VOLKL Organix 10 325G Tennis Racquet Review
The Organix 10 comes equipped with Organix technology, which uses “high tech carbon nano tubes surrounded by cellulose fibers to give your racquet a springboard effect.” Due to extraordinary vibration-absorbing properties, Organix claims to give your game 30% more dynamic power and handling. We’ll see if it lived up to the hype!
With the groundstrokes I immediately noticed a good amount of spin production. I was surprised at how fast the racquet swung even at 12.1 ounces. One of my favorite things about the racquet was I always felt comfortable really swinging at the ball. In other words, I never felt I had to slow my swing down to keep the ball in play. The swing weight felt very similar to the Wilson Six.One Tour but this racquet has the advantage of having eight more square inches of head size to work with.
Volleys & Serves
Of the first 10 serves I hit, three of them stuck in the fence after the bounce. Never before has that happened to me. Needless to say I was very impressed with how this racquet served, and it made me continue to hit balls because I was enjoying it so much. The combination of racquet weight mixed with a good head size made this racquet a serving machine. I hit touch volleys with ease, but I had a little trouble maintaining depth on balls I was trying to hit deep into the court. I’m guessing I could alleviate that problem by adjusting my string type and tension.
One of the coolest things about the Organix 10 and Volkl racquets in general is the built-in dampener in the throat of the racquet. Personally I have never been a fan of dampeners, but I do like their purpose. With the “Volkl Bio sensor and Pin System” it provides some great feel but also reduces unwanted vibrations. Volkl Optispot is a visual support to help the player hit the ball in the center of the strings. It’s a really cool idea, but the effect was negligible for me. That said, I could definitely see it helping out some players -- especially if you tend to take your eyes off the ball too early.
If you have never tried a Volkl racquet before, you are missing out. This racquet is no exception, particularly if you are a 4.0 player and up. This Organix 10 will suit those who like to be aggressive and attack with their own power.
About the Reviewer: Nathaniel Huggett is a student of the Professional Tennis Management Program at Ferris State University in Michigan and a PTR certified Instructor for both 10 & under and adults.