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Comments: I have posted a number of reviews on the Tennis Warehouse site, mainly for players spec frames
(strung weight of 320+ grams with medium to soft flex) with dense (i.e., 18x20) string patterns. I have been a user of both
the Organix 10 mid (93"), one of my favorite hitting frames of all time, and the Organix 9, a great all rounder, jack-of-all
trades type of frame. The Super G version of the 9 is a radical departure from the previous 9. It is significantly stiffer than
the Organix version, and if you play with a full poly bed in the recommended tension range, this frame might well aggravate
tender elbows. Despite the frame's stiffness, Volkl has engineered power out of this frame. As a result, to create pace,
you will need full groundstrokes or some added lead tape. This is an odd combo these days in tennis frames (stiffness
without easy power). The stiffness and increased thickness of the beam has also reduced the 'feel' of the frame (see
Dennis from down-under comment below). The dense string bed doesn't generate easy spin, and the balance makes the
frame feel slower through the contact zone for folks hitting western or semi-western off the forehand (also see Anthony's
comment below). These characteristics make this frame best suited to big, flat ball hitters from the baseline and flat the on
serve where the low power of the frame, but dense string pattern will assist with control and precision. If you are a flat ball
hitter, the dense string would allow you to use a multifilament (syn gut) which may assist in getting some feel back in the
frame. Big spin hitters who prefer head light frames should steer clear of this one. Two final notes, I bought two of these
frames (stock condition) and found them to be 14 grams different in weight (a weight difference that should be
unacceptable for major manufacturers these days -- so thumbs down on that Volkl). Secondly, these things can be used to
land airplanes on the tarmac, or direct traffic in emergency situations, they are a very neon orange in color. You will
definitely be 'noticed' at your club if you take one of these out of your bag for match-play.
From: Geoff, 5/16
Comments: I have represented Australian Seniors in World titles overseas.I have used Volkl racquets for the
last 13 years and find them to be a most beautiful balanced racquet. So I bought two Volkl G 9s from the Tennis Warehouse
recently, and paid freight to Australia.I am disappointed in these racquets -- they are lumps of a fence paling, terribly
weighted in the handle, and the strings are too close for hitting decent strokes. I have tried four different strings to get
some feeling in these racquets. If I bought a lump of wood, it might not be any worst.
From: Dennis, 5/16
Comments: If you liked the previous version of the Head Prestige Mid Plus, definitely consider this one. It is
the next model in the Prestige line should have been. Low-powered with some spin potential, this racquet only performs
you ramp up the swing speed to generate very powerful and precise first strike shots. Nice for taking big cuts at service
and great feel on volleys.
From: Luxinterna, 3/15
Comments: I added lead tape by wrapping it around the throat of the racquet (just above the grip) and
with the rubber band and counter balancing that with more lead at 2 and 10 o'clock on the head. I like the raquet much
the 12.7 ounce range, about 7 points headlight, strung tight with poly, 2 extra overgrips. Definitely worth a try -- custom
weighted for manly men. I am hitting a slice backhand that is pushing my opponents back. Drop shots are violent. Demo it
some extra lead in above mentioned spots.
From: Selles, 2/14
Comments: This is a very solid frame. I found that it volleys really well, you just set the racquet out in front
wrist and it can absorb just about any pace. Returns were also very good with a short compact stroke. I really enjoyed this
the backhand side (two hands). Serves were pretty good, not spectacular. The only thing I struggled with was getting the
around on the forehand side, but overall I really enjoyed this racket and it's on my short list. It's very orange, but orange is
From: Anthony, 2/14
Comments: Solid. Stable. Plays better than the specs would suggest. Produces a lot of spin even with the
bed. With the extra spin generation and solid racquet face, it has a ton of control. The plow through is also excellent, most
because of the wrap-around grommet. Serves have a lot of pop. One of the best "9s" in a long time.
From: Shard, 1/14