Wilson Blade V9 2024

bobeeto

Hall of Fame
I love the new headguard design!! The way the edges are squared off looks so much better than the widows peak design!!
 

DrTompu

New User
They would be unstrung stiffness, so strung the 65 should go down to around 62 and 68 to 65.
Absolutely, but with all Brands, so on papers Blade stiffness should be 62 without strings and around 59 strung. Angell for example, shows stiffness without pallets and strings, so I believed that was the golden rule for every brand.

About paintjob, I like it but I agree with people to say that is too similar to Ultra.
 

innoVAShaun

G.O.A.T.
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aus89

Hall of Fame
Except retail frames aren't going to flash nearly as much without the gloss. Just give us gloss paint racquet manufacturers!
The Pro Labs frames get gloss for Wilson and the regular frames are all matte. Blade Pro will release in the new PJ with a glossy finish
 

colan5934

Professional
yeah looks like they finally changed the grommets to black. badosa and other steam players all have it like that now.
And they’re adding the neon green section at the ends of the bumper guard to all paint jobs too. Really paying attention to detail here…though I guess that’s part of the marketing for the v9, so it makes a little sense.
 

sargeinaz

Hall of Fame
The Pro Labs frames get gloss for Wilson and the regular frames are all matte. Blade Pro will release in the new PJ with a glossy finish
isn’t the pro like a totally different racket though with like a 330-340 swingweight? Unfortunately I’m not Thor, I can’t use that. If they made the regular one in gloss and charged more, I’d purchase that just for gloss.
 

aus89

Hall of Fame
isn’t the pro like a totally different racket though with like a 330-340 swingweight? Unfortunately I’m not Thor, I can’t use that. If they made the regular one in gloss and charged more, I’d purchase that just for gloss.
It is based on the classic Radical, so yeah not a Blade different beam etc... and has a hefty sw. its the retail version of the H22. You can get the regular blade custom ordered from Wilson in gloss, but believe the V7 Blade had a pretty hefty SW too
 

eric42

Rookie
isn’t the pro like a totally different racket though with like a 330-340 swingweight? Unfortunately I’m not Thor, I can’t use that. If they made the regular one in gloss and charged more, I’d purchase that just for gloss.
My Blade Pro feels like other racquets that list a 328-329 SW. This is about what they should be unless you get one way out of spec. But yeah it’s a completely different racquet from a Blade. BP is much stiffer and raw feeling, more vibration and more power.
 

ProRadTour

Semi-Pro
All the Blades except for the v8 had beefy swingweights, 330+. I believe it is the new grommets that three grams lighter which is why a lot of the V8s have 320 swingweight.

There is always the QC lottery, but historically blades have had high swingweights. That's what makes a blade a blade.
 

sargeinaz

Hall of Fame
You can do exactly that for a $50 upcharge through Wilson’s custom program.
Ya the other poster just told me that as well. Which I would totally do, but with Wilson’s QC being so atrocious, I’d probably just have TW get me a spec I want to ensure I didn’t get a wildly off spec one and have to deal with matte paint. First world problems I know.
 

Airmate

New User
Ya the other poster just told me that as well. Which I would totally do, but with Wilson’s QC being so atrocious, I’d probably just have TW get me a spec I want to ensure I didn’t get a wildly off spec one and have to deal with matte paint. First world problems I know.
Custom program does have a better QC especially when you place an order for multiple rackets with same design, but from each time the QC still varies...I have 5 custom blade v7, placed order for 3 times (first time 1 stick, the rest are both 2 sticks each time with the same design ), the usntrung swing weights are 293, 293/296, and 298/300. Unstrung weight varies from 305-308 with the plastic wrap, balances unfortuantely I cannot remember...
 

Nebulas

New User
I saw a posting in Chinese community by a 4.0 player regarding the test play of both 16*19 and 18*20 new v9. Here are his brief conclusions,
Both rackets have better power than v8 version.
Maneuverability are the same, at least not worse than v8.
18*20 has better control but less spin than v8
16*19 control is much worse than v8
Both rackets have low forgiveness
16*19 qc is pretty bad / 18*20 qc is acceptable
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Richard Pioline

Hall of Fame
Don't know if anyone already said it, but those coloured grommet parts are for easily taking the grommets off and customizing, even if the racquet had been strung before.

Also, the manager in charge changed and the new one prefers to play it safe, so do not expect many huge changes in the next few years.
The old one, who is responsible for the Shift and the Clash, tried new stuff and was open to changes much more.
 

Yamin

Hall of Fame
Also, the manager in charge changed and the new one prefers to play it safe, so do not expect many huge changes in the next few years.
The old one, who is responsible for the Shift and the Clash, tried new stuff and was open to changes much more.

Other guy get kicked out? Wilson rackets are ahead of their time right now. Clash, Shift, any racket with FortyFive in it has been great
 
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Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Don't know if anyone already said it, but those coloured grommet parts are for easily taking the grommets off and customizing, even if the racquet had been strung before.

Also, the manager in charge changed and the new one prefers to play it safe, so do not expect many huge changes in the next few years.
The old one, who is responsible for the Shift and the Clash, tried new stuff and was open to changes much more.

Good to know. I've stocked up on the innovative models... so won't need to buy the boring future models. :-D
 

Mischko

Professional
Is that an actual v9 or just a v9 paintjob over an older layup? If that's an actual v9 layup it makes zero sense for it to have such a low swingweight, 320 kgcm2 with ALU 1.25, and with such a high balance, almost 33cm strung

About 90% of the actual review is MIA..

Oh and British Racing Green is way less blue than this Wilson's 'Emerald Green', an entirely different hue
 
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