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Comments: This is my second post regarding the BLX Pro Tour. I found that this racquet
will hit with great control even at 45 lbs (18 gauge poly). This provides excellent dwell
time which improves control and feel. The dense string pattern prevents string
movement, so I do not have to straighten my strings out after every point, and this means longer string life. This racquet
will never have the plush feeling of my 6.1 90 frames which are a solid box beam and have a very open string pattern. Still, it is
great to have this racquet in the bag as a third back up.
Comments: I play No. 1 singles and doubles for a Division 3 school in
Indiana. I recently switched to this racquet from the Aeropro Drive GT.
The first couple weeks hitting with the Pro Tour was rough, given the
smaller sweet spot and loss of maneuverability compared to the Aeropro
Drive. After 2-3 weeks though, my game began reaping the benefits of
this racquet. My balls aren't as heavy as they were with the Babolat,
but placement is much improved, which is a transition I wanted to make
with my game. I find the depth quite good, and my serves are improved
with the Pro Tour as well. I will say my volleys have lost some punch
with the smaller sweet spot and heavier weight, but overall I found
the Pro Tour has suited my game in all other aspects. It's a nice
balance between a powerful, lighter Aeropro Drive-type racquet and an
absolute player's racquet such as the Six.One. Also, string it a bit
looser. I strung my Babolat at 58 lbs, and 55 still isn't low enough for
the Pro Tour. I'm going to string them at 52 lbs next time and see how it
Comments: Terrible. One word to describe. This was the first BLX racquet I bought, and the experience was so bad
that it created a bad image in my mind about BLX technology. Now I am reluctant to use any of other BLX racquets. Wilson, please
ban this racquet, or at least change the string pattern to 16x19.
Comments: This is my first Wilson BLX racquet, and I have to say that this racquet feels good to hit with. It has
good control on the groundstrokes, but I still need more time to get to use to its strength. Overall, a good racquet to compete
Comments: I have had around 5 years experience in tennis, starting at the age of 12 with
regular playing and training around 3-4 days a week however I've only owned 3 expensive racquets before so I have
little experience with other racquets. Just thought i'd get that out there. Pros: As a player who has a high topspin
forehand with a lot of power, I felt it worked well, it was easy to achieve solid, powerful deep groundstrokes. I also
found it easy to achieve explosive power for placed shots and still maintain a good deal of control and feel.
Furthermore, on my serves I was able to achieve much spin of my serves as well as A LOT
of power on the 1st serve. Cons: My backhand slice was a very strong shot of mine before i got this racket. The feel is
pretty rubbish as well as the sweet spot is rather small it's quite tricky to build up
confidence with it. Due to the tight string pattern, it's a little hard to generate spin with the slice. I now hit, more often
than not, a rather slow, floating backhand slice which I don't have confidence to hit with much inspired placement.
With the volleys I personally dislike it, purely because I'm pretty shocking at them anyway but mainly due to the small
sweet spot and the hollow feel you can sometimes get off of the racket. Though I say this if you're any good at volleys
you'll find that you can place them nicely if you manage to hit that ball in the centre. It doesn't generate a huge
amount of topspin so it's a struggle with getting good depth if you don't hit your shot groundstrokes with very much. I
felt the racket took a while to get used to due to it having a smaller headsize/sweet spot than I was used to.
Comments: Added some tape to the head at 12 o'clock! The BLX turned into a mean machine. My single
backhand has improved out of sight. Serving aces down the middle became second nature. Forehands went fast,
true.Length was controllable.Volleys punched and crunched. They should rename the BLX 'the magician's wand!' Indeed
impressive stick! Hope I still like it next week !
