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Wilson Clash 100 V2 Review - Playtest & Features

Released in 2022, the new Wilson Clash 100 V2 had the fans excited after the success of its predecessor. 

It is touted as one of the best Wilson tennis rackets and one of the best all-rounder tennis rackets on the market, with a near-perfect balance of power, control, and spin.

We reviewed the Wilson Clash 100 V2 in four different shot types (groundstrokes, serves, returns, and volleys) and how its characteristics perform in terms of power, control, spin, and comfort. Alongside this, we’ve also highlighted what distinguishes the Wilson Clash 100 V2 from its direct competitors and present you below some alternative models to consider.

Let’s get to the Wilson Clash 100 V2 review.

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Specs:

Head size: 100 sq. in / 645 sq. cm; Length: 27 in / 68.58 cm; String Pattern: 16×19; Weight (unstrung): 10.41 oz / 295 g; Swingweight: 313 kg / cm2

Pros

  • Amazing serves
  • Good control
  • Easy to generate power
  • Comfortable to play with

Cons

  • Lacks stability

What sets it apart from its competitors / Main features

The Wilson Clash 100 V2 is one of the best all-rounder tennis rackets on the market. It is uncommon to find a racket that has the perfect balance between power and control, but Wilson has achieved it with this model.

Besides that, at less than 300g unstrung, the Wilson Clash 100 V2 is highly maneuverable and has a large sweet spot, meaning not only can you quickly swing the racket in position, but it is also forgiving when the technique is not perfect.

While it suffers from a lack of stability when facing powerful hitters, all other aspects are on point. One of the best Wilson tennis rackets and one of the best on the market overall.

Wilson Clash 100 V2 Review - Types of Shots

Groundstrokes

The Wilson Clash 100 V2 pleasantly surprised us on groundstrokes. Our expert testers noted that the balance between power and control, which is hard to achieve on a tennis racket, was spot-on. This balance in itself makes the Wilson Clash 100 a very polyvalent tennis racket that suits several different playstyles.

Also, this is a very maneuverable racket that is light (less than 300g when unstrung) and has a forgiving, large sweet spot, making it the perfect combination for their target audience – beginner to intermediate players.

The reason why we don’t recommend the Wilson Clash 100 V2 to advanced players is its lack of stability – against mighty strokes, we found it hard to control the racket. Since the speeds at which professional tennis players are astonishing, this model might not suit them.

But, for every other recreational player, this is a very fun and complete tennis racket that offers a lot of playstyle options.

Groundstrokes rate: 8.8 / 10

Volleys

Volleys are Wilson Clash 100’s acquiles heel. Due to the lack of stability of this racket when receiving high-powered shots, there are better options in the market for players who like to go up on the net frequently.

However, if you find yourself attacking the ball, the racket plays exceptionally well, putting on display its easy access to power and excellent ball control.

It really depends on what you define by “going up on the net”. If you are a player who likes to go up on the net on every other point, there are better options available for this play style.

On the other hand, if you only go to the net occasionally to finish the point, the Wilson Clash 100 V2 will suit you marvelously.

Volleys rate: 7.9 / 10

Serves

Easy power and depth, excellent control, and effortless access to spin are what you can expect from serving with the Wilson Clash 100 V2. 

Serving is one of the standouts of this model. We found ourselves consistently hitting the line at the end of the service area, making it harder for the opponent to return the ball properly. 

Also, whether you’re a power server or one that likes to position the ball, we feel like this racket performs amazingly on both playstyles.

Since control and easy access to spin are two of the standout characteristics of the Wilson Clash 100 V2, this racket provides everything you need to perform on your second serves as well.

Serves rate: 9.2 / 10

Returns

We’ve had mixed opinions regarding returns with the Wilson Clash 100 V2. On one side, this racket is exceptionally light and maneuverable and has a large sweet spot. This makes it very easy to quickly get yourself into position and swing – even if your technique is not perfect or you’re a bit late to the ball, you can get away with it due to its forgiving sweet spot.

If you manage to attack the ball, you can efficiently turn the point in your favor due to the Wilson Clash 100 V2’s access to power and high controllability.

On the other hand, you might suffer against big hitters. The frame’s lack of stability comes in evidence when returning those big, powerful shots.

Returns Rate: 8.3 / 10

Wilson Clash 100 V2 Review - Features

Power

Wilson Clash 100 V2’s access to power is on-point. You can generate power quickly when needed without being overpowered, as it happens on some power-oriented rackets. There is an excellent relation between control and power, especially considering that with the effortless spin that this racket provides, you can easily tap into the full power potential of this racket without being afraid of the ball going over the line.

Power rate: 8.8 / 10

Control

As said before in this article, the polyvalence of the Wilson Clash 100 V2 is one of its strength points. While it is no Wilson Pro Staff 97, the control options it provides are still far superior to most tennis rackets in the market.

We found ourselves having no problems at all in positioning the ball where we wanted it, whether on powerful groundstrokes, lobs over the head, or sliced balls.

Control rate: 8.9 / 10

Spin

Due to its 16×19 open string pattern, spin comes easily with this racket. 

This is especially helpful to be able to use all of the racket’s power, forcing the ball to descend, pushing the opponent further away from the line, and, ultimately, making it way harder for him to return the ball properly.

Spin rate: 8.8 / 10

Comfort

The Wilson Clash 100 V2 is exceptionally comfortable to play with. It has a distinct feel of impact that is typical of the Clash line, is light, and doesn’t stress the elbow too much. In fact, it is one of the models we recommend for players who suffer from tennis elbow.

So, if you’re looking for a polyvalent, comfortable tennis racket, the Wilson Clash 100 V2 is a fantastic choice.

Comfort rate: 8.9 / 10

Alternative Models to consider

Wilson Blade 98 V8 – Stabler all-rounder mode for players whose skill level is higher than the Wilson Clash 100 V2’s target audience.

Head Graphene 360 Gravity S – Head’s competition, with a slightly larger head size for added forgiveness and power (at the cost of control).

Our Verdict

The Wilson Clash 100 V2 is an outstanding tennis racket for those who are looking for a polyvalence in performance. This racket offers plenty of power and spin and is not shy at all in its control abilities.

To add to this, it is also extremely maneuverable, has a forgiving sweet spot, and is very comfortable to play with (it is even suitable for players with tennis elbow).

Its downside is that it needs more stability when facing hard, powerful hitters. 

For these reasons, the Wilson Clash 100 is one of the best Wilson tennis rackets – we recommend it to players from beginner to intermediate levels who want a tennis racket that has a sweet balance of control and power.

Overall rate : 8.5 / 10

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