Wilson Blade 98 vs Ultra 100

Wilson has recently released new versions of their popular Blade 98 (V8) and Ultra 100 (V4) tennis rackets.

And in this article, I will be looking at the racket specs of the Blade 98 and the Ultra 100 to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each another.

Wilson Blade 98 vs Ultra 100

Comparison of the Wilson Blade 98 and the Ultra 100 Tennis Rackets

In the comparison below I have used the V8 version of the Wilson Blade 98 and the V4 version of the Wilson Ultra 100.

Racket Specs – Wilson Blade 98 vs Ultra 100

Racket Specs:Wilson Blade 98Wilson Ultra 100
Version:V8V4
Racket:Wilson Blade 98 V8Wilson Ultra 100 V4
Head Size:98in100in
Racket Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:320g318g
Unstrung Weight:305g300g
Swing weight:317g317g
Balance:5 pts HL4 pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:6170
Power:Low to MediumLow to Medium
Player Level:AdvancedAdvanced
Beam Width:21mm/21mm/21mm24mm/26.5mm/25mm
Racket Colours:Green and BlackBlue and Black
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 19
Main Skips:8T,8H8T,8H
Grip Type:Wilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro Performance

Head Size

The Wilson Blade 98 (98in) has a head size that is 2 inches smaller than the Wilson Ultra 100 (100in), so the Ultra 100 will have more power, a bigger sweet spot, and be more forgiving on off-center shots.

Racket Length

The Blade 98 and Ultra 100 have a standard racket length of 27 inches.

Strung Weight

The stung weight of the Blade 98 (320g) is 2g heavier than the strung weight of the Ultra 100 (318g), but the difference is very small.

Both the Wilson Blade 98 and the Wilson Ultra 100 would be considered to be relatively heavy tennis rackets.

Unstrung Weight

The Blade 98 has an unstrung weight of 305g, while the Ultra 100 has an unstrung weight of 300g.

Swing weight

Both the Blade 98 and Ultra 100 have a swing weight of 317g.

Balance

The Blade 98 has a 5pts HL balance, while the Ultra 100 has a 4pts HL balance, which will suit players who have a full swing and good technique.

Stiffness Rating

The Blade 98 (61) has a much lower stiffness rating when compared with the Ultra 100 (70).

The Blade 98 is definitely the more arm friendly of the two tennis rackets.

Power

The Blade 98 and Ultra 100 are both Low to Medium powered tennis rackets, so they will be better suited to advanced tennis players who have developed a full swing and have good technique on their groundstrokes.

Player Level

As mentioned above, the Ultra 100 and Blade 98 are best suited to Advanced tennis players.

Beam Width

The Blade 98 (21mm) has a thinner beam width when compared with the Ultra 100 (24mm/26.5mm/25mm), so you will get more control from the Blade 98 but more power from the Ultra 100.

String Pattern

Both tennis rackets have a 16 x 19 string pattern, which will help you to generate spin on your shots.

Grip Type

Both tennis rackets have a Wilson Pro Performance Grip, which is standard for most Wilson tennis rackets.

Racket Reviews

Wilson Blade 98 V8 Review:

Wilson Ultra 100 V4 Review: