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Comments: Update from my previous review. Moved the added lead tape from 2 and 10 o'clock, to 3 and 9 o'clock.
Still counter balanced with lead tape wrapped around the throat of the racquet just above the grip, and covered with the rubber
band. Dialed in now.
Comments: I play around a 5.0 level and am looking to move up. This racquet works for me and I have tried more
racquets than most. It is very stiff to have such a thin beam. This allows me to generate power and still hit with a lot of spin
without hitting the frame. I haven't figured out my exact custom weight yet but I am going to add between 12 and 16 grams of
lead tape at 2 and 10 o'clock and then add more lead just above the grip handle (under the rubber band) to bring the racquet back
to it's factory strung balance of about 5 points head light. I have it strung with Babolat Pro Hurricane 18 gauge string, and two
over grips. My strung weight will be somewhere between 12.4 and 12.8 ounces. Definitely worth a demo.
Comments: My journey to the Organix 9 is studded with many trials with various racquets. It started in 2011 with
the APD then the Dunlop AG500 followed with the Pure Storm GT and very recently the Organix10 (325). I decided on trying the
Organix 9, as the Organix 10 tends to weigh on me a bit more as things progress beyond the first hour on the courts. I also
noticed that when I lose my rhythm, the Organix 10 can be very difficult to handle. In saying all that, I did not want to lose the heft
of the Organix 10 and the stabilty and "old school" feel that it gives. The Organix 9 turned out to be a good go between the Pure
Storms, which used to be a bit too light and get pushed around a bit more. Perhaps due to my swing or style of play etc., I found
the Organix 9 to be a bit unstable on the sides, hence I put weight at 3 and 9 o'clock, which seems to work perfectly for me. The
main features are a stronger stable and repeatable serve and overall heft which more or less matches the Organix 10, but all of
this at 10gms lighter.
Comments: After a 6 month racquet search, continual use of the TW University website, and the TW demo
program, I decided on the Volkl Organix 9. The TW review does not do this racquet justice. I play tested the Head Prestige S, MP
and Pro; the Head Youtek Radical MP and Pro; Head Microgel Radical MP; Head IG Speed 300; Babolat Pure Storm GT; Team GT,
and Ltd GT; Wilson BLX Pro Staff 95, Dunlop Biometric 200, Donnay X Dual Silver 99, X Dual Gold 99, and XP dual 102, the Yonex
VCORE Tour 97, the Volkl 10 295g, 325g, and Mid. I'm a 4.0-4.5 player with a full swing and was having problems with the ball
sailing with my old Head Ti Radical OS, not to mention it was hard on my arm and shoulder when strung high enough to temper
the power of the oversize frame. My requirements included finding a lower powered racquet I could string with a multi-filament
string at a reasonable tension to allow me to play daily without pain: Weight 10.5 - 11.5 oz, Swingweight 295 - 330, Power rating
less than 40 (for me 39 seemed to be the right amount of power), Head size Max 102, Length 27 in.
I found the TWU numbers to well represent the power of the various racquets (though I did find the Donnay Gold seemed to be the
least powerful of the group, which by chart should have been equal to the Organix 9). My favorite racquets were the Babolat Pure
Storm, which had a very rewarding feel when hitting the sweet spot, and nearly won the competition. The Organix 10s were all
good, but too powerful for me to feel like I could always swing out or block back a hard serve. The Organix 10 Mid in specific had
a great feel, accurate targeting, but had a much higher power return (check the charts, actually unbelievable for the soft feel, 59
rating, and thin beam). The Organix 9 by chart appears much stiffer (69 rating), however the feel is still soft and allows laser-like
targeting. The racquet is stable even on off-center hits and doesn't transfer a hurtful shock to the arm. The 5pt HL gives easy
access to head acceleration and spin. While some of the other racquets provided easier power on the serve, the Organix 9 allows
me to hit my spots and hit with more spin, while still being able to put pace on it when required. Adequate power on volleys,
maneuverability and the ability to absorb power for soft angles is spot on. If you have a full swing and can provide you own power
when you want it, this is an extremely enjoyable racquet to play with, allowing you to use any shot in your arsenal from power
drives, to arcing topspin, to angled slices and dropshots.
Comments: Love this racquet so much that I bought 2. I've been searching for a racquet that is close to the Tour 10
circa 2005, and this is it. The Organix 8 had too much pop, the Organix 10 had great control but I couldn't hit the ball past
anybody. I play an all court game with a one-handed backhand. This racquet has helped me slowly move from a slice backhand to
topspin when needed. I string it tight around 60 lbs, but it is still very comfortable. When the price drops, I'll buy two more.
Comments: After 3 months of solid play I have definitely made the switch. The specs are right in my range and
from the first hit I noticed the control-orientated response which is what I was after. This had plenty of power for this type of
racquet when you needed it. A great blend of power, control and feel makes this one of my favorite sticks.
Comments: I love the weight and balance, and the lower power in a 16x19 frame is heaven for the aggressive
topspin player with solid tekkers. Yes, it is lower powered but you can certainly rip winners all day long as it has very solid power
when you need to get on the gas. If you're an aggressive player after greater control with better spin, then you need to get on this
stick. PS, I always string in the low 50's at the highest with full poly for the best result.
Comments: First impression of this stick is very responsive. I was able to scream a few forehand winners
from 4-5ft behind the baseline. The ball explodes off the string very sharp. The slice is easy and steady for such a
headlight frame. Any one-hander should give stick a try because the thin frame travels through the air a bit faster to hit
high topspin backhand. I had previous problems with elbows and wrist but no pain here.
Comments: First impression is that it plays stiffer than the PB9, I would not want to play strung higher than
54lbs and if anything the sweet spot which was already small, seems smaller. Lead tape at 3 & 9 partially solved that. Still
great control on groundstrokes, good on volleys, serving and generates good spin. All providing you hit the spot.
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