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Wilson Clash 100S

by TN

Thanks to one of the wonderful Tennisnerd patrons, I found out that Tennis Warehouse stocks a Wilson Clash 100S.

Do we need a Wilson Clash 100S? Isn’t the Clash 100 racquets (including the Clash Pro) spin-friendly enough? After all, the Wilson S racquets – come with a very open pattern for extra lift and topspin on your shots.

The Wilson Clash 100S specifications are as follows:

Specs of the Clash 100S

The specifications below are from Tennis Warehouse. They look very similar to the Clash 100 except for the more open string pattern (18×16), which should create a massive spin potential on your shots, but might also make the racquet more erratic and prone to launch the ball than usual. For me, this racquet doesn’t seem a hundred percent useful, as I find the regular Clash 100 very spin-friendly. I would have preferred a Clash 100 with a thinner beam and an 18×20 or 16×20 string pattern to improve the directional control. But maybe players who like the Wilson Burn 100S, are keen to switch to something more arm-friendly and then the Clash 100S is likely a good option.

100 in / 645.16 cm
Length:27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight:10.9oz / 309g
Balance:12.59in / 31.98cm / 7 pts HL
Swingweight:317
Stiffness:54
Beam Width:24.5mm / 24.5mm / 24.5mm
Composition:Graphite
Power Level:Low-Medium
Stroke Style:Medium-Full
Swing Speed:Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:Black/Gray/Red
Grip Type:Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern:

18 Mains / 16 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension:48-58 pounds

I am not sure if I will be able to review this racquet, but would be keen to see how much the spin effect pattern influences the flight of the ball and the level of control you can achieve from the racquet. My issue with the Clash line of racquets is that they can sometimes elicit an unpredictable response from the string bed. I don’t see how an even more open pattern can help that issue, but without trying it I can’t comment on how it actually plays.

If you try the Wilson Clash 100S – let me know how it plays in the comments below!

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4 comments

brad June 27, 2021 - 06:03

I agree that a more controlled clash 100 would be an awesome addition to the clash line up. I also think an “ntour” type clash would be interesting or add extended length options to add more swing weight. It is a line that could become more interesting with more options. The additional options could also complicate the line and defeat the mainstream intent of the frame line.

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Marcus June 30, 2021 - 07:37

Is the pattern really more open? With 2 more mains and 3 less crosses, hard to predict how it plays. Maybe it feels even more controlled?

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TN July 1, 2021 - 09:34

Good point, will need to test it. But I assume S should stand for more spin. I would love a Clash 100C for control!

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Amin Majidi August 26, 2021 - 15:25

I think the 100S a great options for older players. Your typical arm friendly racquet has too much power and typically too light as well. This racquet (albeit with a tick frame) feels more like a player racquet and you don’t have to kill your arm to generate spin. Have not experienced loss of control. Lots of feel.

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