Originally Posted by YesTennis
Waiting for some feedback on the new Blade 16X19. The specs look great, but was somewhat surprised by the relatively cool response from the play testers. Do you think people will like the higher SW of this racquet(for plow) or do you think it will be too much, as people seemed to complain about with the Head YT/Ig Radical Pro?
I have been playing with the Blade 98 (18 x 20) for the last couple of year. I can honestly say the (16x19) has a lot more pop. Serves were much better with the new model, gained about 10 MPH. Only disappointment with the racket was volleying did not seem as sharp. Will give it a few more matches before deciding. Also the (16x19) seems a little stiffer, but no vibrations.
We played on clay today (2 ½ hours) and the courts were wet so difficult to compare ground strokes. This weekend plan a full workout practice session on hard courts.
The racket is one of the better looking Wilson frames, Black and Silver.