Official Wilson Clash thread

Ttowndave

New User
I asked Wilson for the PDF of the official stringing instructions. I two pieced mine. 7 and nine on both the head and throat end are the skip holes. I tied the mains off one main back up the head. If you cut the string at an angle it was pretty easy to push thru. I tied off mains at 8 top. Bottom cross I tied off at 8 bottom. Top cross I tied off at 6 top. I looked on Wilson website and the clash 98 picture there is 1 piece stringing but it shows the main knot at 8 top and cross knot at 8 bottom. So the only one you really have to decide on is the top tie off for the crosses when two piece stringing. I chose 6 top.
 

Ron555

New User
I couldn't find a pattern for the 98 but it was pretty obvious once I got started. I think I tried to tie off the mains in the adjacent home next to the last main but it was a struggle to feed it through there so I skipped to the next hole and it was easy. Crosses were similar. I can post a pic of my string bed if that will help.

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Thanks. I saw i picture on another treath for the 98 so the skip was clear. Tie off just what seems the best.

First hit was oke. a little different than the 100tour. Serves were easy, need a some more hitting sessions for a real good impression.
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
I received my Clash 98 strung with Lux Adrenaline 17 at 48 today. Unfortunately I'm very busy with my son's baseball schedule right now so I'm not sure when I will be able to give it a lengthy test. Just bouncing the ball on the strings, however, I can tell it will have an interesting feel. While my Phantom Pro 100 18x20, also with an RA of around 55 like the Clash, has a classic solid, "buttery" feel, the Clash feels more "rubbery."

I plan to test the Clash 98 back-to-back with my Beast 98, Beast 98 O3, the PP100 18x20, and the Volkl V-Sense 10. The Phantom is in there to represent an "old school" flexy racquets while the others are competing 98s.
 

avocadoz

Semi-Pro
Tried the 100 and control is garbage. I Haven’t played with the 98 but from TW reviews, it still lacks control. So what’s the point of the 98 Wilson?
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Tried the Clash 100 again yesterday. My guess is that it'll take the same route as Wilson's spin rackets: 15 mns of fame, then oblivion.
 

Ron555

New User
Tried the 100 and control is garbage. I Haven’t played with the 98 but from TW reviews, it still lacks control. So what’s the point of the 98 Wilson?
You play with the RFA and then try the much lighter Clash 100? "Control is garbage" . Wow that was predictable. In my experience you need to play the 100 at least for a week.
Just play the Clash for one evening is not enough to get used to a racket. Evcen the pro's can't do that. The 100tour was for me much easier to get used to.
The Clash is just like the RFA. Not for everyone! Some people only get "control" with a heavy racket with dead poly's at high tension. Thats a personal thing. Lack of feel and technic. You can compensate that a little with a racket and string. But not everything.

I also like high tension poly's but also the flex of the Clash :)
 

TforTommy

Semi-Pro
was either that or the wilson ultra tour strung with a gut poly setup for abit more juice. Mainly looking for a frame thats comfortable for his 50 year old self, and his more flat hitting game
 

Ron555

New User
My experience (also 50+) is that the Clash 100 has a bit more power with a flat hiting game then the 100Tour(for me to much so i have a Tour). You have to demo one Don't just buy it. Where i live you can demo rackets for 2 weeks (2-3 at the same time)
In my opinion when you play a week you can see if a racket is for your game. But i agree with others that some rackets are absolutly not for you and that is sometimes clear in 1 or 2 hours. It doesn't mean it trash its just not for you and your way of playing/technic.

So DEMO DEMO DEMO....:cool:
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
was either that or the wilson ultra tour strung with a gut poly setup for abit more juice. Mainly looking for a frame thats comfortable for his 50 year old self, and his more flat hitting game
idk if ive asked this but hows the comfort? planning to get my dad the normal clash 100
Extremely comfortable, more than my Pro Kennex which was previously the only racket I could find that didn’t aggravate my wrist or elbow
He might struggle with control though if he hits flat, a Pro Kennex could be a better option.
 

kimguroo

Legend
was either that or the wilson ultra tour strung with a gut poly setup for abit more juice. Mainly looking for a frame thats comfortable for his 50 year old self, and his more flat hitting game
Trajectory is higher so not sure about clash will be good for flat hitters.......
T-fight Ltd had higher trajectory and like the racket for single but could not play with double because Mostly I hit net person’s sweat spot for their volleys (clash was not like that though)
 

avocadoz

Semi-Pro
You play with the RFA and then try the much lighter Clash 100? "Control is garbage" . Wow that was predictable. In my experience you need to play the 100 at least for a week.
Just play the Clash for one evening is not enough to get used to a racket. Evcen the pro's can't do that. The 100tour was for me much easier to get used to.
The Clash is just like the RFA. Not for everyone! Some people only get "control" with a heavy racket with dead poly's at high tension. Thats a personal thing. Lack of feel and technic. You can compensate that a little with a racket and string. But not everything.

