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bfactor61
04-05-2011, 05:37 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/gallery#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2C ap%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2Cap-e5c4a3ba89bd48ddb55ae2c1f3f34550%3A1
http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/gallery#photoViewer=urn%3Anewsml%3Asports.yahoo%2C ap%3A20050301%3Aten%2Cphoto%2Cap-7706ccf1061448eabeb84f42671faa3b%3A1


Is it just me or does wilson have him switching pj's like every month?!

Fedace
04-05-2011, 05:48 PM
Which racket is that ? I am going to buy it right now from TW.

bfactor61
04-05-2011, 05:52 PM
I have no clue....it might not be out yet....


This is the closest thing to it:http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_BLX_Tour_Lite/descpageRCWILSON-BLXTLT.html

Fedace
04-05-2011, 06:07 PM
I have no clue....it might not be out yet....


This is the closest thing to it:http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_BLX_Tour_Lite/descpageRCWILSON-BLXTLT.html

That racket is Short racket. It was deliverately designed to be Short in length for more control, i think. NOt sure if there is a market for such a frame ?? LOL

rz250r
04-05-2011, 06:52 PM
from keinishikori com site


http://blog.keinishikori.com/assets_c/2011/03/DSC00449-1024.html

OliverSimon
04-05-2011, 07:33 PM
Yes, Interesting.

NLBwell
04-05-2011, 09:18 PM
Japan is very big on buying the latest and greatest equipment (certainly in skiing and other areas). Maybe the marketing guys are doing it intentionally.

larry89
04-05-2011, 11:17 PM
its looks very similar to the blx tour lite only black writing instead of blue

Fuzzball7
04-06-2011, 12:05 AM
tour 95 pj.

baseline_monster
04-06-2011, 01:30 AM
I'm lost! Sick looking frame but whats the deal? Fedace again making some very funny comments!

Jules
04-06-2011, 01:45 AM
I'm lost! Sick looking frame but whats the deal? Fedace again making some very funny comments!

Well, as Fuzzball7 said it's the new Tour 95 pj (see link to Kei's blog), but the BLX Tour Lite is actually intentionally short (from product description), so I guess Fedace was not joking:

"With a shorter, 26.75 inch length compared to a standard 27-inch long adult racquet, the BLX Tour Lite is the perfect option for smaller players, younger players and those seeking maximum mobility."

baseline_monster
04-06-2011, 02:46 AM
So Wilson is just going to sell the same racket with a new pj 13 months after the original came out, thats just of order.

eleventeenth street
04-06-2011, 02:50 AM
So Wilson is just going to sell the same racket with a new pj 13 months after the original came out, thats just of order.

maybe wilson saw all the negative feedback about the paint on the current tour 95. it's pretty hideous.

jmverdugo
04-06-2011, 04:08 AM
I was at that match! I do not about the racquet itself but the PJ is exactly like the Tour but instead of blue is gold (orange??). ON another note he has the fastest headspeed of all the player I have seen, I we saw Blake too yesterday, it is amazing to see.

Rorsach
04-06-2011, 04:51 AM
So Wilson is just going to sell the same racket with a new pj 13 months after the original came out, thats just of order.

Why is that out of order? You´re not forced to buy it, are you?

Perhaps they´re looking to emulate the marketing succes of Apple with their yearly updates.

Chezbeeno
04-06-2011, 08:39 AM
I was at that match! I do not about the racquet itself but the PJ is exactly like the Tour but instead of blue is gold (orange??). ON another note he has the fastest headspeed of all the player I have seen, I we saw Blake too yesterday, it is amazing to see.

I was at the tourney yesterday too, I only briefly saw Nishikori but I was wondering about his racquet, as it was one I hadn't seen before. I was mainly at the stadium court, but I came over and watched some guys practice, namely Mardy Fish. The Harrison-Zeballos match was pretty fantastic.

baseline_monster
04-06-2011, 10:22 AM
Why is that out of order? You´re not forced to buy it, are you?

Perhaps they´re looking to emulate the marketing succes of Apple with their yearly updates.

I think apple are disgusting for it tbh. I just think they should stick to how they are with other rackets, the six ones and blades get 3 years. I dont buy or use Wilson because of who uses it, no one uses my Volkls!

jmverdugo
04-06-2011, 11:46 AM
I was at the tourney yesterday too, I only briefly saw Nishikori but I was wondering about his racquet, as it was one I hadn't seen before. I was mainly at the stadium court, but I came over and watched some guys practice, namely Mardy Fish. The Harrison-Zeballos match was pretty fantastic.

