Wilson launched its #ClashAroundTheWorld social media campaign in February 2022 for the release of the new Wilson Clash V2 Rackets.
As V1 was very popular with recreational players, I thought it would be a good idea to look at what changes they have made to the V2 (see below).
Wilson Clash V1 vs V2
The most obvious difference between the V2 and the V1 versions of the Clash is the new paint job each of the new V2 frames has got.
They are now a nice cherry red color which makes the frames look slick and stylish and are in line with the look of the Blade 98 V8s.
The new V2 frames also incorporate the FORTYFIVE technology from the Blade 98 V8 racket which promises more flexibility and frame stability so that you have more feel and control on your shots.
Wilson has also changed the string pattern on the Clash 98 V2 and Clash 100 Pro V2 from a 16×19 string pattern to a 16×20 string pattern.
This should help those who liked the first version of these rackets but wanted more control from them.
When did they go on sale?
The V2 rackets went on general sale in early March but you were able to get early access via Wilson.com from the 18th of February 2022.
The Clash V2 range of rackets are now on sale at most online tennis shops like Tennis Warehouse, Tennis-Point, and Amazon*.
*If you make a purchase through our Amazon link, I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Specs Comparison V1 vs V2
When comparing the Wilson Clash V1 vs V2, there aren’t huge differences in terms of specs with the main difference being the string pattern changes for the Clash 100 Pro and Clash 98.
Also, version 2 of the Clash 100 Pro and Clash 98 are now 8pts head light which is slightly less head light than version 1 (9pts head light).
There are also some small differences in terms of the strung weight of all the V2 rackets but the difference is not huge (See a summary of the V2 specs below).
The last difference I noted between the V1 and V2, was the stiffness rating has gone up slightly on most of the rackets but they all still have relatively low frame stiffness ratings.
|Racket Specs||98||100||100 Pro||100L||100UL||108||26||25|
|String Pattern:||16 x 20||16 x 19||16 x 20||16 x 19||16 x 19||16 x 19||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|Balance:||8pts HL||7pts HL||8pts HL||6pts HL||1pts HL||Even Balance||Even Balance||4 pts HH|
|Stiffness Rating:||60 RA||59 RA||57 RA||55 RA||63 RA||63 RA||–||–|
Wilson has also launched some new tennis bags to suit the new color scheme of the V2 Rackets.