I also like high tension poly's but also the flex of the Clash :)
Nope. I gave it about 2 weeks experimenting with both the 100 and tour version with different lead setup. I tried it because the RFA was giving me elbow pain. I do like that the Clash is good for my arm but it's just too light and too erratic. Nothing beats the plow, stability, and serve of the RFA. I've been staying off of tennis for two months now due to tennis elbow. I hope a few more months and I'll be able to pick up the RFA again. Can't see myself switching to anything else.
 

Holdfast44ID

Semi-Pro
I am trying out the Clash 98 tomorrow. If that doesn't work out, I will check out the new Blades coming out. The Clash Tour felt best with gut mains and poly crosses. I am going to try that in the Clash 98 as well. 52 lbs gut mains and 47 lbs poly crosses.

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Ron555

New User
Nope. I gave it about 2 weeks experimenting with both the 100 and tour version with different lead setup. I tried it because the RFA was giving me elbow pain. I do like that the Clash is good for my arm but it's just too light and too erratic. Nothing beats the plow, stability, and serve of the RFA. I've been staying off of tennis for two months now due to tennis elbow. I hope a few more months and I'll be able to pick up the RFA again. Can't see myself switching to anything else.
Oke That clears it up. Ive had TE myself. Just rest did not help It's all about the muscles in your arm. I found a good physician. He sort of crushed my arm muscles and then i had to do exercises for a while and could play tennis once or twice a week.
after 3 months problem solved.

Just rest or just another racket will probably not do the trick. (in my experience) I hope it does for you!!
TE S...s

For me the RFA was to heavy. 100Tour is not perfect but so is my game and technique. :confused:
 

Cengusiento

Rookie
I’ve recently tested both Clash 100 and Clash Tour, with the same string at the same tension (Yonex Poly Tour Fire 120 @24kg), and founded some differences in playability between the two.

The Clash Tour plays way more powerful and has a higher launch angle. Control is below average, specially at full speed groundstrokes. Serves and consistency at 80% are the strengths of the racquet, in terms of playability. Comfort, sweet spot and manoeuvrability are top notch.

The Clash 100 plays much more controllable and less powerful, also launch angle is lower. It allows me to hit aggressively from the ground and feel plenty of control and feedback, which is exactly what I was looking for. Also the higher manoeuvrability lets me smashing flat serves with more success than the tour. Kick serves are slightly better with the tour.

The difference in the Control/Power ratings at the TW review between the two racquets are spot on, the Tour is too uncontrollable at full swings, and the standard probably lacks a bit of stability & Power (nothing a bit of lead tape couldn’t fix).

Overall I prefer the standard version hands down.
 

Mirdad

Rookie
Nope. I gave it about 2 weeks experimenting with both the 100 and tour version with different lead setup. I tried it because the RFA was giving me elbow pain. I do like that the Clash is good for my arm but it's just too light and too erratic. Nothing beats the plow, stability, and serve of the RFA. I've been staying off of tennis for two months now due to tennis elbow. I hope a few more months and I'll be able to pick up the RFA again. Can't see myself switching to anything else.
Read my previous posts about how I applied a leather grip and 8 grams of lead to various locations to the hoop of my Clash Tour 100. Total weight is 12.25 ounces and plays very solid with great control and comfort. I switched from RF Autograph and my arm thanks me. Since I wasn’t able to use full poly on my RFA doe to the stiffness like I can on the Clash I find the power and control is similar to the RFA.
 

jk175d

Semi-Pro
Hit with the Clash 98 yesterday. Exact same string setup as an early demo of the Clash 100 which was syn gut at 50. Definitely has more control and predictability. The 100 felt great and easy for routine rallies, but as soon as I'd try hitting an aggressive shot on the move it was randomly wild. The 98 still has a different response when you flatten out a shot but the wildcard results are gone. With that control is also a little more of a muted feel than the 100 and it's not a racquet that provides free power. Super easy to serve with and very stable on volleys.

