Showcasing a brand new tri-colored design with clean lines and an elastic paint finish, the Blade 98 (18x20) v7 backs up its sharp design with cutting-edge innovation for next-level performance. FeelFlex technology, an evolution of the revolutionary FreeFlex technology in Clash, features carbon mapping strategically placed throughout the racket frame to deliver a more connected-to-the-ball feel. Other upgrades include a Top Grip Taper for a more comfortable top-hand grip and reduced spec variance from frame to frame.
FeelFlex - An evolution of Clash’s revolutionary FreeFlex technology, FeelFlex produces a more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the modern, vertical swing path. Proprietary carbon mapping strategically placed throughout the frame provides additional stability and flexibility through the swing.
Braided Graphite + Basalt - Elastic and reactive material combination improves the flex of a racket to increase ball contact with the strings for enhanced feel and greater control.
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.
Dense string pattern provides added stability and classic control
FeelFlex features proprietary carbon mapping strategically placed throughout hoop for additional flexibility and better connected-to-the-ball feel
Clean tri-colored design with lime green, black and silver elastic paint
Top Grip Taper provides better feel for top-hand grip placement
Reduced spec variance (+/- 5.5 g) for added consistency from frame to frame
Braided Graphite + Basalt composition improves racket flex for enhanced feel and control
Parallel Drilling provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response
Head (sq cm) 632
Head (sq in) 98
Length (cm) 68.58
Length (in) 27
String Pattern 18X20
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