Volkl Organix 7(295)

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  1. racertempo

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    Anyone demo this frame, I like the specifications that I see and I am very interested to here anyone's experience so far. Looks like TW will have them available in the next couple of days. Thanks
     
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  2. JackB1

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    OMG that lime green color has got to be the worst racquet cosmetic I have ever seen!
     
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  3. racertempo

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    I do admit that the color is very bizarre and strong, but I like the specs and I am looking for a frame in that range. I will probably buy one at the end of the week but was hoping to hear some feedback from folks on here.
     
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    I like the TW video review but no write up on this frame, would be nice to see a review from a mix of players. Anyone hit with this green frame yet? I am dangerously close to buying it, sight-unseen.
     
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  5. ollinger

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    Volkl's 7 series racquets have never had much of a following here (as you can tell from how much they're currently selling the PB-7 for), so don't hold your breath for feedback. These historically are fairly powerful racquets with some control issues, particularly concerning hitting long. I doubt that's changed much given the increased stiffness of this one.
     
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  6. racertempo

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    Chris from TW in the video loved it, but I think he loves 98% of all Volkl offerings :) I understand, I am that way with Yonex.
     
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    I'm using a pb7 now, can't seem to attach to something else (always come back) but I'm tempted to try the x7, curious to see how it feels with such a high stiffness rating.
     
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    The pb7 was 107 and the new offering is 104, plus the new x7 has a non-extended version with lower weight then the pb7 by a little. Maybe the lack of pb7 sales Volkl to split the 7 into 2 different weights and specs.
     
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  9. racertempo

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    My Lime-Green frame is in, should be in my bag later this week when i find time to pick it up :) Cannot wait to add it to my 99s and 105s as a lighter option.
     
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  10. lobman

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    Demoed the Organix 7 the other night because I have been a Volkl fan for years and because I like the color (of course I am color blind)! As is typically the case, it was strung in mid-range of recommended tension and that (I string way at lower end) plus its stiffness made it a "no buy" decision for me. It did have good power and I didn't notice any real control issues as noted above. If I got a bonus check and my wife were out of town, I might take a run at it and put in a good multi at low 40's tension and give it a fair trial and add to the collection!
     
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  11. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    yes, well, I love the colour of the light one, so maybe I have some issues..

    however, I have had a hit with the 310 and came away greatly disturbed.

    this is not a frame with specs I would EVER have considered. (stiff, big head, extended length)

    however, I LOVED the thing!! I was hitting huge winners from everywhere with it and now I wonder if I have been kidding myself all these years with my TT approved player's sticks..

    no control issues (I hit with a lot of spin either side), great stability and plow through (no, really!) and epic power.

    sort of like a Pure Drive but without the harshness. (despite the 74 stiffness rating, it was really comfortable

    eek!

    so, I have ordered one, no harm if I don't end up liking it, but I can feel the winds of change...
     
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  12. racertempo

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    11.5 oz strung and 327 swing weight is a nice spec, but my purpose going the light version is to have something different then my current frames, the Steam S models. Those are 11+ and SW of 330s....but the light Organix 7 is 10.9 strung and 318 swing weight.

    I cannot wait to hit it, had it strung at 50# with Klip Optic Nerve.
     
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    UH OH - now you got me thinking - I like the slight extended length too. Looking for a tweener frame. I too have begun questioning my player's sticks. Please update on your honeymoon period with this stick.
     
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  14. racertempo

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    Played with this frame for the first time yesterday and liked what I felt. I struggled with getting good power on serves during warm up and played almost 2 full sets with my Steam 105s (doubles) When we were up 6-1, 4-1 I switched to the Volkl 7 295g as it was my serve hit it well. We played another set since we won 6-1, 6-1 so I played another several games with this frame.

    It was exactly what I wanted out of it, very control oriented for me and a good defensive racquet. I hit the 105s so darn well that it will be my frame in most matches, but when I am overpowered and need a defensive stick this one fits the job nicely. I had a little bit of lack of spin.......but I am sure that was because I was hitting it after playing with the spin-monster 105s. So I did have to modify my game slightly, but it did not take long, and served nicely with it once I got going.
     
