Wilson Blade V9

TreeontheMound

New User
Good afternoon from the East Coast. I am on the cusp of choosing between the Blade v9 100 and 104. I play tested the 100 for a week (w/ ALU power at 53lbs). Loved it. I have not had the opportunity to play test the 104.

I'd be grateful for any insights/comparisons between the two frames - and any recommendations. I've read the tech specs and have watched all the videos on Youtube. Most of the videos compare v8 and v9 98 models but have not found much comparing the v9 100 and 104 models.

I am a 4.5 all court player (play lots of doubles). Currently playing w/ Prince Phantom 107g in two setups: 1. hardcourt (gamma jet 18g mains 50lbs/Solinco hyper g round 18g crosses 55 lbs) and 2. clay/har-tru (gamma jet 18g or Wilson Revolve Spin 17g mains 45lbs Solinco Hyper g round crosses 50lbs).

Thanks again for any help.
 

Chairman3

Hall of Fame
I mean.....


...It was right there
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Have been using the 104 V9 for about 2 months now and couldn't be more pleased. I had tried prior versions of the 104, loved serving with them but never quite bonded with it otherwise. The slightly stiffer flex (still very comfortable at RA=64 strung) and the change to a more open string pattern have resolved my concerns. Serving is still a joy but now hitting from the baseline is equally joyful, plenty of power and spin, a very forgiving racquet face. One doesn't expect the brick solidity of a 12+ ounce frame here, but life at the net is just fine, ample mass (mine have 3 grams added on either side of the hoop) and feel for strong effective volleying. I highly recommend it.
 

Yamin

Hall of Fame
Have been using the 104 V9 for about 2 months now and couldn't be more pleased. I had tried prior versions of the 104, loved serving with them but never quite bonded with it otherwise. The slightly stiffer flex (still very comfortable at RA=64 strung) and the change to a more open string pattern have resolved my concerns. Serving is still a joy but now hitting from the baseline is equally joyful, plenty of power and spin, a very forgiving racquet face. One doesn't expect the brick solidity of a 12+ ounce frame here, but life at the net is just fine, ample mass (mine have 3 grams added on either side of the hoop) and feel for strong effective volleying. I highly recommend it.
What's a good tension?
 

NattyGut

Semi-Pro
I just sold the V9 100 (learned again that I am a 98 player). Ordered V9 98 strung by Wilson with 4G at 44.

Doubt V9 Blade will replace my Blade Pros; but will have fun hitting the fuzz off some balls regardless
 
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