Blade V8 Official Thread.

dave t

Rookie
Odd timing with the release of the V6 non-countervail, blade pros... seems like those would be a chunk of the target customers?
 

AA7

Hall of Fame
Odd timing with the release of the V6 non-countervail, blade pros... seems like those would be a chunk of the target customers?
this comes up a lot.. blade pro is not a blade.. it has nothing to do with a blade except the balance and weight and potentially sw.... but mold and layup is completely different.. therefore feel is different...it behaves different... different racket.

oh well.. who cares I guess..
 

dave t

Rookie
this comes up a lot.. blade pro is not a blade.. it has nothing to do with a blade except the balance and weight and potentially sw.... but mold and layup is completely different.. therefore feel is different...it behaves different... different racket.

oh well.. who cares I guess..
Yes I know they’re different. Maybe I was thinking of my own situation too much - played with blades for a while. Switched to blade pro. I normally would’ve been interested in the V8 but not really this time around.
 
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AA7

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Yes I know they’re different. Maybe I was thinking of my own situation too much - played with blades for a while. Switched to blade pro. I normally would’ve been interested in the V8 but not really this time around.
nice. so did I! (from v7 to bp 16m)
which pattern for you? 16 or 18m in BP?
 

dave t

Rookie
Same, 16m BP. I was still using CV blades. I thought I loved my old ones - but the BP seems to do everything better for my game.
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
I’m hoping Wilson can outdo themselves over the v7. It’s my racquet of choice and if they can keep that low flex with a slightly more crisp feel a la prestige then it’s golden for me. Paintjob will be the cherry on top. Wilson needs to get rid of these minimalist paintjobs like the clash compared to the paintjobs prior to 2016.
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
If you bought Amazon stock at $50 per share back in the mid 90's, would you call that "a little premature"? He's just staying ahead of the curve. :-D
If you bought bitcoin instead of toy story 3 back in the day you would be a millionaire. Interesting thought but it’s definitely not premature. We’re only about 3-5 months away from the next blade, and the 2019 blade thread was around the same time.
 
cool - wondering if there will be a new shade of Wilson Racing Green (WRG)... :-D
Tightened QC and a paint job / paint quality that isn't awful would be all I want.
I’m hoping Wilson can outdo themselves over the v7. It’s my racquet of choice and if they can keep that low flex with a slightly more crisp feel a la prestige then it’s golden for me. Paintjob will be the cherry on top. Wilson needs to get rid of these minimalist paintjobs like the clash compared to the paintjobs prior to 2016.
Wilson gods, bring back the beloved black/gold scheme! Make it interesting again! That neon green boring design has got to go...lol
 

Yamin

Professional
Conversations have been going on in the 2019 thread about the v8 for quite some time now..... very appropriate time...
 

AA7

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I like how the thread turned into a discussion around the timeliness of the thread.. ha! gotta love this place... ok back to v8 speculations, wishlists, and all...
 

emaz8724

Rookie
Has there been any new news about the v8? I know that there’s a new cosmetic, but have we heard or seen anything else? Hope the low ra stays, but I wonder if they’ve had enough time to create a new technology? Big fan of the feel flex tech. I hope we hear soon because Q2-21 is almost over, and with a Q3-21 release, I’d assume they’d have to start promoting the new line or at least a social media tease soon.
 

THAAS909

Rookie
Has there been any new news about the v8? I know that there’s a new cosmetic, but have we heard or seen anything else? Hope the low ra stays, but I wonder if they’ve had enough time to create a new technology? Big fan of the feel flex tech. I hope we hear soon because Q2-21 is almost over, and with a Q3-21 release, I’d assume they’d have to start promoting the new line or at least a social media tease soon.

My rep said he could come show me the Blade v8 today but I was too busy to meet with him. I'd assume there is going to be some social media content soon. Two weeks ago he said he got them but couldn't show them at all... so we are getting closer
 

Purestriker

Semi-Pro
Has there been any new news about the v8? I know that there’s a new cosmetic, but have we heard or seen anything else? Hope the low ra stays, but I wonder if they’ve had enough time to create a new technology? Big fan of the feel flex tech. I hope we hear soon because Q2-21 is almost over, and with a Q3-21 release, I’d assume they’d have to start promoting the new line or at least a social media tease soon.
I doubt we see any releases until 2022 given all the manufacturing and supply chain issues due to the pandemic.
 

emaz8724

Rookie
My rep said he could come show me the Blade v8 today but I was too busy to meet with him. I'd assume there is going to be some social media content soon. Two weeks ago he said he got them but couldn't show them at all... so we are getting closer
Thank you for the response! I’m curious to see what direction they go in. Big fan of the v7, but the 2021 v6 reissue w/o countervail looks to be stiff again. Please let us know what you think of the new cosmetic too. Hope they move away from the rubber matte paint.
 
