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Improver racket review: Wilson Two BLX

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Originally published on: 20/08/13 00:00

After bringing you the latest range of rackets directed at advanced and intermediate players in our last two issues, now it’s the turn of those who haven’t quite shed the tennis L-plates to sit up and take note.

After testing nine improver frames at Dukes Meadows indoor courts in West London, here's what we thought of the Wilson Two BLX.

RRP: £199.95
Length: 27.25 inches
DA (stiffness): 71 points
Head size: 110 sq. in
String pattern: 16 x 20
Unstrung weight: 223g
Beam: 28mm

What the experts say
This is the lightest and stiffest racket in the test. It comes with a 110 square inch headsize offering good power and direction. The head heavy balance promotes a longer swing through the shot.

What the testers say
Jo felt she struggled with control when hitting from the baseline with this racket but she liked its ultra-light weight, which made it easier to swing. "This racket was by far the most powerful but the back fence was brought into play a little too frequently for my liking." Bobby felt that although the Wilson Two was a little on the light side it offered him great power, which he really enjoyed. "Because it was only 223g I didn't think it would pack much punch but it didn't disappoint."

What the manufacturer says
The new Two is one of the lightest rackets ever made and provides tremendous manoeuvrability. High power shots are easy to hit due to Hammer weighting and Double Hole grommets.

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