Composition of BLX Pro Staff

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  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    The TW specification for several of these frames (including the 90 and the 95) lists the composition as "Basalt."

    I assume this is incorrect and should be Graphite/Karophite + Basalt?

    Or have full Basalt and no Carbon fiber frames actually come out????
     
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  2. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    ? I looked recently and saw Karophite Black/Basalt.
     
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  3. sureshs

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    Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90
    Price: New $199.00

    Product Details
    Specifications
    Technologies
    Head Size:
    90 sq. in. / 580.64 sq. cm.
    Length: 27in / 68.58cm
    Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357.2g
    Balance: 8 pts HL
    Swingweight: 327
    Stiffness: 65
    Beam Width: 17.5mm / 17.5mm / 17.5mm /
    Composition: Basalt
    Power Level: Low
    Stroke Style: Full
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Racquet Colors:
    White/Red/Gold/Black
    Grip Type: Wilson Leather
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7H 9H 7T 9T
    One Piece
    No Shared Holes
    String Tension: 50-60 pounds
     
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  4. paul_tennis

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    BLX Technology according to TW:

    BL=Basalt. Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be used in manufacturing where it is made into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration resistance.
    These new fibers are woven longitudinally with [K]arophite Black to create one of the most advanced composites in the industry.

    So I suppose the composition should be [K]arophite Black/Basalt...
     
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  5. db10s

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    I always thought they put strips of it under the grip to decrease vibrations.... and feel.
     
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  6. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/reviews/wps90/wps90review.html

    Bottom of the page.

    No. The basalt is in the graphite frame. The handle was supposedly changed so that you can actually feel the ball again (for the large number of critics that said the BLX90 had terrible feel).
     
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  7. JoelDali

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    The Basalt Crystals can transform a low end 4.0 into a mid range 4.5 with coaching and persistence.
     
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  8. Pickle9

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    so that's my problem....
     
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