Very solid racket feel. Good quality material. No vibration. I'm a 4.0 now (much better than this, but I'm old). Hit it hard and flat. Bought the Blade to develop more topspin so I can shape my balls deeper (and more safely) in the court. This racket is perfect. Best balance of power and control I've ever used AND I'VE TRIED THEM ALL.
I am a 62 year old 4.0 player. I was using the Wilson Pro Staff 100.This is a great improvement with the slightly bigger sweet spot. It has good comfort and stability. Great balance between power and control. The larger heasize does not slow down the racquet and it is great on vollys.. Good all around racquet, especially good for doubles with the larger head size.
Going on my six month playing with this frame, I've had it strung with Wilson NXT & Wilson Sensation 16 at 56 lbs. It's really a fun racquet to play with. Quite the unique specification for this racquet, 104 square inches with a thin beam and an 18x20 string pattern. Largest sweet spot within the Blade family of racquets. Produces loads of power. I notice how easy it is to put away my opponents due to the added depth and fast pace on my shots. Did notice the extended length gave me slightly more reach. If you want a comfortable racquet that features good maneuverability with added power and touch, this unique spec of the Blade 104 may be the right choice for you.
As a player that used the older generations of the Blade 104, this update from Wilson was very comparable and certainly did not disappoint. I’m an older player who has been playing for over 40 years, and this is truly one of the best frames I have ever tried. Recently I made the decision to switch to just doubles as my knees just can’t handle singles matches anymore! Because of this I was looking for a racquet to really amp up my net game. I feel like this racquet really gave my volleys and overhead the pop that they needed. In addition this frame gave me some added power on my serve. This new version continues to be the maneuverable racquet that Wilson has made in the past. The sweet spot is large enough to gain some additional power without being overwhelming. It’s a very arm friendly racquet strung with Wilson Revolve at 54lbs. I’m a 60 yr old female playing intermediately a few times a week.
Demoed this from a friend strung with Luxilon 4G. Loved it, great control. With Midwest demo string, too "base ball bat" feel for me (STA 3.0) but husband (USTA 4.0) still loved it.
Love this new racquet as I also tried this via their demo program!
Like the easiness of receiving/returning of demo.
my physical therapist suggested a heavier racquet due to shoulder and neck pain: this racquet gave me more heft and support, especially on volleys and serves and more stability all around
This is a nice solid racquet, but a little underpowered for me. The extra length was nice for ground strokes & serves, but made the racquet less maneuverable on volleys.
This racquet generates plenty of power. The trade-off is a slight lack of control. I am impressed with the amount of racquet head speed I am able to generate even with the larger head size. However, when using this racquet I discovered I need to use more topspin to keep the ball in the court. The extra power tends to send my groundstrokes long if I don't put enough topspin on the ball. This racquet gives me noticeably more pop on my serve and a little more power behind my approach shot.
I demoed this racket and received it promptly from midwest sports and was very satisfied with it. The racket played well and I was able to produce easy power especially on serve. On ground strokes I had to adjust and use slightly more topsin. Overall I enjoyed this racket very much.
I have been playing with Wilson Blade 98 for some time. That is a great racquet for my singles game. For my doubles, I wanted a slightly lighter stick - so I bought Blade 104. Great at the net volleys and also for overheads. For baseline shots it does want me to go back to my 98. Overall a great buy.
This racket is definitely an upgrade to my Wilson k factor k zero which has a 118 Sq.in. Head size. This weights almost 2ounces more and is easy to swing with its head light balance. The dense pattern and the racket as a whole was an easy transition for me. This racket has considerable power and great control and feel. Amplifeel really works well by decreasing the harsh vibrations that I always felt playing better players who hit with more spin with my kzero racket. It is nice at the net but one would need to be more accurate with their volley technique. This racket is a must for 3.0 players playing with an oversized racket who truly want to take their game up a level with controllable power.
The Wilson 104 give you a great pop on your serve with the added length. The racquet with nxt strings give you great feel and control. Great racquet for a all around game.
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