Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Wilson Clash

TW Staff

Administrator
Attention Talk Tennis Members:

The application process is over. Selected playtesters have be notified via email.

Unstrung Factory Targets
Clash: 27in/100in²/10.5oz
Clash Tour: 27in/100in²/10.9oz
*Specs may vary from sample to sample

We have a very limited quantity of racquets to playtest. We select playtesters based on a number of factors, including message board participation and performance on past playtests.

In order to participate you must post your findings in this thread by January 11, 2019 at 5 pm PST.

Posting a review by the deadline is necessary to remain in good standing for future playtests.

Include the following in your review:

Racquet Received:
String and tension used for test:
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Describe your playing style (i.e. serve & volley):
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How many hours did you play with the racquet?

Comments on racquet performance:
-Groundstrokes:
-Serves:
-Volleys:
-Serve returns:
-General reaction/comments on overall performance:

Thanks,
TW Staff

PS- We will delete “request sent” emails, but encourage a lively “pre-game” discussion on Wilson Clash racquets
 
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cknobman

Legend
Clash tour specs are right in line with my current racquet and preferred specs (Head Graphene Touch Speed MP), it would be very interesting to see how the Wilson felt and hit in comparison!
 

MisterP

Hall of Fame
I just got in on the Dunlop playtest so I will leave this one for you guys. But I am curious about this stick for sure. The base model looks like a Juice to me but maybe a flexier one. The Tour could be pretty interesting. I am wondering how this will stack up against the Pro Staff and Blade lineups.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Will playtesters be required to use strings provided? Both strings noted that will be provided are great but I'm checking just in case a user wants to test with a string they are currently using.

Cheers
 

M Pillai

Rookie
Very tempting..... But I have decided to skip this one. Specs are a lot different than my current frame, and don't want to continue in experiment mode for too long. Well.... I never stop experimenting.... but I mean I have some other minor experiments in plan. Looking forward to the future play tests.
 

M Pillai

Rookie
Seems like you guys are top of the tennis news.... thanks for the update. I thought that was a final design. But I definitely have no idea, other than guesswork.

More old news - that is for the prototypes that have been released for testing and not the final design.
 

AMGF

Professional
I don’t care much for the hype marketing campaign, but a sub 60ra frame is very very interesting. I have had many frames over the 30years I’ve been playing tennis, but I still regard low flex comfortable frames to be extremely desirable. I still own a pair of original mg radical mp originally specced at 58ra and probably mid 50 after all these years and they are really awesome frames to play with.

I’m really looking forward these new frames and hope Wilson the best of luck With this new line. Many of us have been looking for something similar for years.
 

TennisHound

Legend
Low flex and light weight. It’ll be interesting to see if Wilson can pull it off - making it a playable racquet, since their montra is “stiff and HH”.
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
From the video review of the proto-type, it seems like the frame offers power and precision but not so much in spin. It's quite a change from the stiff 100" powerful spin monsters we have been getting from pretty much all manufacturers. Wonder how this change would effect Wilson's other line ups.
 

Matthew Lee

Professional
My college mind has me thinking in many curious ways...

What is stiffness to me...will Wilson try to mess my arm up?
 

bertrevert

Hall of Fame
djNEiGht,
You do not have to use the string provided.
Thanks,
Brittany, TW
Would like to know if users could also compare/contrast poly vs multi in this frame too?
I want to know if the flexy RA permits a stiffer string setup (for us w sensitive elbows!).
 

redmini

Rookie
I don’t care much for the hype marketing campaign, but a sub 60ra frame is very very interesting. I have had many frames over the 30years I’ve been playing tennis, but I still regard low flex comfortable frames to be extremely desirable. I still own a pair of original mg radical mp originally specced at 58ra and probably mid 50 after all these years and they are really awesome frames to play with.

I’m really looking forward these new frames and hope Wilson the best of luck With this new line. Many of us have been looking for something similar for years.
Have you seen the official RA? I can’t find it quoted officially here in this thread. Anybody know the swingweight too?


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zettavaska

New User
Have you seen the official RA? I can’t find it quoted officially here in this thread. Anybody know the swingweight too?


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I don't think RA and SW are officially out yet. Seems like some early guesses of mid-50s and 320-330, respectively
 

jonestim

Hall of Fame
Looks like a good competitor to the Phantom Pro 100. Not a lot of racquets in that ballpark these days and the popularity of the Phantoms show there is a demand. Wilson has a much broader reach than Prince as well.
 

loosegroove

Hall of Fame
Looks like a good competitor to the Phantom Pro 100. Not a lot of racquets in that ballpark these days and the popularity of the Phantoms show there is a demand. Wilson has a much broader reach than Prince as well.
Yeah, could be, but looks like it has a much thicker beam width. I gravitate towards low flex (I use the aforementioned Pro 100), so this definitely looks interesting.
 
Too bad they aren't keeping the prototype graphics, but if what I hear about the flexiness of this racquet is true, I am definitely intrigued! The Phantom Pro 100 is the softest I know of, I'm curious to see what the combo of soft flex and a modern thicker beam design holds. I don't think anyone is doing that currently, right?
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Thank you everyone for signing up for this playtest. We had 100 applicants sign up and we have chosen the 10. We have sent confirmation emails to the sleected playtesters. For those of you who were not chosen, thank you so much for applying and keep on trying as we will have many more playtests coming up.

Thanks,
TW Staff
 
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