I'll hit again with my preferred nat-gut/poly setup and update my thoughts.
So to follow-up...

I cut out the syn-gut after the first hit and restrung with my preferred set up, natural gut mains/ prince tour xc poly cross. I strung at 53/47, it initially measured 51 on racquet tune. Static weight with over grip and dampener was 333g

As expected the string setup was livelier and more powerful than the syn-gut. Pretty much every shot felt better except forehand which was a little harder to dial in at times. I know from experience that I play with the most consistency once the strings have settled in a bit. Great thing about gut/poly is it settles in, then remains fairly constant until breakage, which for me is not often. So I expected that my 2nd time out with this setup would be even better, and it was.

I did make one more change between sessions and that was to swap the grip out for a leather one, I always do this. This raised the static weight to 342, which is actually heavier than I have usually played. But I noticed no sluggishness or fatigue so it's fine. I still had a few issues with the forehand but with each errant shot I could pinpoint what I did wrong as opposed to the feeling of randomness from the racquet. My feeling is there's a lot of potential range of variety for each shot with this frame so as I'm getting used to the feel and the response I'm able to make better adjustments for the different kinds of shots.

Bottom line for me is this frame feels extremely stable and easy to play with. The 98 is without doubt more controllable than the 100. I've been playing a Prince Tour 98 for the last few years, it's a great control frame but nowhere near as solid and stable feeling as the Clash 98. I feel like the Clash 98 is an upgrade to every shot. Obviously every player's experience will be unique, but for me I'm making the switch.

4.5 player.



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Andy Miller

New User
Pro Kennex 5G best racket for tennis elbow it's been a life saver for me. Put a nice soft multi in you will never have to worry about your arm
 

ccapman670

New User
Wilson posted some pictures of the new Clash Bags being released July 1.

Small duffel and junior pack $50 each. Large duffel $99 and will hold 3-4 rackets. Small duffel 2 rackets.

 
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DriveKing

New User
Nope. I gave it about 2 weeks experimenting with both the 100 and tour version with different lead setup. I tried it because the RFA was giving me elbow pain. I do like that the Clash is good for my arm but it's just too light and too erratic. Nothing beats the plow, stability, and serve of the RFA. I've been staying off of tennis for two months now due to tennis elbow. I hope a few more months and I'll be able to pick up the RFA again. Can't see myself switching to anything else.
Nope. I gave it about 2 weeks experimenting with both the 100 and tour version with different lead setup. I tried it because the RFA was giving me elbow pain. I do like that the Clash is good for my arm but it's just too light and too erratic. Nothing beats the plow, stability, and serve of the RFA. I've been staying off of tennis for two months now due to tennis elbow. I hope a few more months and I'll be able to pick up the RFA again. Can't see myself switching to anything else.
Try an Angell. I made the switch and haven't looked back. I have a Clash 98 coming in a few days, should be fun to try out.
 

JoelDali

G.O.A.T.
Wilson posted some pictures of the new Clash Bags being released July 1.

Small duffel and junior pack $50 each. Large duffel $99 and will hold 3-4 rackets. Small duffel 2 rackets.

My god, I can’t wait for Fedr to wear these bags for Winby. They look great.
 

BretH

Semi-Pro
Have had about a month with the Clash 100. Short version: switched to it and bought another ( I actually got one used from TW for just over $200).

It took a while to get used to hitting with the Clash coming from Yonex ai98 (which I am keeping because I think they are great racquets). Definitely prefer (as did a poster above) my normal string setup with nat gut mains and poly crosses. Full poly felt too "boardy", especially with the light weight of the racquet.

Serves are great - I am getting more pop and spin - whether it is due to the racquet characteristics or the lighter weight I can't say though. But my hitting partners say my serve comes in harder and has more action after it hits the court. I really enjoy vollying with the clash. To me it is a great combination of maneuverability before the hit and stability during. Groundstrokes I feel it is easier to hit shots the way I intend - I think again it is some combination of maneuverability that allows me to set up my shot quicker, plus confidence really swinging at the ball - the topspin is easier to come by for me than with the Yonex. And unless I hit way off center the racquet feels quite stable. Those off-center shots can be pretty ugly though.

