In 2019, Wilson introduced the new family of Blades. The Blade 98 16x19 v7, weighing in at 10.8 oz unstrung, sure can pack a punch for someone with a fast swing. Compared to previous generations, this update has FeelFlex technology within it providing increased flexibility without sacrificing stability. Adding that combined with Carbon Mapping (torsional stability) lets the racquet bend to provide extra power by not giving up control. Feel is desired and achieved while continuing the Blade's history of providing crisp/controlled shots. The Blade is a perfect net player's frame with the solid plow through due to the mass in the head. No matter if you are at the baseline hitting precision shots or serving and volleying, the 98 16x19 can keep up with any shot! Final Thought: The updated 98 16x19 is a great racquet that allows for players with aggressive strokes to benefit from the higher swing weight. For the weight, this Blade feels fast! When striking volleys, the Blade is crisp and hits the mark as well as any racquet in this class! Any high intermediate/advance player should consider this racquet as a great entry into the Blade family! "Demo today, buy tomorrow!"
|Unstrung Weight||10.8 oz|
|Head Size||98 sq inches|
|String Pattern||16 Mains x 19 Crosses|
|Balance||320 mm+-7/7pts HL|
|Beam Width||21mm / 21mm / 21mm|
|Recommended String Tension||50-60 pounds|