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 50 to 60 pounds, optimum 55.

Buy 2 or more for $189.00 per racquet.
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 a spin.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 11.42oz / 323.75g
Balance: 2 pts HL
Swingweight: 330
Stiffness: 65
Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /
Composition: Basalt
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:
Black/ Silver
Grip Type: Wilson Sublime
String Pattern:
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 10T 8H 10H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 50-60 pounds

BLX
BL=Basalt. Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be used in manufacturing where it is made into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration resistance. These new fibers are woven longitudinally with [K}arophite Black to create one of the most advanced composites in the industry.

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.

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