The Wilson Blade 98 (16x19) v8 pairs captivating design with a new layup to better accommodate the more modern, vertical swing path commonly used by competitive players. The headliner innovation, FORTYFIVE°, manages to increase both the flexibility and stability of the frame to lend supreme feel for the ball on every shot. Still characterized by its superior presence in the hands of the best players in the world, this evolution of Blade rewards aggressive, precise ball-strikers with a top-tier blend of connected-to-the-ball feel, torsional stability and color-shifting design to wow teammates and opponents alike.
- String pattern (16x19) allows strings to stretch more, generating greater capacity for power and spin
- FORTYFIVE° increases flexibility and stability to produce a more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the modern, vertical swing path used by most competitive players
- DirectConnect extends the carbon fiber handle to connect directly to the end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability
- Dynamic, color-shifting elastic finish allows frame to morph between shades of green and copper
Weight Unstrung: 305 g/(10.7 oz)
Weight Strung: 320g/(11.3 oz.)
Powel Level: Low-Medium
Swing Weight: 317
Balance: 32cm/ (12.6 in.) - 7 pts Head Light
Beam With: 20.6mm Flat Beam
String Pattern: 16 x 19
Swing Speed: Fast
Headsize: 98 sq. in.
Racquet/Player Type: Advanced
Recommended String: ALU Power / NXT
Endorsed By: Alex De Minur, Paula Badosa, Simona Halep
Composition/Construction: Braided Graphite + Basalt
Frame Technology: FORTYFIVE, DirectConnect
Grip Type: Wilson Pro Performance
Recommended String Tension: 50-60 lbs.
Misc: No Cover