Blade 98 (16x19) Countervail Black Tennis Racket


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Wilson Recommends for this Racket:
  • NXT Strings

  • Tension range 22.5 to 27.5 kg, optimum 25 kg.

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Custom-strung rackets ship in 2 - 3 days.

  • The Blade 98 (16x19) Countervail Black features the same ingredients that produce topline precision, consistency and feel trapped inside a bold, elegant design inspired by Roger Federer's co-designed Pro Staff RF97. Style and performance collide in a racket that takes the Blade franchise and your game to the next level.
    • Forgiving feel and modern control 
    • Uncontaminated design emphasizes clean, black tuxedo look and meticulous detail of Pro Staff RF97
    • Integrated Countervail Technology maximizes player energy, consistency and precision
    • Parallel Drilling provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response
    • X2 Ergo compatible handle creates optimal personalized feel for modern 2-handed backhand
    • Braided Graphite + Basalt composition improves the flex of racket to produce enhanced feel and control
    • Stringing Instructions
  • Product SKU(s) WRT74071U1, WRT74071U2, WRT74071U3, WRT74071U4
    Cross Section 20.6MM Flat Beam
    Head Size 98 sq in - 632.2 sq cm
    String Pattern 16x19
    Unstrung Balance 32.5CM/6 Pts HL
    Unstrung Weight 304 g
    Length 27 in - 68.6 cm
    Series Blade

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Designed for today’s big-hitting, aggressive game, the Blade serves as the top-played franchise on Tour. This year’s Blade features Countervail, a technology built to maximize player energy and conserve fuel. Equipped with clean lines, matte finishes and laser engraving, the Blade delivers a minimalist design for the next generation of hard-hitting players.


With its groundbreaking carbon layer integrated into the frame, Countervail is a material technology that maximizes a player’s energy, reduces muscle fatigue and shortens recovery time.


The game has never seen racket designs like this before – ones that focus only on the essentials and strips away all the unnecessary elements. What remains are timeless, uncontaminated designs, meticulous in detail and bold in their beauty. They create rackets that want to be held and a psychological edge for the player bold enough to pick one up.


Braided Graphite + Basalt is an elastic and reactive material combination that that improves the flex of a racket. This evolution of Wilson’s BLX technology increases the ball’s contact with the strings to provide enhanced feel and greater control.


Provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.


Series Noir pays tribute to the extra hours you put in to live the game you love. Featuring an array of rackets, bags, footwear and apparel that blend in when the sun goes down, the Series Noir collection embodies the passion and dedication required to make your game stand out when it counts.

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