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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 110 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.25 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 8.4 oz Unstrung — 7.9 oz
  • Tension: 55-65 Pounds
  • Balance: 15 Pts Head Heavy
  • Beam Width: 28mm Dual Taper
  • Composition: Basalt
  • Flex: 70
  • Grips Type: Wilson Comfort Hybrid
  • Power Level: Medium/High
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7T, 9H, 7H, 9H
    One Piece
    No Shared Hole
  • Swing Speed: Slow Moderate
  • Swing Weight: 314

WILSON Two BLX Tennis Racquet Review


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Wilson started the craze for lightweight, head-heavy racquets with the original Hammer frames over 20 years ago. For 2013, that trend is reborn with the new Two BLX.

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Specifications
The Two is a classic racquet for slower-swinging players, weighing it at a svelte 7.9 oz. (224g) unstrung. That weight is biased to the head by a larger amount, as the Two’s balance point is an amazing 15 points head heavy (Wilson Hammer Technology to the extreme). That equates to a high (for its mass) swingweight of 314, which should provide good power. The 110 square inch head size is optimal for its player type, helping to increase sweet spot size, and the firm flex of 70 not only helps with power, but aids in stabilizing the light frame, as does the 28mm Dual Taper Beam frame design.

In Play
The Two is a classic racquet for slower-swinging players, weighing it at a svelte 7.9 oz. (224g) unstrung. That weight is biased to the head by a larger amount, as the Two’s balance point is an amazing 15 points head heavy (Wilson Hammer Technology to the extreme). That equates to a high (for its mass) swingweight of 314, which should provide good power. The 110 square inch head size is optimal for its player type, helping to increase sweet spot size, and the firm flex of 70 not only helps with power, but aids in stabilizing the light frame, as does the 28mm Dual Taper Beam frame design.

Fine Points
The Two uses Wilson’s Comfort Hybrid grip, and it provides a soft feel and fine shock absorption. Edge feel is not as good as with a thinner grip, but the Two’s player type will appreciate the cushion much more. The bumper guard is Wilson’s norm for this frame type, using “cutouts” to reduce weight. A black, white and gold paint job gives it a stylish, understated appearance.

Conclusion
Wilson has produced a solid frame for players with slower, shorter swings with the new Two BLX. Light weight and extremely head-heavy, it gives great baseline power to players that really need it. With a sweet spot that seems to cover the entire string face, it will be hard to hit a shot the frame can’t help you with. Senior citizens and anyone looking for power without effort should demo the Two BLX.