It is finally here! The 2019 Wilson Blade V7 line. The newest of one of the most popular tennis racquets on both the WTA & ATP tours, will be landing on a tennis court near you on August 8, 2019! This new Blade is to be named “V7,” as in the seventh version of this frame.
I was fortunate enough to receive some pictures of the Blade V7 from multiple sources. It looks like the cosmetics have changed drastically; the green moves from the 3 & 9 positions to the 12 o’clock position.
The new Blade V7’s will have the matte grey at the 3 & 9 position, just like the Wilson CLASH tennis racquets. Moreover, like the CLASH frames, the 2019 Wilson Blade V7 will have a matte black throat.
It also appears that the Blade V7’s will not have the Countervail technology (Patented material integrated exclusively into Wilson frames that directs the ball’s energy within the frame instead of the body).
2019 Wilson Blade V7 Technology
I expect the new frames to have the same technology as the CLASH:
Free Flex: Bends the racket in horizontal and vertical directions so players can swing freely and powerfully while still controlling the ball.
Stable Smart: Maintains high-performing stability while also enhancing the flexibility of the racket.
So the new V7’s should be a fun hit, especially with how much I enjoyed hitting with the CLASH racquet – read my CLASH review – I suspect that the frame will be comfortable, controllable, and with some decent pop.
Wilson Tennis has provided me with some additional information regarding the new Blade V7!
The improvements to the Wilson Blade tennis racquet are substantial, including 20% more horizontal flexibility for more control, 12% more vertical flexibility for more spin and 11.4% more stability for more power.
Those are some really interesting improvements to try out!
2019 Wilson Blade V7 Models & Specs:
Blade 98 (16×19): 305g|32cm (7pts HL) Available at TW
Blade 98 (18×20): 305g|32cm (7pts HL) Available at TW
Blade 98S (18×16): 295g|33.5cm (6pts HL) Available at TW
Blade 100L (16×19): 285g|33cm (4pts HL) Available at TW
Blade 100UL (16×19): 266g|33.5cm (6pts HL) Available at TWE (Europe Only)
Blade 104 (16×19): 290g|32cm (9pts HL) Available at TW
It’s interesting that the Serena Williams 104 Autograph will be staying as its current model with countervail (though it will get the new cosmetic). It appears that Wilson has made an Autograph Serena Williams Blade V7 racquet .
I’m definitely excited to try out the new Wilson Blade V7 when I can get my hands on one; you can expect a full tennis racquet review when I get one to try out.