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Wilson Clash Tennis Racquet

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Wilson Clash Tennis Racquet

Wilson is releasing a new racquet model/line called Clash in 2019 and they have leaked some prototypes to companies like Tennis Warehouse and Tennis Express. Since the Wilson Clash tennis racquet has a prototype paint job inspired from the car industry, it is hard to make out the design of it, so we have to wait.

Will the performance of the Wilson Clash tennis racquet be worth the hype? Who knows. In the case of the HEAD MxG, no. But Babolat did a really good launch campaign for their new white/red Pure Strike (read my review by clicking the name), so maybe Wilson can be inspired by that.

Since the prototype paint job makes it hard to make out a lot about the frame except for that the throat looks like some kind of funky Radical racquet, we will have to go by the early previews from Tennis Express and Tennis Warehouse.

Wilson Clash Tennis Racquet – What will it play like?

Wilson Clash Tennis Racquet

Tennis Warehouse legend Chris Edwards seemed quite excited about the racquet’s playability when he said: “it is very fast, very spin-friendly, has tons of control and precision and yet a lot of power.” If all that is true this is the best racquet of all time, so I think he is exaggerating a bit. Partly you need to take all reviews with a pinch of salt, but it can also partly be understood since it is always exciting for us tennis nerds when the big manufacturers release entirely new racquet models.

Judging from videos and pictures the beam looks relatively thin (22-23 mm), it comes with a 16×19 pattern, it looks like the head size is somewhere between 98-100 sq inches (maybe 99!). My hope is, as always with new releases, that they have kept the stiffness rather low. Maybe somewhere middle of the road like 63-64 strung instead of higher 60s. If the racquet can play with good comfort, I will be excited to try it and see what all the “fuzz” is about.

My prediction is that Wilson want to create a fast and relatively player friendly racquet with a broad target group, sort of like the Speed line from HEAD. We will see if they succeed. I would guess that the release date will be around the Australian Open.

What do you think of the new Wilson Clash tennis racquet? Are you excited about its release? Please comment below!

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17 comments

Jarek November 10, 2018 - 19:24

Speed Graphene Touch MP is indeed the best racket on the market. Very fast, spin friendly, precise enough and still quite flexible with narrow and flat beam. Some touch as well! 🙂

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Patricio November 16, 2018 - 13:53

Does not it look like a Wilson Burn FST?

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Tennisnerd November 17, 2018 - 10:39

Yeah, a little bit. At least with the grommet line. But should be something new…

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Magnus November 20, 2018 - 18:15

I saw it yesterday, a guy from the Good to Great Academy (Sweden, run by Magnus Norman) was playing with it. He said it is plusher than the Pro Staffs, easier on the arm which he liked (many hours on the court). I did not play with it myself (dang should have asked) He said it will be released in February.

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Tennisnerd November 25, 2018 - 20:40

Interesting! Coming to Stockholm 10-13th December and hope to try it if I get the chance. Let’s see if we get a chance to hit some balls, Magnus.

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Tom November 21, 2018 - 03:04

Looks like a cross between a Fischer mold and Burn FST

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Tennisnerd November 25, 2018 - 20:40

It does!

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Shinn November 22, 2018 - 15:37

The inside part of the frame looks like from Burn FST, outside part of the hoop area like Pro Staff, throat area like the Ultra line with the Power Rib. Maybe Wilson combined most of their racquet tech in this one

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Tennisnerd November 23, 2018 - 11:44

Yeah, I think that is quite likely. I would also assume somewhere around 65-66 in stiffness rating.

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rcktgod November 28, 2018 - 19:44

I played with the clash. its stiffness ra is 49! it played really soft, but seemed to become and feel more solid when you hit the ball harder. it is a 100 sq head and there will most likely be a tour model.

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Tennisnerd November 28, 2018 - 20:12

Wow? 49 RA? Did you see it on the machine? Curious now…

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Magnus December 1, 2018 - 18:52

Jonas, yes it would be great to hit some balls when you’re in Stockholm. I have too many racquets now, maybe I can sell you some? Still looking for a Wilson Blade 93 (all black version)if you happen to come by one.

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Carlos December 8, 2018 - 20:55

I have one new i f you are looking for it.

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Magnus December 13, 2018 - 19:39

Carlos, where do you live? How much do you ask (all included)?

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John January 7, 2019 - 21:47

Hi Tennisnerd, you did once a review about the wilson ultra tour that you liked a lot. Which one made the best impression on you?

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Michel October 5, 2019 - 16:04

I also want to add some lead. what do you recommend concretely. Should I install it on 3 and 9 or on 10 and 2? thanks for your feedback greetings from a great fan of tennisnerd

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Tennisnerd October 9, 2019 - 08:21

Hi Michel,
I would do it on 10 and 2 for the Clash. Cheers / J

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