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Comments: The racquet is very powerful. Nice flex, good for people with arm problems. Leaded mine at 3 and 9
o'clock and at the handle. I wish it were smaller, about 100 and shorter, about 27.25, and thinner, about 20mm. But my favorite
part is the flex.
Comments: Although I really enjoyed this racquet with a full poly stringbed, and I went on a mini winning streak
with that set up. Oh boy, am I loving it with natural gut and Luxilon 4G. It is really something else. Volleys and serves are just way,
way better than with a full poly. The feel is incredible, and the ball just goes through the court more than it would with a full poly
stringbed. I'm also finding that with a bit of focus, I can actually take big swings and the ball stays in. Just incredible feel. I am
sacrificing a bit in consistency and spin on groundstrokes, but I gained in the serve, volleys, and in attacking short balls. I am not
a string breaker, I hit mostly flat, in the center of the racquet, so this is just the best combo ever for me.
Comments: I was playing with the Wilson Ncode Tour Two 105 for 6+ years andnever had a complaint. My racquet
broke and was recommended to try this one. I used this racquet for around 6 months, and since the beginning I started to feel
pain on my elbow. This pain got worse to the point that I had to put it down. I never felt control on the return of serve with this
racquet and I was over hitting long most of my shots. The serve was uncontrollable as were the volleys. I think the racquet is too
flexible for the weight since I could not counter punch heavy hitters. I will never keep trying a racquet that causes some form of
pain on my wrist, arm or shoulder.
Comments: This is a very easy racquet to play with. It's very light and maneuverable at the net. It has a real solid
feel that doesn't twist on off-center shots.
Comments: I absolutely love this racquet. Even though I am not entirely comfortable with it, I have lots of singles
wins with it, including players I have trouble with on my good days. I've used several string setups with this, I've strung it up with
a hybrid of Luxilon ALU Power Rough in the crosses and Wilson NXT 16 in the mains, and it felt nice. Before that I used the
Toalson Thermaxe 17 and played really well with it, and before that, a hybrid with Luxilon ALU Power in the mains and Wilson
Stamina in the crosses. I liked it most and performed best with the full co-poly stringbed, both the Toalson Thermaxe 17 and the
Dunlop Black Widow 17. My groundstrokes and serves were just super accurate compared to the hybrid set up. I had enough
power to get the ball away, but enough lightweight to defend well. The spin was excellent, and so was touch at the net. I also
served much much better with a full string bed of co-poly. It's strange because the TW review indicates that it goes well with a
multifilament, but for me, full poly is the way to go, and it is not harsh on the arm or elbow at all.
Comments: This is an almost perfect racquet for me. I like the way it moves through the air. It has the balance of
power and control that I want and I like the flexible feel the most. It doesn't hurt my arm. The only complaint that I have with this
racquet is its head size. I wish it were a bit smaller (98 or 100), as it felt cumbersome at the net.
Comments: I gave this a try because I am looking for more control over my Prince Reds, and I'm really pleased that I
bought it. It seemed a bit long at first but it was no trouble at all on court. It really swings fast, gets a good zip on the ball
and is great all round. This racquet has made me much more consistent on all my shots and now I can really attack the ball. The
only thing I had to do was hit my serve harder to get the pace, but this was easy enough and know they are going in really well. A
really solid feeling racquet whilst not being overly heavy. Mine weighs up at 316g with an overgrip and dampener. I feel that this
racquet helps you just enough and provides the confidence to go for your shots. It's great on the arm too with the low flex.
Comments: In my second time trying out this racquet, the result for me is the same: fantastic! This racquet hides
my weaknesses and amplifies my strengths. I like to play from the baseline (my strengths), and my groundstrokes have more pop,
depth, and consistency. At the net (my weakness), my volleys are more accurate. My serves and overheads (also weaknesses)
have more directionality and pace (but by no means like Serena's or remotely close to hers). I think the large head size requires
me to change my technique a bit, but for the better because now my strokes are better. Groundstrokes require earlier preparation
and longer follow-through with this racquet. These improvements do wonders for my confidence, and I feel good playing with it.
It is also wonderfully comfortable on my wrist, elbow, and shoulder, and this is another plus that will make me consider
Comments: While Volkl claims to be easy on the arm, it doesn't compare to the
Wilson. After ten years using the recommended Volkl racquets, V1, Organix, and the V1
Classic, the degenerative arthritis in my wrist had reached a point where an
operation was necessary. So, a few weeks before the operation I decided to test
racquets to see which models would lessen the pain the most so that when I
returned to play, I would have the racquet that would be best. I wanted my Volkls
to be the best. They weren't. I tested 9 different racquets and included the Volkls.
The Wilson Blade Team absolutely amazed me. I kept trying to find faults with the
racquet but I just couldn't. It was by far the easiest on my shoulder, elbow, and
especially the wrist. It's easy to get the racquet moving. It allowed me to shorten
my stroke without losing power. My served kicked more than it ever has. It is just
a superb racquet. While Wilson doesn't advertise like many other companies to
have racquets with low vibration, my wrist can attest to its superiority.
Comments: Excellent racquet, with good power, good control, great
maneuverability, and a big sweetspot. Surprisingly I was able to generate a good amount of spin with its tight 18X19 string
pattern. Sometimes it is unstable, but it's not much of an issue. It is also very comfortable to hit. Overall, I rate this racquet
9/10. A must buy for intermediate to advanced players.
Comments:I have an elbow problem with Head youtek Radical Pro so I decide to change to Wilson BLX
Blade Team after read some spec and some review here and the result is unbelievable. This racket start surprising me
from the first hit. The first and the most important thing is I dont feel hurt anymore!!! Thanks to the review, this
racquet is perfect to me, it's very comfort and very easy to swing with power control and a huge sweetspot. My game
has improve in every area.
