Wilson Blade 98 vs Head Gravity Pro

The Wilson Blade 98 and Head Gravity Pro are both very popular with advanced recreational players as they offer a good mix of power, spin, and control.

The Wilson Blade 98 is endorsed by tennis pros like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Simona Halep, and Emma Raducanu while the Head Gravity Pro is endorsed by Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev.

This article will look at the racket specs of the Blade 98 and the Gravity Pro to see how they differ from each other.

Wilson Blade 98 vs Head Gravity Pro

Wilson Blade 98 vs Head Gravity Pro

For this racket comparison, we will be using the 2021 Version of the Head Gravity Pro and the Wilson Blade 98 V8 18×20.

There is also a 16×19 version of the Blade 98 but this has very similar specs to the 18×20 version detailed below.

Racket Specs – Head Gravity Pro and Wilson Blade 98

Racket Specs:Head Gravity ProWilson Blade 98
Version:2021V8
Racket:Head Gravity ProWilson Blade 98
Head Size:100in98in
Racket Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:332g (11.7oz)323g (11.4oz)
Swing Weight:332g327g
Head Heavy or Head Light:6 Pts Head Light4 pts Head Light
Stiffness Rating:6260
Power:LowLow
Beam Width:20.0 mm21.0 mm
Composition:GraphiteGraphite
Racket Colors:Black and PurpleBlack and Green
String Pattern:18×2018×20
Grip Type:Head Hydrosorb ProWilson Pro Performance

Strung Weight and Swing Weight

The Head Gravity Pro is the heavier of the two tennis rackets in terms of strung and swing weight.

The weight range of these rackets means they are better suited to more advanced tennis players as they will be too heavy for most beginner to intermediate players.

Racket Length

Both tennis rackets have a standard racket length of 27in.

Head Size

The Blade 98 has a 98in head size while the Gravity Pro has a more standard 100in head size.

A 98in head size is best if you have a one handed backhand while a 100in head size is the standard head size for players who hit a two handed backhand.

Balance

Like many modern tennis rackets, both rackets have a head light balance with the Gravity Pro being slightly more head light than the Blade 98.

Having a head light tennis racket will make it easier to maneuver these rackets at the net when compared with a head heavy tennis racket.

Stiffness Rating

Both the Gravity Pro and the Blade 98 have relatively low stiffness ratings of 62 and 60 so both would be considered to be arm friendly rackets.

Beam Width

The Gravity Pro has a thinner beam width than the Blade 98 so it definitely will be harder to generate power with the Gravity Pro when compared to the Blade 98.

Power

Both tennis rackets would be considered to be low powered rackets but the Blade 98 provides a little more power than the Gravity Pro so if you think you need some help generating power on your shots then the Blade 98 will be the better option.

String Pattern

Both of these rackets have an 18×20 string pattern so they will both be good at providing control on your shots.

Availability

The Head Gravity Pro and Wilson Blade 98 are available to buy on most online tennis shops like Tennis Warehouse, and Tennis-Point.

Recommendations

I wouldn’t recommend either of these two rackets to a beginner or intermediate tennis player as they are relatively heavy rackets that are better suited to advanced players who have developed a full swing.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed our article comparing the Wilson Blade 98 vs Head Gravity Pro and if you did then you may also be interested in reading our comparison of the Wilson Clash 100 vs Head Speed MP.