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WILSON Blade 98 (16x19)

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Launched: 2013

Subcategory: Tour Racquets

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POPULARITY

16.3%

RATE

3.86

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General Information

Tennizoom ID:
181166
Product:
WILSON Blade 98 (16x19)
Product Group:
Subcategory:
Launched:
2013

Specifications

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Head size
98 sq. in.
632 sq. cm
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Length
27 in.
68,58 cm
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Strung weight
11.20 oz.
318 g
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Balance
13.38 in.
34,00 cm
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Balance points
1 pts HL
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Stifness
66
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Grip type
Sublime Grip
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Composition
Basalt

Extended Specifications

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Swingweight
331
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Swing speed
Fast
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Power formula
2114
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Power level
Medium
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Beam width
21.5 mm / 21.5 mm / 21.5 mm
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String pattern
16 / 19
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Stringing type
One Piece
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Stringing tension (pounds)
50 - 60 lbs
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Stringing tension (kg)
23 - 27 kg

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Average Rating

3.86

Feature Averages

Serves

(4.43)

Volleys

(4.43)

Slice

(4.00)

Topspin

(4.86)

Returns

(4.00)

Groundstrokes

(4.29)

Sabine Meier


Player Level: 3 |badges4 |


Everything about this racquet is great except for one

Everything about this racquet is great except for one major factor - stiffness. I'm a 40 year old player with arm issues and I would have bought this racquet if it were a little more flexible. I hope that Wilson will make more flexible rackets in the future.

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Nash Hixson


Player Level: 7 |


Really enjoying the 16x19 version. Having played with

Really enjoying the 16x19 version. Having played with the Juice 100, and testing the new Steams, they just don't compare with feel and plowthrough of this Blade. Not sure what my first one is exactly but the specs on my new one seem perfect. Maybe a little quicker handling? Not that handling is an issue but looking forward to the new one. Also, I did try the 18x20 version but preferred the very little extra pop of the 16x19.

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Mosi Musa


Player Level: 3 |


I found great control with this racquet. It has predictable

I found great control with this racquet. It has predictable and even power throughout the string bed. One thing is for sure, the faster your hit, the better this racquet is for you. You have to be in command of your stroke, if you do not hit the ball this racquet won't reward you. But all in all, fine frame, comfortable, lots of control and power, plenty of spin, but again, not a recreational frame. A good poly at moderate tension suits this racquet well or a nice hybrid.

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Laura Pereira Silva


Player Level: 5 |badges1 |


It's easier to create pace with new Blade model and

It's easier to create pace with new Blade model and has better feel to me than past versions. I still have to take fairly aggressive swings to rip the ball so keep that in mind, as there are lots of racquets that you don't. Great volleys and spin/pace on serves and it is a really cool cosmetic. I would seriously consider this racquet if I could hit it with my own string set- up, but I still love my Tecnifibre TFight 295 strung with Red Code at 57lbs.

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Dustin Kaminsky


Player Level: 5.5 |


Comparing this to the new Steam 99S, it offers so much

Comparing this to the new Steam 99S, it offers so much racquet head speed, stability, power, and spin! Not as much as the steam, obviously, but you get more control. Initially I wanted to buy the 3/8 version, but after feeling the swing weight, I decided to buy the 1/4 and make it bigger and more headlight by adding a heat sleeve. It really is a cut above the rest.

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Connor Butler


Player Level: 6.5 |


It provides more spin than the 18x20 version, but it's

It provides more spin than the 18x20 version, but it's unstable on off-center hits. It's a pretty good racquet from all areas of the court, but did I mention unstable?

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Giuseppe Bernardino


Player Level: 6 |badges5 |


This is a well made, rock solid frame, with nice plow,

This is a well made, rock solid frame, with nice plow, that hits very big (and yet retains good control), and has a certain rich plush superb impact feel. For me, it's that slight step up away from powerful lighter raqts into the player's frame realm. Good form (as always) is required to extract the best from the 16x19 Blade, but it's easier than a lot of true player's frames. It's the type of raqt that once you set it in motion, it takes care of the ball all by itself. And on a closing note, I'll point out that IMO the cosmetics are top class and very attractive.

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