Tennis Racquet Review: Volkl Organix 10 Mid
September 23rd, 2013 by Do It Tennis
I have always liked Volkl tennis racquet frames, except for the Power Bridge period which I think that no rational tennis person can really explain. But I think that they are onto something with the Volkl Organix tennis racquets. I had a lot of fun trying this frame out; the hard part was trying to find a point of reference for comparison purposes. In the end I think that this is just like the heavier frames from the old days, except a little lighter. I would say think Pro Staff or Prince Graphite or the Head Radical series. Think headlight and firm.
The Volkl Organix 10 Mid tennis racquet has a really cool looking. Every client who came for a lesson while I was using this frame wanted to know what it was and who made it and\or made comments about how it looked. The frame is the standard 27 inches and weighs 11.8 ounces strung. It plays a little heavier than that number; it took me a while to realize that I was going to have to swing harder with this tennis racquet than with the frame that I am using on an everyday basis right now.
The Volk Organix 10 Mid’s frame has a tight 16 x 199 string pattern, and that combined with the 93 inch head requires an experienced and steady hand at the helm. The sweet spot is rectangular, a little above mid center and not that wide. I don’t think that anyone below 4.5 should even consider using this frame and even players with tennis skill levels 4.5\5.0 will need full and longish swings to really take advantage of the playing characteristics of this tennis racquet.
This racquet was very comfortable on ground strokes and serves and full blooded volleys. The same is true for all overheads and lobs. The frame is heavy and feels even heavier on chip shots and dumped angle volleys. I had some issues with my second serve, it was a little hard to get the combined over spin\slice I usually hit on that ball. I had the exact same issue on my inside out forehand angled volley. Both of those shots tended to miss right.
But with those qualifying notes I would say without qualification that experienced 4.5\5.0 backcourt players will love this frame and should certainly consider it very seriously. Volkl tennis racquets have generally felt very solid in the hand and this racquet is no exception. The Volk Organix 10 Mid is an advanced tennis racquet that good players can use without dealing with lead tape or handle adjustments. Just string it up and go bang.