With the Tidal Wave BLX, intermediate players will find all-around performance. Players will find a comfortable response from this lightweight option, which comes in just under 10 ounces strung. The Tidal Wave features BLX technology, which incorporates fibers of basalt, a natural volcanic rock, into the Karophite Black. According to Wilson, the result is a significant reduction in vibrations in the racquet. Our TW testers found the Tidal Wave BLX to have a mobile feel, which resulted in easy access to spin and power from the 105 sq in headsize. The racquet was easy to whip through the hitting zone, making attacking mid-court balls a pleasure. The clean, crisp response allowed the TW testers to hit with precision from all areas of the court. The racquet's low strung weight leaves plenty of room for stronger players who want to add some mass for bigger hitting. All in all, the Tidal Wave BLX is a good option for intermediate players looking for value and a blend of controllable power and precision.
105 sq. in. / 677.42 sq. cm.
|Length: 27.25 inches / 69.22 cm|
|Strung Weight: 9.9oz / 280.66g|
|Balance: 6 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 24mm/24mm/24mm/|
|Composition: Karophite Black / Basalt|
|Power Level: Medium|
|Swing Speed: Medium|
|Grip Type: Performance Hybrid|
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T.9T.7H.9H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 53-63 pounds|