The 2013 BLX Blade 93 review everyone was afraid to write.

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  1. Overdrive

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    In short, the Wilson BLX racquets are stiff and unforgiving to me. After a few minutes, my arm felt very inflammed after a few minutes of hitting. Same for the YOUTEK racquets.

    Babolat isn't the only company that is conspiring to scam the customers into injury and more money.... :cool:
     
  2. Lilguy1456

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    Hogwash...you're saying ALL BLX and YOUTEK sticks make your arm hurt?! Perhaps you need to reevaluate your technique...
     
  3. Overdrive

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    Perhaps I should've said most of them?

    Sorry for not clarifying.

    Nope, I usually do everything correctly on technique.

    I just want to play great tennis without worry about injury from my darn racquet that I'm playing with. That's why I switched to Boris Becker. Volkl has great racquets as well. Maybe I'll get a C-10 Pro and or a PB Mid later just because I have a Volkl dampener.. :)
     
  4. BreakPoint

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    Well, since you asked. Yes, Lilguy1456 has asked me a few questions in this thread.

    And if you care to go back and read all 35,509 of my posts, you'll see that plenty of them were in response to people asking me specific questions. Any questions?
     
  5. Hominator

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    Truth......
     
  6. Relinquis

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    Thanks for the recommendations guys.

    I'll check out the Prestige and Wilson 90. I guess it's worth getting one of each and seeing what they're like. The Volkl's specs look good, but they don't stock them near me.
     
  7. Xonemains

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    the blade93 is not that bad of a frame, needs a more open pattern though.

    its not the most powerful but placement and touch shots are pretty good!!

    seems everybody here respect J011yroger's opionion but demo yourself and make up your own mind:)
     
  8. Relinquis

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    would love to try the blade 93, but no demos where i am, so i have to buy to try unless a friend gets one. most of my friends use 100" frames.
     
  9. J011yroger

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    Good luck, let me know what you think. It is always fun to see how people feel compared to how I do.

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  10. Lilguy1456

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    Nope, no questions. Your very empty schedule which allows you to make ~36,000 posts pretty much speaks for itself.
     
  11. mmk

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    Dunlop in their most recent offerings have also moved to much stiffer sticks. The Bio 200, 200 Tour and 200 Lite have stiffness ratings of 57, 61 and 57 respectively. The F2.0 Tour and M2.0 (replacements for the 200 range) are 67 and 70. Fortunately I have a number of 200g XLs, which are rated at 56.
     
  12. Hominator

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    +1 for the new Prestige. The mid and the MP. Really nice frames.
     
  13. Doubles

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    Again, it's all personal preference. Hold a 90 up to a 95, there isn't that much of a difference. Also, I've played full three set matches with wood rackets for fun before. It doesn't feel as heavy because they're so head light.
     
  14. BreakPoint

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    Go back and re-read every post you've made in this thread. You (and everyone else) will see that you did in fact ask me specific questions.

    Oh, and 36,000 posts over a period of almost a decade? Which is an average of about 10 per day? Heck, I can write 10 posts in less than 10 minutes. In fact, you've already posted twice as much in this thread than I have.
     
  15. BreakPoint

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    That's like saying hold a $130 Nike tennis shoe up to a $30 Wal-Mart special sneaker and you don't see much difference. It's in how it plays that counts, not in what it looks like. If there really wasn't a difference, why is it that 20 years ago, almost every pro used a Mid while today almost no pros do? 20 years ago, pros like Sampras, Edberg, and Courier were dominating with 85 sq. in. racquets, while today hardly any pros will even go near a 90, let alone an 85, as almost all use 95-100 sq. in. racquets.

    If you don't think wood racquets are heavy compared to today's lightweight modern racquets then you have not played with my 14.2 oz. Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff woodie. I've hit with all the versions of the Prestige Pro and found them all to feel way too light, certainly significantly lighter than my wood racquets.
     
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    I'm holding my roommates 6.1 90 up to my Prestige Pro right now. The difference between them is minimal. The reason a person would pick one over the other has to do with preference. As does the weight. I could swing a 14 oz wood racket all day. The only reason I would put it down is because the 65 sq. in. head is not to my liking.
     
