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Wilsonbro11
12-09-2012, 03:22 PM
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

makinao
12-09-2012, 03:45 PM
Like many other headline pros, he orders dozens of them (made specially for him) from the factory when a new model comes out, has all of them matched customized further, then uses them until a new model is announced.

Nostradamus
12-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Like many other headline pros, he orders dozens of them (made specially for him) from the factory when a new model comes out, has all of them matched customized further, then uses them until a new model is announced.

so he switches every time new model comes out. He seem to really like his new prostaff a lot. Wonder if he will switch when they come out with Prostaff Spin ?

makinao
12-09-2012, 04:15 PM
What I meant was that whenever a new retail model that he endorses is announced or comes out, he gets several dozens of a custom-made version with a paint job identical to that retail model.

JoelDali
12-09-2012, 07:03 PM
He only uses the ones that Annacoan inspects and certifies. Sometimes they come all effed up from the pro shop and get tossed out or sold on e:bay.

Bobby Jr
12-09-2012, 07:34 PM
He's onto his 3rd paintjob of the same frame. According to previous comments by P1 who 'manage' his frames he gets 12 new frames, four times a year - approx every 12 weeks during the season I guess.

So, no, he does not use a new racquet every match, although he does use a newly strung/gripped racquet every match (and ball change generally).

sixone90
12-10-2012, 02:50 AM
He's onto his 3rd paintjob of the same frame.

PS90 N90 K90 BLX90

4?

Bobby Jr
12-10-2012, 03:26 AM
PS90 N90 K90 BLX90

4?
K90 > BLX > PS BLX

I think someone has previously spotted some small differences between the first one you mention... Although, small mould changes would make less difference than the internal composition and/or fabrication methods - two things we really don't know much about at this stage even after all the pics of his actual frames.

3fees
12-10-2012, 06:28 AM
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

He has several new rackets strung-differnent tensions and weighted by a company, like priorty one, he changes them out as the match progresses, like when new Tennis balls are used.

3fees
12-10-2012, 06:29 AM
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

He has several new rackets strung-different tensions and weighted by a company, like priorty one, he changes them out as the match progresses, like when new Tennis balls are used.


:mrgreen:

drakulie
12-10-2012, 08:29 PM
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

no................

RF20Lennon
12-10-2012, 08:32 PM
depends on what you mean by "new racket"?

hes been using the same frame since 2002 with new paintjobs but he uses new rackets for every match with new strings and possible new frames. He carries about 12 to each match and about 60-70 to a tournament and restrings them 600-700 times a year. This is as per what he replied to someones question on his website

drakulie
12-10-2012, 08:46 PM
depends on what you mean by "new racket"?

hes been using the same frame since 2002 with new paintjobs but he uses new rackets for every match with new strings and possible new frames. He carries about 12 to each match and about 60-70 to a tournament and restrings them 600-700 times a year. This is as per what he replied to someones question on his website

I strung at the Cincy Master this year with Priority One, and this is simply not the case. He does not use a brand new frame for every match. New strings? Yes.

Here is a thread I started about my experience meeting them, and stringing with them at Cincy:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=438964

ericsson
12-11-2012, 12:17 AM
That is the case with many if not all players, i have several pro sticks and some are heavy used (with new strings) with a lot of paint damage on top or sides...

maverick1981
12-11-2012, 07:24 AM
depends on what you mean by "new racket"?

hes been using the same frame since 2002 with new paintjobs but he uses new rackets for every match with new strings and possible new frames. He carries about 12 to each match and about 60-70 to a tournament and restrings them 600-700 times a year. This is as per what he replied to someones question on his website

so...Roger's stick is actually NOT the PS Wilson currently sells? Its the K from a while back or something? This is cool...

Povl Carstensen
12-12-2012, 12:05 AM
so...Roger's stick is actually NOT the PS Wilson currently sells? Its the K from a while back or something? This is cool...At least it is safe to say that Federer does not nescessarily change his racket because Wilson has the need to introduce a new model and colourscheme.

Roddickulous
12-12-2012, 08:30 AM
Well, Nostradamus would agree with me on this.. the real reason for the Gilette Roger Federer Tour is because the world ends on 12/21/12

lidoazndiabloboi
12-12-2012, 09:44 PM
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/157920417-roger-federer-looks-on-during-a-match-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7Qeue1P9dFSnIRUF4aLIot2l5mKPb Ge244%2btC3ASY6NsBQGyck18%2f9YifGwb0tknLsQ%3d%3d
anyone notice fed's newer cosmetic of his PSBLX90. It says Ninety near the throat area instead of SIX.ONE 90.
The BLX logo on the side of the racket looks a little different too


Photo courtesy of Getty Images

lidoazndiabloboi
12-13-2012, 12:44 AM
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/158285733-swiss-tennis-player-roger-federer-poses-next-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QTxUVBztKSbdt9MPldsyxvg4ahPV llqZEHJi8y%2fbT6u9tvquIMyTW1BDoxIqxYB2Dw%3d%3d

looks like federer went back to ALU rough crosses


Photo courtesy of Getty Images

813wilson
12-13-2012, 04:16 AM
I'm just glad that we FINALLY have a thread about his racquet(s). What took so long?

