Wilson Blade 98 (16x19) v8 Tennis Racquet

5 star average rating
| Write a Review
Item #: WR078711U
Grip Size
String Type
String Options
Main String
Cross String

Wilson's iconic Blade series updates to version 8 for 2021! The Blade 98 (16x19) v8 pairs a captivating design with a new layup to better accommodate the more modern, vertical swing path commonly used by competitive players.

Wilson's all-new version 8 Blade's headline 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.

Another great update to the Blade v8 includes DirectConnect in which Wilson extends the carbon fiber handle to connect directly to the end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability. Wilson also includes Top Grip Taper which provides a better feel for top-hand grip placement.

Wilson continues the use of a Braided Graphite + Basalt composition improves the flex of the racquet to produce enhanced feel and control. Parallel Drilling provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response. The Ergonomic End Cap helps yield improved comfort and playability.

Overall, the Blade 98 (16x19) v8 features that 98 square-inch head, with a comfortable 11.3 ounce-strung weight to go with a more opened 16x19 string pattern -- all adding up to that traditional feeling racquet tailored towards that advanced player that places a premium on control & feel.

For Optimal String Performance Wilson Recommends:

  • Comfort: Wilson Sensation Plus
  • Control: Luxilon Smart

If selecting tension "Below Range", please note at checkout within the comments field your desired tension value.

    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

Product Review Summary
Based on 6 reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0
Customer Reviews
October 15, 2022
Great racquet
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Love the power of the racquet. Fast delivery service.

October 14, 2022
Wilson Blade 98 (16x19) v8
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent racket for the intermediate and advanced level player.

August 11, 2022
The right weight and balance really upped my game!
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I needed a heavier racquet and my coach recommended the Blade. It made all the difference, allowing me to have a more natural swing instead of trying to generate the power myself. Couldn’t be happier with it!

February 21, 2022
This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Solid stick !!!

February 08, 2022
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Overall a great racquet for Intermediate/Advanced player. Easy to customize to suit your game. Compared to V7: - Slightly less muted (slightly more responsive/vibrations) - Slightly more maneuverable (volleys, racquet head speed) - Slightly less stable against pace (lower twistweight)