Wilson Blade 100 vs 98

This article will look at the racket specs of the Wilson Blade 100 and Blade 98 to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.

Wilson Blade 100 vs 98

General Info

Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.

General infoBlade 100Blade 98
Model Number(s):WR0795(0-4)WR078711U(0-5)

Racket Specs

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 100Blade 98
Composition:Braided GraphiteBraided Graphite
Head Size (sq cm)645cm632cm
Head Size (sq in)100in98in
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19 & 18 x 20
Strung Balance (cm)33cm33cm
Strung Balance (pts)4 pts HL4 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)316g321g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.15oz11.32oz
Swing Weight327317
Unstrung balance (cm)32cm32cm
Unstrung balance (pts)7 pts HL7 pts HL
Unstrung Weight (grams)300g305g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.58oz10.76oz
Frame Stiffness6960
Beam Width (mm)22mm21mm
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Pros and Cons

Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.

Pros and Cons10098
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.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player Level10098

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.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops like Tennis Warehouse, Racquet Guys, and Wilson.com.