Wilson makes big changes to the Blade 104, but keeps the forgiving feel and user-friendly playability that has defined earlier generations of this racquet. With its 104in² headsize, this racquet is ideal for the intermediate player who wants something a little more comfortable and forgiving than a conventionally sized midplus racquet. Updated with a more open 16×19 string pattern, this version of the Blade 104 is a tad more lively and spin-friendly than the 18×19 version it replaces. It also has lower, more arm-friendly stiffness rating. Like the previous generation, this update packs an extended 27.5″ length, giving you access to higher levels of power and spin. The generous headsize, extended length and open 16×19 string pattern will not only help you load the ball with pace, but you’ll also have the spin-potential to bring the ball down hard. At net this stick provides a comfortable and stable platform for redirecting pace, and there’s enough pop to keep the ball deep or finish points with a bang. Aggressive servers who can exploit the extended length will be rewarded with very juicy levels of power and spin.
Intermediate singles and doubles players looking for an extended length racquet with outstanding feel should give this one a serious look.