The Wilson Blade 98 is endorsed by a number of different ATP/WTA tennis players including Stefanos Tsitsipas, Simona Halep, and Emma Raducanu, while the Head Radical MP is endorsed by Jannik Sinner and Bianca Andreescu.
This article will look at the racket specs of these tennis rackets so you can see how they compare to each other.
Wilson Blade 98 vs Head Radical MP
For this comparison, we will be looking at the 16×19 versions of the Wilson Blade 98 V8 and the Head Radical MP (2021).
|Racket Specs:||Wilson Blade 98||Head Radical MP|
|Strung Weight:||320g (11.3oz)||318g (11.2oz)|
|Balance:||5 Pts HL||4 pts HL|
|Power:||Low||Low to Medium|
|Beam Width:||21.0 mm||20mm / 23mm / 21mm|
|Racket Colours:||Green and Black||Orange and Silver|
|Grip Type:||Wilson Pro Performance||Head Hydrosorb Pro|
Head Size and Racket Length
Both the Wilson Blade 98 and the Head Radical MP have a 98in head size and a 27in racket length.
Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance
The Blade 98 (320g) has a slightly heavier strung weight when compared with the Radical MP (318g) but the difference is very small.
However, the Blade 98 (317g) has a lower swing weight than the Radical MP (326g) so the Blade 98 will be more maneuverable than the Radical MP (especially at the net).
One of the reasons why the Blade 98 has a lower swing weight than the Radical MP is because the Blade 98 (5pts HL) has a more head light balance than the Radical MP (4pts HL).
The Head Radical MP (65) has a higher stiffness rating than the Blade 98 (61) which means the Wilson Blade 98 should be the more arm friendly tennis racket.
The Blade 98 has a thinner beam width than the Radical MP so you should get more control from the Blade 98 but more power from the Radical MP.
Both the Radical MP and the Blade 98 have a 16×19 string pattern which is a good string pattern to use if you want some help adding some top spin to your shots.
I wouldn’t recommend either of these two tennis rackets to beginner tennis players as they are too heavy and have relatively small sweet spots so as a beginner you will struggle to play well with these tennis rackets.
If you are at the intermediate to advanced level, then using one of these tennis rackets makes a lot more sense as at this level you should have developed a full swing and have good technique on your groundstrokes.
My recommendation for intermediate to advanced tennis players would be to go with the Wilson Blade 98 as it has a lower swing weight, a lower stiffness rating, and a more head light balance.
However, if you struggle with getting power on your shots then the Head Radical MP may be the better option for you as the Blade 98 is a low powered tennis racket.