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Comments: I bought 2, and had to customize them both with leather replacement grips to make them head light. I
agree with a lot of people here on this board. It's not forgiving enough to be a beginner racquet and too powerful for an advanced
control player. I had to string tight. Customizing this racquet is the way to go. I've had success with it, but it was a hassle at
Comments: This racquet places itself in a unique and awkward place in the racquet
world. For a 95 sq. in head size - this racquet is quite powerful and occasionally jumpy. It didn't give me
the confidence to slam the ball like a control-oriented racquet.
10.x light weight - it feels light and you can swing it around in the air quickly. But I
wouldn't describe it as maneuverable. It negatively affected my volleys.
The extra 1/4 inch length took a few weeks of getting used to, and it seems
to help in the power department. And the narrow oval shape of the racquet seems to
compensate for some of the distance problem while getting used to it. But the added
length and even balance made it less maneuverable. Overall, a pretty racquet with an identity crisis.
Comments: I love this racquet. Thank you Wilson. It has taken me years to be able to replace the old Wilson
Hypercarbon 5.3 Hammer. The longer 27.5 inch frame is what I am used to. So solid, amazing depth and power to the baseline
while maintaining control. It is not quite as fast at the net owing to the extra ounce of weight, but the volleys are solid and tight.
The spin on the serve is an added bonus. All my opponents are saying it has increased my game. It did take nearly a month to
start to feel comfortable with it though, so give it time.
Comments: I played with the H Tour and loved it. Got the N Tour and liked it even better. Stiff upper frame gives
the racquet that boardy feel which I like. Have played with for about 5 years. I bought the BLX Tour. 3 models after the N Tour. So
far, not real thrilled with this racquet. The string bed seems narrower as the sweet spot has changed and the racquet has a
dampened feel to it. Dampened feel is not my thing which is why I use stiff Kevlar and Poly combo. I generate my own power but
this racquet takes away some power for control. I will try adding some lead tape. I'm sure this is a great racquet but it is all about
the feel and I liked the feel of the N Tour the best which is why I stuck with the frame so long. With the great reviews I thought this
racquet would be similar or better but not for me.
Comments: I have been playing with a Head MicroGel Radical MP for a long while and was looking for something
more aggressive, and this racquet does exactly that for me. it gave me more power, more spin and a fresh feeling. The heavier
swing weight is apparent but nothing that cannot be dealt with. And the return of serve is especially good with this racquet, you
can block deep into the court or take a big cut. All in all, a must try for intermediate to advanced player.
Comments: I have always been using a Babolat Aero and although it is easy to control this racquet, I have to work
hard on my swing to give me power and return the ball effectively. I then tried the Wilson BLX Tour LTD and I was amazed how my
game improved since then. My forehand has improved dramatically and it is very comfortable for slicing the ball and swinging on
my backhand. I would recommend to use a poly string though. This racquet is a thumbs up!
Comments: Strange racquet. I really liked it at first, although it had more power than I would prefer due to the
cheap synthetic gut. Or so I thought. I restrung it with Head Sonic Pro 16g
@ 62 lbs., but when I hit with it, the power hadn't decreased even slightly! So definitely NOT
a control-oriented frame. But more details; stiffness felt great, but the 'stability' would be
more aptly called 'a tragic lack of feel.' It feels pretty cheap in general, and the swingweight seems way lower than 345. The thick
frame, combined with a 95 sq. inch headsize, open string
pattern, extended length, light weight, and high power level create a very pointless racquet.
Not for beginners because of the headsize, but not for advanced players for about very other
reason possible. The only favorable aspect is the decent spin generation.
Comments: Justine Henin put her stamp on this racquet! Excellent backhand stick because of the stiffness and
string pattern which gives you the spin and precision to do any shot of this wing. Forehand is very solid with this wand. Volleys
are very easy and crisp. I love this racquet. I purchased it and have had it for six months now and I have not been disappointed.
Thanks Tennis Warehouse for giving this racquet a review and allowing your testers to put in their input.
Comments: This is a very good solid all-around racquet. The volleys are extremely solid and the groundstrokes are
awesome. Various posters have commented on the feel of this racquet. The extra length helps with power for groundstrokes and
on the serve. As one poster has stated, you do have to increase the tension due to the stiffness of the racquet along with the
power it awards when you hit cleanly. Even when there are mishits, you do not feel the off-center vibration. I am impressed with
the performance of this racquet. It is a pleaser and welcome addition to the Wilson BLX line. The color is also a seller for me, very
good scheme and design.
