Will Federer use the stock Bollocks Tour?

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  1. sureshs

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    Or will he use whatever he is using now with a paintjob?
     
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  2. Mick

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    he will use whatever he is using now with a paint job. that's my guess.
     
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    Paintjob as usual
     
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    He won't switch. End of story.
     
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    paintjob of course..
    But he really should like the PJ. Is it me or it looks like a PS6.0 with K6.1 mix?
     
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  6. ReopeningWed

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    I was thinking more PSTour90 than the PS 6.0, yellow was never that dominant in the 6.0.
    I like how it looks, it really isn't that ugly.
     
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  7. THESEXPISTOL

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    I love the PJ. That Golden yellow is awesome. Reminds me of the Kblades.
     
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    So is Wilson going to claim Federer will use the new 6.1 Tour Balls, like they did with the K90? If Federer has indeed been using the stock K90, then at least no one here is going to believe that claim, right?
     
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  9. TMCW140

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    Will he use the BLX or whatever its meant to be called?
    No
     
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    Federer is a champion. Champions use the best possible equipment for their trade. Im sure Federer will hit the BLX, but lets see if he actually uses that frame.
     
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    I wonder if they'll stick his sig on this one.
     
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    That's a really good point, as the only retail racquet that he has his signature on is the K90, and that is apparently the racquet he actually uses. It will be interesting to see if his signature is on the new racquet!

    And I wonder if he is aware that if he does, then it will be called the Bollocks Federer racquet!

    Someone at Wilson should lose their job for calling these new frames BLX!
     
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    BLX is probably the exact same as the K90, with a new PJ
    so him using it won't really make that much difference will it
     
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    why do you have Drakulie's avatar? that is very creepy.
     
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  15. prosealster

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    definitely the PJ
     
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  16. stormholloway

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    That's stupid. Federer's racquet will be a PJ. The retail racquet will be a new racquet.
     
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  17. sureshs

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    Why isn't it creepy that he has my avatar?
     
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  18. sureshs

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    Will Wilson now claim that the BLX 90 is Federer's real frame?
     
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  19. jimbo333

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    Yes, this is the big question at the moment, and whether it has his signature on it?
     
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  20. sureshs

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    Send me your bollocks, and I will sign as RF on the grip for $12 per frame.
     
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    Very doubtful Fed will even hit with the BLX once to try it out.

    He will be using the same stick as ever with the new graphic, that is all.
     
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    That would be interesting if they did this. I wonder if they could get away with it as long as they don't make any actual claims about having something new save for just calling something by a different name (after all "K" Factor is a made up name).
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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    Why isn't it possible for Federer to actually switch to the new racquet? Maybe he likes the feel of the BLX better than the K90? It's supposed to damp out the bad vibration frequencies to give the frame a better feel. He did switch from the PS 6.0 85 to the PS Tour 90 and then to the K90 before, so why not again?
     
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  24. sureshs

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    When is the question. How much time can he put in after London to tune himself to the racquet? Has he hit with it already? Is he using it already under the K90 PJ. Can there be a PJ of a PJ?
     
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  25. DownTheLine

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    I can't someone with about 11,000 posts would ask this question.

    He doesn't use the K90. Everything he pretty much uses is a paint job. He might hit with it once for kicks and giggles, but he will not switch.
     
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  26. BreakPoint

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    I'm sure he's hit with it already. The top pros get to hit with new racquets during their development stage and this racquet is already being mass produced for retail, so Federer probably hit with this new racquet over a year ago. Who knows? He may have already switched to it. Maybe that's why he lost to Del Potro at the US Open after beating him 6 times in a row? :lol: LOL
     
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    I can't believe Wilson would now countenance Fed wielding a frame whose cosmetics (or more accurately, the letters 'BLX') would set him up for nothing less than total ridicule.

    Again I'm just totally scratching my head at the inept and woeful decision-making progress that has resulted in this joke of a name.:confused:

    Wilson has made a monumental blunder. Giving Fed a 'BLX paintjob' (wow, that really sounds so ridiculous!), would surely just make the whole situation even worse?

    R.
     
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  28. JoelDali

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    BLX means nothing in America.

    Get over it.

    Who cares.

    They will sell millions of these.

    I'm sure you whined about the K90 hideous paint job too.
     
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  29. jimbo333

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    Never Mind the BLX, you say!

    America is not the only country that exits by the way!

    Oh, and the paint job is truly truly awful!
     
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  30. jimbo333

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    Asolutely Ross!

    The paint job and name are ridiculous!

    And in the "English" speaking world the name will be ruthlessly ridiculed, because it is very very funny that Federer is using a bollocks racquet:)
     
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    I don't think so. The U.S. is the biggest English speaking country (no, India doesn't count as they have local languages as their main language) and the U.S. is also the biggest tennis market, and nobody in the U.S. cares that it's called "BLX". Apparently, the UK is just not big enough of a tennis market for Wilson to worry about using that name. I mean how many people in the UK play tennis on a daily basis year-round anyway? Probably a tiny percentage compared to the U.S.


    Lots of people in the U.S., continental Europe, South America, and Asia will be buying this BLX racquet. That's more than enough for Wilson to make a huge profit off of the BLX line. :)
     
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  32. JoelDali

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    Oh Jimbo.

    Wilson doesn't care what the UK or Pakistan thinks.

    The only thing hideous is that Brown N' Blue Blade.

