BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET

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OVERVIEW

The Blade 98 (16x19) V8 pairs captivating design with a new layup to better accommodate the more modern, vertical swing path commonly used by competitive players. The headliner innovation, FORTYFIVE°, manages to increase both the flexibility and stability of the frame to lend supreme feel for the ball on every shot. Still characterized by its superior presence in the hands of the best players in the world, this evolution of Blade rewards aggressive, precise ball-strikers with a top-tier blend of connected-to-the-ball feel, torsional stability and color-shifting design to wow teammates and opponents alike.

PARALLEL DRILLING

Grommet construction provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.

FORTYFIVE °

Patent-protected frame layup produces more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the more modern, vertical swing path. Material increases both flexibility and stability without compromise through the swing.

AGRIPLAST

Plant-based bumper, grommet and end cap components reduce overall environmental footprint.

BRAIDED GRAPHITE + BASALT

Elastic and reactive material combination improves the flex of a racquet to increase ball contact with the strings for enhanced feel and greater control.

TOP GRIP TAPER

Tapered grip lends better feel for top-handed grip placement on two-handed backhand.

DIRECTCONNECT

Carbon fiber handle extends to directly connect with end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability.

SPECIFICATIONS 

Head (sq cm) 632
Head (sq in) 98
Length (cm) 68.58
Length (in) 27
String Pattern 16X19
Strung balance (cm) 33
Strung balance (pts) -4
Strung weight (grams) 321
Strung weight (ounces) 11.32
Taper System (mm) 20.6
Unstrung balance (cm) 32
Unstrung balance (pts) -7
Unstrung weight (grams) 305
Unstrung weight (ounces) 10.76
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET
BLADE 98 (16X19) V8 TENNIS RACQUET