Thoughts on the blade pro stock

The Seeker

New User
Hi all,

Just wanted to know if anybody here uses them, as i've got a chance to get a pair in the v7 paintjob and was wondering if they're worth the money.
I've played with most iterations, but the 13 and 15 ones are hard to find in good condition and I didn't care much for the quality of the v7.
Thanks!
 

Tennisist

Semi-Pro
H19 was nothing special, but H22 is quite remarkable: it is both very soft and very powerful at the same time. Mine is 18x20, so it hampers my spin a bit, but it is a pleasure to play with. You will be hard-pressed to find equivalent to it in the retail world.
 

The Seeker

New User
I'm actually talking about the blade pro stock, not h22, h19 or Blade pro (from the wilson pro labs).
As I understand this is a different frame, probably and older blade in a new paintjob.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
I'm actually talking about the blade pro stock, not h22, h19 or Blade pro (from the wilson pro labs).
As I understand this is a different frame, probably and older blade in a new paintjob.
Very few people have the $2,500 to buy a brand new Blade Pro Stock frame. Used go for $1,500.00.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Kind of a pointless question because it depends on how you customize it as it's a platform racquet. People will customize it differently to their specs so it's not really the same frame to compare across in the end.
 

bogdan101

Semi-Pro
Very few people have the $2,500 to buy a brand new Blade Pro Stock frame. Used go for $1,500.00.

Joking, right? Can be had for $300-$500 on the auction site.

The thing is there is no "pro stock blade" as such; essentially it could be any blade version (different players may request different versions) with the current pj on it.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Joking, right? Can be had for $300-$500 on the auction site.

The thing is there is no "pro stock blade" as such; essentially it could be any blade version (different players may request different versions) with the current pj on it.
These are old, used up models that are 5-6 years old models and been past on and used by a half dozen players already at that price point!
 

bogdan101

Semi-Pro
These are old, used up models that are 5-6 years old models and been past on and used by a half dozen players already at that price point!

No, they're brand new, $400 in the latest paint. Type "pro stock " in the search box, pick tennis category and they're on the first page.
 

colan5934

Professional
Hi all,

Just wanted to know if anybody here uses them, as i've got a chance to get a pair in the v7 paintjob and was wondering if they're worth the money.
I've played with most iterations, but the 13 and 15 ones are hard to find in good condition and I didn't care much for the quality of the v7.
Thanks!
If you like the feel of the older ones--and the seller knows which one it is--go for it if you like the price point. They hold value better compared to the retail offerings if you decide to sell down the road, and if they're a matched pair that's nice if you want identical racquets. I've had multiple blade pro stocks and liked them, but they're no different than the original layup that was under the paint. Ultimately, the standard blade is a nice racquet but just not something I jive with feel-wise, even at my preferred specs, so I have always let them go or passed them on to friends.

I do like the high-gloss paint, though, as it is significantly more durable than anything available at retail. Almost all of my frames were 8.5/10 condition or better after months of use. This is not so for the retail paint quality.
 

TennisCouple

New User
Anybody know resources to find pro stocks besides e-bay or prostocktennis?
Trying to find a second racquet of the same mold of blade that I have and can’t find any.
 

Seth

Legend
Anybody know resources to find pro stocks besides e-bay or prostocktennis?
Trying to find a second racquet of the same mold of blade that I have and can’t find any.

String Forum used to be the best source, but I’ve had issues accessing their site for the past few months.
 

TennisCouple

New User
String Forum used to be the best source, but I’ve had issues accessing their site for the past few months.
Thanks.
Also can you tell me what the difference would be if I acquired a new retail V4 blade and a prostock V4 with new pjs?
Would the retail come with different weight or weight distribution? Or could I just mod it like my prostock and be similar enough as a backup?
 

glenWs

Semi-Pro
Thanks.
Also can you tell me what the difference would be if I acquired a new retail V4 blade and a prostock V4 with new pjs?
Would the retail come with different weight or weight distribution? Or could I just mod it like my prostock and be similar enough as a backup?

I've been playing the Blade Pro for the past 6 months or longer and I can tell you it has nothing to do with the retail version of the Blade. It's a completely different frame -- I believe its an H22 mold. Boxier, and the hoop is thicker. It plays differently. It's more powerful, and the reason I play it is because of its heavier weight and its intoxicating feel. There are very few rackets I've ever played with the same feel. Power, touch, feel all in one. I've tried switching away from it and I always go back to it.
 
