The new Blade 98 16x19 updates the Wilson Blade family with the energy return benefits of Countervail. Countervail is a material concept designed to maximize energy transfer, reducing muscle fatigue and recovery time. The Blade 98 CV amps up the stealth look of its predecessor, with a matte black/gloss green finish and laser etched details. Maintains the traditional feel of its predecessor, along with nearly identical specs to the previous Blade 98 16x19. A 21mm flat beam and 98 square inch headsize provide solid feel and optimal control for the intermediate to advanced player with a fast, looping swing. A versatile performer from all points on the court and ideal for a player seeking an open 16x19 string pattern for added spin. Parallel Drilling grommets for a more consistent response from the stringbed, as well as Braided Graphite + Basalt frame construction. Amplifeel handle technology features basalt inserts, customized foam and a softer buttcap that provides a clean, enhanced feel. This frame is designed for today's big hitters, who feature a very aggressive attacking game, looking for a solid feel to go with classic control.