Though many consider Roger Federer to be a magician on the court, it’s probably true he could play with a frying pan and still hit some jaw-dropping shots. However Federer wouldn’t be the “GOAT” without a tennis racquet, so let’s take a closer look at his wand of choice – the Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90.
This new version of Federer’s go-to stick is more maneuverable than the previous version, thanks to its 12.6 oz./357.2 grams frame, the BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90 is still a racquet designed for advanced players who can generate their own power and spin. With a compact 90 inch square head, hitters will have to be able to make accurate contact with the ball every time to get the most of this racquet.
Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90
Head Size: 90 sq. in. / 580.64 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357.2g
Balance: 8 pts HL
Beam Width: 17.5mm / 17.5mm / 17.5mm /
String Pattern: 16 x 19
But if you can, the thin frame will provide excellent control and precision on even the hardest hit groundstroke. Wilson’s proprietary Amplifeel handle offers an even more precise feel based on the individual player. And the classic leather grip adds a distinctive, elegant touch to this frame.
The BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90 is constructed with basalt strips intertwined with gold in the frame’s shaft to provide superb feel and control on every shot. That combination along with the frame’s light weight makes it excellent up at net for putting away volleys or punching away overheads with ease. Serving with the racquet is a dream, especially with those looking for more control and accuracy on their bigger first serves while adding more spin on the second serves is a breeze.
Though many players of all levels may hope hitting with the BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90 will make help them become, if not Federer-like, then perhaps an instantly better player, they should be aware of this frame’s limitations. It will not add extra power or spin to shots like some larger frames and though it has a 16 x19 string pattern, the smaller head size forces you to hit with precision on every shot. If you can’t do that already, this racquet will force your shot to go long or fall too short. As a result, this frame is best suited for advanced players who may need just a bit more accuracy on their shots.
Wilson’s BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90 is a great frame for those who can use its light weight and remarkable precision feel to its fullest use. Though many will hope it can help them become a great player overnight, it’s best suited to advanced players. It’s definitely a top of the line racquet that is worthy of being used by the man some simply refer to as “the king”.
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