The Blade™ 98S tennis racquet from WILSON® is perfect for players desiring increased control and undeniable power while retaining a traditional feel. Spin Effect Technology™ generates 3.3 times more string movement and a 69% faster snap back for an absolutely crazy amount of spin on every shot. Amplifeel™ technology provides a cleaner sensation in the handle.
Spin Effect Technology™ generates 3.3 times more string movement and a 69% faster snap back for increased spin and power
Amplifeel™ handle technology for a cleaner sensation
This racket allows you to put extra spin on the ball with ease. If you like to serve a slice serve, just aim it towards your opponents body and the string design (bigger openings) allows the ball to cut into the body more. Also, the lighter weight vs the blade 98 makes the racket easier to maneuver at the net. There is a bit less control with "S" model vs the 98 on groundies,but i'm still adjusting to the racket.
This is a great racquet if you are looking for some extra topspin on your shots. The open string bed allows the string to snap back for some extra RPM on your shots! While hitting on a ball machine, I've thought so many shots were going out only to watch the ball take a massive dip on the baseline! It is a little lighter than a traditional Blade 98, so you might want to add some lead tape to get some plow through. If you've never snapped a string, you will most likely do so with this racquet. The Rip Spin string gets a lot of friction. I snapped 2 sets each in 3 days. I've switched to a stronger poly string to make up for this.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend