The Wilson Blade Tour BLX updates the ultimate control frame in the Blade series of racquets, offering excellent control thanks to the 93 square inch headsize, flexible beam, and dense 18x20 string pattern. Expect even better feel and frame feedback due to the introduction of basalt fiber (BLX) technology. Same traditional feel as the Blade 98 BLX, but with a heavier heft and smaller head.
Please note that Wilson does not include a cover with this racquet
Racquet Specifications Headsize: 93 sq. in. Length: 27.00 in. Weight (strung): 12.10 oz. Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 67 Balance: 12.80 in. Head Light Cross Section: 20mm Flat Beam Swingweight: 333 kg*sq. cm String Pattern: 18x20 Grip: Wilson Leather Grip
Wilson introduces the use of Basalt fiber (BLX) technology for improved feel and frame feedback, continuing to feature classic feel in the same tradition as the previous-generation K Blade Tour, coupled with the added feel and stability of BLX technology. Dense 18x20 string bed further enhances control and stringbed stiffness for advanced players. Specifications are nearly identical with the past generation K Blade Tour. BLX builds upon the very popular K Factor design, offering a refinement of Wilson frame technology that provides the ultimate in feel and performance.
What is BLX? Basalt is a natural volcanic rock used in manufacturing and made into fine and ultra fine gold fibers. Basalt fibers are enviornmentally friendly and superior to other fibers in terms of thermal stability, sound insluation, vibration assistance and durability. With the new BLX line, Basalt fibers are woven longitudinally with the innovating [K]arophite Black to create the most advanced composite ever in the industry. Players will find the ultimate in frequency reduction while retaining the performance of carbon fiber in terms of lightness, responsiveness, stability and rigidity.
Basalt added into racquets filters out unwanted frequencies (i.e vibrations) that reach the hand to deliver a clean feedback and sensation for the perfect feel players demand.