    Horrid.

    Disgusting.

    Repulsive.

    Roger's new PJ will sell millions.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The UK market is tiny compared to US, I agree.

    Calling it BLX is still ridiculous though, and the paint job is still awful!
     
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  34. zambo

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    Americans will fall for any "New Innovative Technology" so to speak.
     
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  35. Ross K

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    The Great 'BLX' debate cont...

    jimbo,

    'Never mind the BLX'!... love it mate!


    Joel,

    Er,

    doesn't

    Australia

    and

    New

    Zealand

    also

    use

    the

    word

    'bollocks'?

    If

    so

    this

    would

    definitely

    raise

    the

    numbers

    somewhat.

    Get

    over

    it.

    :)


    Okaaay... granted... the US, Europe, etc is by far the bigger market!


    For those Americans/others unfamiliar with 'bollocks', BLX, whatever. How about this:

    "It's a supreme racket! - the Wilson KKK!"...

    "Fancy stepping out with the new Wilson CRUD?!"...

    "Our testers totally raved about the amazing Wilson AHOLE!"...

    "Del Potro enjoys the smooth yet firm new Wilson SHT!"...

    "There's only one frame for Roger Federer! - the new Wilson GAY!"

    "You'll never have a better time than when you've a Wilson TIT in your hands!"

    Etc...

    :):twisted:


    R.
     
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  36. JoelDali

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    To test your little theory that BLX is on par with KKK I Googled BLX and saw no evidence of it being such a morally reprehensible letter combo. None. At all.

    You fail.

    Wait, how about adding some southern American twang:

    Ya'll fail.




    Next.
     
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  37. sureshs

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    Hey that is what I say but people believe otherwise
     
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  38. sureshs

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    Don't think he will risk it at the USO.

    Now Basel, I can think of him experimenting with the BLX.
     
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  39. Yonie

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    Im pretty sure his contract includes that he must play with the new Wilson stuff, well most likely with a paint job of course.

    Dont think we will see the new paint job before the official release, alas the Australian Open though.
     
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  40. BreakPoint

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    Don't forget that Federer started to use the K90 over 3 years before it was finally released to the public.
     
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  41. jimbo333

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    Does the new BLX 6.1 Tour 90 have Federer's signature on it?

    That's what I want to know!

    As so far, he has only put his signature on the frames he has actually used in competition I believe?
     
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  42. BreakPoint

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    Not really. His signature was on that limited edition nCode 90 that was sold only in Japan a few years ago but which he never used.
     
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  43. Ross K

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    Right. Firstly... Oh man, are you going to start all that macho 'you fail... next' rubbish?! For someone who dishes it out so readily and with such obvious relish, you're suddenly coming across rather thin-skinned and taking yourself a little too seriously, don't you think? We're all ultimately only having a laugh and 'playing' here, aren't we?!

    Secondly (and I really can't let this go), re the remark literally equating 'KKK' with 'BLX' - why would I literally mean to equate the 2 when they mean such different things?! Come on, it was clear that I was making a general point about Wilson's new line name being an embarrassment, or joke, or massive error, or whatever. I mean, just like I clearly wouldn't say seriously and literally that 'BLX' is precisely the same as saying 'CRUD'... 'AHOLE!'... 'SHT!'.. 'GAY'... 'TIT'... (OMG... LOL)... it was blatantly obvious I wasn't making a literal word comparison/paring/equating of 'KKK' and 'BLX'.

    I have to say I find this 'tactic' not only disingenuous, but the absolute embodiment of the term: 'morally reprehensible'.

    Shame on you.

    R.
     
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  44. jimbo333

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    I was told that that signature Federer N90 was the version he actually used, as opposed to the normal retail N90?
     
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  45. BreakPoint

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    No, the only thing different about that limited edition Japanese version was that it had Federer's signature on it and that it had his wider string spacing (4 crosses at PWS) and it was sold with his strings of choice. It still had the same longer handle pallet as the retail version. It was still just a nCode 90, which Federer never used as Federer used the K90 underneath his nCode 90 paintjob.
     
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  46. BreakPoint

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    What's the big deal?

    Yonex names its entire shoe line the "SHT" line: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/catpage-MSYONEX.html

    The name hasn't hurt the sales of its shoe line one bit worldwide. I think only adolescent boys would be so wrapped up in an acronym for a product.

    In any case, the bottom line is that the UK market for tennis racquets is miniscule as compared to the entire world as a whole so Wilson just didn't care enough to change the name for the rest of the world.
     
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  47. jimbo333

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    You don't actually know for sure that it wasn't a K90 under the paint with a longer handle pallet do you?
     
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    Yes, but you get good SHT, and bad SHT!

    Whereas BLX is just bollocks!
     
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  49. BreakPoint

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    People that have played with both said it felt just like a nCode90, and we know that K90 plays and feels different from the nCode90. Plus, if it really was a K90, there would be no reason for them to put a longer handle pallet on it when it was supposed to be "Federer's racquet".
     
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    If it really was "SHT", it wouldn't matter to me if it was "good" or "bad", as I prefer to flush it down the toilet. :)

    However, I want to play with a BLX racquet!

    Maybe Wilson will now change the meaning of "bollocks" to mean "awesome" or "fantastic" as in - "It's bollocks that I just won $100 million dollars and had sex with 5 supermodels at the same time!" :)
     
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