  17. BreakPoint

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    Again, it's not what they look like. It's how they play. Ask yourself why no one plays with an 85 anymore if the size difference didn't matter.

    If you could play with a 14 oz. racquet all day, you would have leaded your Prestige Pro up to 14 oz. already because then you could crush the ball all day long with so much pace that no one not in the Top 100 in the world would be able to return your shots. So the reason why you haven't leaded your Prestige Pro up to 14 oz. is that it's too much weight for you to handle on an everyday basis because it's always better to play with as heavy of a racquet as you can handle without it slowing down your swing or tiring you out early. There's a very good reason why adding lead tape to racquets is so popular.
     
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    Really? I had a Dunlop before I switched to Boris Becker.

    I think it was a transition racquet though, so it was EB, >10 oz, and 100 sq in.

    After one day, I cracked the frame intentionally because it was just a piece of crap to me.

    After that day, never thought about breaking a racquet. :)
     
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    I was actually one of the "first" people to try the frame on the forum and I left a semi detailed review on the RH forum.

    "I demoed the Black Blade 93 during my last hitting session...

    That thing was money! It played like a super control oriented tweener. Swung super light, had tons of pop with a really low launch angle for tons of penetration. Had it strung with a poly/syn gut blend, and I loved it. Honestly I'm not good enough to play with a mid full time, but holy did that thing crack backhands. (I have a rather large backhand for my level to start with, but I hit some of the biggest backhands ever with it. Just love it haha!) It was so stable, I don't think I'd go near it with any mods. If I was playing at a better level, It would for sure be my go to racket, no questions asked.

    10/10 / A+ Frame. Absolutely love it. Once I start playing 5.0 consistently, it will be a frame that is definite consideration given the control it had."

    I really do love the frame, but that launch angle was killer. My Prestige mids have a waaaay higher launch angle even though they are a smaller head. It was just too tough for me to consistently hit loopy balls with it. Flat shots were perfection in my books, but just too hard to get a consistent rally ball.

    Cheers!

    -Fuji
     
  21. highgeer

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    Just goes to show you that everyone has an opinion. I love the 93, but I see how a very modern player would not.


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    You're right, it's not what they look like. But they don't play differently to me, either. I'm not going to make shots with the Pro that I wouldn't with the 90, it's how they feel on contact that matters to me.

    In terms of the weight, you couldn't be more wrong. It's not 14 oz. because there's no practical reason to have it that heavy. Can I play with it? Of course I can. But I choose not to because I can't see any benefits to using it. I won't play better or worse with it. I prefer the Pro in stock form. I lift frequently, so 14 oz. isn't to heavy, my swing adjusts without problem. The reason that I don't lead it up is the impact it makes on the feel.
     
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    Well for BP, the heavier racquets feel better. When you have a game like his, groomed with wooden racquets, you can't imagine how anyone could feel anything with an 11oz flyswatter.

    J
     
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    True. The point I was trying to make was that everyone has their own perspective on things. I'm 19 and have grown up with modern racquets my whole life. To me the Prestige Pro is neither too heavy nor too light.
     
  25. Doubles

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    Anyway, back on topic, one of my roommates is demoing the Blade 93 right now, strung with his normal setup of ALU mains with a PSGD cross. He and I will probably take turns hitting it, although my opinion won't likely be changing.
     
  26. Relinquis

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    let us know what you and your partner think. would love to know.
     
  27. BreakPoint

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    How about being able to blast a clean winner on every shot? If you could really swing a 14 oz. Prestige Pro as fast as a 12 oz. Prestige Pro for as long as you want, then you could hit 130mph serves and 100 mph groundstrokes all day long with it and no one below pro level would be able to return any of your shots. As long as it doesn't slow down your swing at all, the bump in extra power would be tremendous and well worth it.
     
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    I had the Wilson Blade 93 for a short period of time but decided it wasn't for me. There were a few things I didn't like about the racquet such as the strung weight, tight string pattern, and too much control. I just couldn't hit with the power and spin that I wanted and needed so I had to sell it. Too many of my shots landed short and I was being eaten alive by short balls. There were a few things that I liked about it though like the control and touch like hitting drop shots on a dime and directional control. I just didn't play as well as I do with other racquets like the 99S and APD.
     