Cool! we had night tickets but got to see the end of the Harr-Zeb match. The Argentinian was very lucky and he was hitting all the lines, going back tomorrow for the day session, it should be fun, I think Nishikori is playing again tomorrow, will try to get closer pictures of his gear.

caesar66
04-07-2011, 05:19 AM
I think paintjob upgrades will be the new model for racquet companies-babolat has been doing it for years, surprising that it's taken other companies as long to get on board. Think about it-before cortex, babolat basically had three real racquets: pures storm, drive, and control, with no new technologies for years, just paintjob upgrade and maybe an additional version (98 and 100" versions of same racquet, pure drive oversize) . They did it again with the Apdc and now with the pure storm gt. Has to be cheaper to just change paint and add the occasional "lite" or "team" version than to spend $ on R&D to find the next "lightest and most stable compound" that doesn't really affect the way the racquet plays. And honestly, we're dumb enough to buy the new paintjob over the old one even though the same stick is underneath. And when they do put out a new technology, we'll buy that too.

anhuynh16
04-07-2011, 06:06 AM
Cool! we had night tickets but got to see the end of the Harr-Zeb match. The Argentinian was very lucky and he was hitting all the lines, going back tomorrow for the day session, it should be fun, I think Nishikori is playing again tomorrow, will try to get closer pictures of his gear.

Hahaha I heard, I'm going for the finals.

tom_ten
04-10-2011, 07:13 AM
His racquet will be on sale in Japan only, 2500 units limited with 95 and 105 face size.(2500 each)
http://bit.ly/ftnNMj

Jake Speed
04-10-2011, 08:04 AM
That racket is Short racket. It was deliverately designed to be Short in length for more control, i think. NOt sure if there is a market for such a frame ?? LOL

Gee!

Who on this thread, took ridicule, because I said I have been shortening racquets for decades? Including my students.

Hey! Read this. Right from the ad.

"This extremely maneuverable and spin-friendly offering from Wilson is the lightest offering in the Tour line. With a shorter, 26.75 inch length compared to a standard 27-inch long adult racquet, the BLX Tour Lite is the perfect option for smaller players, younger players and those seeking maximum mobility.

Please, more condescending remarks. :shock:

JS #1

Jake Speed
04-10-2011, 08:08 AM
His racquet will be on sale in Japan only, 2500 units limited with 95 and 105 face size.(2500 each)
http://bit.ly/ftnNMj

I can get that racquet, but I have no interest in it.

Been playing Dunlop forever. And, I cut them down.

JS #1

AlpineCadet
04-10-2011, 01:10 PM
$300+ for a brand new one :T

Devilito
04-10-2011, 01:52 PM
$300 for that... OR

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_nTour_Two_nCode/descpageRCWILSON-WNT2.html#spec

bfactor61
04-10-2011, 03:04 PM
does anyone know what string he is using?

heninfan99
04-10-2011, 04:17 PM
I was hoping it would be in between the Six One 95 and the BLX Tour. I think there might be a market for the BLX Tour shape but maybe 11.7oz strung. 4 pts HL. Bring on the lead tape, I guess.

AlpineCadet
04-10-2011, 09:23 PM
Federer-going-downhill aside, the BLX line isn't as great as the KFactor line. I'm sure Wilson realizes the need for new paintjobs because of their lack of sales, but come on, at least give us a new product and not just new paint.

Djokolate
04-10-2011, 10:41 PM
from keinishikori com site


http://blog.keinishikori.com/assets_c/2011/03/DSC00449-1024.html

GOAT PJ
10char

AlpineCadet
04-10-2011, 11:00 PM
GOAT PJ
10char
Crap on top of junk on top of trash on top of recreational tennis = "GOAT PJ 10char"

Djokolate
04-11-2011, 08:33 AM
Crap on top of junk on top of trash on top of recreational tennis = "GOAT PJ 10char"

I'm not sure if I'm getting flamed or have you just said something really funny without me getting it? (Btw, I'm not insulting you).

AlpineCadet
04-11-2011, 09:47 AM
lol, I was just commenting on how ridiculous Wilson is when it comes to their new gimmicks/paint jobs for the general public, that was all. :) We just love spending.

Djokolate
04-11-2011, 10:43 AM
lol, I was just commenting on how ridiculous Wilson is when it comes to their new gimmicks/paint jobs for the general public, that was all. :) We just love spending.

Lol.
10char

Fuji
04-11-2011, 06:31 PM
I actually really like that PJ! I think it's pretty slick looking. :)

-Fuji