It was with some surprise that I switched - after all I never buy the latest thing and have been happy with my previous racquets (bye bye Biomimetic 200 Lite <sniff>). But I just "took" to the Clash and I thing others will too, just as some others will try it and think it is crap. But whatever the hype, the racquet just works great for me, and the softness of the frame is the icing on the cake.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
@BretH i think the way the frame flexes is conducive to generating more spin. The spin is different, too. My partners tell me the kicking action on the ball is tough to get used to.
 

Mirdad

Rookie
I continue to like the Grapplesnake Tour Sniper. It fits nicely with the Clash Tour. Very comfortable for a full poly. I don't even feel it's any different than a full multi set up. Lots of spin and controllable power. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I could hit with full poly in a tennis racquet again. This has really upped my game. As much as I'm liking the Clash Tour 100 I've got the 98 on demo.
 

Tennis_dude101

Semi-Pro
I continue to like the Grapplesnake Tour Sniper. It fits nicely with the Clash Tour. Very comfortable for a full poly. I don't even feel it's any different than a full multi set up. Lots of spin and controllable power. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I could hit with full poly in a tennis racquet again. This has really upped my game. As much as I'm liking the Clash Tour 100 I've got the 98 on demo.
What tension are you using?
 

Mirdad

Rookie
What tension are you using?
I like to string at low tensions. I have an electronic stringer and use 40# for Tour Sniper but I’m going to increase it up to 42# next time. If your stringer uses a lockout machine then I’d go about 2 to 3 lbs higher....to 44 or 45#. But again, very low tension my not be for your liking but I’m good with it. I hit heavy topspin and ball goes deep in the court. If you find your ball going long then next time increase the tension a few pounds. Unfortunately it requires some trial and error but eventually you’ll find the perfect tension .
 

Chewtoy

New User
Clash Tour users with multis - what multi strings and tensions are you using? I’ve tried Wilson Sensation Plus in 16g and 17g in the mid to lower 50s, and was left wanting more spin. I’m planning on trying Techifibre NRG2 17g at 55 lbs next. Good selection and tension? I’d really like to find a multi with good spin and power that will last a while; I’m not a string breaker.

Secondarily.. just some background, I tried the Lux Smart at 48 lbs in the regular Clash 100 and felt it was entirely too stiff and boardy and very low on power; I was hitting far too many short balls. I took a hair dryer to the strings and stood on them multiple times to loosen them up, but never connected with the racquet and ended up switching to the Tour. Coming from a Pure Aero and Solinco Hyper G 17s at 44 lbs (had slight arm problems) I was accustomed to lower tensions.
Wilson recommends stringing polys in the lower 40s on this racquet, so it’s surprising how high some of you are going. Personally I hated the Lux Smart at 48 lbs in the Clash 100, the strings had no snap back and felt like a board, but to each their own I guess... I sold the Clash 100.

In my Tour I’ve tried the Lux Smart 16g at 35 lbs (based on a TW string review) and really enjoyed it, but don’t want to spend the money to restring it every 3 weeks or so when the tension drops way low. Yes it was very lively at times and required committed full strokes, but with full hard swings (which I do the majority of the time) the power/spin/control was amazing and buttery smooth. The hardest forehands I’ve ever hit came off the 35 lb strings, and I’ve hit some hard forehands with the Pure Aero. Next I tried the Lux Smart at 38 lbs and liked it as well, but after A Lot of tennis I had some slight tenderness in my elbow from an old weight lifting injury... hence I’d like to find a multi I can live with.

For my last string setup I went with Solinco Hyper G 17g at 38 lbs. Comparing the freshly strung Hyper G to the nearly dead Lux Smart strings, it didn’t feel as soft, nor did it have the power or spin.. I was disappointed. It sat in the bag for over a week before I pulled it back out and after the tension had settled a bit, the racquet came to life. I feel like I’m playing some of my best tennis with it, and because it’s stiffer than the 16g Lux Smart I feel it’s holding it’s tension longer. All that said, after A Lot of tennis, my elbow is just slightly tender at times... hence again, I’m looking for a multi I can live with.

