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VamosVato
08-30-2009, 03:36 PM
can some one make a list of the order of which rackets roger federer used in timeline form?

Conquistador
08-30-2009, 04:29 PM
I believe he used wilson his whole life.

BigServer1
08-30-2009, 04:38 PM
PS85, PS Tour 90, nCode Tour 90, K Tour 90.

Those are his PJs anyway, I think that's all of them.

bluescreen
08-30-2009, 05:06 PM
for his pro career, he's only used two racquets. the ps 85 and then, from 2002 to present, his custom 90 inch frame, which many believe to be the real k90.

dadozen
08-31-2009, 04:00 AM
Hmmm, so he did use the PS85. I saw some photos and couldn't tell if that really was a PS85.

Thanks guys.

MichaelChang
08-31-2009, 04:28 AM
for his pro career, he's only used two racquets. the ps 85 and then, from 2002 to present, his custom 90 inch frame, which many believe to be the real k90.

this. 10 char.

VGP
08-31-2009, 04:30 AM
If you wanna get techinical.....

PS85 - Chinese Garamond font Pro Staff 6.0
PS85 - HPS 6.0 pj

Custom 90s with pjs:
HPS 6.0
PS Tour 90
N90
K90

Now, if you believe Wilson's press release, Federer's word, and Nate Ferguson of Priority 1 - retail K90 with customized handle, old red square buttcap, and lead under the bumperguard.

The only thing consistent in appearance is him using Wilson Pro overgrip. :)

stormholloway
08-31-2009, 05:18 AM
He actually did use the PS Tour 90 for a brief moment I believe.

wyutani
08-31-2009, 05:21 AM
he uses a paint job, he never changed since using his 1st racquet.

dadozen
08-31-2009, 06:26 AM
He's definitely NOT using a PS85 with a pj.

stormholloway
08-31-2009, 07:10 AM
he uses a paint job, he never changed since using his 1st racquet.

It's been well noted that he did indeed use a PS Tour 90 for a short time.

VGP
08-31-2009, 08:17 AM
I think stormholloway is right.....

....forgot that in my list.

Fedace
08-31-2009, 08:19 AM
Jimmy Connors just said Roger Federer uses VERY Heavy racket, just now in his commentary. I thought Roger used a Modestly weighed frame around 12.3 oz or so which in today's pro game is not that heavy. What is Jimmy talking about ???

mutantducky
08-31-2009, 08:21 AM
he used a ps85 when he beat Sampy at Wim. both players were using the same which is kind of cool. Then he was using a 90, 95, back to a 90 and bounced around for a few years. Now supposedly using the k90 with some slight mods as previous users noted.

Big Tigger
08-31-2009, 08:56 AM
Im pretty sure his actual frame is a modified POG.

:)

BT

BreakPoint
08-31-2009, 09:00 AM
He actually did use the PS Tour 90 for a brief moment I believe.
He may have used the retail version in practice or just for a few matches.

BreakPoint
08-31-2009, 09:02 AM
he used a ps85 when he beat Sampy at Wim. both players were using the same which is kind of cool. Then he was using a 90, 95, back to a 90 and bounced around for a few years. Now supposedly using the k90 with some slight mods as previous users noted.
He NEVER used a 95. That was a paintjob. He used a PS 6.0 85 with a red HPS 6.0 95 Tour paintjob for a few months and then switched to a Tour 90 with the same red HPS 6.0 95 Tour paintjob for a few months, but neither were 95 sq. in. frames.

GasquetGOAT
08-31-2009, 09:04 AM
he uses a paint job, he never changed since using his 1st racquet.

Wrong. Search and think (VGP's post is just above you if you were bothered to read) before you post false info on here.

dadozen
08-31-2009, 09:43 AM
he used a ps85 when he beat Sampy at Wim. both players were using the same which is kind of cool. Then he was using a 90, 95, back to a 90 and bounced around for a few years. Now supposedly using the k90 with some slight mods as previous users noted.

Yeah, that's the photo I saw a while back. I noticed that Fed was using an identical racquets than Sampras was, but I wasn't sure if it really was the PS85. That's pretty cool indeed, Wilson has been very smart and kinda lucky too.

Im pretty sure his actual frame is a modified POG.

:)

BT

LOL:lol: Maybe that's why he uses an eastern FH grip and still manages to get all that spin:twisted:

roddickslammer
08-31-2009, 11:09 AM
Jimmy Connors just said Roger Federer uses VERY Heavy racket, just now in his commentary. I thought Roger used a Modestly weighed frame around 12.3 oz or so which in today's pro game is not that heavy. What is Jimmy talking about ???

I heard from a guy that was on the pro tour that rf's racquet is 16 ounces!

Federafa23
08-31-2009, 04:49 PM
he uses a paint job, he never changed since using his 1st racquet.

True, True... He changes the paint just like Nadal... no new racquet

supertrex
08-31-2009, 04:51 PM
He actually did use the PS Tour 90 for a brief moment I believe.

I believe so, coz if you look close up on some of the pictures and Videos. The Prostaff 90 have 5 holes on the PWS part. Now the K90 only have 4 holes on the PWS part. Hence I think he really does used the PS tour 90 in brief time.

He did switch from 85 to 90 tho.

The PS tour 90 does have a nice pj tho.

iowaviking11
08-31-2009, 05:20 PM
He did use the ps85 for the beginning of his career. He had wilson make a 90 in frame with the 85 mold i believe is what i have read before. Many think it is the retail k90.

powerslave
08-31-2009, 07:44 PM
I might not be able to comment on the exact mould but I can bet that Federer has changed his rackets over a period of his international career; the note worthy thing is the shape of the hoop it was a lot rounder when he started to the more oblong shape which he currently uses.

Check the old one here looks the hoop looks more circular:

http://www.caymannetnews.com/Archive/Archive%20Articles/March%202003/Issue%20368%20Tue/Images/Former%20Finalist%20federer%201.jpg

And for the new model you may google up :)

psp2
08-31-2009, 07:54 PM
I might not be able to comment on the exact mould but I can bet that Federer has changed his rackets over a period of his international career; the note worthy thing is the shape of the hoop it was a lot rounder when he started to the more oblong shape which he currently uses.

Check the old one here looks the hoop looks more circular:

http://www.caymannetnews.com/Archive/Archive%20Articles/March%202003/Issue%20368%20Tue/Images/Former%20Finalist%20federer%201.jpg

And for the new model you may google up :)

One photo alone doesn't prove anything. The "rounder" shape could be one of many factors including, but not limited to, a) photo distortion, b) stringing crosses lower than mains at that particular tourney, or c) result of 2 pt. mount vs. 6pt. mount on the stringer. I'm sure there are more theories that we can name.

I've seen many photos of him using his PS85 with the HPS pj that show the hoop shape being "normal".

dannyjjang
08-31-2009, 08:42 PM
Im pretty sure his actual frame is a modified POG.

:)

BT

Oversize right? thought so