The Wilson Clash series of rackets are increasingly becoming one of the most popular racket ranges amongst adult recreational players as they are forgiving rackets that offer great arm comfort due to their low stiffness rating.
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- Wilson Clash Rackets (V2)
- Wilson Clash V2 Rackets Comparison
Wilson Clash Rackets (V2)
Wilson has launched a total of six different rackets in the Clash series with some aimed at the beginner level (Clash 108 and Clash 100UL) and some aimed at more advanced players (Clash 100 Pro and Clash 98). They also have the Clash 100 and Clash 100L for intermediate players.
Wilson Clash 108 V2
The Clash 108 is definitely aimed at the complete beginner as the oversized head size will help them generate power on their shots and will also be more forgiving than other rackets on this list when it comes to off centre hits.
The Clash 108 is our recommended racket for beginners, especially if you have never even hit a ball before.
However, as you increase your tennis skills, it is likely you will want to switch from the Clash 108 to a racket with a smaller head size e.g. the Wilson Clash 100 as control is lacking with the Clash 108.
Wilson Clash 100UL V2
The Clash 100UL is another Clash Racket that is predominately aimed at beginners but unlike the Clash 108, it has the more standard 100-inch head size.
As its name suggests, The Clash 100UL (Ultra Light) has the lowest strung and swing weight in the Clash series of rackets which makes it very easy for beginners to manoeuvre.
You are also more likely to play with the Clash 100UL even when you get to the intermediate level as it is a surprisingly stable racket, given its weight.
Wilson Clash 100L V2
The Clash 100L is slightly heavier than the Clash 100UL but the main difference is that the Clash 100L has more of a head light balance so it will be slightly easier to swing than the Clash 100UL.
I would also give Clash 100L the edge over the Clash 100UL when it comes to playing at the net as head light balance of the 100L makes it easier to switch between hitting a forehand and a backhand volley.
Overall, the Cash 100L is a solid racket and is a good choice for intermediate tennis players.
Wilson Clash 100 V2
The Wison Clash 100 is a tweener racket and in our opinion the best tennis racket for intermediate tennis players as it offers a good balance of power, control and spin without being an overly heavy racket.
This combined with the arm friendly nature of the racket will mean that it will suit a wide range of players and is a good option to go for if you are not sure which clash tennis racket is right for you.
If you are a more advanced player then you may find the Clash 100 doesn’t offer the level of control you are looking for so you may be better off going for the Clash 100 Pro or Clash 98 as they both offer more control.
Wilson Clash 100 Pro V2
More advanced tennis players are likely to gravitate to the Clash 100 Pro over the regular Clash 100 as the specs of the Clash 100 Pro are more suitable for players who generate their own power and have a full swing.
The Clash 100 Pro is also much better at the net as its extra weight and head light balance makes it easy to put volleys away.
The Wilson Clash 100 Pro is a good all round racket and its low stiffness rating will be a godsend to many advanced players who have had to suffer playing with stiff rackets over the years.
Wilson Clash 98 V2
The Wilson Clash 98 has similar specs to the Wilson Clash 100 Pro with the main difference being the smaller 98in head size.
The Wilson Clash 98 is my current racket of choice but I have also played with the Wilson Clash 100 Pro. The main difference I found between the two rackets was the level of control I got on my shots with my Clash 98 as I felt I could really go for my one handed backhand down the line.
If you want to find more information on this tennis racket, you can check out my Wilson Clash 98 Racket Review.
Wilson Clash V2 Rackets Comparison
|Clash 108||Clash 100UL||Clash 100L||Clash 100||Clash 100 Pro||Clash 98|
|Stiffness:||63 RA||63 RA||55 RA||57 RA||59 RA||60 RA|
|Balance:||Even Balance||1pts HL||6pts HL||7pts HL||9pts HL||8pts HL|
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The Clash 108 has the biggest head size at 108in while the Clash 98 has a 98in head size. All the remaining rackets in the Clash Series have a 100in head size.
The Clash 108 is the only racket in the series that has a slightly longer racket length than the standard 27in at 27.25 inches.
The racket with the lowest strung weight is the Clash 100UL at 281g strung while the heaviest strung weights are the Clash 100 Pro and the Clash 98 at 326g strung.
The tennis racket with the lowest swing weight is the Clash 100UL at 300g while the racket with the heaviest swing weight is the Clash 98.
All the rackets in the Clash series have a low stiffness rating when compared to other rackets on the market, with the Clash 108 and the Clash 100L having the lowest stiffness rating at 55 RA and the Clash 100UL having the highest stiffness rating at 63 RA.
All the Clash Rackets have a beam width of 24.5mm except the Clash 98 which has a slightly smaller beam width of 24.0mm.
The balance of the Clash Rackets ranges from the even balance of the Clash 108 to the 9pts HL balance of the Clash 100 Pro.
All rackets in the Wilson Clash range of rackets except for the Clash 100 Pro and Clash 98 have a string pattern of 16×19. The Clash 100 Pro and Clash 98 have a 16×20 string pattern.