The Clash 98 v2, the follow-up to the popular and redefining v1, brings more consistency, sustainability and an updated design suitable for intermediates to advanced players looking for a very flexible and comfortable frame that still delivers on modern power and performance with a higher degree of precision.
This model comes with a 98 square inch headsize which has a tighter than average sweet spot, allowing a greater degree of control plus the ability to swing longer and faster for those that can hit more consistently. This means that the racquet can handle more from your swing and thereby enhancing every aspect of your game. The relatively open string pattern provides easier access to spin and power, although with an extra cross string when compared to the Clash 100, it should reduce the pop off the string bed for a greater degree of control over the ball. The weight of the racquet sits at 10.9 ounces unstrung, which provides increased stability and impact for more powerful shots, returns and stable volleys. The balance sits quite head light which increases overall manoeuvrability to for more spin and power and controlled volleys. This racquet stands apart from many other racquets in its category due to the high flexibility on offer which should really appeal to players seeking feel and comfort.
The second edition of Clash brings some technological improvements including a revised construction at the tip of the hoop for additional consistency with its enhanced sweet spot. This improves on the already fantastic feel and comfort characteristics which add up over the course of a match. Wilson has integrated a sustainable, plant-based material called Agiplast that can be found in the bumper, grommets and end cap. The overall design has also been updated with an anodized elastic finish look with a tactile embossed logo for a more dynamic and rich impression.
With its unique blend of extreme flexibility and stability coupled with great feel and manoeuvrability, the Clash 98 is definitely worth a try for those players looking for a comfortable fast-swinging modern precision-oriented frame. Previous players will likely be quite satisfied with this improvement as it does not fundamentally change what makes the Clash experience so unique and popular.
- Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 632 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.6 cm
- Weight: 10.9 oz / 310 g unstrung
- Balance: 11 pts head light / 306mm unstrung
- Swing Weight: 327 strung
- Beam width: 24mm / 24mm / 24mm
- Flex: 60 RA
- Tension Range: 50-60 lbs / 23-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16/20
- Year Introduced: 2022
- Style #: WR074211U
Parallel Drilling: Grommet construction provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.
Vertical Bending: Vertical bending of racquet frame increases ball dwell time on string bed for players with more modern, vertical swings.
Horizontal Bending: Horizontal bending of racquet frame creates industry-leading flexibility for enhanced control on more traditional, horizontal swings.
Torsional Bending: Torsional bending features proprietary carbon mapping to stabilize frame flexibility on off-center hits.
FORTYFIVE: Patent-protected frame layup produces more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the more modern, vertical swing path. Material increases both flexibility and stability without compromise through the swing.
- Agiplast plant-based bumper, grommet and end cap components reduce environmental footprint.
- Revised construction at tip of hoop supplies additional consistency and an enhanced sweet spot.
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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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