Wilson Clash 98 Vs Clash 100 and 100 Pro

Since their launch, The Wilson Clash series of tennis rackets have become very popular with recreational tennis players with the Clash 98, Clash 100, and Clash 100 Pro being some of the most popular models.

I was recently searching for a new tennis racket to replace my Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph as I wanted a more arm friendly racket to help with the tennis elbow issues I have had in the past.

I had heard a lot about the Clash Series and their low stiffness rating so I decided to demo the Clash 98, Clash 100, and Clash 100 Pro to see which gave the best balance between power, control, spin, and arm friendliness.

This article will look at the characteristics and specs of these tennis rackets so you can decide which might be a better fit for your game.

Wilson Clash 98 Vs Clash 100 and 100 Pro

Comparison of the Wilson Clash 98, Clash 100, and 100 Pro

For the below comparisons, I have used the V2 versions of the Clash 98, Clash 100, and 100 Pro.

Racket Specs – Wilson Clash 98 vs Clash 100

As you would expect, the specs of both tennis rackets aren’t worlds apart as both are 27in long rackets, with relatively thick beams and a low stiffness rating.

The main difference between the two rackets is their weights, with the Clash 98 weighing around a half ounce more than the Clash 100.

The Clash 98 is also slightly more head light than the Clash 100 but it isn’t a huge difference so you will not notice much of a difference when you are swinging the rackets.

Wilson Clash 98VSWilson Clash 100
V2Version:V2
Wilson Clash 98 V2Racket:Wilson Clash 100 V2
98inHead Size:100in
27inLength:27in
326g (11.5oz)Strung Weight:312g (11.0oz)
8 pts HLBalance:7 pts HL
327gSwingweight:313g
60Stiffness:57
24mmBeam Width:24.5mm
GraphiteComposition:Graphite
Black, Grey, and RedRacket Colours: Black, Grey, and Red
16 Mains / 20 CrossesString Pattern:16 Mains / 19 Crosses
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Racket Specs – Wilson Clash 98 vs Clash 100 Pro

The Clash 98 and Clash 100 Pro have very similar racket specs with the main differences being the Clash 98 has a smaller head size, a thinner beam width, and a slightly less head light balance when compared with the 100 Pro.

Wilson Clash 98VSWilson Clash 100 Pro
V2Version:V2
Wilson Clash 98 V2Racket:Wilson Clash 100 V2
98inHead Size:100in
27inLength:27in
326g (11.5oz)Strung Weight:326g (11.5oz)
8 pts HLBalance:9 pts HL
327gSwingweight:325g
60Stiffness:59
24mmBeam Width:24.5mm
GraphiteComposition:Graphite
Black, Grey, and RedRacket Colours: Black, Grey, and Red
16 Mains / 20 CrossesString Pattern:16 Mains / 20 Crosses
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Racket Specs – Wilson Clash 100 vs Clash 100 Pro

The biggest difference between the Clash 100 and Clash 100 Pro is their weight with the 100 Pro being considerably heavier than the Clash 100 in terms of strung weight and swing weight.

The Clash 100 is also slightly less head light and stiff when compared with the 100 Pro.

Wilson Clash 100 ProVSWilson Clash 100 Pro
V2Version:V2
Wilson Clash 100 V2Racket:Wilson Clash 100 V2
100inHead Size:100in
27inLength:27in
312g (11.0oz)Strung Weight:326g (11.5oz)
7 pts HLBalance:9 pts HL
312gSwingweight:325g
57Stiffness:59
24.5mmBeam Width:24.5mm
GraphiteComposition:Graphite
Black, Grey, and RedRacket Colours: Black, Grey, and Red
16 Mains / 19 CrossesString Pattern:16 Mains / 20 Crosses
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Racket Recommendations

If you are unsure about whether you should buy the Wilson Clash 98, the Wilson Clash 100, or the 100 Pro, then I have listed some of my recommendations below based on some typical tennis player types.

As always, I would recommend that you take advantage of one of the tennis demo programs available online before making a final decision on which tennis racket to buy.

Beginner Tennis Players

I definitely feel like the Clash 100 would be better suited to a beginner tennis player as I think the 98 and 100 Pro are too heavy for beginners to play with.

In terms of weight, the Clash 100 is much more manageable for beginners.

Intermediate Tennis Players

I believe Intermediate tennis players could use either of these three rackets as they all give a good balance of power, control, and spin.

My one tip would be that if you like more control from your racket then go for the Clash 98 whereas if you want more power go for the Clash 100 or the 100 Pro.

Advanced Tennis Players

Advanced Tennis Players will definitely gravitate towards the Clash 98 as the additional weight and control you get with the Clash 98 is more suited to advanced tennis players.

One Handed Backhand Players

The Clash 98 is by far the best choice for One Handed Backhand Players as you need the extra weight and control you get with the Clash 98 to hit an effective one handed backhand.

With the Wilson Clash 100 and 100 Pro, I found I could not go for my shots as much on my backhand side.

Players with Tennis Elbow

All these tennis rackets are ideal for tennis players who have had issues with tennis elbow as they have a very low stiffness rating of 57, 59, and 60.

However, I would have to give the edge to the Clash 100 as it felt it was a little easier on my arm and elbow when compared with the Clash 98, and the 100 Pro but the difference isn’t huge.