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

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  1. BreakPoint

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    I've already explained why I substituted "Physics" for "Motion".

    And, yes, "Newton's Laws of Physics" is a title because all the words are capitalized, which is how you indicate that a phrase is a title. For it not to be a title, it would have to be written "Newton's laws of physics". Wakarimasu ka?
     
  2. J011yroger

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    I take it that this would be a bad time to bring up that your capitalization is also incorrect because it is not a published work.

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    As a person studying to become an English teacher, this pleases me greatly!

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    Our post counts have now both increased by 1.
     
  5. BreakPoint

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    Where is there a rule that it has to be a published work for you to capitalize something? (Although "Newton's Laws of Motion (Physics)" is indeed published.)

    "Adventures of My Travels Through Botswana" is a title because I capitalized it. It's irrelevant that it's not a published work nor have I ever been to Botswana. If you don't want it to be mistaken as a title, don't capitalize the words..
     
  6. J011yroger

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    #winning

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    English? C'mon man, philosophy is where it's at :)
     
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    Hahaha! I haven't actually taken a philosophy course! I am quite into Political Science however! (Which one could argue is the same thing! ;) )

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  11. BreakPoint

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    Capitalizing is enough to indicate that it's a title. But since you obviously missed that fact the first time, I'd thought I'd better italicize and put in quotes titles in this thread from now on so that not even you would miss them.
     
  12. AlpineCadet

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    Jollyroger

    When are you coming back to Los Angeles for a visit? At my shop, someone mentioned you came down to LA and you were less than a 4.0 player. Not sure if it was a proper description of your game or not, but I'm just a friendly 4.0 USTA player. If JD is willing to explore LA, please invite him down as well. I'm sure onehandbh and 35ft6 and the rest would be willing to visit/film/chat/banter.
     
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    I'm an LAer (for now) who had the pleasure of hitting with Jolly in NY. He is most certainly above a 4.0. Dude hits bullets.
     
  14. AlpineCadet

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    BTW, the BLX Blade 93 was massive in SW, and not a tinker toy.

    If the ball flies too low on your strokes, you can easily modify the height/flight via tension. Dense patterned frames in a midsize seem to amplify this.

    Any frame is customizable, so out of the box reviews are pretty iffy depending on...everything and anything, since each 3.0-4.5 and even 5.0 and open players have different moods/strokes/mental issues/backup posses in waiting. :confused: JD meme coming soon.

    Nice thread, good review. Thanks.
     
  15. AlpineCadet

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    I just emailed you a bullet.
     
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    I will be in Cali May 23-28.

    But I will not be performing tweeners on film for the Talk Tennis Troll Kingdom unless I am paid.

    If anyone is in the 91361 area code you may just see me Bass fishing while GHOATing.

    Holy crap. While I write someone is screaming bloody murder on 34th street. Epic GOAT city life at 4:12am

    Can't sleep. Dreaming of J011y threads.

    It would, though, be a fuchen masterpiece for Dali to battle Fedace on film. Imagine the Epic earthquake it would cause in The Troll Kingdom. Oh dear God.

    Offer stands. Just have to come to 91361 Fedace. I'm not traveling anywhere else this trip. My focus is on Largemouth Bass and chicks with spider veins.

    Explore LA?

    I own it.

    The Blade 93 is the worst stick of all time. POS.
     
  17. AlpineCadet

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    My goate just fell off from reading this reply and thousand oaks isnt much a trek from LA since you're from the east coast? Let's jollyroger a meet with LA TTW posters.

    Btw, YOU own LA? I havent paid you my taxes! I apologize.
     
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    Epic! Soar eagle!

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    J011yroger,

    Curiosity, have you ever played with with Babolat Pure Storm LTD?
     
  20. J011yroger

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    Yea, I thought it was a nice racquet. Felt great, had no sting.

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    You retired from tennis 13 years ago? :oops:
     
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    Yea, my shoulder degraded to the point where I couldn't lift my arm above parallel to the ground when I was around 17.

    In my early 20s I started working out, and strengthening it, by 23 I had full range of motion and started playing again. When I first picked up a racquet after coming out of my six year retirement I could barely serve 60mph.

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    Perhaps contemporary philosophy, but not classical. I would know, I'm majoring in one, and minoring in the other ;)
     
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  27. BreakPoint

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    I wasn't referring to you.
     
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  30. JoelDali

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    I want you to show me.
     
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    OMFG I'm gonna hurt u.

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  33. mto

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    I own 2 KBT's and i think they're fan.tas.tic! if the blade 93 plays similar i think J011yroger is so negative so that his opponents won't buy them ;)
     
  34. tembolo1284

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    I actually liked the frame. You just need to string it a bit lower and be able to generate your own juice I think!
     
