Home GearTennis Racquets Wilson Blade V9 Racquets

Wilson Blade V9 Racquets

by TN

The Wilson Blade V9 racquets are available for sale now. Let’s look at the spec and tech of the new racquets.

Wilson Blade V9 Tech

There are a bunch of different Wilson Blade V9 racquets. The most popular is the 98, but the 100 and the 104 are also growing in popularity. We will go through the specs of each racquet, but there are a few technological things that unite them. I have tested the Blade 98 16/19 and 18/20, while our regular contributor Henrik has tested the 100 and some other models. We have created a first impressions Wilson Blade V9 review on the Tennisnerd YouTube channel.

Direct Connect Technology fuses the butt cap directly to the carbon fiber handle for increased stability.
FortyFive layup technology increases lateral flexibility to complement the explosive vertical mechanics of the modern game.
StableFeel technology introduces a slightly firmer construction for improved stability and easier access to power.
Clip & Go grommet system, which not only locks down the bumper but also makes for easier grommet replacement. This one stands out quite a bit visually. However, if you don’t like it, you should be able to use V8 grommets since the molds are the same.

Check out our video on the Wilson Blade V9 racquets

You can check out and purchase the new Wilson Blade V9 racquets from my friends at Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Warehouse Europe and Tennis Only or at Wilson.com.

Specs

Let’s start with the most demanding model, the 18/20 and work our way down to the least demanding and most player-friendly racquet in the Wilson Blade V9 line-up.

Wilson Blade 98 V9 18/20

Head Size:98 in / 632 cm
Length:27in / 68,5cm
Strung Weight:323g / 11,4oz
Unstrung Weight:305g/10,8oz
Balance:33,02cm / 4 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:32cm/7 pts HL
Swingweight:330
Stiffness:60
Beam Width:21mm / 21mm / 21mm 
Composition:Basalt/Braided Graphite
Racket Colours:Green
Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H

Notice the low stiffness and the higher swing weight (the more strings, the higher the swing weight, if you compare it to the 16/19 version). This model is targeted towards players who demand pinpoint control and who are not struggling with height over the net.

Wilson Blade 98 V9 16/19

Head Size:98 in / 632 cm
Length:27in / 68,5cm
Strung Weight:323g / 11,4oz
Unstrung Weight:305g/10,8oz
Balance:33,02cm / 4 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:32cm/7 pts HL
Swingweight:324
Stiffness:62
Beam Width:21mm / 21mm / 21mm 
Composition:Basalt/Braided Graphite
Racket Colours:Green
Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H

This is more user-friendly than the 18/20 but still requires a strong and detailed player to hit the sweet spot. When compared to V8, I noticed a slight increase in power and stability.

Wilson Blade 98S V9

We don’t have the specs for this model yet.

Wilson Blade 100 V9

Head Size:100 in / 645 cm
Length:27in / 68,5cm
Strung Weight:318g / 11,2oz
Unstrung Weight:300g/10,6oz
Balance:33,02cm / 4 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:32cm/7 pt HL
Swingweight:322
Stiffness:60
Beam Width:22mm / 22mm / 22mm 
Composition:Graphite
Racket Colours:Green
Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H

This model surprised both Henrik Wallensten and myself with excellent playability and a nice mix of control, power and feel in the V8.

Wilson Blade 101L V9

Head Size:101 in / 652 cm
Length:27in / 68,5cm
Strung Weight:289g / 10,2oz
Unstrung Weight:274g / 9,7oz
Balance:33,99cm / 1 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:33cm/4 pts HL
Swingweight:303
Stiffness:68
Beam Width:23mm / 23mm / 23mm 
Composition:Graphite
Racket Colours:Green
Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H

Interesting spec for intermediate players! I like the 16/20 pattern and the 101 sq inch and 23 mm beam is not going to give crazy power.

Wilson Blade 104 V9

Head Size:104 in / 671 cm
Length:27,5in / 69,9cm
Strung Weight:306g / 10,8oz
Unstrung Weight:290g/10,2oz
Balance:32,99cm / 6 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:32cm /9 pts HL
Swingweight:311
Stiffness:64
Beam Width:22mm / 22mm / 22mm 
Composition:Basalt/Braided Graphite
Racket Colours:Green
Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,8H

This is a little bit of a hidden gem. It’s a lot more control-oriented than you think when you hear the head size, but the low stiffness and the thin beam gives it a nice blend of abilities. Do note the extended length!

Wilson Blade 100L V9

Head Size:100 in / 645 cm
Length:27in / 68,5cm
Strung Weight:301g / 10,6oz
Unstrung Weight:284g/10,1oz
Balance:33,73cm / 2 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:33cm/4 pt HL
Swingweight:308
Stiffness:69
Beam Width:22mm / 22mm / 22mm 
Composition:Graphite
Racket Colours:Green
Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H

A lighter option to the Blade 100, ready for some customization. It is noticeably stiffer, though, than the Blade 100.

Wilson Blade 100UL V9

Head Size:100 in / 645 cm
Length:27in / 68,5cm
Strung Weight:283g / 10oz
Unstrung Weight:265g/9,4oz
Balance:33,99cm / 1 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:33,5cm/3 pts HL
Swingweight:304
Stiffness:65
Beam Width:22mm / 22mm / 22mm
Composition:Graphite
Racket Colours:Green
Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H

The lightest Blade, most suitable for beginners in my opinion. In your opinion, which are the best Wilson racquets?

You may also like

2 comments

Derek February 12, 2024 - 21:03

Hi, based on your comment about the “Clip n Go” Grommet system, it sounds like you can use the v9 grommets in the v8 racquets. Is that correct?

Reply
TN February 12, 2024 - 23:46

Yes, I would assume so

Reply

Leave a Comment