Wilson Sporting Goods releases 2010-2011 Platform Tennis lineup
Wilson carries over succesful BLX technology to 2010-2011 Platform Tennis line. New Racquets include "ProStaff BLX", "Slash BLX, "Power BLX, "Surge BLX", "Blade BLX", "Hope BLX" as well as updated "Champ" and "Xcel" paddles. More about BLX and the full Wilson paddle line.
Wilson introduces BLX to the 2010-1011 Platform Tennis Line New wilson® paddle technology
engineered with basalt fibers combining
proprietary frame and grip technologies for the perfect feel.
BL=BASALT + X = proprietary technologies combined for the perfect feel
Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be used in manufacturing
where it is made into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration
resistance. Wilson's new technology, BLX, has used these basalt
fibers and woven them longitudinally with Karophite Black™ to
create the most advanced composite in the industry.
Feel is the impact information transferred into the player’s
hand. It determines the ability to sense the ball coming off the
paddle and to better control the shot. This is what connects
the ball, paddle and player’s hand together.
Wilson Pro Staff BLX Paddle
Basalt Fibers / Core Foam / Smart Density Nanofoam / True Grit™
Sharp Hole Technology / Cutting Edge Construction
This new graphite design gives you the lightest, most maneuverable paddle in the
game today. The handle is made with 100% composite material giving you a more
responsive feel every time the ball hits the paddle. The thinner beam makes this
the perfect player’s paddle.
Wilson Slash BLX Paddle
Basalt Fibers / Core Foam / True Grit™ / Sharp Hole Technology
The tournament player’s favorite paddle is back better than ever. The new Slash
BLX paddle has been upgraded to include Basalt Fibers. The thinner beam gives
this paddle the perfect combination of repsonsiveness with control.
Wilson Power BLX Paddle
Basalt Fibers / Core Foam / Contour Rim / True Grit™ /
Sharp Hole Technology / Smart Density
The Power BLX is a paddle that blends the perfect amount of power, stability
and maneuverability with enhanced control. Designed for players looking to take
control of the match.
Wilson Surge BLX Paddle
Basalt Fibers / Core Foam / True Grit™ / Sharp Hole Technology / Smart Density
A longtime favorite, the newly enhanced Surge BLX will provide players of all levels
with the speed and power needed to make the winning passing shot.
Wilson Blade BLX Paddle
Basalt Fibers / Core Foam / True Grit™ / Sharp Hole Technology /Smart Density
A player’s paddle designed for the aggressive all court player looking for a little
extra pop on every shot.
Wilson Hope BLX Paddle
Basalt Fibers / Core Foam / Sharp Hole Technology / True Grit™
This low density, arm-friendly, total control paddle not only plays well, but is a
public reminder of Wilson’s historic commitment to the Breast Cancer Research
Wilson Xcel Paddle
Sharp Hole Technology / True Grit™
Back by popular demand the Xcel is the perfect
lightweight paddle for junior players or new adult
players needing a lightweight, great feeling
Technologies Cutting Edge Construction
Fully composite outer rim construction featuring Basalt Fibers
for added paddle strength and soft feel on every shot Smart Density
Smart Density utilizes two distinct EVA foam densities in one paddle.
Smart Density occurs when the paddle responds to the speed of the hit
on the paddle face. Your swing and impact can generate more power as
Smart Density responds. The Smart Density core allows for more
cushioned feel when needed. Core Foam
Smart Density foam used in the paddle core has been
taken to the next level using Karophite Black™. This
nanoscopic level material helps control the voids in
the foam providing a more stable hit all around. Contour Rim
A new engineered rim enhances stiffness for
improved stability and control. Smooth paddle
edges can increase pressure drag by increasing
the size of the wake. Similar to dimples on a golf
ball, the contoured rim reduces pressure drag by
reducing the wake. Sharp Hole Technology
Advanced hole drilling process provides increased bite on
all hits. True Grit™
Wilson tripled the amount of grit on the paddle surface of all of
our paddles for increased control and feel of the ball.