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    You clearly don't know how I play so stop. Weighting a racket up won't automatically allow me to increase my forehand speed by 25 mph. If it did then why doesn't every pro use a 14 ounce racket?
     
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    For the same reason most people don't - because it slows down their swing speed and they get tired faster. But you claimed that you can swing a 14 oz. racquet just as fast as a 12 oz. racquet for just as long period of time.

    If you go from 12 oz. to 14 oz. and can still swing the racquet at the exact same speed, then you will indeed dramatically increase the velocity of your shots. The tennis ball only weighs about 2 oz. If you add 2 oz. to the object that's impacting the ball and transferring momentum to it, that's an additional 100% of the weight of the ball. And since p=mv (momentum = mass x velocity), and velocity remains constant (you can swing your racquet at the same speed as before) but mass is increased by 100% of the mass of the ball, the resultant increase in momentum transfer of the racquet to the incoming ball is tremendous.

    BTW, all pros that used wood racquets swung racquets that were around 14 oz. Others like Sampras leaded up his PS 6.0 85 to about 14 oz., while others like Murray used to weigh his racquets up to a swingweight of close to 400.
     
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    It's not enough of a difference to warrant the change in feel for me. If it was, more pros who can hit the absolute cover off of the ball would have rackets that heavy. Regardless, we aren't going to see eye to eye on this matter so lets get back to the topic the thread was intended for.

    I'm hitting with the new KBT either today or tomorrow, I'll give my input.
     
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    I look forward to it.

    Don't understand why all these new Wilson mids feel cheezy.

    J
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of Wilson mids, but I don't think about that while I'm hitting, so we'll have to see.
     
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    Jo11y, I just have to say that I will read your banter NO MATTER what it is about. Your writing style reminds me of someone like Anthony Bourdain who will write his mind and screw everyone who says otherwise. You are witty too haha
     
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    Thank you Sir, much appreciated.

    I enjoy writing, mostly fiction, and several friends have mentioned that I should look to do it professionally, but I am unsure as to what the best venue for me would be.

    I feel like it would be selling out to get part time work writing advertising copy.

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    Please let us know when you finish / publish your first book, you do write very well indeed! Thanks for the fantastic review! :)
     
  38. Sundan

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    Im abandoning this ship :/

    I played with the 93 now since december,and i have enjoyed it alot,but i cant be consistent with it and in addition it hurts my arm.

    The final drop was today,played 2 matches and lost both due to inconsistensy,i hit some amazing shots just to miss a simple shot after, and after the second match my daughter entered the court and asked if i could hit a few with her so i asked my opponent if i could use his racquet,a babolat aero pro.

    It happened i took the aero and my daughter the blade 93 and i felt at once that the babolat was like hitting with a pillow in comparison.

    I asked my opponent to hit a few shots with mine and he said right away that it was boardy,so its not just me,and in addition he uses one of the luxilon bb alu strings, and i use a soft multi at low tension.

    I didnt want to add more fuel on this fire,but im switching from it,just not sure to what yet though.
     
  39. Doubles

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    Here's my (late) review of the Blade 93.

    Ground strokes: when I made solid, flatter contact with the ball, the feel was fantastic. However, it required me to play with a grip and a style that I'm not used to. I have a more extreme grip, somewhere between semi and full western, and to hit the ball "right" with the Blade I had to hit with something closer to an eastern grip. In the end I didn't feel that the uncomfortable grip change warranted the results, as it changed my swing path and timing.

    Volleys: the string pattern made the Blade feel awesome at net. The difference in balance from my Prestige took some gettin used to, but it was nice. Not much else to say about it.

    Serves: the racquet felt like a toy in my hand here. A weighted up toy, but a toy none the less. The Blade had weight to it, but I didn't feel like I could serve with any pace. Switching back to my Prestige was a fantastic experience.

    In the end I think the Blade is good for someone with flatter strokes and a more traditional game, but if you have an extreme grip, this isn't for you.
     
