This time I want to tell you about the Wilson Tour BLX (not the Wilson Pro tour blx used by many men players ). For starters, this racket is the new and updated model to the Wilson k tour 95 (Or the nCode 95 before it Justin Henin’s racket – Henin is one of my favorite players – sometimes quality comes in small packages!).
The Wilson Tour BLX of course uses the newest Wilson technology BLX = Basalt fiber, tis one wilson claims will get you more feel and control with your swings and strokes.
I had a week to gig with that sweet thing and I’ll tell I really like it, even thought it was my first ever 95 square inch racket tested.Why I liked it? Justin likes it so I do too ,kidding `-). If you only look at this stick’s specs you’ll find a very nice and balanced racket:
you’ll get a lot of control out of the
- BLX great frame.
- Head size 95 sq. in. -not a pain in the ass like the six one 90 and not a big one like the 104″ Wilson Team BLX.
- A nice tight 16×20 string pattern for some extra control.
You’ll also get some more power, as this candy has
- Head heavy build 1 point, for more power on your strokes.
- Light weight, only 10.80 oz. (305 grams) for fast swings.
- Its a little longer than the usual 27.25in for a bit more leverage on your strokes- this is one of my favorite things about this Wilson Tour BLX, ots funny to thing, but the 1/4 inch makes me bend my legs less, which makes my strokes better and my rallies a little longer, as I have more stamina left in my guts.
This combination will get as a very good feel and control with some power.
So how I managed it? At the beginning it was a little funny, Why? if you never yet played a 95 head size racket (I currently use the Dunlop 300 tour 98 18*20), those 3 inches makes a big difference! For the first 2-3 games I kicked some balls to the skies like a first timmer… It was embarrassing as my wife and my 3 years kid watched it happens `-( but after some more games it felt much much better! I can say that I definitely and bigger accuracy rates and as I built my confidence with it, I got more power with my strokes. It felt a little stiff in my net game, but I’m not a net fun, I like it better banging from the baseline. I don’t know if it was because of its strings, but I thought it will be a bit more power hitter, maybe I had to test it a little more to see other results. I’ll never get it, why a 170$ racket, comes with so bad strings… An easy to maneuver racket with a relatively low strung weight. As for serves, this string pattern in combination to the 95 head size generates an adequate amount of spin, this part I really like as my first and second serves are spin based serves!
Thats it ! If you want to get this piece you could visit this link Wilson Tour BLX Tennis Racquet (amazon), Its a very reccomended racket for 3.5 players up to pro.
New review (07/08/2011) : Lila Bon – The Wilson Tour BLX is a very good racket if you are a player that loves to move all over the court and not just staying in the baseline defensive mode. As you mentioned in your K6.2 racket and that probably goes with every under 200$ rackets, it comes with a low quality strings and if you are used to one kind of strings, it will be very strange for you to play with those . When it comes to back line ground strokes I really like it, it lets me get the ball back deep and that’s a very good reason to get the Tour BLX alone! I feel that I can get more topspin in my shots, but is to blame my string choose: I play with the Dunlop DNA 17 for more power and durability (I like it) but less spin (I’d probably get a more even string for the next time…). As for the serves I like it but would need more power and think it could by better. Course courts strokes are good and deep and that is my favorite shot, so it’s a winner racket for me! Another good thing about it is been relatively lightweight, so I feel that I’m ready to hit the ball back any time!
A very good racket , the Wilson Tour Blx will be a great tool to continue your progress. Thanks Moshe for letting me write this quick one, I do want to write about the k6.1 (the racket I used before my shoulder surgery), but this will be one the next time. `-)
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