Comments: This racquet has an identity crisis. It wants to be both a players frame and a game
improvement frame but in the end really doesn't do either right. I remember reading
the tennis magazine article and how they praised this racquet for its excellent control
but I'm just not seeing it. The strung weight is 11.6, which makes this racquet heavy
for a game improvement bit on the lite side for a player frame. The string pattern is 18-
20 and head size 96, but the sweet spot is made too powerful by the thick beam of the
racquets. I felt like I needed to use a conservative swing or my shots would go into the
back fence. Ground stokes are the high point of the racquet, since the balance helps
you swing through a two handed backhand and it's easy to unleash on forehand
approaches. This frame is just awful at net since the small head, big beam and
ridiculous sweet spot led to alot of shanks and long balls. First serves with this frame
are fine, but the closed string pattern severely limited the amount of kick or slice I
could put on my second. In the end this is flawed frame and I can see why del Potro
stopped playing with this. I can only recommend this frame for a high level baseliner
with good technique but a smaller stature.
Comments: Nice stick with good pop from the baseline, my forehand
improved in terms of power and accuracy after switching to this stick,
good touch at the net.
Comments: See my first comments on this racket. Since having this racket since July of 2011 I have
changes in the way that it is set up from when I first tried it. I have added weight to get a little more pop on the serves.
getting a little more pop on ground strokes too. I think that with this racket I am making fewer mistakes. The tighter
pattern may be giving me more control even strung at 50lbs. My volleying has sure improved over BLX Surge, lots
more control. I
really like this racket. It is too bad that Wilson is discontinuing.
Comments: BLX Pro Tour has a very dense 18x20 pattern which requires lower tension for
good feeling. Found 54 lbs with 17 gauge poly was too stiff and boardy. Restrung with Dunlop multifilament 17 gauge
at 54 lbs
and still too boardy. May try MF 17 gauge at 50 lbs next time. The KF Pro Tour version, in comparison, is 16x19 and
more open string pattern, a bit more bite, and lower pitch sound.
Comments: I like the stick its easy to play with and you can hit very hard with it. The only down fall is
that it's hard
to maneuver at net.
Comments: Great stick for me. I am used to Kpro Tour but with the Kpro I had to add lead to the 3, 9, 12
and balanced the handle to make it more stable. This one is okay to use it without modification. Compare to the Kpro,
BLX just a
lot sweeter. My Kpro is heavy and mean and loud at the baseline. BLX goes all court, better than Kpro in all
defending heavy blows for lack of mass. Easier on the elbow also - I can play a few hours without having to ice my
Comments: I'm happy with this stick only with 52 tension. I initially opted for 58 tension, and the results
terrible. So it is a great stick for those who have strong wrist to maneuver it well.
Comments: Nice control and great for what it does (keeps you from overhitting). However, my backhands
from this racquet and I found less control with them. Forehands are amazing, no problem with the weight of the
racquet, and this
is the first racquet that I've used without putting a shock absorber on. Only problem is the less control on the backhand
of the higher power required to hit it over the net. Off center shots are unforgiving.
Comments: This racquet has nice pop and sound except for the hollow feeling.
Comments: Great stick for singles or doubles but I like using this stick more for singles. Power and
great! Coming from using my Wilson RDK 90s, NCode N Six.One Tour and my KFactor 88. I use these sticks more for
Maybe just once in a while for singles for a few games or warm ups. Then switch to the BLX Pro Tour which gives more
my game which I lack.
Comments: I just demoed the Wilson BLX Pro Tour. It was strung with Hollow Core 16. I normally use
Banger TiMo 10. This racquet has amazing control and power when you need it. I played doubles on grass and low balls
to slice back or hit with topspin. Volleys were crisp and placement was excellent. I hit some singles and ground strokes
consistent even when hitting big shots. The ball was easy to hit down the line with power. The string pattern does not
allow for as
much spin as the traditional 18x20 string pattern. I can see where stringing a poly would be difficult. I think that I have
new racquet. I will string it with TiMo 18 and send in another review. Also, this did not hurt my arm.
