Sporting a slick color-shifting elastic finish, the Blade 98 (18x20) v8 commands attention with eye-catching design alongside elevated performance. While the exterior of the frame morphs between shades of green and copper, the interior of the frame featur
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Sporting a slick color-shifting elastic finish, the Blade 98 (18x20) v8 commands attention with eye-catching design alongside elevated performance. While the exterior of the frame morphs between shades of green and copper, the interior of the frame features new FORTYFIVE° technology to increase flexibility and stability, yielding excellent feel for the modern, vertical swing path common in today's game. In addition, the carbon fiber handle extends to the end cap for enhanced feel and torsional stability, producing a frame that exceeds all expectations for the latest evolution of the most popular racket franchise on the pro tour.
Grommet construction provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.
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.
Elastic and reactive material combination improves the flex of a racket to increase ball contact with the strings for enhanced feel and greater control.
Tapered grip lends better feel for top-handed grip placement on two-handed backhand.
Carbon fiber handle extends to directly connect with end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability.
Increased string flex yields a larger sweet spot and produces longer dwell time on the string bed.
|Head (sq cm)||632|
|Head (sq in)||98|
|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|