Wilson Blade 98 S (18x16) Tennis Racquet
For Optimal String Performance Wilson Recommends:
- Spin: Wilson RipSpin
- Durability: Luxilon 4G
- Headsize: 98 sq. in.
- Length: 27.00 in.
- Weight (strung): 11.00 oz.
- Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 64
- Balance: 13.30 in. Head Light
- Cross Section: 21mm Flat Beam
- Swingweight: 337 kg*sq. cm
- String Pattern: 18x16
- Grip: Wilson Sublime
- Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
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Wow, what great feel! just played my first match with my new Wilson blade 98S and won. Opponent had trouble with my increased top spin. Said he notice more top spin. If you now how to hit top spin (brushing up on the ball) windshield wiper like, you'll love this raquet! Notice I lost some MPH on my serve but great spin and control.
Have always loved the 16 x 18 pattern, and was compelled to try this version of the Blade with the 18x16. Strung with Babolat Addiction @ 58LBS, this racquet is plush. Great flex and really easy to generate both spin and nice power. I added about .5 ounces of lead to the head and found better stability. I am enjoying the Blade 98S