cold weather. If you want less power and more spin, reverse the setup and put the polys in the mains at 48 lbs with a syn gut or multi cross at 50 lbs.

    I think good multi or syn gut in mains, volleys better while the poly cross lets you control and spin groundstrokes and serves. For me, this is a good setup. But, if you have a power baseline game, you may want poly mains with multi or syn gut cross.
     
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  8. Hominator

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    I personally liked Head Synthetic Gut PPS 17 at low tensions, around mid to low forties. Lots of ball pocketing. The frame performs much better when strung at low tensions, in my opinion.
     
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  9. spinovic

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    I know. Still like to see what others are using and what their experience(s) are. I try to pick through, if possible, and find the people who seem likely to be most like msyelf and give their words more weight.

    I'm pretty excited to get this one on the court to be honest. Love the way it looks and feels. I went out in the yard and hit a few forehands and serves just to see how it feels on contact - right up my alley. I like the muted feel, not terribly unlike my Extremes in that regard. But, definitely a little softer, but not too much so for my liking. One reason I've never tried Volkl is because I was afraid I wouldn't like the flex, but the new ones are a little stiffer from what I've read/gathered. (Still would like to try the C10 Pro though.)

    I string my Extreme's pretty high with polys, but I've read more than one suggestion that the Organix 10 is better not strung so high.

    In any case, I will see how I like the Bomber @ 43 lbs for starters and go from there. Should be fun.

    Thanks for the feedback all. I'll try to let you know how it goes - although I don't get to play as much as I'd like - work, kids, wife, etc. That's life, right? But, in a few years when my little girl is big enough and loves tennis, I'll be alright. :)
     
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  10. RiggensAuroraHO

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    Exactly! Dial back at least 5 lbs from what you would normally string the same size frame at as a good starting point.
     
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  11. scotus

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    Back when I used to swing this frame, VS mains and Prince Beast XP 16 crosses was money.
     
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  12. goose guy

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    currently using gut/poly at 52#/47#.

    Lead at 12 and handle. 356g strung weight.
     
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  13. spinovic

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    How is the gut/poly hybrid in this racquet? In theory, it seems like it would be pretty nice.
     
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  14. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    hmm, you sure you're not Mav?
     
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