Comments: For me, the Pro Tour inspires confidence with great control and it has the ability to harness
for winning shots. I picked up a Pure Drive GT+ at the same time and found out that the Pro Tour provides more
simply it has a wider range of shots. This racquet is quick at the net, has full control, rips at the base line and slices
and dices like
magic from all over the court. Swing away with this sword and watch it drop in time after time. I'm getting another Pro
Comments: I like this racquet as it seems best suited for topspin players and even better for killer slices.
improved so much that when I slice a ball it hardly bounces and just stays on the spot it bounced. The racquet has a
good feel and
I don't lose control easily.
Comments: This racket is great for control and spin. The string pattern is not the greatest, but youll
easily get use
to it, yet the weight and headsize are right in the middle, and that's perfect for me. I got two about a month ago, and I
recommend hybriding this racquet. If you can just create your own power, your completely set with this racquet.
However, I do not
recommend this racquet to lower level players. At least give this guy a demo.
Comments: I don't see many comments from the ladies on this racket so I thought I would add a few. I
this racket without demoing after hitting with the BLX Pro Open, which had too much power. I was a little worried since
Tour is a full ounce heavier, has a denser string pattern, and has a smaller head size than what I have been playing with
nCode nBlade.) Out of the box this racket works very well for my singles game and plays better for me at the baseline.
I have a
very hard topspin serve on my first serve and I generally slice the second serve. I am able to place my serves with a
percentage of first serves than my old racket. I am able to hit deep flat shots and hit quite a lot of topspin from the
ease. My favorite shot is my slice I am able to slice from anywhere on the court normally; with this racket I have really
had to work
on the forehand slice for some reason it wants to float on me. However, my backhand slice drive has been exceptional.
finding adjusting to this racket at the net has been a little more difficult for me. I am having a harder time finding the
angles without over doing. It is likely more operator error than anything; the extra control from the racket at net has
difficult to adjust (the swinging volley doesn't help.)
Comments: This is a very unique racquet. It has the typical Wilson feel (stiff/mute), but plays more
62 stiffness rating doesn't match well with how it plays. I'm not sure if it's a stiff hoop or what, but it plays more
you'd expect. That's not a bad thing as long as that's what you're looking for. Power wise it plays similarly to the Pure
The most noticeable difference is the very, very dense string pattern. I've still found this racquet to be very spin
suspect if you struggle to get topspin, you'd struggle more with this stick. If you don't struggle with topspin, you get
benefits of the tight bed. It's very precise and predictable, has great feel, and for people that have to pay for their own
you get a huge increase in string life. The specs are very friendly for tweaking with lead. I've found the stability to be
in stock form (so no need for lead at 9-3), but a little lead at 12 really helped against hard hitters. String selection and
really important. The string bed is dense... String it several # lower to achieve a similar string bed to other racquets,
18x20's. I had always played with heavier, flexier players type sticks (prestige, Pro Kennex, most recently PB10 Mid), so
surprised by the power. I wasn't expecting it, but once I adjusted, I love it. There's still plenty of control when I hit all
out, but my
less than full shots are much more penetrating. Fully leaded with an OG and a dampener, the racquet is still just under
8pts headlight. That's at least 0.5oz less than I was used to, and while that doesn't seem like much, it's very
line is I think this is a great racquet that because of it's paper-specs isn't getting into the hands of the people that it
suits best. If
you're someone that likes a slightly more powerful racquet (think APD, Pure Drive, Prince Blacks, etc.) but want more
precision, this is a great find. The only negative I'd add is this racquet is an absolute pain to string. Weaving a stiff
poly is the
definition of un-fun.
Comments: Hi, just don't see the data of this racquet on Tennis Warehouse University. Will you put it up
Comments: I am in love with this racket! It is a killer weapon. Precise to the limit. It is so forgiving that I
create tricks with it like hiding the swing very behind my body so the opponent can not read what I intend to do. I like
to hurt with
my background shots and this precious is the one to do that with confidence. The best racket I have ever used.
Comments: Be aggressive when using this racket! Send it back and swing as fast and long as you can. Hit
with confidence and you will have great pleasure. You've got to generate your own power. Believe in yourself when
this weapon and beat your opponents.
