The Blade 98 18x20 updates the very popular BLX Blade with Amplifeel technology and a sleek black cosmetic. Like the previous generations, this one feels solid at impact. The dense pattern is ideal for players who require maximum control over the ball's direction and depth. By adding Amplifeel technology, Wilson enhances the feel, while the Basalt fibers keep harsh vibrations to a minimum. Our playtesters were impressed by how well they could drive the ball on groundstrokes, noting a high degree of plow-through and mass based power. From the net, the Blade 98 feels comfortable and precise, with minimal twisting on impact. Serves are all about control, making this one ideal for players who favor placement and consistency above all else. Our testers noted that the exceptional precision gave them confidence on faster swings, allowing them to hit penetrating slices and work different areas of the box. 4.0+ players looking for a great control racquet that performs well from all areas of the court should take this one out for spin.
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.42oz / 323.75g|
|Balance: 2 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /|
|Power Level: Low|
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full|
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast|
|Grip Type: Wilson Sublime|
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 10T 8H 10H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 50-60 pounds|
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