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Moving from the Wilson K Factor to the Wilson BLX is a fluid step forward

The choice to purchase a Wilson tennis racquet is a choice to invest in the power of the elements. The older Wilson K Factor technology and the newer Wilson BLX technological upgrade enhance racquet stiffness on the molecular level.

The Wilson K Factor

Wilson K Factor tennis racquets are getting increasingly hard to find, but if you happen to find one at a great price (as is likely to happen) you can be assured that you are getting a great playing racquet.

The four technologies that are included in all K Factor tennis racquets are: the [K]onnector, the [K]ontour Yoke, and the [K]ompact Center. These centers are specific enhancements that have been created to counteract (in a way) the total stiffness created by the [K]arophite Black frame.

[K]arophite Black is a patented material that comes from the injection of Silicon Dioxide molecules into the empty spaces between graphite fibers in the material used to make tennis racquets. Those silicon molecules are then bonded to the graphite fibers with a material found in car tires, carbon black.

The result is a stiffer frame and more power.

The Wilson BLX tennis racquets

The next step, the Wilson BLX technology includes the K Factor enhancements, but goes a step further. The material used in BLX racquets includes an added molecular substance that reduces vibration shock from the ultra stiff [K]arophite Black.

A substance that is formed from the cooling of lava rock, Basalt, has been included in the marriage of graphite, silicon dioxide, and carbon black for the ultimate combination of rock hard stiffness when striking the ball and vibration reduction for a longer game.

Wilson has continued to build upon their time proven tennis racquet enhancements, moving seamlessly from the Wilson K Factor to the Wilson BLX.

But the question is: What are the little Wilson racquet scientists working on right now, and when will it be released?

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I am a tennis-loving journalist who has decided to make it my job to find the best information on the web relating to tennis products and supplies. Gathering this information for your convenience can save hours of weeding through product endorsements and gimmicks (hours that I myself have had to endure). I have interviewed owners and manufacturers, including, but not limited to: Jill LaCorte of Cortiglia, Liz Waggoner of 40 Love Courture and Lynne Burns of Maggie Mather. I will continue to seek out owners, designers and manufacturers of all the top names in tennis and share that information with you here.

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  1. I could be wrong but I believe technology can go too far sometimes. I know roger is getting older but he won more grand slams with the k factor and broke all the records with the k factor. So I think its better than the blx. Djokovic and Tsonga were about even in the Australia open in 2009. They both had the same Wilson racquet. They both switched soon after and their playing was greatly affected. Djokovic got better and Tsonga got worse. Watch for the switching of racquets on tour. I believe the blx is part of rogers downfall.

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