  40. NLBwell

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    Seems like the obvious choice would be the Prince Graphite Original 93".
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_Original_Graphite_Mid/descpageRCPRINCE-GROMS.html
    Still as good as any Mid racket out there. More open string pattern gives much easier spin than Blade 93 or Prestige Mid. Played with mine today and played as well or better than I did with my Prestige Pros.

    (By the way, I weight my rackets up to close to 14oz and 400 swingweight - similar to my stock original Black Aces and my old wood rackets. Yes, I can Beat The Fuzz Out Of The Ball on serves and at the baseline. It is less maneuverable for volleys and other quick shots and making quick adjustments, so there is a downside. However, I have never gotten tired from swinging a racket - even from hitting for 6 hours straight. Running side to side in one long point is a different matter.)
     
  41. rdis10093

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    that is way head heavy
     
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    In high school (2004) I played the Andy Roddick inspired "bash a serve and crank a forehand" game with a Pure Drive +. Needing to play a more all-court game (to be a more effective coach), I found that playing with my trusty old Head Ti Fire TE racquets allowed me to be a more consistent all-court player.

    I've been playing tons of tennis lately, and I figured it'd be wise to get myself a racquet that hasn't been out of production for more than ten years. Plus, the Ti Fire TE didn't have much plowthrough, and I've been playing with people who hit fairly heavy balls. After demoing a bunch of racquets (and briefly falling for the 2012 PDR), I settled on the new Blade 93. It certainly doesn't provide any free power, but I've got strung at 45-lbs. with Big Hitter Blue Rough and I'm able to swing out and hit just as heavy of an inside-out forehand as I ever hit with my PD+.

    Everyone's experience is obviously subjective, but I can tell you that it's my favorite racquet I've ever played with. My serve has a little less pop, but my groundstrokes (especially returns) do exactly what I allow them to do--the racquet stays out of my way.

    J011yroger, what kind of string setup were you using when you hit the Blade? At first I strung it too tightly, and I had a similar experience--stuff felt tinny and my topspin backhand briefly decided to impersonate a the world's worst drop shot. But after going to a lower tension, it feels plush, my groundstrokes snap toward the ground with pace and spin a'plenty, and my average to below-average slices have become reliable weapons when I'm on the run.

    Though this racquet is certainly not for everyone (I'm a solid 4.5 and improving with regular play), in my experience it's just incredibly string sensitive. I'd recommend giving it a second chance at a lower tension, if you really want to see what it can feel like. Hitting with it "for a couple of hours last night" isn't going to give you a very clear picture, anyway.
     
  43. J011yroger

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    It was a fairly powerful multi, strung at 45 I think.

    I would give it another shot if it was strung with full poly at 65, but nah.

    Great that it is working for you, would you mind telling what other frames you tried before settling on the Blade mid?

    J
     
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    multi at 45 lbs?

    i thought you would have used a diamond/graphene composite at 150 kgs given your previous threads...
     
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    I tried the newest PD and PDR (just missed getting to try the new ADP), IG Speed 18x20 and Extreme Pro 2.0, and 18x20 Blade 98 and Blade 93. Of all the racquets, the Blade 93 was by far the most unlike any other racquet I've played with. I was pretty shocked at how much I liked it--I used to take quite a bit of pleasure in blowing the small-headsize guys off the court with my PD+. I've always thought that most guys playing with flexible 95" or below racquets were kidding themselves (and quite easy to beat).

    The PD was fun, but I felt like I had to hit with the world's most extreme western grip to be able to take a 100% swing. (Which would've made my 18-year-old self order six of them, but my game has changed quite a bit.)

    I would've chosen the PDR if my plan was to only play in 4.0 leagues or with people whose games are not quite as advanced as mine (not that I'm all that great). I felt like when I was in control of the point, it was easy to tear the fuzz off the ball and get all kinds of easy points just through sheer power. And I loved how much depth it added to defensive volleys. But, when I was on the defensive side of a point, I felt like I just couldn't get in front of anything or get myself back in the point. If the other guy got a first serve in, that was pretty much it.