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cd3768

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A rep came into the shop I work out and I got a look at the racquet. He told me to actually take it outside. What a difference it makes. 12 o clock is still black as it is now but the rest of the racquet is this metallic Chameleon (foresty) green that shimmers in the sunlight. Inside it changes between mud and green colors. They modified something in the handle, something about more graphite and therefore making it more torsionally stable. I don't think there is FeelFlex but at 12 o clock there was the label of "Forty-Five" indicating that they put the tech of the PS v13 where they braid the carbon lay-up at a 45 degree angle. Other than that, I'm pretty sure it's the same specs. Not sure about RA. Coming late summer.
Also Lux is coming out with an ALU Power black.
He also told me (idk if it's accurate or not) that the Blade v6 non CV is or is similar to the BLX. So, old blade users might want to jump on that but have to convert to some form of green from the black and gold days.
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
A rep came into the shop I work out and I got a look at the racquet. He told me to actually take it outside. What a difference it makes. 12 o clock is still black as it is now but the rest of the racquet is this metallic Chameleon (foresty) green that shimmers in the sunlight. Inside it changes between mud and green colors. They modified something in the handle, something about more graphite and therefore making it more torsionally stable. I don't think there is FeelFlex but at 12 o clock there was the label of "Forty-Five" indicating that they put the tech of the PS v13 where they braid the carbon lay-up at a 45 degree angle. Other than that, I'm pretty sure it's the same specs. Not sure about RA. Coming late summer.
Also Lux is coming out with an ALU Power black.
He also told me (idk if it's accurate or not) that the Blade v6 non CV is or is similar to the BLX. So, old blade users might want to jump on that but have to convert to some form of green from the black and gold days.
All signs point to stiffer :(
 

emaz8724

Rookie
A rep came into the shop I work out and I got a look at the racquet. He told me to actually take it outside. What a difference it makes. 12 o clock is still black as it is now but the rest of the racquet is this metallic Chameleon (foresty) green that shimmers in the sunlight. Inside it changes between mud and green colors. They modified something in the handle, something about more graphite and therefore making it more torsionally stable. I don't think there is FeelFlex but at 12 o clock there was the label of "Forty-Five" indicating that they put the tech of the PS v13 where they braid the carbon lay-up at a 45 degree angle. Other than that, I'm pretty sure it's the same specs. Not sure about RA. Coming late summer.
Also Lux is coming out with an ALU Power black.
He also told me (idk if it's accurate or not) that the Blade v6 non CV is or is similar to the BLX. So, old blade users might want to jump on that but have to convert to some form of green from the black and gold days.
Thank you!
 

smithie

Rookie
A rep came into the shop I work out and I got a look at the racquet. He told me to actually take it outside. What a difference it makes. 12 o clock is still black as it is now but the rest of the racquet is this metallic Chameleon (foresty) green that shimmers in the sunlight. Inside it changes between mud and green colors. They modified something in the handle, something about more graphite and therefore making it more torsionally stable. I don't think there is FeelFlex but at 12 o clock there was the label of "Forty-Five" indicating that they put the tech of the PS v13 where they braid the carbon lay-up at a 45 degree angle. Other than that, I'm pretty sure it's the same specs. Not sure about RA. Coming late summer.
Also Lux is coming out with an ALU Power black.
He also told me (idk if it's accurate or not) that the Blade v6 non CV is or is similar to the BLX. So, old blade users might want to jump on that but have to convert to some form of green from the black and gold days.
Its funny you say about Alu Power Black, I noticed the other day that Element black is already available but exclusively from one retailer (only in 1.28 gauge). Either I completely missed the Element black boat and its old news, or maybe Lux are releasing multiple black versions of their strings?
 
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