Volkl Organix 10 Super G Tennis Racquet Review
I've always favored racquets that tend towards the heavy, low-powered end of the spectrum, so the latest updates to the Volkl 10 family—the Organix 10 Super G—were immediately interesting to me. The Organix 10 Super G is designed primarily for advanced players who generate their own pace and put a premium on control. The Volkl Organix 10 Super G is available in two different configurations; one weighing in at 295 grams (10.4 ounces) unstrung and the other weighing in at 325 grams (11.5 ounces) unstrung. Really they are two different racquets and I'd normally give each its own review, but in this case I think the two are similar enough that they can be reviewed together without making things unnecessarily complicated. I will, however, do my best to note any area where there is a significant difference between the two frames.

The Organix 10 Super G performed very well from the baseline, though I found both versions to be a little "pingy." Fortunately, that's nothing a dampener can't fix and I was quickly back to hitting after grabbing a dampener from my bag. As expected, both versions were low on power but high on precision. I had no problems generating enough pace to hit through the court on most occasions, but when I was forced deep behind the baseline or pushed out of position my shots had a tendency to land a little short in the court. The Organix 10 Super G 295's slightly lighter weight made it a bit more forgiving in those situations and allowed me to swing faster even when I was off balance. The tradeoff is that in certain situations the 295 felt a little less stable than the Organix 10 Super G 325. When blocking back big shots or returning hard-hit serves, the 325's heavier weight was a bonus; it felt more stable and I was more comfortable redirecting the ball back to my opponent.

Both versions of the Organix 10 Super G feature what I would consider an open string pattern (16x19), and both offer good access to spin. I was able to apply plenty of spin and hit safe shots with more than enough margin. Flattening the ball out for more aggressive shots felt nice too, and I felt confident hitting balls into the corners.

I really enjoyed the Organix 10 Super G at the net, even though I don't spend too much time up there during live points. Both versions offered good feel and allowed me to hit deep volleys and short angles as the situation demanded. Personally, I thought the 325 felt a bit better on volleys, despite being heavier and slightly less maneuverable. The extra weight of the 325 provided a little more stability when volleying hard-hit balls. While I liked the 325 better at net, true serve-and-volleyers or accomplished doubles players may prefer the maneuverability of the 295 instead.

Serving with the Organix 10 Super G felt pretty solid, but not too remarkable for me. These frames are designed with a focus on precision, so it was fairly easy to effectively place my serves. I didn't get much added power from either frame, though I thought that the extra weight of the 325 helped me get just a little bit more pop. Both frames offered nice access to spin on the serve. I was able to slice the ball into the box, opening up the court on first serves and hit second serves with enough topspin to keep my opponents from pushing me around with aggressive service returns.

Overall, I think there's a lot to like about both of these frames, though advanced, hard-hitting players will probably get the most out of them. Personally, I enjoyed both versions quite a lot, but I did slightly prefer the Organix 10 Super G 325 over the 295. Both frames felt soft and flexible—making either of them a good choice for players who are worried about their arms—but the 295 felt just a touch firmer. The 325 felt a bit better from the baseline, offering a little bit more stability and plow-through, but the 295 was noticeably more maneuverable and might be favored by serve-and-volleyers.

In the past, I've emphasized that choosing a racquet is a personal choice and that there's no such thing as a racquet that's perfect for everyone. That definitely holds true for the Volkl Organix 10 Super G; this racquet is low on power and is obviously designed for advanced players, though strong intermediate-level players might like it too. The bottom line is that players looking for lots of added pop might want to skip this one, but advanced players shopping for a low-powered, precision-oriented frame should definitely try the Volkl Organix 10 Super G.

Check out the Volkl Organix 10 Super G 295G and the Volkl Organix 10 Super G 325G.