The Blade 104 v8, suitable for a wide range of players from improving beginners to some advanced players, has an eye-catching design that comes with the series' enhanced feel and flexibility paired with a larger head size for easier access to power.
At 104 square inches, the slightly larger headsize brings a more forgiving sweet spot with increased power potential. The open string pattern enhances string movement for easier access to spin and inducing some trampoline effect for increased power generation. The racquet's average weight brings stability with maneuverability for a balance of power and control. The headlight balance of this racquet enhances a dynamic game's power and touch with faster racquet head speed for improved spin and power generation paired with quick and decisive volleys. The racquet is also quite flexible allowing for a longer dwell-time (the time the ball is in contact with the strings) and therefore an increased feel for the ball. The extra length of the racquet provides further reach for easier court coverage.
Wilson has updated the Blade series with some key technologies: FORTYFIVE, first used in the Clash series as FreeFlex, is a material construction process that increases the flexibility and stability of the racquet while DirectConnect fuses the handle directly to the buttcap which further enhances stability.
Players looking for what Wilson calls a "renaissance racquet", a racquet that can do all things, should try the Blade 104. With great ball feel, easier power and forgiving performance, this is in the sweet spot of racquets that will fit many players.
- Head Size: 104 sq inches / 671 sq cm
- Length: 27.5 inches / 69.85 cm
- Weight: 10.2 ounces / 290 grams
- Balance: 9 pts HL / 320 mm
- Swingweight: 319
- Beam Width: 22mm / 22mm / 22mm
- Flex: 60
- Tension Range: 50-60 lbs / 23-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16x19
- Style #: WR079111
- Larger head size for enhanced sweet spot
- Extra length provides extended reach and court coverage
- FORTYFIVE increases flexibility and stability to produce a more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the modern, vertical swing path used by most competitive players
- DirectConnect extends the carbon fiber handle to connect directly to the end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability
- Dynamic, color-shifting elastic finish allows frame to morph between shades of green and copper
- Top Grip Taper provides better feel for top-hand grip placement
- Ergonomic End Cap yields improved comfort and playability
- Braided Graphite + Basalt composition improves the flex of a racket to produce enhanced feel and control
- Parallel Drilling provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response
- Double Holes increases string bed flex, inducing smoother feel and enhanced power
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Product specs such as weight may vary slightly from racquet to racquet to what is advertised due to the manufacturing process.
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.
If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.
For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size
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