Sorry for the long winded post. I liked the Wilson Sensation plus 16g at mid tension, but the strings didn’t have much pop, and I didn’t like how the strings had to be moved back into position all the time (polys spoiled me), but mainly the lack of spin kept keeping the ball in challenging at times. I know I can’t get near the spin a poly can produce with a multi, but what’s the closest I can get?
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
Clash Tour users with multis - what multi strings and tensions are you using? I’ve tried Wilson Sensation Plus in 16g and 17g in the mid to lower 50s, and was left wanting more spin. I’m planning on trying Techifibre NRG2 17g at 55 lbs next. Good selection and tension? I’d really like to find a multi with good spin and power that will last a while; I’m not a string breaker.

Secondarily.. just some background, I tried the Lux Smart at 48 lbs in the regular Clash 100 and felt it was entirely too stiff and boardy and very low on power; I was hitting far too many short balls. I took a hair dryer to the strings and stood on them multiple times to loosen them up, but never connected with the racquet and ended up switching to the Tour. Coming from a Pure Aero and Solinco Hyper G 17s at 44 lbs (had slight arm problems) I was accustomed to lower tensions.
Wilson recommends stringing polys in the lower 40s on this racquet, so it’s surprising how high some of you are going. Personally I hated the Lux Smart at 48 lbs in the Clash 100, the strings had no snap back and felt like a board, but to each their own I guess... I sold the Clash 100.

In my Tour I’ve tried the Lux Smart 16g at 35 lbs (based on a TW string review) and really enjoyed it, but don’t want to spend the money to restring it every 3 weeks or so when the tension drops way low. Yes it was very lively at times and required committed full strokes, but with full hard swings (which I do the majority of the time) the power/spin/control was amazing and buttery smooth. The hardest forehands I’ve ever hit came off the 35 lb strings, and I’ve hit some hard forehands with the Pure Aero. Next I tried the Lux Smart at 38 lbs and liked it as well, but after A Lot of tennis I had some slight tenderness in my elbow from an old weight lifting injury... hence I’d like to find a multi I can live with.

For my last string setup I went with Solinco Hyper G 17g at 38 lbs. Comparing the freshly strung Hyper G to the nearly dead Lux Smart strings, it didn’t feel as soft, nor did it have the power or spin.. I was disappointed. It sat in the bag for over a week before I pulled it back out and after the tension had settled a bit, the racquet came to life. I feel like I’m playing some of my best tennis with it, and because it’s stiffer than the 16g Lux Smart I feel it’s holding it’s tension longer. All that said, after A Lot of tennis, my elbow is just slightly tender at times... hence again, I’m looking for a multi I can live with.

Sorry for the long winded post. I liked the Wilson Sensation plus 16g at mid tension, but the strings didn’t have much pop, and I didn’t like how the strings had to be moved back into position all the time (polys spoiled me), but mainly the lack of spin kept keeping the ball in challenging at times. I know I can’t get near the spin a poly can produce with a multi, but what’s the closest I can get?
I don’t think multi is the way to go with this racket at least I found it too wild. I took a risk (sensitive arm) with a soft poly and its much better. Have you tried a soft poly like Volkl Cyclone Tour at 45 or below; shouldn’t give you any arm issues.
 

hurworld

Professional
Clash Tour users with multis - what multi strings and tensions are you using? I’ve tried Wilson Sensation Plus in 16g and 17g in the mid to lower 50s, and was left wanting more spin. I’m planning on trying Techifibre NRG2 17g at 55 lbs next. Good selection and tension? I’d really like to find a multi with good spin and power that will last a while; I’m not a string breaker.

Secondarily.. just some background, I tried the Lux Smart at 48 lbs in the regular Clash 100 and felt it was entirely too stiff and boardy and very low on power; I was hitting far too many short balls. I took a hair dryer to the strings and stood on them multiple times to loosen them up, but never connected with the racquet and ended up switching to the Tour. Coming from a Pure Aero and Solinco Hyper G 17s at 44 lbs (had slight arm problems) I was accustomed to lower tensions.
Wilson recommends stringing polys in the lower 40s on this racquet, so it’s surprising how high some of you are going. Personally I hated the Lux Smart at 48 lbs in the Clash 100, the strings had no snap back and felt like a board, but to each their own I guess... I sold the Clash 100.

In my Tour I’ve tried the Lux Smart 16g at 35 lbs (based on a TW string review) and really enjoyed it, but don’t want to spend the money to restring it every 3 weeks or so when the tension drops way low. Yes it was very lively at times and required committed full strokes, but with full hard swings (which I do the majority of the time) the power/spin/control was amazing and buttery smooth. The hardest forehands I’ve ever hit came off the 35 lb strings, and I’ve hit some hard forehands with the Pure Aero. Next I tried the Lux Smart at 38 lbs and liked it as well, but after A Lot of tennis I had some slight tenderness in my elbow from an old weight lifting injury... hence I’d like to find a multi I can live with.

