CHICAGO, September 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Wilson has been at the fore for more than forty years new York Tennis as the official ball and racket stringer for the US Open, and today Wilson Sporting Goods Co. launched the Blade v8 along with two limited-edition rackets that have its roots in New York City.
The new design DNA from Wilson is representative of dynamic changes in sport and culture and is made for the instinctive athleticism of today’s player. Blade v8 “returns to the wild” with its innovative look and enhanced performance that allows players to celebrate their natural game state. The dynamic new design DNA of Blade v8 – a full-body color, design in motion – is supposed to represent its game visually and changes from an earthy dark green to an elemental copper – two colors that most closely match the wildness of nature.
The most popular frame of the Pro Tour – used by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Simona Halep, Karen Khachanov, and more – features FORTYFIVE °, a patented layup technology first used in Clash, to increase flexibility and stability without compromising performance. In Blade v8, it creates a more attached feel to the ball to better complement the modern, vertical swing path used by many competitive players today.
The end cap of the Blade v8 is connected directly to a newly tapered carbon fiber portion of the handle to improve feel and increase torsional stability. price is $ 229 for Blade 98 16×19 v8.0 and Blade 98 18×20 v8.0 and $ 219 for Blade 98 100L v8.0 and Blade 104 v8.0.
“The Blade has been a dynamic touring favorite for many years,” said Hans-Martin Reh, Global General Manager of Racquet Sports at Wilson. “It was important that product innovation and design DNA evolve with the natural athleticism and instincts of today’s athletes. We are proud to see the new aesthetic of the v8 in the Flushing Meadows courts. ”
In addition, the new US Open Limited Editions of the Clash 100 and Blade 98 pay homage to the iconic street bars of New York City, Home of the US Open.
Clash 100 US Open Edition: The Clash 100 US Open Edition, the manifestation of Wilson’s most notable racket innovation, features the same composition and specifications as the inline Clash 100 and carries a NYC card inspired by the brightness and energy of the daytime sessions of the most popular tennis tournament on U.S. Floor.
3D Bending uses proprietary carbon mapping to create new dimensions of frame bending and give players free swing accuracy on every stroke. Clash is a highly playable performance racket that maximizes flexibility without compromising stability. It offers total confidence to players of all ages and styles. Selling price is $ 249.
Blade 98 (16×19) US Open Edition: The Blade 98 (16×19) v8 US Open Edition offers the same features and specifications as the Blade 98 (16×19) v8 and celebrates the remarkable aura and history of the US Open night sessions.
This development by Blade is still characterized by its superior presence in the hands of the best players in the world and rewards aggressive, precise rackets with a first-class mixture of ball feel, torsional stability and innovative design to delight teammates and opponents alike. Selling price is $ 229.
All of these clubs are available on wilson.com and in the Wilson Pop-Up Museum and Retail Store in New York City SoHo District, 594 Broadway. With the title “Love everyone: A Wilson tennis experience, “The pop-up pays homage to Wilson’s long history in tennis and offers tennis enthusiasts the opportunity to experience and buy Wilson’s latest tennis-inspired sportswear collection for men and women. The store also includes a curated range of shoes, balls and accessories and tennis rackets – including the items above and more, like the Kith x Wilson Pro employees 97 and Kith x Wilson Ultra.
Additionally, Wilson worked with Kith, Recycleballs, US Open Court Surface Laykold, and the New York Department of Parks & Recreation to redesign and renovate a tennis court just outside the US Open. The community tennis court at Ella Fitzgerald Playground in Pilsena Corridor Park in Fresh meadows was revived with the US Open 2020 tournament balls donated by the USTA. The sustainable community project precedes a premium sportswear and sports equipment cooperation between Wilson and Kith, which will be presented in the coming weeks.
For a schedule of special events during the US Open, please visit wilson.com or follow @wilsontennis on social media.
Chicago, United States of America-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance sports equipment, clothing, shoes and accessories. The company has more than a century of innovation, history and tradition in many sports, including racket sports, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, soccer and golf. New for 2021 is Wilson Sportswear, a performance-driven lifestyle sportswear collection that combines Wilson’s heritage and innovation with a modern and stylish flair so everyone can live like an athlete. Wilson uses player insights to create products that drive equipment and apparel innovations into new areas, enabling athletes of all levels to be at their best. visit www.wilson.com for more informations.
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