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WILSON Blade 98 (18x20)

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Launched: 2013

Subcategory: Tour Racquets

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POPULARITY

14.0%

RATE

3.17

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United Kingdom
Wilson Blade 98 18x20 - Black
$160.45
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Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) Racket
$208.1
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United States
Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) Tennis Racquet
$199.00
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Wilson Blade 98 (18x20)
$199.00
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WILSON Blade 98 18x20 Tennis Racquet
$199.00
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Wilson Blade 98 18x20
$199.00
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Wilson Blade 98 (18x20)
$199.00
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Wilson Blade 98 18x20 Tennis Racquet
$199.00

General Information

Tennizoom ID:
181173
Product:
WILSON Blade 98 (18x20)
Product Group:
Subcategory:
Launched:
2013

Pro Players

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
11.42 oz.
324 g
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Balance
13.50 in.
34,30 cm
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Balance points
2 pts HL
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Stifness
65
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Grip type
Sublime Grip
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Composition
Basalt

Extended Specifications

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Swingweight
330
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Swing speed
Medium-Fast
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Power formula
1969
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Power level
Low
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Beam width
21.5 mm / 21.5 mm / 21.5 mm
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String pattern
18 / 20
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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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3stars
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2stars
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Average Rating

3.17

Feature Averages

Serves

(3.17)

Volleys

(3.67)

Slice

(3.50)

Topspin

(3.33)

Returns

(3.17)

Groundstrokes

(3.50)

Vinicius Cunha


Player Level: 3.5 |


Wilson has managed to screw up the cosmetics of all

Wilson has managed to screw up the cosmetics of all their lines of racquets. Performance wise, I could not tell a significant difference to the previous model. I still prefer the Head Radical MP in this category because of the flex, feel and low power. I have been playing with the Babolat Pure Storm Ltd. for several years now, but enjoy testing different racquets.

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Rafaela Silva


Player Level: 3 |


I tried hard to like this frame, but could not. It

I tried hard to like this frame, but could not. It felt flimsy to swing and so muted as to be almost completely devoid of any kind of feel when striking the ball. Inferior to the earlier K Blade 98 version, which I currently play with and will continue doing so.

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Piotr Drobicz


Player Level: 3.5 |


Very nice looking racquet. It plays like the old version

Very nice looking racquet. It plays like the old version but a little softer on the arm. But I only played 2 sets with it. I will update later when I have a chance to play more with it.

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Miguel Gol


Player Level: 6.5 |


This update to the old 98 is great. I did not play

This update to the old 98 is great. I did not play with the old one but I recieved this as a gift and now own four of them. It may be cheaper to buy the older one as it could save you money, but I really enjoy the control and stability of this racquet. It is very good looking and feels awesome. I have tried had two different string jobs so far, first was LUX 4g mains at 56 lbs and Wilson NXT crosses at 54 lbs and second was a full bed of NXT tour at 55 lbs, which was way more comfortable and had more spin and control as I could swing harder.

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Masha Zwerewa


Player Level: 4 |


I have been using the K-Blade for a long time now and

I have been using the K-Blade for a long time now and just bought this new BLX and played a few sets yesterday with it. Definitely better then the previous BLX (which I had tried but gave me terrible elbow problems). So far so good with this one. It does have a 'muted' sound and feel as some guys have mentioned. Ground strokes were great but my serve was off a bit. I am going to string it today with some Savage Black and will see if the serve improves.

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Adna Nyberg


Player Level: 3 |


Demoed this three times for a week. I did not like

Demoed this three times for a week. I did not like it. I do not swing super fast and this felt like swinging a board and it made me slower. It has a lot of pop but I was never able to find a zone where this felt good, I think a severe western grip might be served well by this stick. I couldn't keep the ball in unless I bunted the ball. And again, it was slow on volleys. I do have a preference for heavier, head lighter sticks. This feels like an old Hammer Hyper Carbon 5.3 and not in a good way. It would have looked perfect if the graphics were more muted like the black of the frame.

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