2019 Wilson Blade

ChaelAZ

Legend
Lets pol..
Which will sell more?
New blade
New gravity
New pure strike
I think both the Pure Strike and Blade will both sell to their respective brand loyal players equally.

Gravity...not so much.

I know a few folks are hitting with the new Blades, but only brand ambassadors and some high volume shops. The rest of us mere mortal players will have to wait a bit still.

When they announce things all of us can post pictures and such.


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mpournaras

Hall of Fame
I think both the Pure Strike and Blade will both sell to their respective brand loyal players equally.

Gravity...not so much.

I know a few folks are hitting with the new Blades, but only brand ambassadors and some high volume shops. The rest of us mere mortal players will have to wait a bit still.

When they announce things all of us can post pictures and such.


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when they announce things THEY will post pictures haha.

The value here is seeing it before that
 

A_Instead

Hall of Fame
Sort of a shame that based on brand and past performance of the brand....the gravity may already be a loser..it could be the best of the bunch....but most won't even give it a look..
 

AA7

Semi-Pro
I might have a trouble to post a pic......
Probably TW will delete this pic of new blade image.
As someone mentioned already..there was a screenshot of a video where tsitsipas was hitting with it... exactly same as clash but green... it's no secret and has not been for a while... it's probably same matte paint. Dont mind the pj at all.. I am damn curious about how it plays tho... is it still control oriented etc...
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Professional
So it is like the Clash..but in green...
Except probably a little stiffer, with a different balance, and possibly a different flex point and profile... So... could be completely different... yet similar.

We'll have to see and hear when it comes out... unless you speak Japanese and therefore could understand all the teasers they have been releasing.
 

kimguroo

Legend
Except probably a little stiffer, with a different balance, and possibly a different flex point and profile... So... could be completely different... yet similar.

We'll have to see and hear when it comes out... unless you speak Japanese and therefore could understand all the teasers they have been releasing.
Probably he was referring to color.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Professional
Except probably a little stiffer, with a different balance, and possibly a different flex point and profile... So... could be completely different... yet similar.

We'll have to see and hear when it comes out... unless you speak Japanese and therefore could understand all the teasers they have been releasing.
Ahh... Sorry then, I misunderstood. Apologies to @A_Instead
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
So anybody confirm the RA of the new blade? I like the mid 60’s stiffness, i dont want it softer. It wont be a blade then.
 

A_Instead

Hall of Fame
Yes..i was only referring to the color...
That would look good with the green.
Then the new ultra's would follow suit with blue..
They still would have orange to use..As well..
But need a color for the pro staff line..
 

mikele

New User
Yes..i was only referring to the color...
That would look good with the green.
Then the new ultra's would follow suit with blue..
They still would have orange to use..As well..
But need a color for the pro staff line..
Probably white for the Prostaff?
 

TennisHound

Legend
Does the Blade need to be softer? Of course the CV was stiff, but the models before it weren't. I'm wondering if Wilson just wants the "Clash technology" on everything.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Does the Blade need to be softer? Of course the CV was stiff, but the models before it weren't. I'm wondering if Wilson just wants the "Clash technology" on everything.
I used the 2011 for a year or so and those frames were the jam. But they were not easy on the arm and I ended up with Golfers elbow of all things. I look back and it was probably me using too much arm and also using terrible poly strings at the time. I thought the stiffness was actually pretty nice that happened.

But that said, the H22 somehow has serious power while also feeling pretty soft. So if Wilson can replicate some of that in the Blade, they may have something.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Can anyone explain what the new blade looks like?
Is it like the Clash? ..but with green instead of the red?
That would look good..
Then the new ultra would be blue..
Exactly. Was at my buddy’s shop today and he has the 16x19 in and is stringing it. Grabbed the Clash While I was there to get my 2015 Blades strung, and also bought a used Blade CV for $80. Good day for me!

Pictures when we are allowed to post at Some point lol.


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Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Exactly. Was at my buddy’s shop today and he has the 16x19 in and is stringing it. Grabbed the Clash While I was there to get my 2015 Blades strung, and also bought a used Blade CV for $80. Good day for me!

Pictures when we are allowed to post at Some point lol.


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Have you been able to hit with the 16x19 and is that the pattern you use in your blades now?

I think the release is Aug 15th
 

Blitzball

Professional
I've seen the new models as well. Really really nice PJ, and yes it's almost exactly like the Clash aesthetically. A college player happened to be around and tried the 16x19 (he uses the current Blade CV 16x19) and said it had noticeably more pop and better feel. This is a D1 college player mind you.

I think it's interesting how we went through several generations of racquets--across many if not all racquet brands--which leaned into the stiff and dampened territory only to take a u-turn and return to their flexier, feel-oriented roots.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Have you been able to hit with the 16x19 and is that the pattern you use in your blades now?

I think the release is Aug 15th
I haven’t hit with it - just got to check it out so far. I am on the list for the 18x20, which is what I have in my 2015 Blades.

Official release will be July, and I was told a bit ago sticks would be in shops by August but seems a lot are already getting them.

I hadn’t hit with the Clash so figured I would try that to see how the Feel Flex tech is since the new Blade dumps CV for that. Hitting with that tonight


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Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
I haven’t hit with it - just got to check it out so far. I am on the list for the 18x20, which is what I have in my 2015 Blades.

Official release will be July, and I was told a bit ago sticks would be in shops by August but seems a lot are already getting them.

I hadn’t hit with the Clash so figured I would try that to see how the Feel Flex tech is since the new Blade dumps CV for that. Hitting with that tonight


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Oh nice thats awesome. Im interested in how that tech translates to the blade.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Oh nice thats awesome. Im interested in how that tech translates to the blade.
Me too. Will first see how it feels with the Clash. Also bought the Cv Blade today so hitting with that. I hit with it before but never found a big enough difference in the CV from my 2015’s.




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JAY1

Semi-Pro
Definitely not putting this new technology into the Burn and Ultra lines, but the Wilson jury is still out on the Pro Staff....
 
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