Wilson has updated the Blade series with some interesting tech and beautiful aesthetics. With its near even balance, there’s more than enough mass in the head for counter punching against pace or driving the ball powerfully through the court. New to this racquet is the Countervail technology, which minimizes the impact vibration and arm fatigue. This racquet brings the ball down very effectively with its 18×16 Spin Effect string pattern. Wilson also gives this model Parallel Drilling technology which absorb impact shock and transfers more energy to the outgoing shot. From the baseline the 98S feels solid and lively. Not only is there is enough power for driving the ball powerfully through the court, the 98S will give you more than enough spin-potential to bring the ball down hard. At net this racket is near even balance gives it a solid feel at impact, and there’s enough pop to block the ball with depth. Finally, aggressive servers will have the power and spin to cause some damage.