Wilson BLX Pro Open: anyone leaded?

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  1. MikeHitsHard93

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    Have any of you leaded this frame over 12 oz? If you have, how did it hit/feel and did you have to adjust anything else?
     
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    I tried to lead it at 3 & 9 and the handle (335g max) but finally I prefer it bare !
    So, I can swing faster for an amazing spin !
     
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    I used leaded and 0,6mm extended BLX Pro Open almost a year.
    Total weight 337g with dampener and overgrip.

    Lead at 12, 10&2, 9&3. Also little at 7&5 and 6 because it made the frame more "whippier" and better to serve (to me).

    Played very good...more plow, stability and depth. Serves were bombs. Only volleys/reaction shots were bit sluggish but not bad.

    If it had been more flex (like 62-64 instead of 66-67) I could have used it longer. Pity that new "tweenerish" frames are more and more stiff today...

    GTI
     
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    Sorry, not totally bare !
    Protection tape (3g) + dampener (3g) + overgrip (5g) = 326g !
     
  5. MikeHitsHard93

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    How was depth of shot? Was it easy to control?
     
  6. GTI

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    Obviously easier depth than stock but controllable imo.

    Stock BLX Open had quite low SW to me so I liked those mods. More plow. And more reach. Especially my THBH. Open should be 27,25 stock imo.

    Minor trade-off could be short angled shots and reaction volleys due to higher SW. But it really takes few grams great. Try it.
     
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    Bumping this thread. Anyone leaded a pro open to 6.1 specs?
     
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    what are those specs ???
     
  9. MikeHitsHard93

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    Strung Weight: 12.2oz / 345.86g
    Balance: 10 pts HL
    Swingweight: 324
     
  10. Hi I'm Ray

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    lead tape is cheap, make it happen! :lol:
     
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    Ha yeah I probably am going to... I played yesterday for the first time in months and my sticks actually felt really light to me. I really had to work to put anything good into my shots and my motion wasn't flowing very well. And for proof that I was using my whole body into my shot, today only my legs, abs, and glutes hurt :) I think more weight is in order! I'm just wondering where to put it...oh and my pro opens are definitely off in spec :/ might have to buy a scale
     
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    I weighted my Pro Opens when I first bought them. I switched from the Roddick Pure drives and wanted a little bit smoother transition. I also found that both racquets didn't have the same weights. One was heavier than spec by a few grams with a little bit different balance. I weighted it to bring it back into spec.

    I'm selling both now to switch to the new Blade.
     
  13. Hi I'm Ray

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    Months? I haven't played in 8-9 days & for the first 10min it felt like I forgot how hit, probably because all I've been doing is sleeping the whole time.

    PO could definately use at least 4gm at 3&9. After that try increments of 2gm at 3&9 or 1gm at 12. Counter balance at the buttcap if it feels unbalanced, start w/4gm, then 2gm increments.
     

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