Tag: Wilson blade 98
The Wilson [k] Blade 98 Tennis Racquet is probably the most affordable pro racket on the market.
- Head size: 98 square inches
- Length: 27 inches
- Weight: 11.3 ounces (strung)
- Stiffness: 60
- String pattern: 18 x 20
- Balance: 3 points, HL
- Cross section: 21 mm flat beam
- Grip: Wilson Kontrol Grip
- Grip sizes: 1 to 5
- Wilson Stiffness Index: 6
When you want to get some more control you usually will get a smaller racket head, thats where the k98 comes to action, with its 98 size head, it offers much better control.You’ll get more control with that racket also because of its 18*20 string pattern which reflects a bit less spin to the ball, but will let you more control.Not that only, but the strings gets more durable with the 18*20 patterns as they don’t move as free as with the more spaced patterns (16*18).
So why I love the Wilson [k] Blade 98:
Price! Only 129$ at amazon, but worth every buck!
Control! You get the K factor improved control plus the 98 head size and the dense strings pattern to get on of the best control rackets!
Accuracy! You get one of the best accurate rackets, ideal for back court players!
Here is what our readers think about the Wilson [k] Blade 98:
Stan: I love the K98, ny first under 100 head size racket. Why? thats easy: first of all its incredibly forgiving and comfortable for a player’s racket. The first thing I noticed about the Wilson k blade 98 was its amazing contorl and precise shots.The second thing is that somehow it gave me more powerful and flat serves than ever and actually was surprised of how much power I added to my serves since I first used this. As for my sliced serves it made wonders. Very recommended!!!
Jen : Hey wilson-rackets.com readers, thanks for the opportunity to write my personal opinion about this one (wilson k98). For starters, I must say that I’ve been playing for along time with the nCode 90 (Fedderer’s first Wilson racket I think), the nCode was a very controled racket, as you would expect from a 90inch head size ;-0, but it felt so heavy for me and I felt I couldn’t play with it long matches and got a but tired during long rallies. Then I read about the k blade 98 and gave it s try. I must say that I was suspicious at the beginning, cause after playing with small head sizes for a long time I was afraid that the kBlade 98 wouldn’t give me the control I was used to. I was very surprised to find out that it was a complete JOY!!! I get the ground strokes very good and its preatty easy to hit the ball for long shots. My regular opponent was amazed too, he was used to winning the long rallies, actually when he had to win a point , he new all he needs to do is to slow it down and stretch the point and he will eventually win it. Well no more!!! The best thing about it is (especially when you switch from a 95 or less racket to a 98-100 racket like the Blade 98 is that you get a lot of power that you weren’t used to, just get used to the fact that you can get more power, not to miss the back-line and you are into a new world of tennis!!! There is now a BLX version of that racket, but I’m so pleased with the kBlade, that I won’t take the chance , otherwise, I think I’ll get another backup Wilson k98 just in case.
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