Comments: I switch from k pro tour to the blx version and what I like most from blx is my backhand,
topspin that's generated. It has a little bit more weight so you have to be able to handle that. I really preferred my old k
pro tour I
think I had more control and spin. Blx feels like play with a piece of wood. Too stiff.
Comments: Before I played with the K Six.One 95 (18x20), which was fine until I demoed the BLX version,
surprise it wasn't up to expectations. Yet this is so amazing plus the lifted weight is more than helpful with my type of
Serve and volley for singles, for doubles I'm the net player.
Comments: I changed from Aero Pro Drive Cortex to BLX pro tour. aero pro cortex was also very good,
but wanted a
lesser head size racquet with 18x20 pattern and good spin. I sometimes felt that the Aero Pro Drive isn't that good for
handed backhand players. I bought that just because I am a Nadal fan.BLX pro tour has all of what I was looking for. My
improved a lot with this, especially my shot accuracy. I never have problem generating power. All in all, my favorite
asset now. I
am going to buy another soon.
Comments: I started with a Pure Drive GT, which was way too stiff and powerful. Then I went with a
Wilson 6.1 95,
but it was a bit too heavy for me. I ended up buying the Pro Tour and I really took to it. I am using BB Alu Rough at 55
it is working really good for me. I love how flexible the frame is and I can get tons of spin with the BB strings. My
another Pro Tour that is currently strung with BB Rough (mains) / Wilson NXT (crosses) combo. This combo feels really
nice, but I
usually play better with the BB Rough only setup for some reason. I am 6'2'' 205 lbs and it was hard finding a good low
racquet that wasn't too heavy until I found this stick. Volleys are great and my game has definitely improved with this
Comments: Just switched from Prince Graphite Mid-Plus frame to the BLX Pro Open Tour. I was never a
Wilson frames, but this one changed my mind. It took me a few days to adjust my swing mechanics but once I dialed in
did not regret the switch. My serve has become more consistent. I had more plow through with the Prince but my 1st
percentage increased with the Wilson.
Comments: K Pro Tour was one of the best racquets of all time; Wilson did a bad job by changing BLX
from 16X20 string pattern to 18X20. Initially demos had 16X20 string pattern but they changed it later. Hope they re-
16X20 string pattern version or at least in the next upgrade.
Comments: I previously played with the K Pro Tour and thought this would be a great update to that
frame due to
the increase in swingweight. The weight is definitely better, but the change from the 16X20 to the 18X20 robbed this
power and spin. Too bad Wilson changed their mind at the last minute and made this an 18X20 after sending out
Now those I would like to get my hands on!I am back to the K Pro Tour with a little lead.
Comments: Used to play with Kfactor pro open, demoed these and just loved it. I had a bad experience
racquets before, but this time around the volleys were just crisp and the forehands have a ridiculous level of spin. You
have a solid swing and good accuracy do not smoke the frame, but when you do your job, the racquet does its. I love
Comments: I previously played with the K-Six One Team and loved it but always wished it were a bit
switched to the Pure Drive and it felt better but lacked control (or maybe I'm just out of control). Anyway, this is the
between the two and I can say I really like it quite a bit. Stable, solid, great spin potential, and good power and accuracy
Comments: The Pro Tour is a really good stick. I have played with the Liquidmetal Radical for four years,
really finding a reason to switch. This one fell into my lap when my brother was demoing some racquets, and I decided
pretty quickly. There is definitely some pop in the racquet, but I haven't had any trouble keeping the ball in the court
provides a ton of topspin. Easy to serve and slice with as well. It's very stable, and easy to swing. I thought it felt a little
maneuver at the net, but I got over it pretty quickly.
