Volkl Team Speed

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  1. WilanderBackhand

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    What is the deal with the Volkl Team Speed?

    I've done some searches but there has not been one post regarding its performance.

    I understand that its quite light at 9.7oz stock but that is customizable. Any idea as to why is it unpopular/ not talked about?
    And can anyone that hit with the racquet comment on how it plays?:)

    Thanks
     
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  2. zapvor

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    its a good racket, but not part of their performance line. if you prefer something lighter i suggest the organix 5.
     
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  3. WilanderBackhand

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    Why isn't the racquet part of the performance line? Is it made of lesser quality material?

    Spec-wise the Organix 5 is similar except for the stiffness, 71 to 63.
     
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  4. zapvor

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    you know how it is. companies always have like a flagship line, then the other ones. this one is just one of those. i dont want to go into too much but yea their main organix line is what you want. ogx 5/8/9/10 etc the 5 is easy enough on the arm. its a volkl! great feel
     
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  5. WilanderBackhand

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    I understand - companies have their flagship line where they tout the latest technology, such as Organix line with Volkl.

    That is great and all - but what I'd like to know is if the Team Speed which is in the "Pro & Classic" line, is made of the same quality without the Organix.

    For example, Prince has the EXO3 and O3 line - but from my experiences, the "Tour Series" racquets (such as the Diablo, POG, and TT Warrior) which are made from graphite without the latest technology where all made to the same excellent quality (looks an plability-wise) as the latest line.

    I was wondering if this is also the case with Volkl.
     
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  6. WilanderBackhand

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    **Correction:

    For example, Prince has the EXO3 and O3 line - but from my experiences, the "Tour Series" racquets (such as the Diablo, POG, and TT Warrior) which are made from graphite without the latest technology were all made to the same excellent quality (looks an playability-wise) as the latest line.
     
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  7. zapvor

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    what??? no the exo and o3 line are the same, just different generations. the exo is the most up to date. the tour series just mean they are players frames

    you are mixing up the categories. there is collection by skill level (such as tour series rackets), then there is collection by type of racket.

    in your example for Prince, the o3 shark would be the non flagship line
     
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  8. zapvor

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    yea....no. again, rackets like diablo, etc are just classic player frames they have kept. by the way not the TT warrior, its now the exo Warrior. and actually they make a exo POG too, it comes in MP and mid size.
     
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  9. WilanderBackhand

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    Sure, but you are still not telling me about the Volkl Team Speed.

    To go back to your first post- you said "its a good racket, but not part of their performance line." What does that mean - does a good racquet not equal a well-performing racquet? I guess one can consider a racquet "good" but it is not part of the manufacturer's "performance line." But all the semantics and subjectivity delves too far astray from my orginal questions - which I'd like to make more clear:

    What is your experiences with the Team Tour racquet like? String set-up, etcs...?
    How is the quality of the racquet's composition?
    And I was wondering why the racquet is not often talked about (on the forum at least)
     
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  10. zapvor

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    ok. what about this-you demo the racket and see if you like it. it doesnt matter what i say really. ultimately you are playing with it. same with string set ups. you have to decide for yourself. my set up may or may not work for you. thats part of the fun! playing around.

    volkls are fine in quality. its not talked about because everyone here are tennis snobs and only want to say they play with classic/player/popular frames. its pretty silly. kudos to you for trying to find a good racket for you
     
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  11. WilanderBackhand

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    Yes - I will demo the racquet when I am able to. And yes to an extent it doesnt matter what you say because I am the one playing with the racquet - however, this is a message board for people to share their own experiences (racquet, strings, etc.) - and it is a given to be taken as such.

    Therefore, telling others to demo the racquet without providing any info. whether objective or from personal playing experiences is quite counter-intuitive and frankly, useless. This was a bit of a rant I suppose. And thanks for the kudos.
     
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  12. zapvor

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    you think so? there is too much idiot posts on here asking people what set up is best/ how much lead to put/ what strings will give them that mmuch more spin/etc etc etc. its hilarious to me

    i have been lucky that most players i play with are really good. they could care less what string is in the racket. they are more concerned with having water on the court then 50lbs vs. 49.5lbs tension
     
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  13. SteveI

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    Hi,

    Since you are sort of new here...you might not have picked up on the fact that "Players" frames here get most of the buzz. Very few that post here would ever think of playing with the Team Speed. You are going to get very little feedback on this frame or anything in this class of frames.

    I have some experince with the Volkl Quantum Scorcher which is a few models back from the Team Speed ... but is the same mold.

    These frames are indeed sold as a second tier line. The quality is quite good and QC about the same as the normal line these days. The frames play as you might expect from the specs. I am guessing you can do some nice mods to get them to your specs depending on what your specs are. They are fun to play with stock and if your goal is to play some 3.0/3.5 fun doubles.. they are a blast to play. If you are playing with some serious heavy hitters.. you have brought a knife to gun fight. I have two of the Volkl Quantum Scorcher that I have fun with....:)

    BTW.. I do not play much serious tennis these days.. Most of my court hours are spent coaching, teaching or playing some light doubles.
     
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  14. MikeHitsHard93

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    OP,

    I have never even played with a volkl frame, but these guys are right when they say that this is definitely not a popular frame, at least not on these boards. Zapvor was giving the best advice he could without having any information specific to that racket. To me, it looks like a good beginners frame that should be leaded up a lot if you are at least a 3.0 singles player.

    This racket likely isn't talked about on these boards simply because many people here play with heavier sticks and completely disregard something as light as this. Instead of going through the modding and hoping it will work, they would rather buy a c-10 pro and know they are buying quality because its been reiterated for years. It's like comparing a mustang (which you know will get the job done and you will be satisfied) to a fiat (new company in America, not many people know if it's good or not).
     
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  15. zapvor

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    yep basically what mike said!
     
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