The Wilson Blade 98S (18x16) is made for the modern spin game. The S version of the Blade series hits the scales at 11 ounces which makes it perfect for hitting with some extra plowthrough while the 18x16 string pattern really bites into the ball and helps to generate more spin. Parallel Drilling expands the already generous sweet spot of the string bed to give off-centre shots more comfort. The Blade 98S plays very comfortably at net and can absorb heavy shots while still giving you enough control to direct volleys wherever you want. Overall a great racquet for any player that wants to bring extra spin to their game and still push their opponent further behind the baseline.
Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 632 sq. cm
Length: 27 inches
Unstrung Weight: 10.4 oz. / 294 g.
Strung Weight: 11.0 oz. / 312 g.
Strung Balance: 1 Pt. Head Light
Beam Width: 22 mm / 22 mm / 22 mm
Composition: Graphite, Basalt
String Pattern: 18 Mains x 16 Crosses
Recommended String Tension: 51 - 61 lbs.
Grip: Wilson Sublime