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Bruce X.
02-23-2012, 03:19 PM
Just picked up a Wilson Ultra of Craigslist for $20 just to try it. I couldn't believe how well I liked it. I have a BLX Six.One 95 in both patterns and the Ultra felt more comfortable and allowed me to pull off better shots than the Six One's. I'm figuring it's the dual beam and more flexible design.

I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a modern day racquet with similar design characteristics with perhaps upgraded materials? I tried doing a search on tapered beam on Tennis Warehouse but it didn't show any results. I know there are a few tapered beam racquets out there. Thanks.

bluetrain4
02-23-2012, 05:15 PM
Maybe the 90s released by Wilson? BLX 90, k90, BLX Prostaff 90, etc.

Bruce X.
02-23-2012, 05:49 PM
I have the BLX Six.One tour. Played that against the ultra last night and thought the Federer racquet played firmer. The Ultra seemed more forgiving too. Thanks for your input.

Larrysümmers
02-23-2012, 05:53 PM
vantage blastcore, my speculation tho, im just know that they are quite old-schooly,(at least thats what ive read).

JoelDali
02-24-2012, 12:37 AM
Which Ultra?

Bruce X.
02-24-2012, 07:10 AM
Ultra Graphite. After trying this one out, I'm really curious how the FPK and Kevlar series play.

Does anyone know how the 6.7 stiffness rating Wilson used back then compares to the stiffness rating system used now?

gh65721
02-24-2012, 08:02 AM
I think the higher the number the more flexible the stick was. Probably why the Ultra felt softer than the 6.1 tour. The 2.0 Hammers they used to make were notorious arm killers

Bruce X.
02-24-2012, 08:36 AM
Yes, with the older method, the higher the number, the more flex in the racquet. Does anyone know what the 6.7 index Wilson used back then equals to in RA stiffness? Is it like a 58 or 63?

gplracer
02-24-2012, 03:19 PM
Ultra or Ultra II? I still have an original ultra. The head size is really small compared to today's standards but it was a great hitting racket. I remember Al Parker, Andrea Jaeger (spelled wrong), and Aaron Krickstein using it.