What is there NOT to like about the Blade?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Ross K, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Nostradamus

    Nostradamus G.O.A.T.

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    too heavy, and not a good doubles racket
     
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  2. Bobo96

    Bobo96 Semi-Pro

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    I just switched to the 18x20 2013 model. Personally I disliked the 16x19, but love the tighter pattern it feels like the perfect racquet. For those saying that the blade is too hard on the arm, or too head heavy, try the 2013 model. IMO feels a bit thinner and much more whippy. It also seems softer on the arm, still stiff, but the racquet absorbs alot more shock.
     
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  3. Nikae

    Nikae Rookie

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    Holly cow that SW :)

    Got a video of you hitting with that stick? Or any other with such a high SW?
     
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  4. niktub

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    I am still not sure which version(blx gold/black) of 18x20 i prefer...
    Could the previous one feel more "solid" or steady?
     
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  5. JackB1

    JackB1 G.O.A.T.

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    I guess i'm not allowed to have an opinion? I still say the 95d has more in common with the 200g, than the Prestige S does with the Pro One. But what do I know?
     
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  6. Ross K

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    Rich and Bobo

    TBH I've still yet to play a more testing player who could really put me through my paces. That said, a few weeks back, I assisted a coach with some sessions with some very good kids and, though initially a bit of a baptism of fire re volleying, more all court drills etc, an hour in and I felt a lot more grooved.

    Should also say I've recently weighted my Blades all to within a few grams now and, yes, like I said, I'm finding swinging-wise the frame appears fine.

    Another thing: my black Blades are strung presently with, respectively, full TB and TB/Ion Hexa; and the black/golds with full Cyclone and VS/Co-focus. Now, don't know if it's more a case of me responding to the gut/poly but this frame is the one I'm actually seeming to gravitate towards ATM. So weird for me as I'm strictly normally an open pattern man.

    To be continued... :)
     
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  7. klementine

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    The only downside for me, and this is coming from Prince and Yonex frames that have spoiled me, is the shorter pallet for 2hdr's.

    Beefed mine up as well (330gr unstrung) but it's all in the handle, not tail weighted, + a leather grip, 8pts. HL strung.
     
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