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Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite

Tennis racket comparison between the Wilson Ultra 100L Camo and Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite

Wilson Ultra 100L Camo and Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite
Wilson Ultra 100L Camo and Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite ready for action 
Wilson Ultra 100L Camo and Wilson Blade  Team 99 Lite are two of the most versatile racket I have played recently. Actually they are so easy to play with, maneuverable and comfortable that I decided to keep them both - the Ultra 100L Camo to be my main tour racket and the Blade Team 99 Lite as a secondary, back up racket. Before I continue my comparison of the two Wilson rackets lets see how they look on paper:

Wilson Ultra 100L CamoWilson Blade Team 99 Lite
  • Model: Ultra 100L CAMO edition 
  • Weight (unstrung): 277 grams 
  • Head size: 100 inch (99.98 sq.in.) 
  • Length: 26.97 inch 
  • Balance unstrung: 12.8 inch (32.5 cm) 
  • String pattern: 16x19 
  • Material / Technology: Yoke Grommets; Power RIB 
  • Price: around $200
  • Brand: Wilson, Blade series
  • Model: Blade Team 99 Lite
  • Weight unstrung: 279 grams
  • Composition/Material: Graphite
  • Head size: 99.05 in²
  • Balance unstrung: 12.8 in
  • Length: 26.77 inches
  • Beam width: 22-24-22 mm
  • String pattern: 16x18
  • Price: $120
As you can see these two rackets have very much in common and I could definitely feel that during game play. They both have almost identical weight and weight balance. To be honest even though the Wilson Ultra 100L Camo is a bit lighter (at least on paper) it felt a bit heavier to play with but still very comfortable and easy to strike with.

Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite

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Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite - serves 
Both these rackets felt very lightweight while serving. The Wilson Ultra 100L has a slight advantage here - I felt my serves crisper and more accurate, probably thanks to the stiffer frame. With the Blade Team 99 Lite it was almost impossible to serve accurately without the anti-vibration dampener, there was no feel whatsoever where the ball is going, so poor control as a result. And mentioning vibrations I remembered I still play without any anti-vibration accessories mounted on the Ultra 100L Camo and still my shots sound and feel pretty good.


Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite - base line shots
These two rackets are very stable and comfortable playing from the base line. I didn't have any issues with both of them. Again I felt the Blade Team Lite just a bit more comfortable and maneuverable, not sure why, I can't really explain it, I have the feeling it is something related to the weight distribution. Both these rackets are not my favorite for single-handed backhands which I play a lot but they compensate with good control when hitting backhand slices, which I am also using a lot as my primary defensive shot.

Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite - Volleys
Volleys are good with these rackets. Here I will give the win to the Ultra racket which is more accurate and feel more stable at impact. The Blade hits volleys OK but is definitely not the best in class. For example I was hitting great volleys with the Wilson Pro Staff 97LS where the added weight and smaller head size really mattered.

Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite - sweet spot
Wilson Ultra 100L probably has the biggest sweet spot in the industry when talking for a 100 sq.in. racket. That is thanks to Wilson improved technologies when constructing this racket. The Blade Team 99 Lite doesn't have sweet spot that is as big but also above the average for its head size.

Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite - my choice
I am not hiding it, I chose the Ultra 100L Camo as my primary racket. As I explained in the video above it offers the complete package while the Team 99 Lite is perfect for recreational play. The Blade racket also comes 50% cheaper which is a big advantage for those who don't consider playing on tournaments.

Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite - my video comparison


Check out the full product reviews of these two rackets, tested directly on the court:
Another very similar to those two rackets is the Wilson Blade 98L which I sold couple of weeks ago and which is aimed at more advanced players.

Thank you for checking my Wilson Ultra 100L Camo vs Wilson Blade Team 99 Lite tennis racket comparison. If you are keen on tennis I will be happy to hear your opinion about these two rackets or the racket you are using and would recommend.
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