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Wilson Blade 98 (16x19) v8 DEMO RENTAL

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DEMO UP TO 3 RACQUETS FOR $30. $25 OF THIS FEE CAN BE APPLIED TO 1ST NEW RACQUET PURCHASE OF $149+
Item #: WR078711UDEMO
$30.00
2 for $15.00 ea.
3 for $10.00 ea.
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Demo up to 3 racquets for $30.
$25 can be applied to 1st new racquet purchase of $149+.

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    Racquet Specifications

  • Headsize: 98 sq. in.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.3 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 58
  • Balance: 13 in. Head Light (4pts)
  • Cross Section:20.6/20.6/20.6mm
  • Swingweight: 316 kg*sq. cm
  • Grip: Wilson Pro Performance Pattern: 16x19

Receive a $30 rebate toward your first new racquet purchase when you demo. Voucher included with demo order.

Program Details

Cost: Demo cost is $30 for up to 3 racquets. Shipping includes delivery to your door and return shipping back to Midwest Sports. Demo up to 3 racquets at a time. Our program ships anywhere in the continental U.S.
ALL DEMO ORDERS MUST SHIP COMPLETE - NO DEMO BACKORDERS WILL BE TAKEN.

String Maintenance: Each DEMO racquet will arrive to the customer with a high quality Synthetic Gut or polyester string - string type cannot be guaranteed. The DEMO racquet will be strung at the middle tension of the manufacturers recommended tension range.

Delivered to your door!: UPS delivery takes 2-3 days to most areas. You will receive an e-mail the minute they are shipped with a tracking number. Use them for 7 days from the day you receive them. Example: Receive them on Monday, keep them until the next Monday. To return to Midwest Sports you may drop off at any UPS store or follow instructions on return label for alternate drop-off options. Simply place the label included with the demos on the box. Midwest Sports will be notified by UPS when the racquets are picked up. Please Note: Due to possible demo maintenance (re-stringing, re-gripping) prior to being shipped out, demo orders are not guaranteed to ship in the same time frame as new product orders. Occasional delays are possible, but are typically no longer than 1-2 days.

Forget to Return: In order for everyone to take advantage of the demo program we ask you return the demos after 7 days. Late fees on racquets not returned within the 7 day period are $2.00 per day per racquet, up to 7 days. If the racquets are more than 7 days late, your credit card will be charged the full price of the racquets.

  • A VALID CREDIT CARD IS REQUIRED FOR ALL DEMO RENTALS.
  • DEMO RACQUETS MAY ONLY BE SHIPPED TO THE CREDIT CARD BILLING ADDRESS.
  • DEMO RACQUETS MAY NOT BE PAID FOR VIA PAYPAL OR AMAZON PAY.
Product Review Summary
Based on 6 reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0
Customer Reviews
March 27, 2022
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

After 2 weeks I’m happy with the frame. Picked it because if low stiffness and my tennis elbow has improved in a week after switching from previous stiff racket. Very good for serving, volleys and topspin. Slice is the only thing Where I need more time to adjust , but other benefits definitely outweigh.

Ivan
February 14, 2022
This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Solid stick !!!

Bradley Lewis
November 28, 2021
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Good demo program!

Bash
October 13, 2021
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Solid racquet. Using Blade 98 Countervail and also tried the 98 v8 16x19 and the 18x20. Leaning towards the Blade 18x20 but am trying other racquets as well.

JD
October 11, 2021
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Intro: When I buy a racket, I use them till I can’t buy them anymore. I have only used these rackets in my lifetime: Wilson Advantage, Kneissl White Star, Prince Graduate 90, Fischer Pro Revolution Vaccuum Classic 98, Babolat Pure Drive 100 plus Roddick (the Babolats are “loaners” from a friend because my Fischer’s were breaking down and I couldn’t buy them anymore) Summary: In this demo session, I demoed this vs. the Blade 98 v7. I threw in the Technifibre TF40 305 because I could demo 3 and was curious to try it. The v8 was the winner and the v7 was a very close 2nd. Current Racket: Babolat Pure Drive 100 plus Roddick. 27.5 inch frame. I had been originally looking at other long-body’s, but there are not a lot of options out there. The Babolat Pure Aero 100+ was the current front-runner. Typically, any standard-length frame I would try was immediately uncomfortable and felt too short, but the Blades where different, they didn't feel like “short" frames. In fact, I would say all of the Wilson frames I’ve tried in the past 6 months don't feel too short. These include a couple Clash models and three Pro Staff models. Demo: Prior to this demo session, I demoed two Blade 98 v7's, a 16x19 and an 18x20. The 16x19 won out and I was ready to make the plunge, but then the US Open started and I soon I learned that the v8 version of the Blade was just released. Therefore, this demo session was mainly to compared the v7 to the v8. Conclusion: In my play tests, the v8 edged out the v7. I recommend the v8 and the v7 to anyone. It’s a player’s frame and that’s a good thing. Not overly powerful, but easy to generate power and spin if you know how. Great feel and comfort and therefore great control. The v8 is weighted a little differently than the v7. It felt a little more head heavy (less head-light, really), but it was not so much that it felt less maneuverable. It’s very similar to the v7 in my opinion. It has great ball pocketing, it goes through the air easily and plows through the ball nicely. The sweet spot felt large and I was not punished for off-center hits, like I was with the Pro Staff 97 series. I had a hitting session with a friend and we would have extended rallies. He told me that the ball comes off the v8 better than the v7. I noticed the v8 gave me more length on my groundstrokes than the v7, and I was able to generate the spin I so love without having to force it. Slice backhands were crisp and deep, volleys were solid, and groundstrokes where smooth and clean with excellent pop and plow. I can’t tell you anything about how well it serves, because my toss was a mess. Overheads however, were clean, powerful and well-placed. I really like this racket a lot and could not wait to get out and hit balls with it while I was demoing it. I now have an new racket to add to my list of rackets: the Wilson Blade 98 16x19 v8.

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