WILSON® RELEASES BLADE V9, ADDING TO ITS LEADING ASSORTMENT OF PERFORMANCE TENNIS RACKETS
CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2023) — Wilson Sporting Goods Co. today announces its newest racket within the Blade franchise, Blade v9. As their “sharpest” performance racket innovation yet, Wilson has updated the Blade v9 with improved stability; giving players better control and feel for more confidence on the court.
“Innovation is at the center of everything we do at Wilson, and we are always looking for new ways to give our athletes an extra advantage,” said Jason Collins, Global General Manager of Wilson Racquet Sports. “With Blade being the racket of choice for top players across levels, we knew it was critical to gain insights through extensive testing which has resulted in the best Blade yet.”
The innovative updates for Blade v9 include:
- Wilson’s newest StableFeel technology enhances frame stability for a more connected feel. Designed with avid players in mind, the result is a “sharper blade,” making it ideal for those seeking to improve and win.
- Updated DirectConnect technology, a carbon fiber handle that extends to directly connect with the end cap. Players will notice enhanced feel and torsional stability.
- New bumper and grommet designs with several improvements, including easier application, increased durability and a superior fit.
- Dynamic, emerald green colorway; a modern twist on the green color scheme that Blade players are accustomed to.
“The Blade has been my go-to racket since I can remember, and it’s the racket I trust will get me through the hardest and best matches of my career,” says Aryna Sabalenka, Wilson Advisory Staff and WTA no. 2. “I was very excited when Wilson made the updates to the new and improved version, as I am always looking to elevate my game.”**
The Blade v9 core line will include eight models: 98 (16×19 and 18×20), 100 (L and UL), 104, 26 and 25. The new rackets will be available on wilson.com and in-stores beginning Thurs., Feb. 1 for $249. The collection will also be accompanied by a new Blade bag line, inclusive of the Super Tour 15 Pack, Super Tour 9 Pack, Duffel and Backpack.