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    After playing with the 295 (green Machine) for 3 months ... I'm sold !

    Somehow Volkl has managed to engineer "feel" into a 73 flex frame.

    I haven't had any control issues since taking up the X7 295. Even when stringing with multi in the 40's and low 50's. And I'm mostly a flat hitter.

    Power and depth are always there , serves are everything you could ask for.

    I'm so convinced I've found my frame that I have ordered 2 more.

    Plus I think the green looks better than most of those candy stripe frames offered by the competition.

    I have replaced the grip with leather, and always play with an OG and dampener ..... this brings my strung weight to 11.5oz, balance toward 4 points HL, and SW to 320
     
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  16. Boricua

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    "Plus I think the green looks better than most of those candy stripe frames offered by the competition."

    I agree. And, it should look much better when its in front of you.
     
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  17. ced

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    For my latest arrival I strung with Ashaway Soft 17 (lime green string) and after replacing the grip with leather covered that with a green OG !!

    Note: Have since settled on a multi hybrid for all of my X7's .... PPA mains/Alpha 2000 crosses
     
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  18. Boricua

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    You change tha candy cane for green apple lolipop
     
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  19. ollinger

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    The only racquet I've seen more nauseating than the lime green Volkl was the "pea soup green" (or Exorcist green) Prokennex Ki 10 PSE.
     
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  20. sortof

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    The Organix 7 (295) managed to win a test done by the "Deutsche Tennis Zeitung". They tested 12 "all-round" (tweeners that is) rackets, and found that the 7 (295) offers plenty of power and stability, while being comfortable and simply fun to play with. Second place was taken by the Head IG Extreme S 2.0. My X7 (295) should arrive tomorrow, let´s see how it works out.
     
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  21. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Just a little bit of an update.

    1. Still smitten with the 310, feel like I have never hit the ball better

    2. My son has the 295s, and I finally prised one away from him for long enough to actually hit with last weekend
    (i cleverly 'forgot' my own bag so I had to borrow one of his sticks to warm him up for a tournament)

    So, what did I think? Wow!!! What a great frame! Seems to perform exactly as the spec indicate, except where is the stiffness? The power is there, but so is feel and comfort. Blown away.
    (he has a full bed of cyclone @ 55)
     
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  22. sortof

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    Just had my first session with this stick. When picking it up I thought initially it´s too heavy for me coming from a 20 grams lighter Catapult 4 (Gen 1), but it wasn´t. It was ordered strung by the distributor with the thin RPM Blast 1.20 (at 24 kgs). I found the Organix 7 (295) to be very playable but tended to miss some power on forehand ground strokes. Serves when the ball was cleanly hit were pretty speedy though, here the higher mass of the X7 over the Catapult 4 pays off. Slice backhand appeared to be difficult but I simply need more sessions to get used to the new stick. Stability was generally very good indeed. For the next sessions, I will restring it with a good multi (X1 Biphase) at lower tension (eventually 23 mains/22 crosses).
     
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  23. Cesar1992

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    Both are really great racquets and don't feel stiff at all. But I've been told that a new player's version of the XV1 is really the gem.
     
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  24. mike_l

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    when can we expect some details on this racquet?
     
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  25. McLovin

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    Monitor this thread:

    Reviews are due by May 21st (I happen to have been selected for this test and the X7 295 is scheduled to arrive Monday).
     
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    that's great too but i meant the new v1, i wonder if they've already settled on a colour, I hope it's another crazy bright one ;)
     
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  27. sortof

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    I finally started to like it a lot. As said by others it definitely needs some weight towards the handle to make it more headlight but then it´s really nice.
     
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  28. coolblue123

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    like to get feedback from folks hitting again hard hitters? Felt any twisting in stock form?
     
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  29. ced

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    No. The 295 is very stable ...... note mine not out of the box stock as I have replaced the grip with leather and added an overgrip.
     
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  30. sortof

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    None. It´s very, very stable.
     
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  31. RiggensAuroraHO

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    So what is the preference, the 295 or the 310?
     
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  32. ced

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    Well mine is for the 295 as it can be moded without pushing the static weight too high.
     
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