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Marubex 04-09-2013 10:00 AM

A little more pop than Volk Organix10 295?
 
Hi, I have been playing for the last couple of years a Volk Organix 10 (295), and like its control, maneuverability and comfort (have shoulder issues). But recently I have been wanting a little more pop, what would be your suggestions?
I have used a Wilson BLX 6.1 Team (the older version with the closed pattern) but don't quite like its feel, and even though it is lighter it is much less maneuverable, though my backhand is better with it.
Thanks
Maria

MikeHitsHard93 04-09-2013 10:13 AM

Radical mp would be right up your alley I think.

tom4ny 04-09-2013 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Marubex (Post 7333990)
Hi, I have been playing for the last couple of years a Volk Organix 10 (295), and like its control, maneuverability and comfort (have shoulder issues). But recently I have been wanting a little more pop, what would be your suggestions?
I have used a Wilson BLX 6.1 Team (the older version with the closed pattern) but don't quite like its feel, and even though it is lighter it is much less maneuverable, though my backhand is better with it.
Thanks
Maria

You have a great frame there for all of the aspects that you favor with comfort being the most important I would think given your shoulder. I would first try more powerful strings and setup.

I agree that the radical is a decent choice (not strung too tightly). Wilson is not a great choice given your shoulder imo. Dunlop M3.0 and Slazenger V98 Team would slot in there but do not string above mid level of recommended tension. The Volkl x10-295 is a great frame and the most comfortable of the lot in this spec range. I have not hit with the new Prokennex KiQ5 but that would be on my short list as well. Good luck!

scotus 04-09-2013 02:40 PM

Natural gut. Problem solved.

RiggensAuroraHO 04-09-2013 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Marubex (Post 7333990)
Hi, I have been playing for the last couple of years a Volk Organix 10 (295), and like its control, maneuverability and comfort (have shoulder issues). But recently I have been wanting a little more pop, what would be your suggestions?
I have used a Wilson BLX 6.1 Team (the older version with the closed pattern) but don't quite like its feel, and even though it is lighter it is much less maneuverable, though my backhand is better with it.
Thanks
Maria

Throw some gut in it and string loser, and/or add some lead tape. Otherwise, switch to the X10 325, which has a lot more pop, but less feel, as it is more muted.

Brian72 04-09-2013 06:09 PM

I say tinker with some lead. It's a cheap experiment. Start with just 2 grams of lead at 3 and 9. So a total of 4 grams and go from there. I cut my lead tape into 1/4 inch strips at about 4 inches long. I can then layer the strips if I need more lead. This way you can put a strip on either side of the strings at both 3 and 9.

It's amazing what little bit of lead will do. I had the same problem with a Prince EXO3 Tour 100. Tinkered with lead and problem was solved.

The racquet you have is a great platform for tinkering.

Brian72 04-09-2013 06:11 PM

Also, the lead at 3 and 9 will probably make a difference in your back hand. Allowing you to drive through the ball better.

BigM 04-09-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marubex (Post 7333990)
Hi, I have been playing for the last couple of years a Volk Organix 10 (295), and like its control, maneuverability and comfort (have shoulder issues). But recently I have been wanting a little more pop, what would be your suggestions?
I have used a Wilson BLX 6.1 Team (the older version with the closed pattern) but don't quite like its feel, and even though it is lighter it is much less maneuverable, though my backhand is better with it.
Thanks
Maria

I tried this racket for a while and found it to be a tad dead. The new head Graphene 300 mp is a really nice frame. Offers some power whilst maintaining a players racket feel.

Slitch 04-09-2013 11:58 PM

I played with the O10 325 and found it a bit underpowered. Use a more powerful string. The o10 suits lower tensions better. Try going down a extra 1/2lbs on the cross because the head is so wide.

TfReAk 04-10-2013 02:42 AM

Give the mantis pro 295 a try :)

TennisCJC 04-10-2013 06:41 AM

I play o10 295 customized to SW in 330-335 range - have about 4.5 grams spread under the bumper and balance to 6+HL with lead tape on handle pallet. I find it has plenty of power and stability like this. I have been using multi mains at 52 with a poly cross at 48 but I am going to increase both 2+ lbs now that weather is getting warm.

Try tinkering with lead tape.

Or, tinker with strings - lower tension, new type of string, or adjusting mains and crosses to multi (or gut) mains with poly crosses would all give a touch more power.

Marubex 04-10-2013 12:05 PM

Thank you, I have been stringing with multi at mains 57 and crosses at 55. How much lower do you think I should go?

TennisCJC 04-10-2013 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Marubex (Post 7336428)
Thank you, I have been stringing with multi at mains 57 and crosses at 55. How much lower do you think I should go?

I would go down in 2lb increments until you hit a good zone. If you begin to lose control or spin, then you may have gone too low. Go to 55/53 next. If you want to be adventourous, try a 4 lbs drop to 53/51.

Also, lead tape when most definately give you more pop.

To me, the o10 has the best feel of anything I've tried so far.

Slitch 04-11-2013 01:52 AM

I would recommend 54/50 or 54/51. The O10 really shines on a little bit lower tensions. Makes it more comfy as well.
The head is wider than normal. Lowering the cross more will definitely open up the stringbed. Give it a try and you will be pleasantly surprised!

tmc5005 04-13-2013 04:53 AM

I agree with most of the other responses. For more power I would not go for a more powerful frame because that will not only sacrifice your control, feel and touch but could also lead to arm issues. I would look at stringing and string tensions for more power.

RiggensAuroraHO 04-14-2013 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Marubex (Post 7336428)
Thank you, I have been stringing with multi at mains 57 and crosses at 55. How much lower do you think I should go?

The X-frames play at least five pounds tighter than what you would normally string at.

Lilguy1456 04-21-2013 02:53 PM

Yonex VCore Tour 97 310g

Similar stick...fast and a little more pop


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