If you play with one of three of Wilson’s flagship racquets—the Blade 98 (16x19) v7, Clash 100 or Ultra 100 v3—you’ve got a reason to add another to your collection. As it has done with models in previous generations and other franchises, the manufacturer has flipped the cosmetics on the frames so the accent and base colors have swapped positions. That turns the Blade green, the Clash a fiery red and the Ultra a light blue.
Other than their looks, nothing else has changed with the Reverse models. Each maintains the same specs and technologies as the traditional racquet. That means current users can seamlessly transition into the frames without any learning curve. It also might encourage players who liked the racquets but took umbrage with their appearance to take another look.
The Blade 98 (16x19) v7 Reverse ($219), Clash 100 Reverse ($249) and Ultra 100 v3 Reverse ($199) are currently available on wilson.com and tennis specialty retailers.