For my last string setup I went with Solinco Hyper G 17g at 38 lbs. Comparing the freshly strung Hyper G to the nearly dead Lux Smart strings, it didn’t feel as soft, nor did it have the power or spin.. I was disappointed. It sat in the bag for over a week before I pulled it back out and after the tension had settled a bit, the racquet came to life. I feel like I’m playing some of my best tennis with it, and because it’s stiffer than the 16g Lux Smart I feel it’s holding it’s tension longer. All that said, after A Lot of tennis, my elbow is just slightly tender at times... hence again, I’m looking for a multi I can live with.

Sorry for the long winded post. I liked the Wilson Sensation plus 16g at mid tension, but the strings didn’t have much pop, and I didn’t like how the strings had to be moved back into position all the time (polys spoiled me), but mainly the lack of spin kept keeping the ball in challenging at times. I know I can’t get near the spin a poly can produce with a multi, but what’s the closest I can get?
Try Head Velocity
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
I’m surprised that nobody has posted detailed impressions of the 98. I tried mine today very briefly, but I have been resting my sore shoulder so this is the first time I hit in almost 4 weeks. Between the fact it was the first day back on the courts and I only used it for about 20 minutes (spent the remainder with the Babolat Pure Aero Plus), I’m far from having detailed conclusions. But it is comfortable, has some pop, and has a lower launch angle than the 100. I can say that.
 

jk175d

Semi-Pro
I’m surprised that nobody has posted detailed impressions of the 98. I tried mine today very briefly, but I have been resting my sore shoulder so this is the first time I hit in almost 4 weeks. Between the fact it was the first day back on the courts and I only used it for about 20 minutes (spent the remainder with the Babolat Pure Aero Plus), I’m far from having detailed conclusions. But it is comfortable, has some pop, and has a lower launch angle than the 100. I can say that.
Scroll back though. I've posted fairly extensive impressions recently.

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Ttowndave

New User
I really like the Clash 98. I have hit with mine about 5 sessions now. Stability is pretty good. I think the control is where it needs to be especially is you usually hit well off the center of the string bed. I have adjusted to the launch angle, a little higher than I am used to, but not crazy high. Feels great on volleys at the net. I am coming from a long time head prestige user in both 16x19 and 18x20 patterns. I feel like it is very easy to play with and enjoyable and don’t think it has an over abundance of power. I also thing the spin is pretty good. String set up I have right now is smooth poly mains at 48 and multi crosses at 50
 

PMF

New User
I recently demo'd the 98 and thought it played very well. I believe I was the first person to try it at my club, for two hours of doubles. The racquet was strung with a multi in the mains, and a poly in the crosses (both Luxilon, not sure which ones). Compared to my DR 98, I thought It was easier to serve with, but not as as precise at the net. I definitely want to try it again. Better for my game than the 100 models.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I recently demo'd the 98 and thought it played really well. I believe I was the first person to try it at my club. Played two hours of doubles with it. The racquet was strung with a multi in the mains, and a poly in the crosses (both Luxilon, not sure which ones). Compared to my DR 98, I thought I was easier to serve with, but not as as precise at net. I definitely want to try it again. Better (for me) than the 100 models.
98 plays better than the 100? Not what I want to hear. ;)

What level do you play at?
 

PMF

New User
Don't worry, I'm not that good . My USTA is 4.0. I play mostly doubles. But I have to be honest. I do like the 98 better!
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Don't worry, I'm not that good . My USTA is 4.0. I play mostly doubles. But I have to be honest. I do like the 98 better!
I like the std 100 with lead a lot. Short string life is my biggest complaint. Trying 15g poly mains now and im finally getting more than 2-3 hours out of the string job.
 

Hankenstein

Hall of Fame
98 plays better than the 100? Not what I want to hear. ;)
I have tried both 100 tour and 98 a lot recently with same string set-up (4G 1.25 at 47 lbs) and I play better tennis and win more points with the 100 tour. It´s a more effective racket then the 98. I play with a lot of spin and slice though and if you are more into hitting flat, the 98 will be a better option.
 
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