The Clash 100 2022, the follow-up to the popular and redefining v1, brings more consistency, sustainability and an updated design suitable for a wide range of players from strong beginners to advanced players or those looking for a very flexible and comfortable frame that still delivers on modern power and performance.
On the surface, the Clash 100 looks like any other modern players’ racquet, and at first glance the specifications also seem ubiquitous. This model comes with a 100 square inch headsize, which is a typical head size offered in this category of racquet and one that will provide an ample-sized sweet-spot without feeling clunky. The relatively open 16x19 string pattern will provide plenty of bite into the ball and string snapback and should offer lots of spin potential. A balance point of 10-points head-light, coupled with a 10.4-ounce static weight (unstrung), means the Clash 100 swings fast and is slightly more maneuverable than most of its competitors. The 24.5-millimetre constant beam width, while wider than most traditional players frames, is also standard fare these days. This racquet stands apart from many other racquets in its category due to the high flexibility on offer which should really appeal to players seeking feel and comfort.
The second edition of Clash brings some technological improvements including a revised construction at the tip of the hoop for additional consistency with its enhanced sweet spot. This improves on the already fantastic feel and comfort characteristics which add up over the course of a match. Wilson has integrated a sustainable, plant-based material called Agiplast that can be found in the bumper, grommets and end cap. The overall design has also been updated with an anodized elastic finish look with a tactile embossed logo for a more dynamic and rich impression.
With its unique blend of extreme flexibility and stability coupled with great feel and maneuverability, the Clash 100 is definitely worth a try for those players looking for a comfortable fast-swinging modern players’ frame. Previous players will likely be quite satisfied with this improvement as it does not fundamentally change what makes the Clash experience so unique and popular.
- Head Size: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.4 oz / 295 g unstrung
- Balance: 10 pts head light / 310mm unstrung
- Swing Weight: 313 unstrung
- Beam width: 24.5mm / 24.5mm / 24.5mm
- Flex: 57 RA
- Tension Range: 50-60 lbs / 21-26 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19