The Blade is designed for today's big hitting , aggressive game and is the top played franchise on Tour. Delivering control for attacking players, this years Blade is upgraded with Countervail technology to maximize a player's energy while an all new minimalist design features clean lines, matte finishes and laser engraving.
- Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 632 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight (unstrung): 10.7 oz / 304 g
- Balance (unstrung): 6 pts head light / 325 mm
- Swing Weight (strung): 327
- Beam width: 20.6 mm / 20.6 mm / 20.6 mm
- Flex: 67
- Tension Range: 50-60 lbs
- String Pattern: 18/20
Countervail is a patented, one-of-a-kind, layered carbon fiber, originally designed for the aerospace industry to dissipate vibrational energy in airplanes and space vehicles. Wilson LABS, the innovation hub at Wilson, has strategically placed precise amounts of the technology into specific areas of each Blade racket frame to give tennis players meaningful and cumulative physiological benefits over time, including maximum energy, particularly in late sets or long matches, and less fatigue. As a result, athletes will have more control over his/her shots and recover from training and matches faster.
- Braided Graphite + Basalt:
In this revolutionary new layout, Wilson braids Basalt with carbon graphite fiber throghout the entire frame. This is the first time Basalt has been braided. Since Basalt is so elastic, it allows the racquet's hoop to flex in ways that improve feel, dwell time, and control.
Amplifeel handle technology provides an even cleaner and enhanced feel in the racquet. Amplifeel also allows for a more customized handle system providing additional handle comfort to further support maximizing the feel in each racquet and player segment.
- Parallel Drilling:
Provides a consistent, more forgiving stringbed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.