In 2019, Wilson introduced the new family of Blades. The Blade 98 18x20 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. Having a tighter string pattern allows for predictable shots and tight precision placement. Coupling that with the higher swing weight, you will have a fierce frame that can keep up with your game. 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 and a higher swing weight that adds additional stability on hard shots. No matter if you are at the baseline hitting precision shots or serving and volleying, the 98 18x20 can keep up with any shot! Final Thought: The updated 98 18x20 is a great racquet that allows for players with very aggressive strokes to benefit from the higher swing weight and tighter string pattern. For the weight, this Blade has massive plough through, which if you can maneuver, will benefit you greatly. When striking volleys, the Blade is crisp and hits the mark as well as any racquet in this class! Any high intermediate/advance player who wants freedom to swing without worrying about placement should consider this racquet. "Demo today, buy tomorrow!"
|Unstrung Weight||10.8 oz|
|Head Size||98 sq inches|
|String Pattern||18 Mains x 20 Crosses|
|Balance||320 mm+-7/7pts HL|
|Beam Width||21mm / 21mm / 21mm|
|Recommended String Tension||50-60 pounds|