Comments: I had been playing with the Wilson KBlade Team which I really like. I picked this racquet
because I was having trouble with both my shoulder and elbow. The flexible frame combined with a natural gut string
really seemed to help. One of the things I like about this racquet is I can really swing it and still have the control I need
but the one drawback was that the ability to really swing the racquet is great when playing with hard hitters but when
playing in a more social setting if I needed to ease up on the power, I felt something was missing. I decided to try this
newer model just to see if any improvements. This racquet appears to have a little more feel and slightly less vibration.
I see big improvement in return of serve where it seems to handle the hard power serve better. I haven't noticed much
difference for both serves and volleys. My groundstrokes feel better especially the forehand where I just feel better
connected to the ball. The biggest improvement for me is in the feel and control playing in the more social club tennis.
With this new version of the racquet I really feel comfortable either hitting out hard or easing up. In my opinion, a much
improved and better all around racquet. I demoed this racquet twice and have now purchased two. I play 3 to 5 times
per week and have been playing with the new racquets for a couple of weeks now with no shoulder or elbow problems.
Comments: I came from using a Wilson NCode6 which gives you a lot of power, but zero control. When I
switched to this BLX Blade Team, the difference was night and day - my forehand and backhand now packs a ton of
power with precision.
Comments: I hadn't played tennis since my early 20's (>15 yrs. ago) when I was about a 4.0 player, but
started again 4 months ago. My old Donnay just didn't seem to have any power. I got demos for the Babolat AeroPro
Drive GT, Head YouTech IG Speed 18x20, Wilson BLX Tidal Wave, and the Wilson BLX Blade Team. All racquets are
completely different. The first two are super stiff and since I am hitting a lot of balls outside the sweet spot they led to
elbow pain. BLX Blade Team is not stiff at all (53) but feels so solid. There is no vibration in this racquet despite its
flexibility and plenty of power. I would buy another one in heart beat.
Comments: Began playing six years ago at the age of 46. I was very keen on getting solid technique, so
used heavy tour racquets from the start such as Head Prestige Mid, Wilson K95, Volkl PB 10 Mid, and Babolat Pure Drive
GT. After all, I stepped down a bit, since I never could quite control those heavy racquets, having small hands. Wilson
K95 Team proved to be a perfect weight/balance combination; power was just a tad too low and the sweet spot too
small. This WIlson BLX Blade Team is just perfect for me. I find this one a perfect serving racquet, kick serves are simply
ridiculously easy and jump very high. Groundstrokes still require a full solid swing to get some heat on the ball. This is
the first somewhat lighter racquet that gives me back my beloved drop shots. Volleys are ok, perhaps not as edgy as
with the Volkl. I think this a still very control oriented racquet with perfect weight/balance and a bit more forgiving
sweet spot. This is definitely not a racquet that helps you power wise like the Babolat Pure Drive GT.
Comments: By far the best racquet that I have played with in 5 years! It has great control, power,
mobility and comfort. That about says it all about a racquet. The sweetspot is large and I don't need a vibration
dampener because it is so comfortable and stable. Spin is easy to produce and the confidence it gives me to swing
away is amazing. For me the weight is just right in stock form, so no need for lead tape. This is a very solid stick from
Comments: I was really surprised by this racquet. Thought I was going to have to use some lead tape to
increase the mass, but no need. It has great plow through for what the weight is. Definitely give this one a try. I now
have 3 of these.
Comments: I hit with this demo on Monday March 7th, 2011 because an associate and tennis friend had
the demo in their bag and they let me hit with it. I noticed you had to create your own power because the racket is not
stiff and does not give you ample depth. I felt though that I could take full cuts and keep the ball in. I am starting to
develop my own power so the racket not giving me a boost was no problem. I was serving solid with this racket
however I did not feel the plow through with this stick. Hitting groundstrokes was enjoyable but not with the pace and
depth I like with a stiffer racket. Volleys were good though because I have solid technique. The blade blx is good on
overheads because of the headsize being 104 so there was a larger area to hit with. I would give this racket a 7 out of
ten overall in terms of performance.
Comments: Love this stick. Everything the nBlade 106 is and then some. Can't really say anymore than
Comments: When is the review coming? Is there a date set yet or is it still being decided?
Comments: Are you expected to do a video review on this racquet?
Comments: Groundstrokes: Overall I found groundstrokes with this racquet to be a bit better than
average. I was really surprised by the topspin I was able to get out of the 18x19 string pattern. Along with the topspin,
I was also impressed with the control this racquet offered. The tight string pattern and great maneuverability really
allowed me to place the ball well on both side to side and depth. This Wilson is one of the few exceptions. Although at
times I felt the racquet didn't offer enough feel (plastic feeling at times), and stability suffered (especially near the top
of the frame), I really had amazing control with this racquet. On groundstrokes I had the most success off my forehand
side (never thought I'd ever say that) when I was aggressive and hit down the line. On occasion I found myself not being
able to whip the racquet quick enough to hit crosscourt forehands, but this was due to a combination of the extra
length and my laziness. The one area where I did struggle with this racquet on groundstrokes was when I tried to hit a
low penetrating slice off the backhand side. The ball tended to fly when hit hard and lacked bite when hit softly. As a
whole, the power level of this Wilson was a bit lower than I was expecting, in part due to the lower stability than I'm
used to with my current racquet. Balls not hit near the middle of the racquet face tended to fall short of the expected
target. I would say the sweetspot of this racquet is quite small compared to it 104 sq. in. head size.
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