Blade 98 (16x19) v8

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Description
The Blade 98 (16x19) v8 pairs captivating design with a new layup to better accommodate the more modern, vertical swing path commonly used by competitive players. The headliner innovation, FORTYFIVE°, manages to increase both the flexibility and stability of the frame to lend supreme feel for the ball on every shot. Still characterized by its superior presence in the hands of the best players in the world, this evolution of Blade rewards aggressive, precise ball-strikers with a top-tier blend of connected-to-the-ball feel, torsional stability and color-shifting design to wow teammates and opponents alike.
Features
  • String pattern (16x19) allows strings to stretch more, generating greater capacity for power and spin
  • 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
Specs

Age Group : Adult

Series : Blade

Collection : Feel

Head Size : 98 sq in / 632 cm

Length : 27 in / 68.58 cm

String Pattern : 16 x 19

Unstrung Balance : 7 pts HL / 32 cm

Unstrung Weight : 305 grams

* Pros often customize the racket they use. Racket specifications on endorsed consumer models may vary from the models used by Pros for match-play.

ABOUT

Crafted with a dynamic, color-shifting metallic paint, Blade v8 makes a statement with innovative design and elevated performance. The most popular frame on the Pro Tour increases both flexibility and stability to produce an appealing connected-to-the-ball feel for modern, vertical swings commonly used by more advanced players.

TECH

FORTYFIVE° A patent-protected lay-up strategically used in Blade v8 to produce a more connected-to-the-ball feel. The technology increases both flexibility and stability to better complement the modern, vertical swing path used by most competitive players in todays game.

DIRECTCONNECT New carbon fiber handle technology constructed directly to the endcap that increases tortional stability for enhanced power and feel.

AGIPLAST BUMPERS & GROMMETS A bio-based plastic derived from castor bean oil creates a more eco-friendly racket strong enough to perform at an elite level

DESIGN DNA

COLOR-SHIFTING PAINT Blade v8 pushes design boundaries while staying true to the philosophy of uncontaminated racket design. This time it’s manifested through a bold colorway that shifts through a landscape of colors as you swing — from an earthy green to elemental copper. The rest is in the meticulous details, creating a racket that wants to be held for the player bold enough to pick one up.

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Blade 98 (16x19) v8

Men's Tennis Apparel

SizeChestWaistInseam
S36-3730-3232
M38-3933-3432.5
L40-4235-3633
XL43-4537-3933.5
2XL46-4840-4234


SizeChestWaistInseam
S91-9477-8181
M97-9984-8782
L102-10790-9284
XL109-11494-9984
2XL117-122102-10786


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XS (0-2)31-3225-26

34-35

79
S (4-6)33-3469-7191-9480
M (8-10)90-9274-7796-10281
L (12-14)94-9779-81104-11082
XL (16-18)99-10284-90112-11784


SizeBustWaistHipInseam
XS (0-2)78-8164-6686-9079
S (4-6)84-8769-7191-9480
M (8-10)90-9274-7796-10281
L (12-14)94-9779-81104-11082
XL (16-18)99-10284-90112-11784


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Boy's Tennis Apparel

SizeBustWaistSeatHeight
XS (6)

23-24

22-23

24-25

46-48

S (7-8)

26-27

23.5-24.5

27.5-28.5

49-54

M (10-12)

27-28

25.5-26.5

29-30.5

55-59

L (14-16)

30.5-32

28-29

32-34

60-64

XL (18-20)

33-35

29.5-30.5

35-36.5

66-69


SizeBustWaistSeatHeight
XS (6)

58-61

56-59

61-64

118-124

S (7-8)

66-69

60-62

70-72

125-138

M (10-12)

69-71

65-67

74-77

142-150

L (14-16)

77-81

71-73

81-86

156-162

XL (18-20)

84-89

75-77

89-92

169-175


CM IN

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Chest

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Waist

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Seat

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Girl's Tennis Apparel

SizeChestWaistHipHeight

XS (6)

23–24

22–23

24–25

46–48

S (7-8)

26–27

23.5–24.5

27.5–28.5

49–52

M (10-12)

28–30

25–26

30–32

53–57

L (14-16)

32–34

28–30

34–36

58–62


SizeChestWaistHipHeight

XS (6)

58-61

56–58

61-64

118–124

S (7-8)

66-69

60-62

70-72

125–133

M (10-12)

71–76

64–66

76–81

135–145

L (14-16)

81–86

71–76

86–91

148–158


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Men's Tennis Footwear

US77.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51314
UK6.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.513.5
EU40 ⅓4141 ⅓4242 ⅔43 ⅓4444 ⅔45 ⅓4646 ⅔47 ⅓4849 ⅓
US77.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51314
UK6.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.513.5
EU40 ⅓4141 ⅓4242 ⅔43 ⅓4444 ⅔45 ⅓4646 ⅔47 ⅓4849 ⅓
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Women's Tennis Footwear

US5.566.577.588.599.51011
UK3.544.555.566.577.589
EU36 ⅓3737 ⅔38 ⅓3939 ⅔40 ⅓4141 ⅓4243 ⅓
US5.566.577.588.599.51011
UK3.544.555.566.577.589
EU36 ⅓3737 ⅔38 ⅓3939 ⅔40 ⅓4141 ⅓4243 ⅓
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Junior Tennis Footwear

US11121311.522.533.544.555.56
UK10.511.512.513.511.522.533.544.555.5
EU28 ⅔3031 ⅓32 ⅔33 ⅓3434 ⅔35 ⅓3636.53737 ⅔38 ⅓39
US11121311.522.533.544.555.56
UK10.511.512.513.511.522.533.544.555.5
EU28 ⅔3031 ⅓32 ⅔33 ⅓3434 ⅔35 ⅓3636.53737 ⅔38 ⅓39
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US (Men's)44.555.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51314
US (Women's)5.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.51414.515.5
UK3.544.555.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.513.5
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US (Men's)44.555.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51314
US (Women's)5.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.51414.515.5
UK3.544.555.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.513.5
EUR36 ⅓3737 ⅔38 ⅓3939 ⅔40 ⅓4141 ⅓4242 ⅔43 ⅓4444 ⅔45 ⅓4646 ⅔47 ⅓4849 ⅓
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