Reputable for its unique Spin Effect string pattern, the Blade 98S v8 evolves its design and layup to amplify the wow factor with every swing. First, the design: thanks to an incredibly fascinating color-shifting elastic finish, this racket is able to morph between shades of green and copper depending on how the sun reflects. Second, the technology: FORTYFIVE° and DirectConnect team up to produce increased flexibility and stability for enhanced connected-to-the-ball feel. Perfect for players flashing the modern, vertical swing path common in today's competitive landscape, the Blade 98S v8 should be the racket of choice for anyone seeking supreme feel and appealing design with easy access to spin.
Head (sq cm) 632
Head (sq in) 98
Length (cm) 68.58
Length (in) 27
String Pattern 18X16
The first racket system that actually increases ball RPM without players changing their swing, this patented spin technology features more mains than crosses in the string bed to make the net seem lower and the court feel longer on every shot.
Braided Graphite + Basalt
Elastic and reactive material combination improves the flex of a racket to increase ball contact with the strings for enhanced feel and greater control.
Grommet construction provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response while dramatically increasing the sweet spot.
Top Grip Taper
Tapered grip lends better feel for top-handed grip placement on two-handed backhand.
Patent-protected frame layup produces more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the more modern, vertical swing path. Material increases both flexibility and stability without compromise through the swing.
Carbon fiber handle extends to directly connect with end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability.
Only racket in Blade v8 lineup with Spin Effect Technology, which increases ball rotation without changing your swing
FORTYFIVE° increases flexibility and stability to produce a more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the modern, vertical swing path used by most competitive players
- DirectConnect extends the carbon fiber handle to connect directly to the end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability
- Dynamic, color-shifting elastic finish allows frame to morph between shades of green and copper
- Top Grip Taper provides better feel for top-hand grip placement
- Ergonomic End Cap yields improved comfort and playability
- Braided Graphite + Basalt composition improves the flex of a racket to produce enhanced feel and control
- Parallel Drilling provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response
Free standard postage on orders over £75
- Standard Delivery £3.95 (2-3 working days)
- Express Delivery £5.95 (1-2 working days)
Orders placed after 2pm will be processed and posted the next working day.
Please note: Some items may incur additional postage charges due to their size and weight. This will be displayed at the checkout stage of your purchase. Example products: Umbrellas, golf clubs, hockey sticks, racquets, snooker/pool cues, skis/snowboards, table tennis tables etc.
Due to Royal Mail strike action with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) there may be short delays to orders with Royal Mail or Parcelforce delivery. The strike action on 8th & 9th of September, and the 30th September - 1st October 2022 will lead to some disruption which may cause delay to receiving your order. Follow the latest updates on Royal Mail strike action and it’s impact here.
Click & Collect
We offer a Collect in Store option at our checkout page. Once your payment is processed and your order is ready to collect, we will send you a 'Ready for Collection' email.
- Please do not attempt to collect your order unless you have received your ‘Ready for collection’ email.
- Collection can be made Monday - Saturday between 10am-5.30pm. The store is currently closed on a Sunday therefore no collections are available on this day.
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Returns & Exchanges
While we hope that you will love every purchase, if you are not completely satisfied with your goods, we will happily offer you a full refund or free exchange.
You are entitled to a refund or an exchange if you contact Greaves Sports within 14 days of receipt to acknowledge the return. You then need to return your item(s) within a further 14 days in a perfect, resalable condition with all labels and tags attached. You can return your items in the post or at our store.
*Please note: underwear, face masks & personalised items are non-returnable.
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