    I didn't like the IG Speed at all. I was surprised by this, it was kind of the racquet I was expecting to like the most. It felt dead and wasn't any fun to play with. I wish I would've gotten to try the newer version--it seems like people are liking it way more.

    I was also looking forward to hitting with the Extreme 2.0. To me it felt like it was somewhere between the PD and PDR. It was a ton of fun to play with when I had time to set up for every shot, but I found myself gifting away points once I got on the defensive.

    To be honest, I only demoed the Wilson racquets because one of my friends is a Wilson sponsored teaching pro--he offered to share his discount. I thought the Blade 98 was alright, but after I hit with the 93 it felt unnecessarily clunky. With the 93, I felt like I had the ability to go for lines and change the direction of the ball like I had gotten used to doing with my Ti Fire TE, but it had way more plowthrough so I wasn't limited to only going for winners when I had my body fully behind the shot. For me, the Blade is a magical blend of whippy and weighty, if that makes sense. I never really felt like I was "out of the point" with the 93. If I could get to the ball, I could sent it back with some nasty slice and get back into position to take over the point.

    This was probably more than you bargained for, as far as responses go. I am kind of curious how I'd like racquets similar to the Blade 93--I'm especially curious about the Volkl PB 10. But, I don't obsess too much about gear once I find something that works for me (which the Ti Fire TE did for almost seven years). Now that I've got a new frame that has only one negative affect on my game (serve), I'm set for quite awhile.

    Also, unless you're actually this guy, I'm going to assume that a full poly at 65-lbs. would be the wrong choice for pretty much any racquet other than the new Asics ones....
     
  46. chrisberchris

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    Jo11y, I always love your posts, so entertaining and informative!

    The 93 is my current racquet of choice, as was the previous model, and I love it! I have a very modern game, extreme western grip forehand, and a 1hbh. I hit a very heavy and penetrating forehand, deep flat bhs with loads of pace, and my serve is a mix of slice and flat. I found the bh slice to be amazing on the 93, as well as the touch. I love it at the net, and it feels amazing to hit half volleys with. I haven’t found any problems with placement, precision, or angles either. I have it strung with Tourna BHBR16 at 59 on the mains, and Bab synthetic gut at 57 on the cross. But then again, I may be biased haha

    Do you think that your modded 90’s have affected your opinion of the 93, or even other racquets you demo? I love mids, and I know that I am certainly biased when it comes to racquets that do not fall inside my favorite spec range.

    I hate that you disliked this racquet, I feel less validated in a way, haha!
     
  47. J011yroger

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    Well, I try to just put into the review what I see and feel from my point of view. I would hope that players who find that they often agree with my views would give my words some some weight, while those who often disagree with my opinion would pay no heed to my reviews.

    I don't think I am biased or closed minded because I like a few different racquets from each brand with various specs. I've played a few 10.x oz 100+" frames that I thought were quite nice.

    It isn't about right or wrong, it is about what you like.

    If I don't like your racquet, that is ok, because I don't have to play with it.

    If I don't like your girlfriend, that is ok, because I don't have to date her.

    If I don't like your shirt, that is ok, because I don't have to wear it.

    You can still like me, and respect my opinions without agreeing.

    My real life friends are awesome, we get along great, and we have wildly different opinions about almost everything.

    J
     
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    Yes, but I appreciate you taking the time to type it out and add your opinion.

    J
     
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    Blade 93

    I really enjoy this racquet, well everything but the butt cap. I agree that thing is a nightmare. I never even hit with them on, I put two Babolat butt caps on my Blade 93s and replaced the sublime with leather. I use Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 17g @ 47. I'm currently trying out the Lux 4g either 16 or 16L, I can't remember but I'm liking it in there @ 47 as well. I'm a former D1 player and teaching pro with a power game so I guess just people are different. I had been playing with the Babolat Pure Storm Ltd 2009 version since around the time it came out. Prior to that racquet I played with the Babolat Pure Control 1st generation and the Wilson Ncode six one 95
     
  50. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    Hit with my Jack Kramer autograph yesterday. I'm not sure if my shots were better with that or the blade.

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