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gplracer
08-06-2011, 01:11 PM
I have played with the Wilson 6.1 line for years. I grew up playing with the prostaff 85 and Ultra II I have recently been playing with the BLX Blade 98. Today I hit with a BLX90 (six.one tour). I play 4.5+ but I am out of shape.

The BLX90 gave me loads of power and spin. Granted my BLX Blade is easier to swing and generate power. The BLX90, when swung properly rewarded me with a very heavy ball. My 14 year old son said I had never hit better or heavier. Granted this might be harder to do in a match with another 4.5. It sure was fun to hit with. The BLX90 is considered a lower power racket but the weight when put in motion and do some incredible things. I would love to see this exact racket in a 95 inch version.

zcarzach
08-06-2011, 01:35 PM
I love my nCode 90 and my Pro Staff Tour 90. Try adding some lead at 12, 3 and 9, it'll give you even more pop and you don't really lose mobility. I string mine between 53 and 55 depending on the string thats in it.

I think a 95 might give me a little too much pop but it would be interesting to see.

FedExpress 333
08-06-2011, 01:38 PM
What do you think is better: a k90 or blx90?

CHOcobo
09-23-2011, 05:24 PM
i just a hit with a blx90 today. just wondering how is the stiffness rating at 65 when it feels like it's flexing on every hit? feels much softer than my 4D100 which has a softer string too.

Jaewonnie
09-23-2011, 05:38 PM
Tried it about a week ago cuz I was looking for more mass than my youtek prestige mid. I'm definately switching to it or I might wait for the next tour 90 coming out soon.

Every ball came out harder, spinnier, and most importantly, without as much effort. I don't think its very demanding of a racket. Even though it is just 90 sq in, the stability does make it MUCH MUCH more forgiving than my prestige.

Devilito
09-23-2011, 06:01 PM
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BreakPoint
09-23-2011, 08:28 PM
i just a hit with a blx90 today. just wondering how is the stiffness rating at 65 when it feels like it's flexing on every hit? feels much softer than my 4D100 which has a softer string too.
Yup, the K90 and BLX90 definitely play more flexy than the AG100. That's why those stiffness ratings are best ignored. :)

UCSF2012
09-23-2011, 09:23 PM
i just a hit with a blx90 today. just wondering how is the stiffness rating at 65 when it feels like it's flexing on every hit? feels much softer than my 4D100 which has a softer string too.

That's because that racket's owner is cheap and bought a fake racket on an auction. Fake 90's are ultra flexy. Stiffness of about 35, not 65.

Say Chi Sin Lo
09-24-2011, 12:11 AM
i just a hit with a blx90 today. just wondering how is the stiffness rating at 65 when it feels like it's flexing on every hit? feels much softer than my 4D100 which has a softer string too.

Had a brief hit with the BLX90. Don't know if it's me or the racquet, but it seemed to flex in the upper loop. Almost as if the racquet head caved in upon impact.

borgpro
09-24-2011, 01:53 AM
I grew up with ps 6.0 85 as well. Do not like the blx 90 at all, weight an small head are no problem but it feels mushy and the ball contact feels indirect. Imo the kblade tour resembles the crispness and feel of the PS 6.0 much closer then blx 90 does. Didn't like the k6.1 tour neigter, don't recall why anymore, bit too slow if I remember right.

Say Chi Sin Lo
09-24-2011, 01:57 AM
I too was bored by how muted/dampened it felt. If you like to play with dampeners on, then you'll like the BLX stuff. Otherwise, it bored me.

Jaewonnie
09-24-2011, 07:06 AM
Had a brief hit with the BLX90. Don't know if it's me or the racquet, but it seemed to flex in the upper loop. Almost as if the racquet head caved in upon impact.

Yes I noticed this too. I sometimes get the same effect on my YTPM.

rdis10093
09-24-2011, 07:36 AM
k 90 and blx 90 aren't flexible racquets

Povl Carstensen
09-24-2011, 01:12 PM
No but weight (mainly in the grip) make them feel softer. Also the narrow beam somehow translates to a flexy feel in spite of a relative high stifness rating, imo.

Say Chi Sin Lo
09-24-2011, 01:25 PM
No but weight (mainly in the grip) make them feel softer. Also the narrow beam somehow translates to a flexy feel in spite of a relative high stifness rating, imo.

No? I've hit with the k61 and the kps88 and neither had that "caving in" feeling. Same goes for other thin beamed racquets I have hit with.

Not that it's a knock on the racquet, I'm sure some people like that sensation. Not me though.