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Blade 98 (18x20) v8 Tennis Racket

£245.00

£245.00

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  • Sporting a slick color-shifting elastic finish, the Blade 98 (18x20) v8 commands attention with eye-catching design alongside elevated performance. While the exterior of the frame morphs between shades of green and copper, the interior of the frame features new FORTYFIVE° technology to increase flexibility and stability, yielding excellent feel for the modern, vertical swing path common in today's game. In addition, the carbon fiber handle extends to the end cap for enhanced feel and torsional stability, producing a frame that exceeds all expectations for the latest evolution of the most popular racket franchise on the pro tour.

    *This racket ships unstrung. Select from the stringing options above and the Wilson team will string the racket for you.
    • String pattern (18x20) optimizes string durability and generates stiffer response for enhanced touch and precision
    • FORTYFIVE° increases flexibility and stability to produce a more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the modern, vertical swing path used by most competitive players
    • DirectConnect extends the carbon fiber handle to connect directly to the end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability
    • Dynamic, color-shifting elastic finish allows frame to morph between shades of green and copper
    • Top Grip Taper provides better feel for top-hand grip placement
    • Ergonomic End Cap yields improved comfort and playability
    • Braided Graphite + Basalt composition improves the flex of a racket to produce enhanced feel and control
    • Parallel Drilling provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response
  • Product SKU(s) WR078811U1, WR078811U2, WR078811U3, WR078811U4
    Collection Blade v8
    Cross Section 20.6 FB
    Head Size 98 sq in
    String Pattern 18x20
    Strung Weight 321 g
    Unstrung Weight 305 g
    Length 27 in / 68.6 cm
    Series Blade
    Player Type Avid Competitor
    Benefit Feel
    Age Group Adult

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Description
Sporting a slick color-shifting elastic finish, the Blade 98 (18x20) v8 commands attention with eye-catching design alongside elevated performance. While the exterior of the frame morphs between shades of green and copper, the interior of the frame features new FORTYFIVE° technology to increase flexibility and stability, yielding excellent feel for the modern, vertical swing path common in today's game. In addition, the carbon fiber handle extends to the end cap for enhanced feel and torsional stability, producing a frame that exceeds all expectations for the latest evolution of the most popular racket franchise on the pro tour.

*This racket ships unstrung. Select from the stringing options above and the Wilson team will string the racket for you.

Featuring the smallest headsize of the groundbreaking Clash franchise, Clash 98 lies at the peak of confidence and control. The 98 sq-in head delivers laser-like precision for players who consistently hit the sweet spot, while the very head-light balance reduces swing weight and adds control through the swing. Driven by a proprietary carbon mapping construction, FreeFlex gives the frame additional bending angles, creating an incredibly flexible racket that works effortlessly with the modern swing for enhanced ball pocketing and dwell time. Despite the impressive flexibility, stability and power are not compromised thanks to the unique StableSmart frame geometry. Delivering the performance that confidence promises, Clash 98 creates a playing experience unlike any before.


*This racket ships unstrung. Select from the stringing options above and the Wilson team will string the racket for you.


Stringing instructions

Highlighted by a design that pays tribute to the historic Pro Staff series, the Pro Staff 97 v13 features a new Braid 45 construction that increases precision by adjusting the angle of the double braided fibers for enhanced feel and stability. Two additional upgrades to this racket include a denser string bed that improves consistency on every shot and a new end cap that is used across Wilson's other performance racket lines for improved comfort and ergonomics. Perhaps most appealing for longtime fans of the Pro Staff franchise is the presence of red and yellow pinstripes along the throat, an ode to previous designs of this iconic series through the years. The design also features a unique exposed carbon fiber weave with gloss finish above the 3 & 9 of the frame for a slick touch.


*This racket ships unstrung. Select from the stringing options above and the Wilson team will string the racket for you.


Stringing instructions

The Blade 98 (16x19) v8 pairs captivating design with a new layup to better accommodate the more modern, vertical swing path commonly used by competitive players. The headliner innovation, FORTYFIVE°, manages to increase both the flexibility and stability of the frame to lend supreme feel for the ball on every shot. Still characterized by its superior presence in the hands of the best players in the world, this evolution of Blade rewards aggressive, precise ball-strikers with a top-tier blend of connected-to-the-ball feel, torsional stability and color-shifting design to wow teammates and opponents alike.


*This racket ships unstrung. Select from the stringing options above and the Wilson team will string the racket for you.

Short Description Blade 98 (18x20) v8 Tennis Racket Clash 98 Tennis Racket Pro Staff 97 v13 Tennis Racket Blade 98 (16x19) v8 Tennis Racket
SKU WR078811U WR008611U WR043811U WR078711U

Blade v8 Tech Tabs

ABOUT BLADE

Crafted with a dynamic, color-shifting metallic paint, Blade v8 makes a statement with innovative design and elevated performance. The most popular frame on the Pro Tour increases both flexibility and stability to produce an appealing connected-to-the-ball feel for modern, vertical swings commonly used by more advanced players

TECHNOLOGY

FORTYFIVE°
A patent-protected lay-up strategically used in Blade v8 to produce a more connected-to-the-ball feel. The technology increases both flexibility and stability to better complement the modern, vertical swing path used by most competitive players in todays game.

DIRECTCONNECT
New carbon fiber handle technology constructed directly to the endcap that increases tortional stability for enhanced power and feel. 

AGIPLAST BUMPERS & GROMMETS
A bio-based plastic derived from castor bean oil creates a more eco-friendly racket strong enough to perform at an elite level.

DESIGN DNA

COLOR-SHIFTING DESIGN
Blade v8 pushes design boundaries while staying true to the philosophy  of uncontaminated racket design. This time it’s manifested through a bold colorway that shifts through a landscape of colors as you swing — from an earthy green to elemental copper.  The rest is in the meticulous details, creating a racket that wants to be held for the player bold enough to pick one up.

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