Hey previously I talked a little about the NEW Wilson Tour BLX Tennis Racquet
, and wrote some review about it myself. The bottom line was: its a very nice blend of control per its head size and strings pattern, while offering relatively light weight for better swings and 1pt head heavy for some additional power on your strokes and serves. But lets see what other feedback we got from numerous players abput this piece:
- Denis Valenzuela : I haven’t tried a new racket for a while, as I still you the Babolat GT drive. At the beginning of my test I felt a little bothered, probably as you mentioned in your review, this 95 head size seems not be a lot smaller than my Babolat’s 100 head size, but it makes a real difference in your tennis play and how you need to be a bit more aware for not missing the sweet spot (its smaller on a95 head size like the blx tour) . After playing some days with it, things comes to senses and you start to get your strokes better accuracy. The funny thing was that I lost control over my backhand! I demoed this BLX just because Henin uses it and she has one of the best single hand back hand strokes in the universe! My backhands met the net in 60% of the time.I can blame it on the Wilson BLX Tour’s head size and the poli syntetic strings it comes in its demo version (guys, if its a demo version, put some decent power strings and lets as enjoy it!), I’m pretty sure that with my power bans strings it would have felt better…I have to say, that after having so much trouble with the backhand stroke, I had a joy, real joy with its amazing spin potential!!!( which could be much better with other strings). Bottom line: it will be a very good racket for a two hand backhand player, where power isn’t an issue, but for me, it was a little trouble.
- Damon Dunn: Ammmm I use a Babloat pure strom GT, my current rackets feels a little bit less control than I would expected, I can’t exactly explain it, but I felt that I’m losing or giving up power with the GT in order to get better control (As I tried to hammer some strokes, the ball went crazy with me…), it seemed as if I could never hit controlled deep shots .So I decided to test my friends rackets , head youtek p mp and the Wilson k blade 98 (was for sold a great price). The Head racket was good but I felt it heavy after just a couple of games (had to work it hard with its almost 12 oz.). The Wilson K blade 98 felt much better and about 80 bucks less. But if I’m here, I probably want to talk about the Tour blx! It gave me the best control out of the three and by far better than my Babolat. Iknow people will say how come and so on, but this candy gave me my best ever cross court strokes, really! The second best thing about it was in rallies when I just had to put the ball back deep, it was so easy!!! really surprised me! I found consistensy, very important issue for me, as I gain confidence with it. As for serving I’m not a spin guy, but when I tried to spin the serve it felt better than with the other rackets. I didn’t feel much improvement on my flat serves. Verdict: I would recommend any one who plays a 98 head to test this piece! a very power racket while feels good in your hand!
- Tal Gaviel : Must say that I’m currently using a very good racket, the Wilson k 6.1 and fairly pleased with it, but when I come to rank this racket, those are the differences I can advise you of: as for power on my baseline strokes I can’t see to much difference, but because of the more dense strings pattern (the wilson k 6.1 team is 16*18) I can say that there is much more spin and what we call pop on the shots. I can say that they feel the same for control even though the k 6.1 team is a smaller head size (95) but more open string pattern. That’s what made me decide that I love more a dense string pattern – I can’t say that I’m a Nadal spin type of player, on the other way, I’m a very “bad” spin player, that’s why I was surprised to see spin on my forehand, while playing with open string pattern like the k6.1 16*18 I got no spin at all!!! The spin occurs not only in the ground strokes, but also in the serve and that was a real surprise for me. After technically doing the top spin serve right, it brings a new weapon to your arsenal!!! After that demo I must say I like that racket a lot, the only thing that I can say bad about it is that I feel that my serve returns are a bit slower than before with my Wilson k6.1 team, but overall the Wilson tour Blx is a great improvement to my tennis style and versatility!!! ENJOY IT!!!
- Jan Konner : Hey you all, I must say first off all that I’m a fun Petra Kvitova the last wimbledon tournament (but this is just a coincidence ) and aperantlly also Devenport and Jelana Dokic before and they are using this racket now too. So there is something about it… A little about me – I’m 35 yrs old, I spend most of the day at work and with my family, U play tennis about 3-4 times a week. I used over size rackets most of my tennis “career” (Hammer 6), but lately I decided I want to get a new racket (just wanted to spoil myself). I tried about 6-8 rackets including the Wilson k 98 the DUNLOP Aerogel 4D 300 Tour and the HEAD Youtek IG Instinct S. I found the BLX Tour my favorite choice, why? I felt that it generates the best spin of this group. I found out that I love to get top spin short strokes and that is the best racket for that purpose in my opinion. I also strung it with LUXILON Big Banger Alu Power 127 Spin for greater effect. I get better accurate serves (no surprise as it isn’t a 117 head size). Two things to keep in mind: 1.If you upgrade it from an over sized racket, keep in mind that your new racket (in general – any racket) will have less power per its smaller head size. 2. It seems to me that the grip they supply with the racket is a bit thicker. But in general its a great racket to upgrade to!!!I love it!!!