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

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by J011yroger, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. BreakPoint

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    I am of the same opinion with the difference between old wood racquets and modern graphite racquets. The weight of the wood racquets really make the modern graphite racquets feel like toys for little kids. :shock:
     
  2. J011yroger

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    My normal modern graphite racquets are heavier than most wood racquets.

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  3. BreakPoint

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    That's because you added weight to your modern graphite racquets. I'm referring to stock off-the-shelf racquets. I don't know of any modern graphite racquets that are 14 oz. stock that is currently on the market.

    I can really plow through the ball with wood racquets, which I can't with the great majority of modern graphite racquets in stock form. I'd estimate 95% of the racquets sold today are under 12 oz., which make them feel like toys compared to the old wood racquets.
     
  4. Lilguy1456

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    36,000 posts later...his Wooden Racquet nostalgia STILL going strong!
     
  5. BreakPoint

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    There's a good reason why wood tennis racquets were used for 400 years.
    http://www.tennistheme.com/tennishistory.html

    Do you think people will still be using graphite tennis racquets 400 years from now?
     
  6. Lilguy1456

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    Some people still carve messages into stone, but that doesn't make it better than email. People won't be emailing 400 years from now either. Fabulous logic, as usual BP...

    One thing for sure though...if you live that long, you'll still be making TT posts 400 years from now...heck, you have about 10 lifetime's worth of posts already...
     
  7. Lilguy1456

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    J0lly...wherefore art thou?
     
  8. J011yroger

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    Right here buddy.

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  9. Lilguy1456

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    Your friend is at it again...I forget what number "praise wooden racquets" was on short list of things BP discusses....
     
  10. BreakPoint

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    And what does e-mail have to do with tennis racquets? Do you have to hit 2 oz. tennis balls with e-mails? Does the weight of an e-mail matter to its performance? Don't confuse mechanics with electronic communications. Besides, you can accidentally send or delete an e-mail. Hard to do that with a message carved into stone.
     
  11. Lilguy1456

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    The analogy was only to diffuse your inane broaching of ANCIENT HISTORY. Email has about as much to do with tennis as 1500s tennis has to do with this forum.

    You were TRYING to make the point that wooden racquets are great because they used them for 400 years. MYYY point was that that's idiotic. I could have used ANY analogy to prove that yours makes no sense. I also could have said "people have ridden horses for hundreds of years" and compare that to modern cars. DO YOU THINK PEOPLE WILL BE DRIVING MODERN CARS IN 400 YEARS?!?!? NO?!?! Well then horses are better!!! rofl, see? You're insane.
     
  12. BreakPoint

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    Just as I suspected. You make no sense at all once again. Horses and cars have nothing to do with tennis nor with hitting a 2 oz. tennis ball. Stay focused. We're talking about tennis and tennis racquets here. And learning some physics wouldn't hurt, either.
     
  13. SandVolley

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    I just wanted to thank the original poster for writing this review. An instructor I sometimes chat with has been pushing the 93 on me and I just kept dismissing him. And now I am glad I did.
     
  14. J011yroger

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    No problem, that's why I do it.

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  15. J011yroger

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    I'll explain it to you.

    I recall from previous discussions that you have an approximately middle school level understanding of basic Newtonian physics.

    Is that accurate?

    J
     
  16. Lilguy1456

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    I refuse to be told that I make no sense from a person who has the time to write 37,000 posts...

    My point is that horses, cars, and emails have about AS MUCH to do with modern tennis as 1500s tennis does lol

    On a side note, should we have a celebration for you once you reach 40k posts?
     
  17. BreakPoint

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    Yes, Ivy League universities grant mechanical engineering degrees to people with middle school level understanding of basic physics all the time. :???: Heck, I even got an A in AP Physics in high school which is already enough to know what I'm talking about on this forum without even graduating from engineering school and taking tons more physics courses.
     
  18. BreakPoint

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    Did they not hit balls with racquets back in the 1500's? At what point in history did they hit tennis balls with cars or horses or e-mails? Has Newton's Laws of Physics changed in the past 350 years? Do you think the invention of cars or e-mails changed the fundamentals of mechanics, collisions, and the conservation of momentum?
     
  19. SandVolley

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    He pushed the 93 on me when I was on the KPS 88. I wonder now that I made the switch whether he will persist.
     
  20. J011yroger

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    Firstly; have, not has.

    Secondly; when you say Newton's laws of physics, do you mean Newton's laws of motion, or Newtonian physics as a whole?

    If the latter, then yes, they have; they have been shown to only be approximations, in a certain small frame of reference, albeit a fairly accurate one for low relative velocities and masses.

    J
     
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    'Breakpoint' is a known troll and a waste of time. He's spent years (literally) just provoking people in various threads and starting tiresome arguments. There's good reason that he's on my 'ignore list'!
     
  22. Lilguy1456

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    ROFL at this outlandish lie. Cuz when I think Ivy League engineers, oh yeah, I think of TT trolls with 35,000+ posts!

    BP, you respond nearly INSTANTANEOUSLY to EVERY post. Aren't engineers supposed to be, I don't know, busy?!
     
  23. Lilguy1456

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    So, your thesis is basically that "If it was good for 400 years, it's good now?" THAT'S your argument...that's what you said. Just being clear...
     
  24. BreakPoint

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    It's "has" because "Newton's Laws of Physics" is considered singular as it's ONE SET of laws. Just like "Encyclopedia Britannica" is considered singular even though it consists of many volumes.

    I'm referring to Newton's Laws of Motion.
     
  25. BreakPoint

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    Um....ever heard of multi-tasking? And do you think every engineer needs to be busy their entire lives?

