pretty different to be honest in play but in hand, not dissimilar. Blade is a flat hitting confidence inspiring racket to me especially on attack although uncomfortable to me. Defense is decent but not as good as it is in attack. Found the 99S to be the opposite so far, decent rallying/defensive shots but not great for me attack wise certainly confidence wise (or not in fact) in hitting winners. I can say that about most open rackets I have tried though not just the 99S. I remember this being my only real complaint about the Warrior 100. Trying to find a happy medium. So far, Blade is a racket to go for winners, 99S to work the point. All styles are different though, that is just my experience. Also depends on the day, if I am on form, I want a Blade like racket. If not, a Warrior/99S class.
Last edited by Dgdavid : 02-02-2013 at 10:42 AM.