Wilson introduces a new material into their highly respected line: Basalt. Basalt is a natural volcanic rock used in manufacturing and made into fine and ultra fine gold fibers. Basalt fibers are environmentally friendly and superior to other fibers in terms of thermal stability, sound insulation, vibration assistance, and durability.
With the new BLX line, Basalt fibers are woven longitudinally with [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 responsiveness, stability and rigidtiy.
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.
There are three BLX Frame Technologies offered in the BLX lineup.
-Linear Geometry: New frame technology providing up to 35% more overall stability compared to a classic beam construction.
-FX: A quad shaft yoke design to increase torsional stability by 23% on off-center hits.
-Triad: A 3-piece racket system where hoop and handle are separated with Iso-Zorb for superior comfort.
The new BLX racquets also incorporate three different grommet designs.
AGT: Articulated Grommet Technology allows an extraordinary 76º string movement for maximum sweet spot (+34%).
Double Hole: Bigger holes allowing 26º string movement for a bigger sweet spot.
Classic: Traditional 22º string movement for classic response.
The new Wilson BLX racquets also incorporate three different Grip Designs.
Comfort Hybrid(2.0mm)- An Air-Cell foam base provides the ultimate in comfort, a soft PU gives players a comfortable and tacky feel. The thick diameter gives players the ultimate cushioning.
Performance Hybrid(1.8mm)- A cotton base allows a softer feel than leather yet firmer feel than foam, excellent moisture absorption. A tackified PU gives players a high performance feeling grip, and the medium thickness at 1.8mm gives all around racquet control.
Pro Hybrid(1.6mm)- A leather base will transmit more feel to the player's hand, a firm PU allows for full racquet sensation. The thin diameter will allow players to get a complete feel of the racquet.