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RoughOG
03-04-2012, 09:08 AM
So it looks like the 2012 Blx Tour and Surge are out
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_BLX_Tour/descpageRCWILSON-WTB.html#tech
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_BLX_Surge/descpageRCWILSON-WBLXS.html

Just wondering if anybody has gotten any early reviews on the new tour. Actually I have been looking at the 2010 Tours and really have been thinking about one, If anyone can help me out, Is there any difference between the two frames other than the new pj performance wise.

Specs are
Wilson BLX Tour Wilson BLX Tour 2012
Head Size 95in² / 613cm² 95in² / 613cm²
Length 27.25in / 69.22cm 27.25in / 69.22cm
Weight 10.90oz / 309g 10.70oz / 303g
Balance Point 0pts EB 1pts HL
Swing Weight 341 321
Frame Stiffness 63 62
Beam Width 22.5mm 22.5mm
Tip / Shaft 22.5mm / 22.5mm 22.5mm / 22.5mm
Composition Karophite Black / Basalt Basalt
Power Level Medium Medium
String Pattern 16 Mains / 20 Crosses 16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains Skip 7T 9T 7H 9H 7H 9H 7T 9T
Tension 50-60 50-60

HurricaneDominic
03-04-2012, 10:28 AM
The BLX Tour has a VERY similar paint job to the BLX Tour Lite - http://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/descpageRCWILSONH-BLXTLT.html

I like the look of it a lot, it's pretty sweet, although it's basically the same as the previous version but white in place of blue.

The Surge looks ok, but I preferred when it was Green as Wilson have a tonne of Red paint jobs.

ALSO, all the pros that used the BLX Tour now sport the BLX Juice paint job, so what's the deal with that? I don't know what will happen to this racket.. will anyone endorse it?

HurricaneDominic
03-04-2012, 01:13 PM
I really don't understand why the paint job for the new BLX Tour isn't the same style as the new BLX 6.1 95's but in the orange/white cosmetics. The paint job is exactly the same style as the older bunch of BLX's, where as none of the new BLX's still have that style of half one colour on each side of the frame. Interesting choice by Wilson.

sdplayer
03-04-2012, 06:30 PM
i was able to get the new tour 95 a couple of days ago - it's the same as the old blue/orange-reddish model and plays the same...just different paintjob - actually kei nishikori used this before with the paintjob of white and orange before they switched his paintjob to the steam pro available only in japan right now - it's funny how they also have a steam 95 available in japan which has the same specs as this blx tour 95 - anyways i'm getting use to this new paintjob just like i did with the old but more people at my club seem to like this white/orange color so much better - i do love this racket though.

sdplayer
03-04-2012, 07:46 PM
funny this racket was such a big hit with female pros mostly - it was great to see at least nishikori used it for a while - i agree...very good racket for any player.

!<-_->!
03-04-2012, 09:30 PM
Isn't that Tour pretty much the "limited edition" model they had in Japan?

Fed Kennedy
03-04-2012, 09:36 PM
Dropped 20 sw points...?

JGads
03-04-2012, 09:48 PM
Dropped 20 sw points...?

good catch. not a bad looking stick. especially by recent Wilson pj standards.