The next generation of Blades has arrived with a commanding feel for the competitive player. Now in its seventh iteration, the Blade 98 16x19moves forward without Countervail material, instead featuring Wilson's new FeelFlex technology, which strategically places Carbon Mapping for added torsional stability and flexibility. Also new is the Top Grip taper on the handle, which results in easier hand positioning for players with two-handed backhands. Our international team of playtesters was eager to get their hands on this update. Whether they were testing on hard, red clay or grass courts, the six playtesters were all impressed with the feel this Blade 98 16x19 offered. With such different styles of play, it's no surprise the playtesters couldn't agree on any particular dislikes. Nonetheless, the high-performance playability and sleek cosmetics make the Wilson Blade 98 16x19 v7 a definite must-demo for previous Blade fans, as well as players looking for exceptional control and feel.
The most popular frame in Wilson's Blade series, the Blade 98 (16x19) V7.0 now features FeelFlex to connect players with the ball unlike ever before. Featuring carbon mapping placed strategically throughout the frame, FeelFlex increases frame flexibility and stability for superior feel. Throw in reduced spec variance for added consistency from frame to frame plus a new Top Grip Taper for more comfortable top-hand grip placement, and the latest version of this racqet brings significantly added performance to the court for avid Blade fans.