May 14th, 2010 by Ben
Wilson’s BLX technology is new to racquetball but may sound familiar to some. It was first introduced in their tennis racquets with great success and a very positive response. While some technologies do not transfer well to racquetball, this particular technology makes perfect sense.
The BL in BLX stands for Basalt, a natural volcanic rock. In manufacturing, this rock is refined into fine gold fibers that feature an incredible resistance to vibration. These fibers are woven longitudinally into the Karophite Black (Wilson’s graphite technology) creating the most advanced composite in the industry. The vibration characteristics of these fibers are key in racquetball, perhaps more so than in tennis, because racquetball racquets get lighter and stiffer every year meaning more vibration. But not anymore!
In their newest line of racquets Wilson combines BLX technology with their Articulated Grommet Technology (AGT), Control Base and previous proprietary technologies to create the Perfect Feel. The AGT allows for greater string deflection to increase comfort and create explosive power. The Control Base employs innovative hoop engineering for maximum torsional stability and precise control.
What does all of this technology mumbo jumbo mean? It means Wilson has created a completely new racquet design to give you the player the best feel possible. How do you measure feel? Put it in your hand and play some games! Whether or not you have liked or even used Wilson racquets in the past, the BLX racquets are a must demo for 2010.
Some Other Notable Things:
- No covers with racquets this year. Why? To save the environment and to save you money. If you are one of the few that uses your racquet cover, they can be purchased for $10.
- There is a 175 and 185 featuring Power Strings (main strings go down the handle) and a 160 and 170 without Power Strings.
- The matching BLX bags as well as most of the Wilson product line are also environmentally friendly
- Support the Wilson Hope brand whenever you can – we all have family that has been affected by breast cancer. Also, the Hope Balls play great!
I hope this was informative and interesting for you. Please feel free to call us anytime with questions or just to talk racquetball.
- Ben, 800 824 1101