Wilson K Blade 98 strung weight...

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  1. ac3111

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    Identifying an authentic K Blade 98 via strung weight...

    I am looking for a Wilson K Blade 98. I know that Wilson has not the best quality control. I asked the seller to tell me the strung weight of the racket as a criterion for me to judge whether it is a real one or fake.
    The racket will come strung which makes me doubt a bit because I read that K Blade 98 come unstrung...
    What else should I ask him to tell me beyond photos etc?
     
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  2. jwbarrientos

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    KB98 strung is around 304 + 12/15 = 316/320 grs

    What else should you ask?... Is it original? franqly have no idea, read around that are many fakes, never heard about a KB98 fake.
     
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  3. ac3111

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    The one K Blade 98 has 322g strung weight and the other one 323grams...
    According to TW it should be 315...
    And I am afraid this could affect the balance point.
    I don't care if it makes it more headlight but I would not like it to be more headheavy...
     
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  4. Meaghan

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    could be it is strung with poly so it will come in heavier and it will affect the balance and make it very slightly more HH.
     
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    You are right but why a new racket would be strung with poly?
     
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    I dont know? where you getting it from?
     
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  7. ac3111

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    From a power seller with 100% positive score.
    129 euros while TW-europe has it for 175euros...
    Maybe that explains the better price. It's a wilson racket that is a bit far from the specs. Wilson did not want to sacrifice it and some people are getting them to sell them cheaper...
     
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  8. Meaghan

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    Is it the one in Spain?
     
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  9. ac3111

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    Nope, Austria.
     
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    Identifying an authentic K Blade 98

    The string on the racket is Wilson Sensation 16. The strung weight is 322 and 323 grams...
    It's a bit off the strung weight specs according to TW.
     
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