Stringing instructions for 2015 16x19 blade

DonBot

Professional
#1
Hi, can anyone provide the correct stringing instructions for the 2015 Wilson Blade 16x19 with two-piece stringing? This is the black and green model with parallel drilling. It is not listed on the Wilson website, and I was hoping to verify if it is the same instructions as the new Blade with Countervail? Thank you
 
#2
I find a good number of Wilson Blade racquets with a 16x19 pattern. Can you be more specific on the exact model?
Example there is a Blade 25, a Blade 26 , a Blade Hybrid,a Blade Comp, Blade Ninety Eight,etc. etc and many more with a 16x19 pattern.
Be more specific.
 

DonBot

Professional
#5
I find a good number of Wilson Blade racquets with a 16x19 pattern. Can you be more specific on the exact model?
Example there is a Blade 25, a Blade 26 , a Blade Hybrid,a Blade Comp, Blade Ninety Eight,etc. etc and many more with a 16x19 pattern.
Be more specific.
? There is more than one 2015 blade 16x19? It's the 98....not sure why someone wants the instructions to a 25 inch or 26 inch Raquet
 
#7
Source KlipperUSA
Racquet Name, Tension, Length, Pattern, Skip M Holes, Tie Off M, Start C, Tie Off C (T=tip B=throat)
BLADE 98 (16x19), 50-60, 20'M-18'C, 16x19, 8T-8B, 5T, 8T, 7T-7B
BLADE NINETY-EIGHT (98 BLX), 50-60, 20'M-18'C, 16x19, 8T-8B, 5T, 8T, 9T-6B (?)
This frame can be strung 1 piece since the mains end at the tip. Somewhere along the way, they changed the tie offs for the crosses. I would look at the frame and see if cross tie offs are right. FWIW, parallel drilling affects the grommet set that you have to order for replacement; not so much the stringing instructions. :(

edit: You realize this thread should be in the Stringing Forum
 
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#8
Wilson Blade 98 16x19 (Braided Graphite + Basalt)

Tension: 50-60
Pattern: 16×19
Start M's: H
Main Skips: 8T & 8H
Len. 1pc 39'
Short Side 10'
Len. 2pc 20'x18'
Tie Off M's 5H
Start 1pc X 8H
Last 1pc X 8T
Tie 1pc X 7T
Start 2pc X 8H
Last 2pc X 8T
Tie 2pc X 7H,7T

T=Throat
H= Head
 
#9
I know this is an old post but... I thought I would update it. Just got a frame in from a parent of a high-end junior. He broke the strings and the dad cut them out. I looked at the grommets to see what others had done in the past. There must have been some confusion by the other stringers that would serviced this frame in the past. I know for a fact this frame was done at two different local pro-shops. Anyway... I looked at the grommets to see what others had used for tie-offs and I was even more confused. Of course I came to this site to see if there was a thread.. and of course there was.

I also when to the Klippermate site and the Official Wilson website for stringing instructions. I would love to see what the Stringers Digest says.
Klippermate has so many Wilson Blades listed it is hard to tell what is what.. :)

Anyway... Jim E above seems to have it right. Wilson had it same as Jim E expect for the two piece tie offs for crosses. Wilson had 9H & 6T. I used 7H,7T as Jim has listed.. Both would work. I trust the Talk Tennis stringers.. :)

It was quite an adventure !!! :).
 
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