At 10.7 oz strung with a swingweight of 317g, it was easy to accelerate through contact and take long, full cuts at the ball. For its weight and head size, I was impressed at the level of control and accuracy the Blade 100L offered. The beam was still relatively thin by modern standards so I felt confident that I could hit out with minimal risk of sailing a bunch of shots. I was consistently able to move the ball around the court and pick out aggressive targets that could end the point quickly.
Spin was plentiful to come by off either side at the baseline. The 16 x 19 pattern and quick acceleration allowed me to create plenty of spin to hit with safe margins or use spin aggressively to push opponents back. Stability was solid for its weight class given the near even balance, but it wasn't as impressive as the supremely stable 98s (especially the 18 x 20). Intermediates should find ample stability and more advanced players would have a bit of room for further customization to their needs.At net the Blade 100L V7 could hold its own. The easy power level made finishing off weaker balls a breeze.
I found it easy to crisply knock off high volleys as I charged forward. The lighter weight made the frame maneuverable despite its even balance. I rarely felt like I was behind in quick exchanges. While not quite as precise as the smaller models, I still found enough accuracy to dictate net play with more than just power.I was able to push shots into the corners and angle other volleys off the court. Stability at net was solid for its weight class. It defended most shots well but had a bit of twisting against bigger hitters. The 100L was also firmer feeling than the 98 inch models and I found it more challenging to pull off delicate volleys as a result I wanted a bit more softness to be able to feather the ball over the net. Serving with the Blade 100L was enjoyable from start to finish. The lower weight made it easy for me to add pace to my first serve. I was consistently able to whip the racquet through contact and put plenty of speed on the ball. My first serve lacked a bit of authority compared to the meatier swing weights of the 98 but I still won a fair share of free points with pace primarily. The frame showed impressive accuracy for its size and weight as well. My serve moved around the box well and I was confident I could serve to tight spots to start points off on offense. The Blade 100L fit my second serve well.
The easy racquet speed and open pattern allowed me to generate plenty of movement on my kick serve as well as add plenty of pace to it. Slice serves didn't quite have the bite of beefier frames but the racquet did an admirable job of sliding them low and wide, helping me open up the court. The Blade 100L had a different implementation of FeelFlex from its smaller head size siblings While it boasted the same type of solid stability, the 100L felt noticeable firmer in build. While the response was crisper, the racquet was still relatively muted and smooth feeling compared to a lot of the other 100s on the market. The feedback was a nice balance I can only describe as crisply muted.The response was uniform across the string bed and I appreciated the dampened feel on off center shots as older versions of the Blade 100 had tended to feel harsher off center. Even though it was a bit firmer feeling, I found the 100L to play pretty comfortably. I didn't have any arm issues during play and felt the racquet would remain comfortable across a wide range of possible string setups and tensions. Blade fans looking for a bit of extra power and forgiveness have an option in the 100L. It boasts controllable power, easy access to spin and fast responses at net. It also provides a solid, connected feel without sacrificing comfort. The new Wilson Blade 100L V7 blends a host of attributes for intermediate and developing players without compromising too far on any of them. The item "Wilson Blade 100L V7.0 grip 2 (adv 43)" is in sale since Friday, October 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Tennis\Rackets". The seller is "westbam200173" and is located in Peterborough. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Russian federation.