This article will look at the racket specs of the Wilson Blade 100 and Wilson Blade 98 to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.
Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.
|General info||Blade 100||Blade 98|
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Wilson Blade 100 and Wilson Blade 98, which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.
Summary of Differences: The Blade 100 has a larger head size (100in vs 98in), a lower strung weight (316g vs 321g), a higher swing weight (327 vs 317), a higher frame stiffness rating (69 vs 60), and a slightly thicker beam width (22mm vs 21mm).
|Racket Specs:||Blade 100||Blade 98||% Difference|
|Composition:||Braided Graphite||Braided Graphite||–|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||632||2%|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||98||2%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19 & 18 x 20||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||33||33||–|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||4||–|
|Strung Weight (grams)||316||321||2%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.15||11.32||2%|
|Unstrung balance (cm)||32||32||–|
|Unstrung balance (pts)||7||7||–|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||305||2%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||10.76||2%|
|Beam Width (mm)||22||21||5%|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.
|Pros and Cons||100||98|
|Pros||– Nice Design, Manageable Weight, Good Spin||– Good Control, Nice Design, Flat Hitters will enjoy this frame, Comfortable to play with|
|Cons||– Stiff Frame||– Heavy for Beginners, Low Powered|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Pro Player Endorsements
The Blade 98 is endorsed by the following tennis player(s): Stefanos Tsitsipas, Pablo Carreno Busta, David Goffin, Karen Khachanov, Sebastian Korda, Tommy Paul, Lorenzo Sonego, Aryna Sabalenka, Madison Keys, Shelby Rogers, Jelena Ostapenko, Alex de Minaur, Paul Badosa, Amanda Anisimova, Simona Halep, Emma Raducana, and Elina Svitolina.
The Blade 100 is not currently endorsed by any pro tennis player.