Wilson Pro Labs: Blade Pro Official Thread

tx10is

New User
That’s weird. The paint looks the same. I thought the pro was glossy amd the standard was different ?
lol the evening sun brings out the great color in both, but the BP is glossy. Although not glossy, the regular v8 still has a nice pj that imo is much better than the dull regular v7.
 
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xlv

New User
I hit my friend’s bp 18x20 tonight. I can not sleep now. It’s so addictive. Great great solid feel. All ‘Morden’ racquets I have been played are too muted/plastic/hollow/orWhaever…I feel I waste too much time in my life by missing bp.
 

JD1

New User
I hit my friend’s bp 18x20 tonight. I can not sleep now. It’s so addictive. Great great solid feel. All ‘Morden’ racquets I have been played are too muted/plastic/hollow/orWhaever…I feel I waste too much time in my life by missing bp.
Hit for the 3rd or 4th time with the 18x20 BP and really gelling with it now especially on forehands. Backhand slice is still nasty. Confidently hitting extreme angles on groundstrokes. Switched to my 2nd BP towards the end of the hitting session to serve a little (this one is matched but all poly - 4g as opposed to hybrid gut/4g in my first one). I may be more excited about the all poly actually . Was getting amazing feel. I think for these Blade Pros 'addicting' is the best way to describe them.
 
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tx10is

New User
Thanks. 339sw would be max for me. Will be interesting to see if these come out anymore consistent that the V7's once more people start to buy and measure
yeah, the bp is probably not for you as they tend to have higher swingweights. The babolat pd with lower sw but higher stiffness to make up for it sounds like what you like. The regular v8 blades do have a lower sw if still interested in a blade or maybe even a blade 100.
 
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yeah, the bp is probably not for you as they tend to have higher swingweights. The babolat pd with lower sw but higher stiffness to make up for it sounds like what you like. The regular v8 blades do have a lower sw if still interested in a blade or maybe even a blade 100.
Thanks. I have a BP 16/19 v7 with SW339. I was comparing to the UP 16/19. Enjoyed both, but I wanted a matching pair so I could settle into either. I ordered a 2nd of each, unstrung the BP came at 320SW (likely 10SW more than my 1st) and the UP came in almost identical to my 1st. Both are good sticks, different in some ways - but my decision on what to put in play was unfortunately made by Wilson QC .TBH I found the UP more consistent across all areas. I loved the power of the BP but for me control was lacking. If I were to try the BP v8, I would try the 18/20 - but it just feels like a gamble with QC. Id want a matching pair between 335-340SW max (strung)
 

crabby

New User
Thanks. I have a BP 16/19 v7 with SW339. I was comparing to the UP 16/19. Enjoyed both, but I wanted a matching pair so I could settle into either. I ordered a 2nd of each, unstrung the BP came at 320SW (likely 10SW more than my 1st) and the UP came in almost identical to my 1st. Both are good sticks, different in some ways - but my decision on what to put in play was unfortunately made by Wilson QC .TBH I found the UP more consistent across all areas. I loved the power of the BP but for me control was lacking. If I were to try the BP v8, I would try the 18/20 - but it just feels like a gamble with QC. Id want a matching pair between 335-340SW max (strung)
JGads has a Blade Pro with 339SW, 16M in the europe sales section…
 

Vichingo

New User
Hello, received three new BP 16/19 V8 via two different shipments.
Not sure if I have been lucky or not... they all weight exactly the same 309 g. static (using a +/- 0.1 g scale) and with exactly the same 32.4 cm balance. I guess I will need to find a way to measure the SW to tell... but even with heavier static weight than the specs the balance is spot on... so I do not expect a very high SW. Would be interested in your comments !
 
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tx10is

New User
Anyone test the bp stiffness on a machine yet? I'm guessing 64 or 65 unstrung but just curious if someone has an actual RA?
 

Addxyz

Professional
What are the specs for the V8 blade pro supposed to be?
I don’t see anything on the Wilson site.
From wilson.com for the 16m:
  • Head (sq cm)632
  • Head (sq in)98
  • Length (cm)68.58
  • Length (in)27
  • String Pattern16X19
  • Strung balance (cm)33.5
  • Strung balance (pts)-2
  • Strung weight (grams)321
  • Strung weight (ounces)11.32
  • Taper System (mm)21.46
  • Unstrung balance (cm)32.5
  • Unstrung balance (pts)-6
  • Unstrung weight (grams)305
  • Unstrung weight (ounces)10.76
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
From wilson.com for the 16m:
  • Head (sq cm)632
  • Head (sq in)98
  • Length (cm)68.58
  • Length (in)27
  • String Pattern16X19
  • Strung balance (cm)33.5
  • Strung balance (pts)-2
  • Strung weight (grams)321
  • Strung weight (ounces)11.32
  • Taper System (mm)21.46
  • Unstrung balance (cm)32.5
  • Unstrung balance (pts)-6
  • Unstrung weight (grams)305
  • Unstrung weight (ounces)10.76
I thought that was for the v7.

Also I shoudlve clarified the 18.20.
 

JimboCollie

New User
They could get some Wilson intern to match the rackets. I agree that the quality control is so poor, especially when getting a “prostock racket” which it is not.
 
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