Wilson Blade 98 18×20 v8
Review & Playtest
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Fifteen years after releasing the original Blade, Wilson unveiled the eighth generation of the ever-popular racquet franchise in 2021, featuring a slick new chameleon paint job and a handful of refinements.
One of the most anticipated frames in the lineup is the Wilson Blade 98 18×20 v8, a formidable tennis racquet geared toward intermediate to advanced tennis players and well-known for its exceptional precision and control, excellent feel, and arm-friendly comfort.
However, despite the racquet’s rock-solid performance, it’s not ideal for everyone, so it pays to know what you’re getting into before taking the plunge and buying it. To help, I’m sharing my candid thoughts on its design and ideal string setup, along with its on-court performance and upgrade advice so you can decide if it’s a good fit.