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I am an amateur recreational player and considering to buy my first racquet. Nowadays, I play with my father and I am using one of his racquets which is Wilson Blade 98 18x20. What I feel is that it is a great racquet but I feel that I will be better off if I changed to racquet that is more focused on control and comfort.
Nowadays, I started to learn go to net and playing with different styles. However, I am not very succesful at slices and volleys yet.
So, considering my situation do you think that Clash is suitable for me? Do you think that it is a suitable racquet for a person who is amateur? If yes, which one?
Thanks a lot.
To answer question, I have four Wilson Clash Tours and I couldn’t be happier. Since you’ve already been playing with the 98 I would recommend demoing the Tour or the 98 version they just released. Also, if you didn’t already know, Wilson just released the newest version of the Blade too. We can make suggestions, but ultimately it’s going to be up to what you prefer and what suits your game. As with all racquets finding the right string setup is vital to success in the courts. I experimented with several string setups before finding the one I like best. Tourna Big Hitter Blue Rough in the mains and Luxilon Natural Gut in the crosses both 16g.
Do a little homework, video play tests, reviews, etc. Most important demo both the Clash and the Blade and see if you like either of them. Good luck, keep us updated.