i can now confirm, the 3 color combo is it!!. tnxyes those are the colours
I only have a photo of it. I haven’t seen it in hand.i can now confirm, the 3 color combo is it!!. tnx
got to see it last week also
w.rep had the demo one and the final color one in his bag,,
i did not bother asking for a pic, because the answer would be no,, they are keeping it pretty close to the chest until release date..
one interesting find, the demos of the clash he was given, had his name inside the throat piece,, which is cool, custom demo class for him..
if i can recall correct, its a mix of both, like the ps you mentionedDoes it have a gloss or matte finish?
Is the paint work the same over the whole hairpin? Or is like the Pro Staff that had a velvety paint in some areas and a gloss finish in others?
@Crocodile, why do you think the DR 98 is a powerful frame?I think it's a good idea to be able to make a powerful modern frame like a PD or APD but with a low RA. It's something that Yonex managed to do with their DR 98 frame and I believe they were on to something.
What they were saying with the DR is, " We can make a powerful racquet without the arm jarring experience", and quite a few players have switched to this racquet. If Wilson can get it right it could further complete this story.
I'm not suggesting that the DR is a powerful racquet at the same level as an APD, but what I am seeing here in my neck of the woods, is PD and APD players with sensitive arms looking at the DR as a softer alternative. The superseded SV was closer to the Babolat but same issues. Therefore what Wilson I believe are doing is to come up with something that has lot of the modern characteristics but without the stiffness. You have to remember that many of the pro stock versions of the APD and PD have much lower RA's and higher weights and it's those who only have access to retail frames get the stiffer frames.@Crocodile, why do you think the DR 98 is a powerful frame?
IME the DR is a Wet Noodle in comparison to the EZones, SVs, and current VCores. Most players I know who use Yonex racquets all seem to say they can generate much heavier balls using other Yonex models. The DR98 seems to be much more of a control and feel based frame compared to he rest.
In saying this, I cannot grasp the idea that a soft flexible frame can ever have the same Depth potential (some people call it Power potential, but I see the two things as being very different) as a stiffer frame with all other things being equal. A flexible frame always absorbs more of the kinetic energy of the incoming ball and returns less to it as it launches it back out of the string bed.
Perhaps Wilson is doing something clever to alter the stiffness of the frame depending on where the ball impacts the string bed and how heavy that impact is. But then one cannot say whether the racquet is flexible or stiff, because that will change depending on the various factors in play.
The players with sensitive arms that you refer to. Are they using stock retail PDs and APDs? Have any of them customised their racquets to mitigate any potential health issues?I'm not suggesting that the DR is a powerful racquet at the same level as an APD, but what I am seeing here in my neck of the woods, is PD and APD players with sensitive arms looking at the DR as a softer alternative.
Nobody customises. They buy a frame, put some string in there that lasts, and wait until it breaks.The players with sensitive arms that you refer to. Are they using stock retail PDs and APDs? Have any of them customised their racquets to mitigate any potential health issues?
For sure, if Wilson can produce a Retail racquet that shares similar characteristics to a PD / APD but is also a lot "softer", I would imagine it will be onto a winner, especially for Intermediate Level players.
They're not comfortable frames, even on a market with many uncomfortable frames.Depends on the player and the customiser I suppose.
It might not be possible to get PDs or APDs to uber comfort levels, but you can certainly make them a lot more comfortable than they are out of the box.
do you see the gromets, how small they seem for that racquet?! i wish they covered the edges of the frame a bit more, and truly protect the racquet,,The frame looks very "Collegiate" to me.
I think it is ruined by the standard Black Bumper guard and grommet strips though. Would have looked a lot more prestigious with bumper guards and grommet strips that were the same colour as the frame in the same vicinity.
Wilson announced a new series today, Clash.
They've gone through many naming conventions for the 98-105 headsize player's frame in recent years.
A few come to mind: pro open series, juice series, burn series, steam series, ultra series, etc.... most of which have been extremely gimmicky in design, cosmetic, and marketing strategy..
I personally thought they might stick with the ultra this time. It has a clever name, good cosmetic, and a fantastic mould. Would be a bummer if they moved away from it.
Anyone have intel on the Wilson Clash? Could it be a disguised 6.1?!!?!?!?
Wilson Clash on Instagram
Yes, well I do spend most of my time around players with excellent tennis form and tennis stroke technique. Very few complaints about Babolat "stiffness".They're usually ok for players with great form and contact - that's not your average rec player
The Velvet / Rubber is simple to remove from the racquet if you really want to.I can't stand this rubbery PJ's from Wilson. The whole Wilson line is not as appealling to me as, lets say, Yonex and Prince, but I think I would get along with some of their Frames quite awright.
But with this velvet/Rubber PJ I can't get any close to them. Really looking forward for the next Gen to be glossy again.