In this article, I will compare the specifications of these rackets, to help you see which one may be best suited for your game.
Wilson Clash 100 vs Blade 104
Racket Specs Comparison
Main Differences: The Clash 100 has a smaller head size (100in vs 104in), a higher strung weight (11.00oz vs 10.79oz), a lower swing weight (313 vs 317), a more head light balance (7pts HL vs 6pts HL), a lower frame stiffness rating (57 vs 60), and a thicker beam width (24.5mm vs 22.5mm).
|Strung Weight:||312g (11.00oz)||306g (10.79oz)|
|Unstrung Weight:||300g (10.58oz)||290g (10.23oz)|
|Balance:||7 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|Power:||Low to Medium||Low to Medium|
|Player Level:||Intermediate to Advanced||Intermediate to Advanced|
|String Pattern:||16 x19||16 x 19|
|Grip Type:||Wilson Pro Performance||Wilson Pro Performance|
The Clash 100 (100in) has a mid-plus head size that is 4 inches smaller than the Blade 104’s oversized head size of 104in.
The 100 has a standard racket length of 27 inches, while the 104 has an extended racket length of 27.5 inches.
The strung weight of the 100 (312g/11.00oz) is 6g heavier than the strung weight of the 104 (306g/10.79oz), so the 100 will feel slightly heavier to hold in your hand.
The Clash 100 has an unstrung weight of 300g (10.58oz), while the Blade 104 has an unstrung weight of 290g (10.23oz).
The Clash 100 has a swing weight of 313g (11.04oz), which is only 4g lighter than the Blade 104 (317g/11.18oz) so you won’t feel much of a difference when swinging these two rackets.
The Clash 100 has a 7pts Head Light (HL) balance, while the Blade 104 has a 6pts HL balance, which helps with the maneuverability of these rackets.
The Clash 100 (57) has a slightly lower stiffness rating when compared with the Blade 104 (60) with both of these rackets being relatively comfortable to play with.
Power and Control
With its thicker beam width, you definitely get more free power from the Clash 100 but in terms of control, the Blade 104 gives you more.
Recommended Player Level
Both rackets are best suited to intermediate to advanced tennis players with the Clash 100 being more suitable to intermediate players.
If you are an older player or if you struggle to get power on your shots then another good option for beginners is the Wilson Clash 108.
The Clash 100 (24.5mm) has a thicker beam width when compared with the Blade 104 (22.5mm) so the Clash 100 will be more powerful but will have less control.
Both rackets have a 16 x 19 string pattern, which is great for adding more spin to your shots.
Both tennis rackets come with a Wilson Pro Performance Grip as standard.
Head to Head
The Blade 104 is the better option in terms of control, with the Clash 100 being the better option in terms of power, spin, and arm friendliness.
Both rackets are best used by intermediate to advanced tennis players as they are relatively heavy frames that would not be suited to beginners.
Where can you buy these tennis rackets?
The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and on the official Wilson website.