Which current Head Graphene 360+ Racket feels most like a Wilson Blade 98 v7

Ryebread

Semi-Pro
the plush feeling is really a thing of it's own.
so one will have to completely discount all of the other stuff, like string pattern / balance / spin / power / etc.

the blade feels solid on impact, feels very flexible, has good pocketing.
I originally was going to say the gravity tour. but I seriously don't have any idea, now. maybe I'm too tired.
 
I switched from the Ultra Tour to the Blade 98 v7. The Ultra Tour is definitely plush and the Blade 98 v7 gives a similar comfortable feeling on impact.
I'm searching for something like that in the current Head lineup of rackets.
 

Lorenn

Semi-Pro
Looking for that Blade 98 v7 "plush" feeling but in a Head Graphene 360+ racket. Which racket in Heads lineup is the most similar?
Assuming 16x19
Radical MP 360+ or Radical Pro 360+
Yonex New Vcore 98.
Speed MP 360+ feels different but plays well.

I would pick Radical Pro, but most seem to prefer the MP.

Gravity Pro has a similar feel, less maneuverable.
Prestige Midplus is close in many ways.
 
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Rentege

New User
Gravity line would be the most similar from a feel perspective. Prestige and Radical would probably be closest in playability to the Blade with the Prestige being more a bit more precise/demanding than the Blade and the Radical having a bit more power and spin (higher stiffness).
 

soulfree914

New User
The prestige and gravity are the closest to the v7. Radical is similar but stiffer with more power.
^ I second this.

The Head Speed racquets did not feel similar to v7 to me in the plush department. Speed felt stiffer and with a more direct response. Tried both the MP and the Pro. Still great racquets though.

I have been playing with a Blade v7 and slowly transitioning to a TF40 305, but if I were to play with a Head racquet it would probably be the new Radical MP. It felt plush enough for me and adds a tad more pop than the Blade.
 
Thanks for all your replies. The reason I'm looking for an alternative is because I'm certain the Feel Flex in the Blade is taking away some of the power in my shots. So I guess I'm looking for a plush/comfortable racket with more power than a blade.
 

Yamin

Semi-Pro
Thanks for all your replies. The reason I'm looking for an alternative is because I'm certain the Feel Flex in the Blade is taking away some of the power in my shots. So I guess I'm looking for a plush/comfortable racket with more power than a blade.
Speed Pro. Same stiffness (not the same feel) but easier to use, more spin, more power, easier to use stock balance.
 

Lorenn

Semi-Pro
Thanks for all your replies. The reason I'm looking for an alternative is because I'm certain the Feel Flex in the Blade is taking away some of the power in my shots. So I guess I'm looking for a plush/comfortable racket with more power than a blade.
Most options listed would fit the bill, just a mater of where you are willing to adapt a little.

Speed Series plays amazingly well but has a different feel. Handles well for a 100. Same RA. (23 MM)
Radical series a little extra pop, easy to maneuver A little higher RA.
Prestige Midplus just a great racquet requires a player to do their part.
Gravity Pro has the closest feel, requires a player read their opponent well as it is not the easiest to maneuver.

Could you string for more pop?
 
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tennis347

Professional
Thanks for all your replies. The reason I'm looking for an alternative is because I'm certain the Feel Flex in the Blade is taking away some of the power in my shots. So I guess I'm looking for a plush/comfortable racket with more power than a blade.
If you want more power you will have to sacrifice the plush feel that the Blade is known for. I agree that the free flex does take away from some of the power but adds to the great ball pocketing. I really enjoy the Blade V7 98 16 x 19 would not give up on the feel to sacrifice comfort.
 
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