The Wilson Clash 100 and Wilson Blade 104 are two very different rackets with each racket having its own pros and cons.
In this article, I will compare the racket specifications of the Clash 100 and the Blade 104, to help you see which one may be better suited for your game.
Wilson Clash 100 vs Blade 104
In the comparison below I have used the V2 of the Wilson Clash 100 (or “C100”) and the V8 of the Wilson Blade 104 (or “B104”).
Racket Specs Comparison
|Strung Weight:||312g (11.00oz)||306g (10.79oz)|
|Unstrung Weight:||300g (10.58oz)||290g (10.23oz)|
|Swing weight:||313g (11.04oz)||317g (11.18oz)|
|Balance:||7pts HL||6pts 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 C100 (100in) has a head size that is 4 inches smaller than the B104 (104in), with the C100 having a Midplus head size and the B104 having an oversized head size.
The C100 has a standard racket length of 27 inches, while the B104 has an extended racket length of 27.5 inches.
The strung weight of the C100 (312g/11.00oz) is 6g heavier than the strung weight of the B104 (306g/10.79oz), so the C100 will feel slightly heavier to hold in your hand.
The C100 has an unstrung weight of 300g (10.58oz), while the B104 has an unstrung weight of 290g (10.23oz).
The C100 has a swing weight of 313g (11.04oz), which is only 4g lighter than the B104 (317g/11.18oz) so you won’t feel much of a difference when swinging these two rackets.
The C100 has a 7pts Head Light (HL) balance, while the B104 has a 6pts HL balance, which helps with the maneuverability of these rackets.
The C100 (57) has a slightly lower stiffness rating when compared with the B104 (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 C100 but in terms of control, the B104 gives you more.
Recommended Player Level
The WB104 and C100 are best suited to intermediate to advanced tennis players with the C100 being more suitable to intermediate players than the B104.
If you are a beginner then you will be better off going with a Wilson Blade 100 or a Yonex Ezone 100.
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 the Blade 104 will have more 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.