Wilson Blade 98 (18x20)

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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 98 (18x20) Racquet: Tension range 47 to 57 pounds, optimum 52.

Buy 2 or more for $169.00 per racquet.
With this update to the Blade 98 (18x20), Wilson gives intermediate and advanced players an even better combination of control and feel. Thanks to its unique Braided Graphite/Basalt layup, the hoop of the Blade 98 is able to flex more at impact. The result is enhanced ball pocketing with the kind of classic feel that rewards big swings with exceptional control. Wilson adds their Parallel Drilling technology to this update, a feature that expands the sweetspot and puts a little extra pop in to the dense 18x20 string pattern. There's also an impressive level of stability considering its 11.3 ounce weight. As with the previous Blade 98, Wilson uses Amplifeel technology in the handle to further enhance feel and comfort. From the baseline this racquet's control makes it easy to select ambitious targets and drive the ball confidently through the court. At net the combination of stability, precision and feel allows the player to shift seamlessly from soft droppers to penetrating punches. All in all this a very solid addition to the Blade franchise. Aggressive players looking for a little extra control along with great feel are urged to give this one a serious look.

*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: 11.3oz / 320.35g
Balance: 13.1in / 33.27cm / 3 pts HL
Swingweight: 327
Stiffness: 64
Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /
Composition: Braided Graphite & Basalt
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:
Black/ Green
Grip Type: Wilson Sublime
String Pattern:
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 47-57 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.

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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