  35. agrunch

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    K blade tour 93 vs blade 93 2013

    Hi

    I have some doubts about what of these two frames is better in terms of sweet point, feel, control, power, etc..

    I would appreciate any opinion about pros, contras and differences about these two similar frames.

    Many thanks.

    Best regards
     
  36. UCSF2012

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    The Blade 93 is a very highly string sensitive, and I needed a hair amount of lead to bring out the qualities I like. Of all my frames, the Blade 93 produces the most damaging/dramatic spins, with superior directional control. My opponents end up shanking/framing the balls with their 100 sq in rackets.
     
  37. MikeHitsHard93

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    What's your setup?
     
  38. agrunch

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    What version do you prefer k blade 93 or 2013 version

    What version do you prefer, k blade tour 93 or 2013 version??

    Regards
     
  39. chrisberchris

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    I play with all three, all strung with Big Hitter Blue Rough 16 at 59lb on the mains, and bab synthetic 16 at 57lb on the cross. I always come back to the 2013 each time. It just feels more comfortable to me. Although, the ktour sounds like a bomb going off on my backhand. It is a fantastic sound that I do not get with the other two racquets, so there is a certain amount of satisfaction I get with that. Someone above mentioned the amount of spin they get with the racquet and that it is string sensitive. I agree with that statement entirely. I feel like my shots are very controlled and have even more devastating spin then other racquets I have used such as the apd or six.one 95
     
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    blade 93 2013 and kblade tour 93

    ;) Chris.

    Any preference else??

    Many thanks

    Regards
     
  41. LiquidWhip

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    I agree about the racquet being string sensitive and found that a hybrid setup similar of to the above works well (albeit at a lower tension). Would also also agree that it is a very plush and comfortable feeling racquet that offers great control.

    Not sure I necessarily agree with access to spin though. On my BLX1 six.one 95 ( 16x18 ) I definitely feel I get more topspin and depth compared to the Blade 93. Access to spin on serves I would say is also more easily accessible with the six.one 95.

    Slices on the otherhand are definitely more effective and controlled with the Blade 93 though.

    Would love for them to bring a 16x19 version of the Blade 93 - think that would be awesome!
     
  42. chrisberchris

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    The 2013, although I would try all three. The Ktour is a little lighter than the 2013 and Blx. Both my '13 and blx came out at 12.35 and the Ktour was 11.95
     
  43. agrunch

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    silicon , foam or nothing inside the blade 93 2013 handle

    Hi blade 93 lovers!

    I have seen that the retail blade 93 2013 comes with foam inside the handle and also that there are people that remove the foam and put silicon inside the handle.

    What do you prefer silicon, foam or nothing inside the blade 93 2013 handle???

    Many thanks.

    Regards.
     
  44. agrunch

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    Any suggestion??

    Thanks.
     
  45. maumau78

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    Hi I'm keeping it stock...just the right comfort for me...
     
  46. chrisberchris

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    I added 8g of lead to 3 and 9 and I felt like it was better on the backhand. It tiny difference, but my cc bh was unstoppable. I'll probably add a few more grams as well
     
  47. asifallasleep

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    Well, I love the Blade 93. I've been a K90 and PS88 guy for too many years to count and recently even tried the Pro Staff 95S. I think the Blade 93 may be the best stock players frame ever. I know some have mentioned problems with topspin with this frame, but I don't get it. I can hit with loads of topspin, flat winners and deadly slices. Serves are so pinpoint and volleys are crazy good. I mean this stick is soooooo solid, it reminds me of a more maneuverable PS88. Two thumbs way way up. What a great stick. Strung with Cyclone 16g @ 45lbs.
    Bravo Wilson. I'm selling my 95S's and putting the K90 and PS88's in storage. And what a beautiful piece of art this stick is. Black strings in this baby and whoaaaaaaa!!!!
     
  48. yangster007

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    The Blade 93, together with the old Prestige Mids, are probably two of the hardest modern racquets to play with.
    I use the BLX 90 Tour, it has small headsize, but it has decent weight, good power behind the shot, and the sweetspot is decent.
    When I use the Blade 93 and the Prestige Mid, the crazy dense string pattern create the sweetspot size of a pea, it's 12 oz straight beam, hence no power behind the shot like the 12.5 oz w/ box beam design of BLX90, I have to hit really hard to get the ball going. The Blade 93 is just a nightmare to play with =/
     
  49. asifallasleep

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    I'm surprised that as a Tour 90 user you hated it so much. What tension? I think the 93 needs a really low tension because of the tight 18X20. Probably 5-10 lbs less than what you have in your 90.
     
  50. yangster007

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    I strung Gut/Poly at 50 lb, and it just has no power at all, and sweetspot is tiny compare to tour 90. Tour 90 has a much bigger sweetspot, more power, and more plowthrough, hence easier to hit at lower swing speed. :(
     

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