The lightest and most maneuverable racket in the Blade v8 lineup, the Blade 100UL v8 is the arm-friendly answer for tennis players seeking commanding feel from their weapon. Equipped with FORTYFIVE° and DirectConnect to increase flexibility, stability and overall feel with every swing, this frame makes a statement with its dynamic appearance made possible by a unique color-shifting elastic finish. Transitioning players and anyone with a history of elbow or shoulder ailments should give this frame a hard look, especially if their swing path mimics the modern, vertical trajectory commonly used in today's game.
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
Parallel Drilling - Grommet construction provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.
Top Grip Taper - Tapered grip lends better feel for top-handed grip placement on two-handed backhand.
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.
DirectConnect - Carbon fiber handle extends to directly connect with end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability.
Lightest, arm-friendliest racket in Blade v8 series
FORTYFIVE° increases flexibility and stability to produce a more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the modern, vertical swing path used by most competitive players
DirectConnect extends the carbon fiber handle to connect directly to the end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability
Dynamic, color-shifting elastic finish allows frame to morph between shades of green and copper
Top Grip Taper provides better feel for top-hand grip placement
Ergonomic End Cap yields improved comfort and playability
Parallel Drilling provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response
Head (sq cm) 645
Head (sq in) 100
Length (cm) 68.58
Length (in) 27
String Pattern 16X19
Strung balance (cm) 34.5
Strung balance (pts) +1
Strung weight (grams) 281
Strung weight (ounces) 9.91
Taper System (mm) 22 MM FB
Unstrung balance (cm) 33.5
Unstrung balance (pts) -2
Unstrung weight (grams) 265
Unstrung weight (ounces) 9.35