Both the Wilson Blade 100 and Wilson Blade 100L are part of Wilson’s Blade series of tennis rackets and are a good option for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for a solid racket to play with.
Both rackets have similar aesthetics and racket specs but there are some key differences that may affect your decision on which of these two rackets is best for you.
Table of Contents
- Difference Between the Wilson Blade 100 and Blade 100l
- My Recommendations
- Final Thoughts
Difference Between the Wilson Blade 100 and Blade 100l
For this racket comparison, we will be using the V8 Versions of both the Wilson Blade 100 and the Wilson Blade 100L.
Racket Specs – Wilson Blade 100 vs 100l
|Racket Specs:||Wilson Blade 100||Wilson Blade 100l|
|Strung Weight:||316g (11.1oz)||301g (10.6oz)|
|Balance:||4 pts HL||1 pts HL|
|Stiffness:||69 RA||69 RA|
|Beam Width:||22 mm||22.5 mm|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|String Tension Range:||22-27kg / 50-60lb||22-27kg / 50-60lb|
|Price:||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Strung Weight and Swing Weight
As you would expect, the Blade 100L is the lighter of the two rackets in terms of strung weight and swing weight.
If you are a beginner then in my opinion, the Blade 100L will be a better option for you in terms of weight.
Head Size and Racket Length
Both tennis rackets have the exact same head size (100in) and racket length (27in).
Both rackets have a head light balance with the Blade 100 (4pts HL) being more head light than the Blade 100L (1 pts HL).
As the Blade 100 has a heavier swing weight, there isn’t a huge difference between the two rackets in terms of maneuverability.
However, I would give the Blade 100 a slight edge over the Blade 100L in this regard.
Both tennis rackets have the exact same stiffness rating (69 RA) so you are not going to feel much of a difference in terms of arm friendliness.
If you are looking for an arm friendly tennis racket then check out our guide on the best tennis rackets for tennis elbow.
The Wilson Blade 100 has a slightly thinner beam than the Blade 100L so you will get slightly more control from the Blade 100.
Both the Blade 100 and the Blade 100L are low to medium powered tennis rackets but you definitely get more help from the Blade 100L in terms of free power.
However, both tennis rackets offer a decent amount of power as long as you have a medium to full swing.
Both tennis rackets have an open 16×19 string pattern so you will find that they are good at generating topspin so you can hit the ball higher and harder with the assurance that the spin will see your balls land in.
The V8 version of these rackets has the exact same design so this won’t be a deciding factor when choosing which of these two tennis rackets to buy.
Although there isn’t a huge difference between these two tennis rackets, I would definitely recommend the Blade 100L more for beginners and the Blade 100 more for intermediate tennis players.
Also if you are at the more intermediate to advanced level, then you may be better off going with the Wilson Blade 98 as I think it is one of the best tennis rackets on the market.
I hope you enjoyed our comparison of the Wilson Blade 100 vs 100l tennis rackets.
If you did then you may also be interested in our comparison of the Wilson Blade 98 vs Yonex Ezone 98 tennis rackets.