The Wilson Blade 98 16x19 adds some extra bite and power to the Blade franchise. Featuring Amplifeel technology, the Blade 16x19 comes with enhanced ball feel. Topspin players will likely appreciate the easy spin from the open string pattern. In addition to spin, our playtesters noticed a real bump in power over the 18x20 version. The near even balance results in some nice plow-through, adding pace and stability to groundstrokes. At net this racquet shines, offering a response that is as solid as it is fast. The open pattern and lively feel are also an asset on serves, where spin and pace come easy. With its higher swingweight (331 RDC), this one is best suited to stronger 4.0+ players who have good control but want to turn up the heat!
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.2oz / 317.51g|
|Balance: 1 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /|
|Power Level: Medium|
|Stroke Style: Full|
|Swing Speed: Fast|
|Grip Type: Wilson Sublime|
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 8H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 50-60 pounds|
Babolat Pure Control Tour
An impressive combination of speed, stability and control. A nice option for the 4.5+ player who places a premium on feel. There's also plenty of spin available. String Pattern: 16x20. Strung Weight: 11.8. Standard Length.
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Speedy and solid. This one offers controllable power and plenty of spin to intermediate and advanced players. Quite comfortable. Headsize: 98 in². String Pattern: 16x19. Standard Length
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A speedy racquet with great control and a spin-friendly response. Aggressive baseliners will find enough power to make trouble for their opponents. Headsize: 98 in². String Pattern: 16x19. Length: Standard or 27.5"
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Endorsed by Andy Murray! Precise, crisp and lively, this racquet packs impressive plow through and a rock solid feel. String Pattern:16x19. Strung Weight: 11.5 oz. Standard Length.
Prince Tour 98 Racquets
Speedy and spin-friendly, this one delivers a comfortable and lively response to 4.0+ level players looking to turn up the pace and spin. Headsize: 98 in². String Pattern: 16x20. Strung Weight: 11.1 ounces.
Prince Tour Pro 100 Racquets
Mobile, comfortable and spin friendly, this is a worthy option for the 4.0+ player looking to hit a heavy ball. Headsize: 100 in². String Pattern: 16x18. Strung Weight: 11.3 oz.
Volkl Super G 10 (295g)
Mobility, control and comfort! Perfect for the player who wants the precision of a player's racquet without the heavy weight. Headsize: 98 in². String Pattern: 16x19. Strung Weight: 11 oz.
Wilson Blade 98S
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Yonex VCORE Si 98
This very maneuverable player's racquet offers a great balance of speed and stability. Aggressive ball strikers will have no problem cranking up the pace and spin. Crisp and comfortable. Headsize: 98 in². String Pattern: 16x20. Standard Length.
Yonex VCORE Tour 97 (310g)
Precise, maneuverable and stable. A great option for intermediates and advanced players looking for exceptional spin, control and feel. Headsize: 97 in². Strung weight: 11.5 oz. Swingweight: 314 (RDC).