The Wilson Blade 98 BLX updates the K Blade 98 with the improved feel and frame feedback offered by basalt fiber (BLX) technology. Continues the traditional feel in the same vein as the SixOne 95 BLX, but in a lighter, more maneuverable package. A 21mm flat beam and 98 square inch headsize provide solid feel and control for intermediate to advanced players with a faster swing. A versatile performer from all points on the court.
Please note that Wilson does not include a cover with this racquet.
Wilson introduces the use of Basalt fiber (BLX) technology for improved feel and frame feedback, continuing to feature classic feel in the same tradition as the previous-generation K Blade 98 and nBlade 98, coupled with the added feel and stability of BLX technology. Dense 18x20 string bed further enhances control and stringbed stiffness for advanced players. Specifications are nearly identical with the past generation K Blade 98. BLX builds upon the very popular K Factor design, offering a refinement of Wilson frame technology that provides the ultimate in feel and performance. Uses new Wilson Pro Hybrid Grip, which offers thinner (1.6mm) synthetic grip comfort, combined with a leather base for ultimate feel.
- Headsize: 98 sq. in.
- Length: 27.00 in.
- Weight (strung): 11.40 oz.
- Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 65
- Balance: 13.30 in. Head Light
- Cross Section: 21mm Flat Beam
- Swingweight: 335 kg*sq. cm
- String Pattern: 18x20
- Grip: Wilson Pro Hybrid Grip
What is BLX?
Basalt is a natural volcanic rock used in manufacturing and made into fine and ultra fine gold fibers. Basalt fibers are enviornmentally friendly and superior to other fibers in terms of thermal stability, sound insluation, vibration assistance and durability. With the new BLX line, Basalt fibers are woven longitudinally with the innovating [K]arophite Black to create the most advanced composite ever in the industry. Players will find the ultimate in frequency reduction while retaining the performance of carbon fiber in terms of lightness, responsiveness, stability and rigidity. Basalt added into racquets filters out unwanted frequencies (i.e vibrations) that reach the hand to deliver a clean feedback and sensation for the perfect feel players demand.
Review Summary (Based on 1 Reviews)
This is the very best racquet that I have played with. It is a perfect weight and the head size is great.