OFFICIAL Wilson pic of the 2010 BLX Six.One Tour

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  1. vmosrafa08

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    From Wilson's website - Pic of Federer with the racquet, additional info, and the racquet itself.

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    WILSON BLX KEY INFO:

    What is BLX?

    A survey of over 600 tennis players revealed a common interest to Wilson, 90% of them wanted a racquet with the right feel, and felt right. So Wilson set out to create a line of racquets that would meet player's demands...

    Feel-Impact information transferred into the players hand

    Feel determines the ability to sense the ball coming off the string bed and better control the shot, and this is what connects the ball, racquet, and player's hand together.

    Technology, Material, and Design are all combined in one to bring you the ultimate feel. BLX


    Basalt

    Wilson introduces a new material into their highly respected line: Basalt. Basalt is a natural volcanic rock used in manufacturing and made into fine and ultra fine gold fibers. Basalt fibers are enviornmentally friendly and superior to other fibers in terms of thermal stability, sound insluation, vibration assistance and durability.

    With the new BLX line, Basalt fibers are woven longitudinally with the innovating [K]arophite Black to create the most advanced composite ever in the industry. Players will find the ultimate in frequency reduction while retaining the performance of carbon fiber in terms of lightness, responsiveness, stability and ridgitiy.

    Basalt added into racquets filters out unwanted frequencies (i.e vibrations) that reach the hand to deliver a clean feedback and sensation for the perfect feel players demand!

    9 elements of BLX

    The BLX line incorporates 9 variables into their racquets.

    Frame Technology

    Triad technology incorporates Isozorb to seperate the hoop and handle for Maximum Comfort.

    FX technology incorporates a quad shaft design for 23% increased torsional stability on off-center hits.

    Linear Geometry provides an overall 35% stability increase compared to a classic beam construction

    Grommet Designs

    Wilson is going to use 3 different grommet designs so players can get the ultimate performance out of their racquets.

    Classic-Traditional 22 string movement for a classic response players love.

    Double Holes-A bigger hole allowing 26 string movement for a 7% bigger sweetspot

    AGT- Articulated Grommet Technology allows an extraordinary 76 string movement for the biggest sweetspot ever (+34%)

    Grip

    3 different grip styles will be available.

    Pro Hybrid(1.6mm)- a Leather base will transmit more feel to the player's hand, a firm PU allows for full racquet sensation and thin diameter will allow players to get a complete feel of the racquet.

    Performance Hybrid(1.8mm)-A cotton base allows a softer feel than leather yet firmer feel than foam, excellent moisture absorption. A tackified PU gives players a high performance feeling grip, and the medium thickness @ 1.8mm gives all around racquet control.

    Comfort Hybrid(2.0mm)-An Air-Cell foam provides the ultimate in comfort, a soft PU gives players a comfortable and tacky feel. The thick diameter gives players the ultimate cushioning.

    With this new line, which BLX racquet is right for me?

    Wilson has associated each racquet category with the elements of Fire, Water, and Air to give players a better understanding of their racquet choices.

    Fire (Player)-Passion, Heat, and precision.
    Water (All Around)-Fluid, versatile, and balanced.
    Air (Game Improvement)-Light and maneuverable

    Racquet colors are inspired from its element (i.e. water=blue) a common Gold color represent Basalt and Feel.

    So what racquet goes where?

    Fire Category
    -Six One Tour BLX
    -Six One 95 BLX
    -Six One Team BLX
    -Six One Lite BLX
    -Pro Tour BLX
    -Pro Open BLX
    -Pro Team BLX

    *Pro Hybrid Grip

    Water Category
    -Tour BLX
    -Tidal Wave BLX
    -Coral Wave BLX
    -Surge BLX

    *Performance Hybrid Grip

    Air Category
    -Cirrus One BLX
    -Khamsin Five BLX 108
    -Khamsin Five BLX 98

    *Comfort Hybrid Grip

    Category Breakdown

    Fire: For players who demand maximum feeback at ball contact to sense the sweet spot and flex for ultimate precision
    -Precise
    -Responsive
    -Consistant

    Air: A comfortable touch of the racquet in the player's hand and smooth sensation during impact
    -Comfortable
    -Quiet
    -Easy

    Water: The ability to appreciate where the ball hit the string with a sense of forgiveness to experience the quality of your shot.
    -Accurate
    -Forgiving
    -Balanced
     
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  2. vmosrafa08

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    And a pic of the "Tidal Wave" BLX that I haven't seen on Talk Tennis yet:


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  3. tennispro19

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    that like a new zen?
     
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  5. Marshredder

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    Thanks for these photo's, I don't think any of us have seen them yet...
     
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  6. Tsonga#1fan

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    These are the ugliest racquets I've ever seen! If I used Wilson Ksix-one 90, I'd be stocking up! That (Ksix-one 90) is a great racquet, nice looking too.
     
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  7. tennis_ally2009

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    Is there going to be a Kblade version of the Wilson BLX?
    Hope so.
     
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  8. ayuname

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    That tidal wave looks nice.

    I'm guessing K Fierce is the new K Fury?
     
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  9. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    sweeeeet
    will definitely go for the tour 90
     
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  10. EPaps

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    Look what Federer is wearing in the picture. How old was this picture taken, or did Wilson just photoshop an old picture with the BLX?

    I must say that the racquet looks a lot better than I thought it would.
     
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  11. fedhingis515

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    These rackets are actually growing on me.
     
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  12. skyzoo

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    yeah there not to bad
     
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  13. Jaewonnie

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    wow the tour paint job looks better than the new prestiges...:shock:
     
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  14. Dino Lagaffe

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    Yeah, it looks kind of photoshopped, doesn't it?
     
