The Wilson Blade 98 (16x19) has been developed to players looking for an open string pattern, but want to get many of the same benefits in a racquet that the Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) is providing to players and that Gael Monfils, Milos Raonic, and Laura Robson are taking advantage of. This racquet plays well in all areas of the court and baseline players get a lot of plow through from this racquet combined with lots of spin from the open string pattern. Players get good response at the net and can produce some solid volleys deep into the opponents court.
Players will find two new technologies on this racquet that only Wilson tennis racquets are using. Gold fibers have been manufactured from volcanic rock and implemented into the frame to lessen any vibrations. This increases the comfort level and this is increased even further by using the new Amplifeel technology in the handle. Enhanced foam in the handle combined with graphite and basalt planks for some stability, and players are can be comfortable in even the longest matches.