Wilson Clash 100 vs Wilson Blade 98

Wilson’s Blade 98 and Clash 100 are two of their most popular selling rackets and in this article, I will look at their specs to see how they compare.

Wilson Clash 100 vs Wilson Blade 98

Racket Specs Comparison – Clash 100 vs Blade 98

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Clash 100 V2 and Blade 98 V8 (16 x19), which you can use to better understand which may be a better suit for your game.

Main Differences: The Blade 98 has a smaller head size (98in vs 100in), a less head light balance (4 pts HL vs 7 pts HL), a heavier strung weight (321g vs 312g), a higher frame stiffness rating (60 vs 57), and a thinner beam width (21mm vs 24.5mm).

Similarities: Both rackets have the same length (27in) and string pattern (16 x 19).

Technical Specs:Clash 100Blade 98
DesignWilson Clash 100 V2Wilson Blade 98 V8
CompositionGraphiteBraided Graphite
Head Size (sq cm)645cm632cm
Head Size (sq in)100in98in
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)31.98cm32.64cm
Strung Balance (pts)7 pts HL4 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)312g321g
Strung Weight (ounces)10.90oz11.32oz
Unstrung balance (cm)31cm32cm
Unstrung balance (pts) 10 pts HL 7 pts HL
Unstrung Weight (grams)295g305g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.41oz10.76oz
Frame Stiffness57 RA60 RA
Beam Width (mm)24.5mm21.0mm

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

The Blade 98 offers tons of control and is a great racket to hit slices and volleys with but beginner to intermediate players will find it a heavy and low-powered frame to play with.

The Clash 100 is the polar opposite of the Blade as it offers tons of easy power and is very comfortable to play with as it has a very manageable weight and a low frame stiffness rating.

However, the Clash 100 will not suit more advanced players as doesn’t offer much in terms of control.

Head to Head

If you want a racket that offers good power and spin while still being comfortable to play with then go with the Clash 100, but if you want something with a little more control, then go with the Blade 98.

H2HClash 100Blade 98
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey

Player Recommendations

The Clash 100 is best used by beginner to intermediate players, while the Blade 98 is only suitable for advanced players as it is a very low powered racket, that has a relatively small sweet spot.

Player LevelClash 100Blade 98

Pro Player Endorsements

The Blade 98 is endorsed by a number of tennis players including Alex de Minaur, Emma Raducana, Elina Svitolina, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Pablo Carreno Busta, David Goffin, Karen Khachanov, Paul Badosa, Sebastian Korda, Tommy Paul, Lorenzo Sonego, Aryna Sabalenka, Madison Keys, Shelby Rogers, while no pro tennis player currently endorses the Clash 100.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and from the official Wilson website.