This is a review of the Wilson Clash 100 which is a unique frame from Wilson. Wilson offer four different types of racquets which are supposed to give you various qualities, the Clash is marked as a controll racquet. I agree this racquet mainly is about controll but also feel. You got that FreeFlex technology that allows the frame to bend for maximum ball pocketing and controll. With that it also comes with StableSmart so it wont twist in your hands but be stable and powerful.
- Head size: 100 sq.in or 645 cm2
- Length: 27 inches or 69 cm
- Weight unstrung: 295 g or 10,4 oz
- Balance: 310 mm or 10 Pts HL
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Beam Width: 24,5/24,5/24,5 mm
- Flex: 55 RA
- Power level: Low-Medium
Groundstrokes: It was a pleasure hitting with this racquet, so nice feel. I’ve been having some problem with tennis-elbow lately and I couldn’t notice anything with this frame from Wilson. So overall really good flex and feel. One problem I stumbled across was when I was hitting down at the baseline calmly and not putting in so much effort. I needed to hit with more spin and racquet head speed to get it over the net and not land in to it. So this racquet suits someone with great racquet head speed and more aggressive gamestyle.
Serve: It was great serving with the Clash 100, very stable and powerful. One issue I had was that it had to much weight in the handle for me so I didn’t get that plow through for the flat serves but kick serves worked flawless. It’s easier to get racquet head speed with a more head light frame so spin serves is the way to go.
Volley: Great, stable but lacks some punch. For me I would need some more weight to get that nice punch volley deep and hard. Not much but maybe 5-10 grams in the hoop or so. All over the court the Clash 100 is stable and precise, so there is no doubt volleys is an exception.
Overall the Clash 100 is a very stable, spin-friendly and controlled frame in all court areas. But is it really a controll frame, Wilson? I think it’s more about comfort. The Blade should be your controll frame but I don’t want to make any enemies so call it whatever you want as long as your happy. That’s all from this racquet review and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram tennisrally_