Comments: First I need to say that it is a very, very powerful racquet that needs a tension of 60 pounds or more
because of the power. Topspin is OK, flat shots are excellent and overheads can be place with a lot of power. My favorite shot was
the dropshot, which was very precise. You can punch the volley with this stick. The feel is great, but you really need a tension of
60 or more. Great stick.
Comments: Demoed this stick as a direct comparison to the Head Youtek Radical Pro (check out my review for that).
First off, this has a very crisp, clean response to it. Very maneuverable, despite what its swing-weight may tell you. The head
shape is not very round, more oval, so it plays more like a 93 inch head when it comes to spin. Power level is very high. It has a
good amount of mass up in the head which makes it very stable on all shots. The extra length only hurt my service game, but it's
nothing I can't get used to with time. Lastly, I didn't feel this was a very comfortable stick, it had a hollow, very stiff feel to it,
which I didn't like. Overall, a great stick, with great playing characteristics, but I don't like the feel to it.
Comments: I have played with the Limited a few times now and I am pretty used to the length. I love the power,
stability and control offered by this new Tour!�It is an improvement over the BLX Tour with more power and stability. I have to
disagree with a previous comment on this stick, saying it is a Babolat Pure Drive GT with a 95 inch head. This racquet is way more
solid than the GT with more control! All said I will be playing with this one and really enjoying it.
Comments: Never believed in tech hype as most of those innovations disappear in the next generation of same
brand racquets. This Wilson BLX Tour Ltd is exactly the opposite, as it joins all successful improvements of Wilson trough the
years: PWS, Power Holes, 95 sq. in., dual taper beam and Basalt composite in the graphite blend, all in the service of better
performance! Congratulations Wilson! The racquet feels great (never thought of a 73 flex index), volleys, slices and ground shots
are excellent. Very good power and control. Really loved the racquet. I would name it as a modern Edberg's 6.1 as results come
the same, getting rid of the extreme weight and rigidity subjugation of the classic.
Comments: Your you tube and review from playtesters was very insightful. I know you all spend great time and
effort to give us the best examination of each racket that you have scheduled. Thanks TW! I am enjoying my tour limited very
much. I have spent money on different rackets as I have improved my game the last three years. I have moved from a 2.0 player in
2008 to a 4.0 player in 2011. I have found your site to be the best out of all the others. I have bought numerous demos from you
all and have purchased used rackets from you. I think the tour limited is my last racket to fully purchase because it is the one that
fits my game. I have just one now and am looking forward to buying two more to complete my lists of goals along with buying
some new strings besides k-gut. Thank you guys for your hard work and dedication to make this site the best. Also I will look to
buying some more shoes.
Comments: Thanks for the site for the Youtube video. The video was very well done. I also read the review from the
testers and I was quite impressed. I am willing to demo this racket and perhaps buy it because of the positive feedback from pros
and playtesters. Great job guys!
Comments: Will there be a scheduled review for this racket?
Comments: This is a solid racket for the one-handed player. The feel is unreal. Comfort is a 10 out of ten. A player
can really step into the ball with this racket with good technique particularly on the backhand side and unload because of the flex
on the racket being stiff. Heavy balls are produced with this racket. The forehand wing is just as effective in terms of weight of
shot. Maybe not as comfortable because of the forehand wing you do not step into the ball as much and the swingweight of the
racket makes it a little harder to lift and whip the forehand. I had to increase my racket head speed to increase a good shot with
depth on this wing. The serve is easy because a player can jump into the ball and create a lot of pace and spin with this racket.
The return of serve is solid when blocking and bunting hard serves. I am impressed with this racket.
Comments: TW. Thanks for the video review on you tube. I appreciate the time and the effort. You guys are on
point! Also I hit with the racket as a demo and I really like it. I have to purchase this racket and I will. The feel and the depth you
can get on your shots are very good and you can hit out with full strokes. I read the first review by one of the posters and I agree
that Justine Henin did give us rec players a player's stick that can be admired and enjoy playing with. I think that this racket is
going to be a very sought out racket by various purchasers in different places. This stick is a great one for backhand dominant
players whether with one or two hand backhand. Serves are proficient and overheads are easy with this stick. The volley is a solid
and good feel with this racket. I would recommend this stick for a player that has an all-court game. It is a great all around
Comments: Absolutely love this stick!! The weight is a little lighter than I'm used to, but it required almost no
"break in time". I've seen and heard it compared to the Babolat Pure Drive, and that's the best description to give it. My serves are
bigger, my forehand is bigger with more margins due to the more open string pattern, slices are clean and smooth, and it's great
for net play. A little cumbersome at first and I needed to take about 50 or so practice serves to find my range, but overall, it's a
near-perfect lighter player's frame. 9.5/10
Comments: This racket is a player's racket. I like the touch at net that it has. The feel is very good. On serves the
blx tour limited is very stable has nice feel and the open string pattern allows for a lot of spin. Slicing with this stick is a dream.
