Wilson Blade 98 S (18x16) Tennis Racquet

Wilson Blade 98 S (18x16) Tennis Racquet
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The Wilson Blade 98 S now features Spin effect technology with thanks to its new 18x16 string pattern. Continues the traditional feel in the same vein as the Six One 95 BLX, but in a lighter, more maneuverable package. Spin Effect Technology permits additional string movement, increasing the RPM of every shot! Spin oriented 18x16 string pattern, 11.0 oz. strung weight, and 98 square inch head provides solid feel and control for intermediate to advanced players with fast swing. foregiveness. A 21mm flat beam and 98 square inch headsize provide solid feel and control for intermediate to advanced players with a faster swing. Continues to provide excellent frame feedback offered by basalt fiber (BLX) technology. Improved feel thanks to Amplifeel handle technology.

For Optimal String Performance Wilson Recommends:
  • Spin: Wilson RipSpin
  • Durability: Luxilon 4G

Please Note: Wilson does not include a cover with this racquet.
Racquet Specifications
  • 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

Great but...

4 Stars

Tim from MS on 12/20/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is one of the best feeling rackets I've ever played with. It's easy going through the hitting zone and the amount of spin I've gained is amazing. The frame can feel a little fragile against hard hitters but I think it had more to do with finding the timing of a lighter racket. Having said all that I can't get a set of string to last an hour. I have, what I would consider, classic strokes, hard swinger but not exceptional topspin. I think it's just the string pattern that might do this one in for me.


5 Stars

Scott Urquhart from CA on 12/14/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.

Wilson blade 98s

5 Stars

Steve G from NJ on 9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Racquet is definitely a touch lighter than the blade 98. The spin you can create forehand, backhand and kick/slice serve is crazy!!!! Awesome frame

Blade 98S

5 Stars

Tony D from OH on 9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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

Wilson Blade 98 S (18x16) Tennis Racquet
$209.00 $149.00

Wilson Blade 98 S (18x16) Tennis Racquet

Item # wrt71881u

  • 5 Star
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String Options
Main String
Cross String