Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2

Tennis Racquet

Grip Sizes: 1, 2, 3, 4 (learn more)
Colors: Red, Black
Finish: Velvet
Grip: Wilson Performance Pro
Pre-strung: No
Cover Included: No

Overview   |   Specs    |    Tech    |    Strings

Alternatives    |    Players Endorsing    |     Reviews

Overview   |   Specs    |    Tech    |    Strings    |    Alternatives    |    Players Endorsing    |     Reviews

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By Jon Crim
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Overview

Strong intermediate to advanced players looking for maximum comfort without sacrificing power will find the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 an enticing option with plenty of spin on tap.

New for 2022, the frame trades its 16×19 string pattern for a tighter 16×20, giving the racquet an extra cross string, which stiffens up the stringbed, lowers the launch angle, and aids control.

However, with a 100 in² (645 cm²) head size, there’s still plenty of grip for topspin. Wilson also redesigned the tip of the hoop’s construction for 2022, which aids consistency and increases the sweet spot’s size for a slightly more forgiving response.

Like the previous generation, this model retains Wilson’s patented FortyFive (previously called FeelFlex) graphite construction, enabling substantial horizontal and vertical flex, which absorbs shock, enhances ball pocketing, and gives the frame a distinct feel.

Despite the frame’s ultra-high flex, it retains stability and a consistent response through a unique geometric design of the racquet’s throat that Wilson refers to as StableSmart.

At 11.5 oz (326 g) strung, the racquet’s weight further enhances stability. At the same time, its 8 pt HL (32 cm) balance ensures the racquet still has plenty of maneuverability for players that have developed sufficient strength and technique to handle it.

The Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 delivers a marked improvement in control from the baseline compared to the original, while spin remains easy-to-access despite the tighter string pattern. The racquet offers accurate replies at the net with plenty of weight for stability against bigger hitters. The racquet offers plenty of power on serve and extra precision hitting returns.

Overall, players looking for a control-centric players racquet that’s not quite as heavy for extra maneuverability and speed and top-notch comfort will appreciate the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2.

Specifications

I’ve included the frame’s specs below alongside the original racquet so you can easily compare the changes.

SpecClash 100 Pro v2Clash 100 Pro v1
Head Size100 in² / 645 cm²100 in² / 645 cm²
Length27 in / 68.58c m27 in / 68.58 cm
Strung Weight11.5 oz / 326 g11.5 oz / 325 g
Unstrung Weight10.9 oz / 310 g10.9 oz / 309 g
Strung Balance8 pts HL / 31.6 cm8 pts HL / 31.6 cm
Unstrung Balance11 pts HL / 30.6 cm11 pts HL / 30.6 cm
Swingweight328
Stiffness62
Beam Width24.5 mm / 24.5 mm / 24.5 mm24 mm / 24 mm / 24 mm
CompositionGraphiteGraphite
String Pattern16 Mains / 20 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses
String Tension50 – 60 pounds / 22.7 – 27.2 kg48 – 58 pounds / 21.8 – 26.3 kg

Like most tennis racquets, the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 is 27-inches in length and comes with a 100 in² (645 cm²) head size and tighter 16×20 string pattern for control and topspin.

Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 Racquet Weight

The racquet I have on hand weighs 10.95 oz (310.6 g), which isn’t too far from the quoted spec of 10.9 oz (310 g). Although racquet manufacturers strive to hit a target weight, some variance is natural among every company.

Every tennis string has a different weight, but you can add roughly 18 grams to arrive at the racquet’s strung weight.

Wilson Clash 98 v2 Racquet Balance

Its balance is 11 pts HL at 30.6 cm when unstrung, which drops to 8 pts HL at 31.6 cm with strings installed.

Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 Racquet Stiffness

The Clash 100 Pro v2 has a low stiffness index of 11, which translates to added comfort for your arm.

Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 Racquet Beam

Finally, the racquet’s flat 24.5 mm beam helps ensure the racquet retains a bit of extra power.

Tech Features

Developing the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2, Wilson incorporated a unique selection of tech features.

FortyFive

FortyFive is a unique graphite construction that allows for optimal horizontal and vertical flex, contributing to the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2’s lower stiffness for comfort without sacrificing torsional stability for control.

StableSmart

To further optimize the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2, the racquet features StableSmart. This unique geometric throat design helps ensure the racquet’s flex doesn’t detract too much from its power while maintaining optimal stability and predictable response.

Parallel Drilling

Wilson drills select grommets for the Clash 100 Pro v2 parallel to the frame vs. following the arch or angle of the racquet’s head, so the strings pull straight through from one end to the other. The result is a larger sweetspot for improved comfort and better response.

Agiplast Components

Wilson introduces a plant-based bumper guard, grommet system, and butt cap to reduce its environmental footprint further. The new material results from a partnership with Agiplast, an Italian plastic compound manufacturer.

Strings & Tension

Tennis strings are a personal preference, but to help players get started, Wilson suggests 17 gauge or 1.25 mm Luxilon ALU Power with a recommended tension between 50 – 60 lbs (22.7 – 27.2 kg).

Luxilon ALU Power is one of my picks for the best polyester tennis strings that emphasizes control, spin, and feel. It’s a solid choice for this racquet, but it’s a stiffer string that can sometimes lead to discomfort over an extended period.

Regarding tension, I’d recommend you string the racquet 55 lbs (24.9 kg) if it’s your first time using the racquet, which provides you with plenty of room to move up for control or down for power.

If you use the original model of this racquet, you may want to consider bumping up your previous tension slightly, as its recommended tension was 48 – 58 lbs (21.7 – 26.3 kg).

Alternative String Recommendations

You can string the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 with any type of string, but polyester will likely be a popular option. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite alternatives to Luxilon ALU Power.

If you value the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 for its comfort, then you may want to consider opting for a hybrid string setup, which combines a poly with a multifilament or natural gut.

Doing so will provide you with added comfort. However, you won’t have to give up too much control or spin. The string you use in the mains will dominate the overall feel giving you additional options, i.e., a softer string in the mains will be more forgiving.

Stringing Instructions

The Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2 is straightforward to string. The following instructions will help you get it right.

  1. Start the mains at the racquet’s throat
  2. When stringing the mains, skip grommets 7T, 9T, 7B, 9B.
  3. Tie off the mains at 6B
  4. Tie off the crosses at 5T
  5. If two-piece stringing, tie off the crosses at 5T and 8B

Key:
T = Top of the Frame
B = Bottom of the frame

Alternative Racquets to Consider

The Wilson Clash 100 v2 is an excellent frame, but it’s not the only option in this category of modern player’s racquets. The following are a handful that I’d recommend you check out, which offer similar performance and specs.

A quick comparison of the specs is a great place to start.

Players Endorsing

No ATP or WTA players currently endorse the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2. It’s worth keeping in mind that this racquet is relatively new to the market, so this may change over time.

Reviews

What’s your take on the Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the section below.

1 reply
  1. Luis Britto
    Luis Britto says:

    I’m a Pro ATP player and I played with the Clash 100 Pro V1 for two years, and now I got the V2, and I think is the same racquet but with more stability.

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