Any skilled player can drop shot, drop volley, or hit angle shots with the limited. Tour limited has good stability and good power.
Can't wait to see this racket hit the atp and wta tour and get various reviews.
Comments: Well it seems by what the other posters are saying the blx tour limited is a very good all around racket.
I wonder if this racket is under review? I am trying to find a good stick to fit my game. I have been demoing Tecnifibre, Yonex and
a few Wilson rackets. I have been looking at the specs of this racket and it seems as though it is geared toward being a player's
racket. The stiffness, the head size along with the string pattern appears evident. I think I am going to try this racket out. I will
give my opinion on this racket once I hit with it for a few sessions.
Comments: One of the best of the blx rackets that I have demoed; great feel and stability. A player's racket for sure.
The power is good and I could generate plenty of pace. I like very stiff rackets and this racket is right up the alley for me. I could
place overheads and stick the volley. I am looking forward to purchasing this racket. I think it is an upgrade from the blx tour,
which is not a bad racket in of itself. I just think that this racket suits my game more because it helps me with the addition of
power and pace and it feels more solid to me on groundstokes. I give this racket a 9 out of ten.
Comments: I really enjoyed this racket! The feel is great! I was able to really hit out and be accurate at the same
time with this rifle. Touch volleys were good. Tour limited is very solid at net and very good with the serve. I was able to get pretty
solid pace and an ample amount of spin. I would recommend this racket to a 3.5 player on up. The price is up there but it is worth
it if you want a quality stick. I like the blx rackets and this is one of the better ones.
Comments: Very solid racket. Does not have exceptional power but it does have great precision and great stability.
The open string pattern gives you plenty access to spin. The spin you get from this racket is very impressive. I like the feel due to
the dual tapered beam and I did not feel the twisting of the racket on opponents hard hit shots as I have with other head light
rackets. The specs on the racket state that it is 8 points headlight. I can feel the ability to maneuver the racket very well and at net
it is very stable. There was not any problem putting away volleys or overheads. I was able to place or power through overheads on
the forehand and backhand sides. This racket is very comfortable to hit with. The swingweight is also to my liking. I have just
amazing plow-through with this stick. Serves are solid and can be hit with spin and pace. This racket is a keeper!
Comments: Easy to sum it up for the experienced racquet buyers constantly searching for the ultimate Excalibur.
This is a Pure Drive GT Plus in a 95 head. If you like the Babolat but wished it had more control, then this is it. I currently play with
the Pure Drive GT, and I m switching.
Comments: Rocket launcher of a tennis racquet. Stock weight is a little cumbersome and difficult to volley with. A
tad sluggish but the crisp-but-not-stiff response is what I look for in a racquet. Added lead to the handle and a leather grip to
make it 11.8 and it's the best adjustment ever. Able to produce heavy balls with tons of kick and although I'm primarily a serve
and volley player I can hang back at the baseline and crush it all day with this frame
Comments: I got this as demo and end up buying it, very solid for one handed backhand player, serve and overhead
are A+, not much feel and touch at the net (75 is my estimate of stiffness). If you like pure drive, 500 tour or V1 classic, try this
Comments: I kind of knew that the racket would be worthwhile purchasing but I had to give it a few hitting sessions
to get familiar and comfortable with the stick. The feel is unbelievable! I had it strung at 67 pounds with Wilson k-gut string, the
control and comfort was very much to my liking because I am a feel and precision player. The racket because of the dual tapered
beam gave me a lot of control and ample power due to the 73 rated stiffness of the racket. I am deeply impressed with the version
of the blx tour limited. I even let my friend and hitting partner hit with the racket and he was very satisfied with the rackets
performance in all phases form the slice, topspin, and flat shots, which he said he felt he could hit any shot with this stick. I
served with it very well and was able to hit my spots out wide and close to the t-line. Wilson thanks for upgrading the blx tour
with the extra length, the increased stiffness, and making it heavier. It is definitely an exceptional player's racket!
Comments: I sure hate that Justine retired before she had the opportunity to excel with this racket, which was
consulted by her and designed with her specifications in mind. I will purchase this racket very soon because of the heavy
swingweight and the dual tapered beam, which creates more stability and power. Wilson has really outdone themselves this year.
The hyper hammer 5.3 and 6.3, which I love and have multiple string patterns and headsizes is the ones I use the most when I
play. However this is the newest and closest racket that has the specs that I want in a racket that remind of the hyper hammers!
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