    How about this? If I prove to you I'm not lying, you give me $1 million US dollars? Are you in? For a million dollars, I will travel to wherever you are and show you my diploma and transcripts.
     
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  26. BreakPoint

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    My thesis is that 14 oz. 400 years ago is still 14 oz. today, and that 2 oz. 400 years ago is still 2 oz. today. The physics of what happens when 14 oz. collides with 2 oz. is the same today as it was 400 years ago.
     
  27. J011yroger

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    Incorrect. Allow me to demonstrate.

    Newton's laws have...

    The set of laws put forth by Newton has...

    The Encyclopedia Britannica has...

    The volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica have...

    I humbly submit that you consider dusting off the old CMOS.

    J
     
  28. Relinquis

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    BreakPoint,

    To get us back on the topic of the thread, have you actually hit with the Blade 93? Do you not agree with J011yroger's review?

    I wonder if it might be a bit too stiff for me, but am intrigued by the tight string pattern. My 93 is a Prince, wide patterned 14 x 18.
     
  29. Lilguy1456

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    Or you could simply post them here, saving yourself a flight lol.

    ::begin frantic google image search for fake diplomas....NOW!::
     
  30. Lilguy1456

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    And also...anyone of ANY importance or relevance to society would never have 35,000+ posts on any online tennis forum...EVER......

    You're a full time forum troll
     
  31. BreakPoint

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    Where's the million dollars first? First you put the million dollars in escrow, then I will give you all the information necessary for you to call the registrar at my alma mater and you can verify it for yourself.
     
  32. BreakPoint

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    Um...no.

    I never stated "Newton's laws has..." That's a generic reference to laws that have something to do with Newton. I was referring to a SPECIFIC well known set of Newton's laws, commonly referred to as "Newton's Laws of Physics". That is ONE SET of laws attributed to Newton. Thus, the SET of Newton's laws is singular. Therefore, -"Has Newton's Laws of Physics changed?" - is correct.
     
  33. J011yroger

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    Well, which is it sweetheart?

    For those keeping track at home, BP has thusfar demonstrated 3rd grade grammar and sentence construction, along with C grade understanding of middle school physics.

    J
     
  34. Doubles

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    I love this thread.
     
  35. BreakPoint

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    For people who have studied physics, it's known as "Newton's Laws of Motion". Since I was speaking to someone who obviously didn't study physics nor graduated from engineering school, I used the more common colloquial layman's reference of "Newton's Laws of Physics", so that he would at least have an inkling of what I was referring to. Why confuse someone who probably never heard of "Newton's Laws of Motion"?

    Oh, and you can pay me later for the grammar lesson.
     
  36. Doubles

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    ^Anyone who has gone to high school, or even middle school has heard of Newton's laws of motion. Also, the fact that you're so adamant to prove that you're smarter than everyone else is somewhat rather...suspicious to say the least.
     
  37. T-ennis 888

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    Agreed. It has now become similar to an episode of The Big Bang Theory.

    On a different (but perhaps more relevant in connection with the thread) topic, the OP is spot on with his assessment of the Blade 93. I tried it for 30 or so mins recently. Horrible, was the word that sprang to mind.
     
  38. J011yroger

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    Comedic gold!

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  39. J011yroger

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    Similar to the Margaret Thatcher quote about being powerful.

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  40. BreakPoint

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    Since it obviously hasn't sunk in for you yet, let me try to simplify it for you further.

    "Newton's laws governing motion" is plural. "Newton's Laws of Motion" is singular. Notice the difference? The latter is all capitalized because it is a title given to the collective laws known as "Newton's Laws of Motion", and titles are singular. Just like "The Grapes of Wrath" or "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" are singular.

    Or to put it into terms which you might relate to better:

    Is it grammatically correct to ask - "Has BMW's M-series improved over the years?" Yes, it is, even though the M-series consists of several different cars (M3, M5, M6), but they are collectively known as the "M-series", so "M-series" is singular. Likewise, although "Newton's Laws of Motion" consists of several different laws (1st, 2nd, 3rd), they are collectively known as "Newton's Laws of Motion", which is singular.

    If you had paid attention in grammar school, you would have known that. :)
     
  41. Relinquis

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    so has breakpoint hit with the blade 93?
     
  42. BreakPoint

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    From earlier in this thread:

     
  43. J011yroger

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    How much does it hurt to admit that you made a mistake?
    Does it ruin your entire week?

    Why would you keep running into the buzzsaw?

    Instead of just saying "I made a mistake." you have made a fool of yourself in the eyes of everyone reading. Are you that insecure that you must keep up the illusion by refusing to admit that you are human like the rest of us?

    What you said was incorrect, no amount of after the fact justifying or bravado will change that.

    J
     
  44. J011yroger

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    Not the one I reviewed, no.

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  45. BreakPoint

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    I ask you the same question.

    My grammar was correct. A title is singular. "Newton's Laws of Motion" is a title. Thus, you use "has" preceding the title and not "have". Unless you think - "Have "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" been added to your summer reading list?" - is grammatically correct. Ask any English teacher.
     
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    So this is how you guys get so many posts...awesome.
     
  47. J011yroger

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    What did you write in the post that I corrected?

    Newton's Laws of Physics.

    Were you referencing the proper title of a published work?

    No.

    J
     
  48. J011yroger

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    It's not easy being an egotistical, narcissistic, pedantic jerk.

    Don't be like me.

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    pretty soon i'll have to make sure to have my Strunk and White with me when i log on to TTW...
     
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    I prefer the CMOS, but if that doesn't tell me what i want to hear, I will see what the AP has to say.

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