Wilson Blade 98 v7

The control this racket provides on groundstrokes is off the charts.

One of the most popular rackets on the market, and for good reason.

16x19

String Pattern

The number of strings running horizontally and vertically across the racket. A more dense pattern (18×20) offers more stability, while a more open pattern (16×19) offers more spin, power, and feel.

323

Racket Weight

Generally, beginners should stick to lightweight or medium rackets (less than 11oz). More advanced players, however, should choose medium or heavy rackets (more than 11oz). (Learn more)

328

Swing Weight

Swing weight is a calculated by using the racket’s weight and balance. The greater the swing weight, the more power a player will get. (Learn more)

4 HL

Balance

Balance means where most of the weight is centered in the racket. Head heavy rackets (HH) offer more power, while head light (HL) rackets offer more maneuverability. (Learn more)

Ratings
Forehand
83%
Backhand
84%
Volleys
83%
Serve
80%
Returns
80%

SPECS

These are some of the characteristics of the racket you should pay attention when deciding whether this is the right racket for you or not. If you not quite sure what they mean, you can just use the "What is this?" feature in order to learn more.

0

Head Size

The head size of the racket influences how easy it is to play with it. A large head size (over 98) makes it easier to make contact with the shots but offers little maneuverability – which is great for beginners.

0

Racket Length

Most rackets range from 27 to 29 inches. Longer rackets offer more power and reach, but are more difficult to maneuver. 

83

Beam Width

These numbers reflect the beam width at the head, shoulder, and handle. A larger beam usually means more power, but less maneuverability.

62

Stiffness

Choosing the right strings and the right string tension is just as important as choosing the right racket. Some rackets play better with higher tensions, while others require a lower tension. 

REVIEW

We've played with hundreds of rackets, so we like to be pretty thorough with our reviews. We were also told that we make the best Youtube racket reviews (yes, mostly by our moms), but also by this guy and some other cool people.

FAQ

Please feel free to reach out in case you have any questions related to this racket – we’ll be happy to answer them! In the meanwhile, here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

Babolat RPM Blast at 50-55 pounds, or Wilson NXT at 53-58 pounds.
This racket truly suits any level of player. It is stable enough on all shots for advanced players, but forgiving enough for beginners.
It allows players to hit through the ball with confidence that it will not fly out on them. The control, especially on groundstrokes, gives players the confidence to swing how they please.
If anything, this racket will expose technical flaws on the serve.
The Babolat Strike is very similar to the Wilson Blade.

SUMMARY

Name: Wilson Blade 98 v7
Brand: Wilson
Weight: 323
Swingweight: 328
Length: 27
String Pattern: 16x19
Balance: 4 HL
Beam Width: 83
Stiffness: 62
Recommended String Tension:

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