Comments: I have recently demoed this racquet, I tried this along with the Wilson BLX Pro Open racquet,
used by Feliciano Lopez. This racquet is so much better because of its stability when you hit the ball and its nice
control, but you
have to supply your own power, which is not a problem for me. I have been playing with Wilson racquets since I was 8
yrs. old and
I have found these new frames to be no less than exceptional-what I have always found. Give this racquet a try, I would
Comments: I really enjoy this racquet it has a good solid feel to it. While using this racquet my backhand
improved my forehands feel very solid, the only problem with this racquet is the small headsize. I frame the ball a lot
with it but
overall it is a good racquet, good control good power nice crisp volleys I would definitely recommend this racquet.
Comments: Been using for about 2 weeks, including demo time. Great stick, excellent control, & plenty
of spin for
18x20. My 1HBH is completely transformed from my previous Babolat APDC+. Able to really swing through the ball
confidently. Serves & volleys also exhibit much better control & feel. Highly recommend.
Comments: I have been using the KBlade 98 for a while but wanted to try out a BLX. This racquet allows
you to drive
the ball and change direction from behind the baseline very well. I wouldn't suggest this racquet to anyone under a 4.5
rating, because it is suited for the player that completely generates their own power and has clean strokes. As Wilson
this racquet has great feel and feels very solid even when put against heavy pace.
Comments: As someone who hits very hard but struggles with consistency I thought this frame might be
a good fit.
What a dud -- the racquet has all the feel of a lump of lead, or should I say basalt. No power(obviously), no spin, no
no feel. How much of this was attributable to the simply awful stock strings is unclear.
Comments: Great racquet, very stable. Offers lots of control. I've never been a fan of Wilson till this
Tour is a great stick !
Comments: Great racquet. Switched to it 3 months ago. Good balance of power, control, and plenty of
thinner strings if you have half decent strokes. Harder to flatten out shots compared PS6.1 but its a good trade off
Comments: Probably the best racquet I have hit with from Wilson. I used to use the Blade 98 and just
switch to this
racquet the 96. Unbelievable volleys serves backhand slice, everything is good about this racket. It feels solid anywhere
Comments: Just demoed this racquet last night. It felt a little stiff but overall provided great control. It
helped my backhand topspin. All my shots were landing in and with a lot of power. However, I just couldn't get enough
on my backhand slice. I would recommend this to people who have power shots and are looking for greater control.
Comments: The problem with this racquet is that it is made for advanced players. If you
cannot create your own spin or do not have solid strokes, this racquet is not for you. If you
thought the old pro tour was light and not solid then give this one a try. I do not like the
other BLX racquets but this one will be a hit for pro players and accomplished players alike.
Comments: I just bought this racket to upgrade from the old Pro Tour..what a disappointment! The tight
pattern really provides no ball spin whatsoever. Serves are average. And the backhand slice is a total failure. What is
The whole line of BLX is completely muted and dampened..equals no feel! Stick with the older version! I'm so mad I've
my old Pro Tours on ebay. I've used Wilson rackets my whole life and this new BLX line is terrible Even with my Signum
Strings! These strings rule! I'm switching to the AeroPro Drive..(Nadals) you just can't go wrong with this racket it can
do it all!
Comments: Taught with it last night. It played very light, which is to be expected since it is 10 points
Similar control to my blade 98 but with a bit more spin and felt more maneuverable throughout the back swing. For the
life of me I
could not find the control and depth with the slice backhand.
Comments: Just as advertised. Control oriented and a very pleasant hit.
You bring your own power and the BLX Pro Tour will do the rest. Stable on volleys and easy to produce spin.
Comments: I was previously using the KFactor 6.1 tour 90, and decided to go with this rather than the
BLX 6.1 tour
90 because I needed a bigger headsize. I can say this suits me better because it is still very control oriented like the
because of the tight 18x20 string pattern but with a bigger sweet spot. Very subtle difference dampening wise.
remember have elbow pain when I first started using the KFactor. So perhaps in the long run the new basalt technology
Comments: I've only demoed the 16x20 version, but the frame didn't feel anything close to 62 stiffness,
felt a lot higher. Good power/control, but not quite similar to the KPro Tour
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