Wilson Blade 98S Spin (18x16)

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Selecting the right racquet and string for your game can be a difficult task. When you consider the tremendous amount of racquets available, and pair them with the even larger selection of strings on the market, you are looking at a mountain of combinations! Here at Tennis Warehouse, we want to make the selection process a bit easier for you. That's why we have a talented group of Racquet Experts on staff to help each player find the right racquet and string combination for their play style. Call or email us with your questions, and a Racquet Expert will be happy to point you in the right direction!

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Stringing information for Wilson Blade 98S Spin (18x16) Racquet: Tension range 51 to 61 pounds, optimum 56.

Buy 2 or more for $169.00 per racquet.

Offering big spin and improved feel, Wilson delivers an impressive update to the Blade 98S. Like the previous generation, this racquet comes with an open 18x16 string pattern, making it ideal for those who want easy access to spin but also prefer the added directional control that comes with 18 main strings. New to this version is a braided, more elastic Graphite/Basalt construction. The result is a racquet whose hoop flexes more at impact, giving it slightly better feel and ball pocketing than the previous version. Wilson also expands the sweetspot with its Parallel Drilling. This technology reduces the friction between string and racquet in key areas of the frame so the strings can absorb more shock. From the baseline the 98S rewards big swings with penetrating depth and explosive spin. Our playtest team was impressed by how rapidly this 11 ounce racquet accelerated through contact, a feature that comes in handy when trying to crank forehand winners on the dead run. On serves this racquet shines on slices and kickers, and there's plenty of heat available for those who can swing it fast. *This racquet is compatible with the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 11oz / 311.84g
Balance: 13.38in / 33.99cm / 1 pts HL
Swingweight: 325
Stiffness: 63
Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /
Composition: Braided Graphite & Basalt
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:
Black/ Green
Grip Type: Wilson Sublime
String Pattern:
18 Mains / 16 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 51-61 pounds
Sony Smart Tennis Sensor Ready

Sony Sensor Technology
Analyze your game like never before! The Sony Smart Sensor attaches to compatible butt caps and sends a detailed snapshot of your game to your smartphone or tablet. Includes a video option!!!! (Sorted alphabetically)

Amplifeel
Amplifeel handle technology provides an even cleaner and enhanced feel in the racquet. Amplifeel also allows for a more customized handle system providing additional handle comfort to further support maximizing the feel in each racquet and player segment.

Spin Effect Technology (S.E.T.)
Using fewer cross strings than main strings, this technology allows the main strings to deflect more for maximum snapback. The result is massive spin punctuated by balls that dive very sharply. This is the first racquet system that actually increases ball RPM without players needing to radically change their swing speed.
Watch the Wilson Spin Effect video

Parallel Drilling
Provides a consistent, more forgiving stringbed response while dramatically increasing the sweetspot.

Braided Graphite + Basalt
In this revolutionary new layup, Wilson braids Basalt with carbon graphite fiber throghout the entire frame. This is the first time Basalt has been braided. Since Basalt is so elastic, it allows the racquet's hoop to flex in ways that improve feel, dwell time and control.

Other Items to Consider

  • Wilson Pro Overgrip 12-pack $12.95

    Add a 12 pack of Wilson Pro Overgrips to your Racquet purchase for just $12.95. You Save $3.

  • Add a Sony Smart Sensor to your order for $199.00.

  • Add a Zepp Tennis Sensor & Racquet Mount to your order for $99.00.

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