Tsitsipas Racket

J B

Semi-Pro
Hey, have you guys even noticed Wilson doesn’t even try with the PJ? It’s usually a glossy black which clearly isn’t the velvet matte. I mean if you are gonna fake it at least put in the effort
 
Hey, have you guys even noticed Wilson doesn’t even try with the PJ? It’s usually a glossy black which clearly isn’t the velvet matte. I mean if you are gonna fake it at least put in the effort
The gloss pops much better on TV which might play a factor. As gutfeeling said most people don’t even recognize the difference and or don’t care.

The velvet paint in general is just horrible to feel and touch imo. Really stupid marketing.
 

McLovin

Legend
I don't think a racket is purpose built for any particular mechanics; i.e. one-handed or two-handed backhand.
While I agree, I can't help but sometimes wonder 'WTF were they thinking?' when looking at the length of the grips on some of the handles. For example, the ProStaff 95S they had a few years back. It did not even come close to accommodating a 2-handed backhand. I swear the top of my 2nd hand was practically on the opening of the throat.
 

Geoff

Hall of Fame
While I agree, I can't help but sometimes wonder 'WTF were they thinking?' when looking at the length of the grips on some of the handles. For example, the ProStaff 95S they had a few years back. It did not even come close to accommodating a 2-handed backhand. I swear the top of my 2nd hand was practically on the opening of the throat.
The pallets for the new Blades (v7) are intentional to be more comfortable for a 2 handed stroke. There is a slight change at the top of the pallet. Not sure if this has been mentioned earlier or not.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
While I agree, I can't help but sometimes wonder 'WTF were they thinking?' when looking at the length of the grips on some of the handles. For example, the ProStaff 95S they had a few years back. It did not even come close to accommodating a 2-handed backhand. I swear the top of my 2nd hand was practically on the opening of the throat.
to tell you the truth, I wish they would make grips shorter. I'd love the look of the older frames when shafts were actually part of the frame and it didn't go from throat to grip. :)

The pallets for the new Blades (v7) are intentional to be more comfortable for a 2 handed stroke. There is a slight change at the top of the pallet. Not sure if this has been mentioned earlier or not.
I stand corrected! Now that you mention it, I do remember a Wilson recently made that had some kind of modification to the upper grip portion or whatever to facilitate a two-handed grip. I think it now discontinued.
 

Geoff

Hall of Fame
@Geoff do you have additional info on the new pallet design? Pallets are definitely shorter than the v6 CV model. Is it a different shape/less taper?
From the TW product description page of the v7 Blade
"For this generation, Wilson adds a longer grip taper to the handle, resulting in easier hand positioning for players with two-handed backhands."
 

haqq777

Legend
Now that you mention it, I do remember a Wilson recently made that had some kind of modification to the upper grip portion or whatever to facilitate a two-handed grip. I think it now discontinued.
If I am not mistaken, you are referring to Wilson's X2 Shaft technology used on the Burn line. I have a couple of Burn 95 and 100s that have it (not much use for me since I have a 1HBH).

From Wilson:

X2 Shaft offers a longer handle to give two-handed backhands better feel and leverage. Also features a narrower shaft for quicker grip changes.

Blade V7 has probably the same thing just renamed.
 
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