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PhxRacket 03-20-2013 02:07 PM

What about Volkl O10 295?
I am searching for a new racket and seem to be stuck in an infinite Volkl loop filled with 7s, 8s, and different 10s? Can anyone help me?

PhxRacket 03-20-2013 03:06 PM

Does anyone like the Volkl Organix 8s?

TennisCJC 03-21-2013 06:07 AM

I play volkl o10 295 customized to 12.1 oz, 6 HL, and 335 SW. I love it. I have been demo-ing rackets since I bought them 2 years ago but really mostly for fun. I am not really looking to replace my rackets, instead I just like to try new rackets out. I have not found anything I like better. In stock form, I thought is was a bit underpowered but I liked that the stock weight was so low that there is plenty of room to add lead.
Customized, it is very, very solid feeling frame but a bit muted which I like. It generates spin better than most but still maintains excellent control. Feel is very good for 16x19 frame. On mine, torsional stability is very good, and the sweetspot feels very large. I have 1.5 grams at 3,9,10:30, 1:30, and noon o'clock around the head. I changed to Bab skin feel replacement grip with Gamma Supremem overgrip. I added enough lead at 7" and 1.5"-3" on the handle pallet to bring it to 6 HL.

Next on my personal list would likely be a customized blx ps 6.1 95, dunlop f3.0, or maybe the new blades or TF 315's customized.

One odd thing I have noticed while demo-ing is the Volkl O10 has a more solid feel than most other rackets with even wider beams like the Dunlop F3.0 and M3.0 which have 22mm beams. Something about the construction of the volkl just delivers a solid thump.

I tend to not like thicker beam stiff rackets like the o8 or o7 or Bab APD, or a few others I have tried.

But, the Volkl O10 295 is a quality racket in my view.

dParis 03-21-2013 09:16 PM

^^^ What he said. ^^^

Nothing in its class has the combination of attributes that the X10 295 delivers. Great control, stability, maneuverability, spin, comfort, power when you call on it, etc...

JackB1 03-22-2013 06:29 AM

The thing that puts me off about the 295 is the feel of contact. Not sure if its the handle system or what, but it has like a "numb" and lifeless feel to me. Yes, the weight and balance can be modded to your prefs and the hoop is pretty forgiving... Plus nice blend of power/control...but I just can't get past that feel. MUCH prefer the previous PB 10 light. They should have just made that one into a 16x19 and they would have had a winner.

jibinhe 03-22-2013 06:38 AM

I love my O8s, basically a slightly lighter PDR without killing my arm.

TroutSc 03-22-2013 06:40 AM

How's the 8 or 10 compare to v1? I went from the pb7 to the v1. Loving the v1 so far, may bring it up to 11 or so ozs soon for fun.

Cesar1992 03-22-2013 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by TroutSc (Post 7294901)
How's the 8 or 10 compare to v1? I went from the pb7 to the v1. Loving the v1 so far, may bring it up to 11 or so ozs soon for fun.

The 10s have great feel if you're good enough to play with them. If you're not, they are too much racquet, as they are real precision sticks, especially the X10 295 because of its lighter weight. The lighter X8 is great if you want a topspin 100in2 like a Bab PDR without arm pain, but only if your swing speed is only moderate. The heavier X8 is awesome for spin if your swing speed is fast. The lighter X8 is Volkl's best seller after the V1, AND....there will be a new V1 coming in the summer!

JackB1 03-23-2013 06:53 PM

Looks like someone's ban is over

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