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  16. Miami83095

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    The paintjob doesnt even look that bad when Federer is holding it...
     
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  17. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    If they replaced all of the red with black it wouldn't be puke inducing. Look how cool the Pro Staff Tour is. Maybe Wilson will learn one day. Go old school.
     
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    "fierce skye". are you kidding me? sounds like one of those w-line names.
     
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  19. zapvor

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    i wonder what roger thinks of the paintjob. my favorite is the pro staff tour 90 original
     
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  20. rjg007

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    Look at Federers shoes, they are the old vapours so its a Wilson photoshop job.
    Fed doesn't look too bad holding the racket but the rest of the range is horrible, especially the blue/orange one. Is that the replacement for the K tour 95.
     
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  21. Fedace

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    I saw Delouye playing with this today ..........
     
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  22. shaysrebelII

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    this pj gets slightly less hideous every time I see it. I'm still more or less ambivalent tho. hopefully it plays well!
     
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  24. JoelDali

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    These are fail. Just not digging any of them. The tour looks ok in person but is still a fail.
     
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  25. paulorenzo

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    i feel the same. i saw a live shot of delpo swing the blx pro open in a match and it had a different look to in than i expected. perhaps there is a subtle difference between viewing it in a live shot and viewing it in a photo-shoot setting.
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    i was a disgusted at first of the blx tour 90, but it has indeed grown on me, and i guess i will have to wait until 2010 to actually see the racquet in roger's hands for a final verdict.

    i still won't trade in my 88's for it though, strictly based on cosmetics (the blx tour 90 has a bit too much red for me). kps=best color scheme from wilson since the pro staff tour 90.
     
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  26. hoodjem

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    How much does Wilson pay Fed?
     
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  27. Jaewonnie

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    I find that the BLX looks the nicest out of the previous models.
     
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  28. Tennis_Freak

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    I got to hit with the BLX Tour 90 and the BLX Six One 95 (11.7oz 16x18 ) today for about 2 hours... The Tour definitely swung lighter than the K6.1 tour 90 and it also had less pop than the K6.1 tour 90.. then I got to hit with the 95 and it felt amazing..My ground strokes were heavy and penetrating and didn't even sail when I took a crack at the ball.. sliced well, volleys were amazing solid and accurate. My serve had a lot of pop and I accuracy was pin point almost. Paint Job of BLX tour 90 definitely looks better in person but still ugly compared to Kfactor.The BLX Tour 90 has a unique buttcap that the rest of the BLX line doesn't have. The "W" is black and the background is gold ( as if it was brushed with gold). The BLX 6.1 95 had a new replacement grip that was black called "Pro Hybrid" in gold letters. The closest thing I can describe it feeling like is the Wilson Pro Soft Overgrip.
     
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  29. JoelDali

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    So if the BLX looked great you'd trade in your 88?

    The BLX is a ping pong paddle compared to the 88.
     
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  30. vmosrafa08

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    How did you get the opportunity to try both of the new wilson racquets? I really want to try them out...
     
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  31. Tennis_Freak

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    I know Greg Raven, he is part of the USRSA.
     
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  32. paulorenzo

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    well not trade in per se, but i would consider trying/buying it more seriously, at least.
    depending on how the weight is distributed (polarized vs depolarized/classic), the blx 90 seems like the perfect blank canvas for customization. 12 pts headlight is a perfect starting point.

    i put lead tape on the butt of my 88's. two of them are 375 grams and one is 373. all three are roughly(within 1/16 ") 10 pts headlight strung. i don't have a viper board (i used the square block and ruler method :) ) but i can attest that the racquets feel a good bit more headlight than stock - which is around 6 hl strung.

    but yeh, if racquet were more predominantly black around the throat/bridge area i would try it out.

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  33. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    So does the BLX Tour 90 play like the Asian K90?
     
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  34. JoelDali

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    The question of the year.

    :)
     
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  35. JoelDali

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    Ha, very cool pic. It looks cool in person, and I'm sure they'll sell big once Roger wins the AO with it.

    I'm so addicted to my 88 that nothing can quite match up.

    The BLX to me just felt like another K90 T90...etc etc. I will suffocate and die if Wilson discontinues the 88.

    To each his own.
     
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  36. paulorenzo

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    nice. the eighty-eight is indeed my favorite stick as of right now. i like being able to hit the occasional bomb(relatively speaking) with this stick.
     
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  37. Tennis_Freak

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    Not really, I felt that the BLX 90 was more solid than the AK90. I'm planning on switching to the 95 though.
     
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  38. JoelDali

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    Like I said many months ago, its a 'tennis athletes' racquet...the most demanding, yet rewarding stick ever produced.

    If it didn't have Sampras' name on it you can bet a ton more people/pros/granny types would use it.
     
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  39. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    But nothing in this galaxy is as tanklike as the KPS88. When I think of it my next thought is a steamroller pulverizing asphalt.
     
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  40. JoelDali

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    A K90 is 120 grit sandpaper.

    An 88 is like, nasty 60 grit sandpaper.

    :)
     
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  41. OHBH

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    What is the name of the orange/blue racquet?
     
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  42. vmosrafa08

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    haha that is the only ugly racquet in the wilson blx line... i believe that it's the new pro tour.
     
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  43. 15_ounce

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    Justine Henin will use one of those.
     
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    I agree completely!
     
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  46. vmosrafa08

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    Thanks to Hiruma21:

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  47. lawlitssoo1n

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    maybe they're saving the black/gold for kblade blx??
     
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    Is this supposed to be the updated version of the kobra tour or something?
     
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    im a bit dissapointed with the bags
     
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    I'm with Blaby also. It's not the greatest design. Breakpoint, do you think it's ugly?
     
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