|Wilson Slash BLX Paddle|
Pros and Cons of the High Density Core
Of course there always pros and cons, right? It's really quite simple. The firmer the core, the less the ball sinks into the face of the paddle resulting in a faster release off the paddle thus delivering a ball with more pace to your opponents. Now for the downside...because the ball leaves the paddle with more force, it is up to the user to provide the direction for the ball. (Medium and softer density paddles take some pace off the ball letting you better guide it for an accurate shot). For this reason, this paddle has been a favorite of more experienced players who have well-established technique and control over where the ball is going and want the most speed and power from their paddle. One other point that should be mentioned is that high density paddles are not as arm-friendly as their softer counterparts so if you have tennis elbow issues you may want to consider the comfort factor in your paddle selection as well.
Ease of Swing
Because the Slash BLX paddle was designed for slightly more experienced players, it is toward the heavier end of the weight spectrum at 13.76 ounces. This goes hand in hand with the power game already referred to, as it results in added stability at impact with those fast-paced balls. The heavier the paddle, the less tendency to wobble in your hand helping you maintain your swing form and control throughout the swing motion. So yes, it feels heavier in your hand and we think heavy is good, so long as you can manage the weight. Keep in mind that all the paddles we stock are under 1 lb., so there really aren't any "arm-busters" out there!
You can purchase the Slash BLX paddle by following this link. It sold for $149.00 originally and we are now offering it at an awesome price on close-out!