2021 Blade

DuraWrangler

New User
Hoping for Pure strike power levels...
That would be a such a departure to what a blade is and I'm saying that as someone who plays higher powered frames. There is a demand for these lower powered frames, so Wilson betraying the blade line like that would probably not be great. If you want a powerful 98 that's a Wilson get a Clash IMO. I'm with you in liking more powerful frames though!
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
That would be a such a departure to what a blade is and I'm saying that as someone who plays higher powered frames. There is a demand for these lower powered frames, so Wilson betraying the blade line like that would probably not be great. If you want a powerful 98 that's a Wilson get a Clash IMO. I'm with you in liking more powerful frames though!
I fully disagree mate. If you want power, control, feel, stability, easiness to play go and check Blade 2015 line or previous 2013 the one tsitsipas is playing with. Even CV version was a powerhouse but with average feel. Wilson decided with V7 to reduce stiffness and as a result power is gone by at least 30%…. Feel is great among modern racquets but not close to V5 and V4. I really hope the magic of V5/V4 to return.
 

A_Instead

Legend
Yes...agree with Djt...go backwards to come forward..
Just fix the original recipe...put the spice back in...
Not looking for much.. just needs to get it's punch back...
 

MattHickford

New User
I have it on good authority that there’s a very interesting paint job coming. A lot of green which changes in shade depending on the aspect it’s viewed from. Specs to remain largely the same. Announcement in the next few weeks with launch potentially coming forward to August.
 

emaz8724

Rookie
Nah last year it was only 5 grams and 4 pts but they are really going to step up their game in 2021
I can’t imagine that covid supply chain issues are going to help Wilson’s quality control problems. TW’s matching service will be an absolute must with this first production run.
 

Purestriker

Semi-Pro
I have it on good authority that there’s a very interesting paint job coming. A lot of green which changes in shade depending on the aspect it’s viewed from. Specs to remain largely the same. Announcement in the next few weeks with launch potentially coming forward to August.
Tennispin said the same thing. Called it a cameo paint job that almost glows green in the sun.
 
I fully disagree mate. If you want power, control, feel, stability, easiness to play go and check Blade 2015 line or previous 2013 the one tsitsipas is playing with. Even CV version was a powerhouse but with average feel. Wilson decided with V7 to reduce stiffness and as a result power is gone by at least 30%…. Feel is great among modern racquets but not close to V5 and V4. I really hope the magic of V5/V4 to return.
I was actually thinking about buying a used 2015 Blade for exactly this reason, but can't decide between the 18x20 and 16x19. In the V7, I prefer the 16x19 for the increase spin and bit if extra pop (at least to me), but wish I could have the extra control/precision of the 18x20. Would the 2015 18x20 give me the best of both worlds or if I like the 16x19 in the V7, will that likely be my preference in the 2015 version as well? Obviously, it's a little hard to demo these!

Could also try the "new" V6-no countervail version. Where does it sit between the V5 and V7 in terms of power and feel?

Thanks!

Greg
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I can’t imagine that covid supply chain issues are going to help Wilson’s quality control problems. TW’s matching service will be an absolute must with this first production run.
I was being sarcastic. Of course it's not getting any better. They don't care and neither does the factory.
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
I was actually thinking about buying a used 2015 Blade for exactly this reason, but can't decide between the 18x20 and 16x19. In the V7, I prefer the 16x19 for the increase spin and bit if extra pop (at least to me), but wish I could have the extra control/precision of the 18x20. Would the 2015 18x20 give me the best of both worlds or if I like the 16x19 in the V7, will that likely be my preference in the 2015 version as well? Obviously, it's a little hard to demo these!

Could also try the "new" V6-no countervail version. Where does it sit between the V5 and V7 in terms of power and feel?

Thanks!

Greg
V7 18x20 > 16x19. More stability and power. They are pretty similar in spin production just put Hyper G 1.20 on it and problem solved. You just need to found a lighter and HL 18x20 and then build it to your preferences:)
 

Minuver

New User
Has anyone played with the New Blade 100 V7? (Not the light version, the one that just came out). The specs seem great aside from the odd balance point...
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
There is already a thread on the new blade that is coming out. In fact that thread has a picture of it!!!!

 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Sorry I didn't see any reference to the 100 in the subject line or the initial post. Sorry about that.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Does this mean it will be stiffer?
I think this graphite and aramid braiding pattern made things softer or more comfortable in the Pro Staff 97 v13... so, I'm guessing it should have the same effect for the Blades... but the only way to know will be when you try it (and when we hear thoughts from reviews).
 

BumElbow

Rookie
It seems that the Blade line was just recently updated. What is the problem that Wilson needs to update it again so soon? Why are so many pros still using the old model with a current line paint job?
 
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Yamin

Semi-Pro
i meant when it get hit by accident or something, it can crack faster than other sticks. not sure it's true though.
I've had two demo clashes that were broken internally or something of the sort... Ball wouldn't really bounce off the string bed despite the tension and would have intense vibration through the handle. One occurred randomly during play and the other was received that way.
 

jdx2112

Semi-Pro
I've had two demo clashes that were broken internally or something of the sort... Ball wouldn't really bounce off the string bed despite the tension and would have intense vibration through the handle. One occurred randomly during play and the other was received that way.
The paint chips really easily .
 
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