By Bill Gray and Bruce Levine on December 07, 2009
Even though the [K] Blade weighs just over 11 ounces, it’s not as head light as a typical player’s frame. With more weight toward the head, it feels heftier and sturdier than the scale would indicate. It also gives the racquet plenty of pop on ground strokes and volleys, but you still have to bring your own power supply. Luckily, it’s easy to swing, and the ﬂexibility gives the [K] Blade a soft feel at impact. Even with its dense string pattern, generating spin is not a problem. Many reviewers found the [K] Blade great for hitting a wide array of shots. Stability is not an issue at the baseline, but some testers wished it were more secure on volleys. The [K] Blade is offered in a Tour version with a smaller head, more weight and stiffness, and a more head-light balance, which could be a better option for players who frequent the net. The (K) Blade 98 is used by Philipp Kohlschreiber, Sabine Lisicki and Flavia Pennetta.
Bottom Line: The [K] Blade has touch and control for advanced players who like a frame that’s a little lighter and more flexible.
The [K] Blade is designed for or aggressive all-court players looking for flexible, control-oriented frames.