Wilson KBlade 98 Stiffness

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  1. byealmeens

    byealmeens Semi-Pro

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    I was curious about the RDC stiffness rating listed for this frame. It was previously listed as 64, but now it's listed as 67. In fact, if you look at the review posted for this frame you will notice the "old" spec. The reason I ask is I'm wondering is there is a "new batch" of frames that might be a bit stiffer. Of course, odds are it's just a typo.
     
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  2. byealmeens

    byealmeens Semi-Pro

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    Any response?

    Please let me know ...
     
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  3. SuperJimmy

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  4. Tennis Dunce

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    It is by NO means a 64.

    One of the 40 greatest racquets ever manufactured BTW.:)
     
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  5. siow_a

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    64 is not where near its stiffness. I was more sore hitting with that racquet than a Babolat PD Cortex.
     
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  6. byealmeens

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    Thanks for the response - I did not know they re-tested the frames. Do you know if the "newer" ones are higher in stiffness or if this was just a mistake? I have to disagree with some of the posters above as I played with the demo when the frame first came out and it felt pretty flexible (around 63 - 64), and this was one of the things I DIDN'T like about the frame. I'd like to try it again, but want to be sure I don't need to look for a certain batch or serial number.
     
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  7. SuperJimmy

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    I'm not sure if the newer batches are any different than the older ones. It could have been Wilson's poor quality control that made the one you tried seem less stiff.

    I played with the KBlade for 3 months back in September-November time frame. Compared to the Head MG Prestige Mid/MP/Pro I felt the KBlade 98 was stiffer. If the Prestige numbers are correct, 63, then I would agree that both the KBlades 98s that I played with are are about inline with the 67 number. The two KBlade98s that I had were from different batches (big serial number difference, slight difference in the placement of the (tm) sign)
     
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