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KC!

Professional
I also play with the Blade Pro which is similar to the Pro Stock. It has much better feel than standard Blade and much more power as well if you are strong enough to generate it. I've never hit another racquet with as much plow other than the RF97, but I find the Blade Pro much more playable over time. If you are looking for a Pro Stock there's only a few places to find. Pro Stock Tennis or the bay.... The Blade Pro's you just order though Wilson directly & half the price of Pro Stock. You can order 4-5 racquets; measure specs and Swing weights & send back ones you don't want within 30 days. I have 3 with the desired swing weight of 331-333 range & just ordered 5 more to find a couple more for my bag.
 

TennisCouple

New User
I've been playing the Blade Pro for the past 6 months or longer and I can tell you it has nothing to do with the retail version of the Blade. It's a completely different frame -- I believe its an H22 mold. Boxier, and the hoop is thicker. It plays differently. It's more powerful, and the reason I play it is because of its heavier weight and its intoxicating feel. There are very few rackets I've ever played with the same feel. Power, touch, feel all in one. I've tried switching away from it and I always go back to it.
1st of all i talking about the pro stock blade, not the h22 nor the blade pro. And I am not talking about the v7 or v8 blade, im talking about the V4 blade that came out in 2013
 

TennisCouple

New User
Thanks.
Also can you tell me what the difference would be if I acquired a new retail V4 blade and a prostock V4 with new pjs?
Would the retail come with different weight or weight distribution? Or could I just mod it like my prostock and be similar enough as a backup?
Can someone answer this?

The exact difference between a 2013 blade retail, and a prostock blade 2013 with newer cosmeitc
 

KC!

Professional
The 2013 Blade & the Pro Stock are totally different racquets. The pro stock is h22 mold, the Blade Pro also uses this mold. Much more substantial racquet, much better feel.
 

TennisCouple

New User
The 2013 Blade & the Pro Stock are totally different racquets. The pro stock is h22 mold, the Blade Pro also uses this mold. Much more substantial racquet, much better feel.
?? a pro stock blade is not a h22. H22 is not a blade. You are still talking about the “Blade Pro”
 

glenWs

Semi-Pro
1st of all i talking about the pro stock blade, not the h22 nor the blade pro. And I am not talking about the v7 or v8 blade, im talking about the V4 blade that came out in 2013

sorry about that. I have no use for pro stock frames. I’m not on tour.
 

KC!

Professional
I am asking about a pro stock blade with the 2013 blx mold and a retail 2013 blx lol
Not sure going back to 2013, just trying to help you out. Pro Stock Tennis has one listed:Wilson H22 BLX Blade 98. Maybe it’s just BLX paint job, check it out. There are also some H22 BLX pro stock on the bay,
LOL, good luck!
 

TennisCouple

New User
Not sure going back to 2013, just trying to help you out. Pro Stock Tennis has one listed:Wilson H22 BLX Blade 98. Maybe it’s just BLX paint job, check it out. There are also some H22 BLX pro stock on the bay,
LOL, good luck!
Still talking about a h22 that has nothing to do with what im asking about. If you dont know the answer its ok lol. Just asking somebody who might know about what im asking about.
 

darkother

Rookie
I am asking about a pro stock blade with the 2013 blx mold and a retail 2013 blx lol
As far as I know, a pro stock BLX 2013 Blade will only be different from the retail model if it was specially made for the specific player, ie maybe a different level of flex, or a custom weight/swingweight. Typically a pro stock version of a former retail racquet is just going to be that retail racquet custom weighted (and maybe custom flex) to the pro player's specs. So unless otherwise stated by the seller regarding flex, the racquets should be the same outside of added weight.

I could be wrong though, definitely not an expert haha
 

TennisCouple

New User
As far as I know, a pro stock BLX 2013 Blade will only be different from the retail model if it was specially made for the specific player, ie maybe a different level of flex, or a custom weight/swingweight. Typically a pro stock version of a former retail racquet is just going to be that retail racquet custom weighted (and maybe custom flex) to the pro player's specs. So unless otherwise stated by the seller regarding flex, the racquets should be the same outside of added weight.

I could be wrong though, definitely not an expert haha
ok thanks that makes sense, appreciate it
 
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