The first Blade tennis racquet was released in 2006, and over the years, the series has taken over the tennis world. Blade players love the way the racket feels and looks, so, when Wilson engineers set out to improve the seventh version of Blade, they knew any enhancements would be put to the test.
Based on player feedback and learnings from engineering the new Clash racket, the Wilson LABS innovation team sought to improve the thing Blade player’s love most: feel. Their work resulted in a Blade greater than any other they created before.
More control, spin and power
The key to the 2019 Blade is FeelFlex™ technology, with a proprietary carbon mapping placed at specific points throughout the racquet frame. This technology gives players a “more connected-to-the ball” feel while complementing their modern, more vertical swing path. Further, FeelFlex™ provides players with more stability and flexibility throughout their swing.
In fact, the new v7 Blade racquets deliver 20% more horizontal flexibility for better control, 12% more vertical flexibility for more spin, and 11.4% more stability for more power… all while maintaining that signature feel Blade players love.
Designed for big hitters
The 2019 v7 Blade line carries forward the minimalist design previously introduced by Wilson, featuring an evolved, bold, three-part colorway.
The matte black finish of each frame features gray accents at the three and nine o’clock positions. And the twelve o’clock position of the racket, the fastest point of the racket, carries a pop of the Blade’s trademark vibrant green. This element of color creates a streak of green as the racket moves through the air, giving the design a sense of motion.
The new Blade series consists of ten different models, five of which will be available for presale via tennis specialty retailers (in-store and online) and on wilson.com starting August 8.
New Wilson v7 Blade Models
- Blade 98 (16×19) – $219
- Blade 98 (18×20) – $219
- Blade 100L – $199
- Blade 104 – $199
- Blade SW104 Autograph CV – $249
All 2019 Blade racquets will be available for purchase in-store and online worldwide August 15.