Ugh......

DownTheLineWith90
12-14-2012, 10:46 PM
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/158285733-swiss-tennis-player-roger-federer-poses-next-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QTxUVBztKSbdt9MPldsyxvg4ahPV llqZEHJi8y%2fbT6u9tvquIMyTW1BDoxIqxYB2Dw%3d%3d

looks like federer went back to ALU rough crosses


Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Yeah, that is really interesting..
I wonder why Wilson suddenly changed it.
It looks much cleaner, in my opinion.
Wish I could trade my old ones to these new ones..

Borrelli
12-15-2012, 07:29 AM
http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/157920417-roger-federer-looks-on-during-a-match-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7Qeue1P9dFSnIRUF4aLIot2l5mKPb Ge244%2btC3ASY6NsBQGyck18%2f9YifGwb0tknLsQ%3d%3d
anyone notice fed's newer cosmetic of his PSBLX90. It says Ninety near the throat area instead of SIX.ONE 90.
The BLX logo on the side of the racket looks a little different too


Photo courtesy of Getty Images

That doesn't look like ALU to me? When did he ever switch from using it anyway?

King_roger
12-15-2012, 08:37 AM
Well, Nostradamus would agree with me on this.. the real reason for the Gilette Roger Federer Tour is because the world ends on 12/21/12

hahaha this post made my day !
:mrgreen:

svarthofde
12-15-2012, 11:38 AM
i think this is the racquet.
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/26/agfkka.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/agfkka.jpg/)

at first i thought it was fotoshoped by wilson ( the photo is from their facebook page) but it seems it's the real deal

Homeboy Hotel
12-15-2012, 12:05 PM
It is photoshoped, this is the REAL photo from Roland Garros...

Notice the writing on the frame is both different and written the other way.

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Roger+Federer+2012+French+Open+Day+Four+0n8RFXUkc4 Kx.jpg

King_roger
12-16-2012, 03:18 AM
Ok, now I am confused!
If this PJ is only a photoshop:

i think this is the racquet.
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/26/agfkka.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/agfkka.jpg/)

at first i thought it was fotoshoped by wilson ( the photo is from their facebook page) but it seems it's the real deal

And this is the "real deal":

It is photoshoped, this is the REAL photo from Roland Garros...

Notice the writing on the frame is both different and written the other way.

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Roger+Federer+2012+French+Open+Day+Four+0n8RFXUkc4 Kx.jpg

Why was Roger using a racket with the cosmetic like in the first pic at the exhibitions in South America ??? :confused: :confused:

svarthofde
12-16-2012, 03:21 AM
i think they photoshoped the new PJ in an old picture of Fed's because they posted it before the South America Tour.

JoelDali
12-16-2012, 04:30 AM
You can plainly see the PJ in this video. Rogi gives this lame chick a non Basalt infused version of the K90 PS PJ.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-3MZKUJztI&sns=em

Homeboy Hotel
12-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Why was Roger using a racket with the cosmetic like in the first pic at the exhibitions in South America ??? :confused: :confused:

This time last year, Federer practised during the off-season with his 'new' PJ sticks.

See, Priority 1's twitter from December **2011**

Strung up some practice sticks already. Too short an off season. -Ron
https://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/466775650.jpg?key=480360&Expires=1355681812&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=XnEnE3yRxhdkTlVB~ks6X9At1AN1ZVOZsfJec6l1 lvGRGzEZ~7eWSuT7yS-tf8sfzSZ2fI8NY8S1M3mQh5ULlzGjomwvOZOfe47vHvtn0feBU heDLdEA6vvoTJH4b8ssaYn3VaNUTwvVGU9VBdwKNgxRABhrQ9u EX503-oYVzSc_

For 2012, the same thing is being repeated, but this year he's not in Dubai practising with new new sticks in his private court - he's in South America practising with them during his exhibitions.

Mick3391
12-16-2012, 02:28 PM
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

I was talking to my son about this. Wilson, to make money has to come out with a new, advanced model for everyone to buy. Does this mean Fed says "Well I like the K-90 but we should change this and that", or like others have said does he keep the same raquet then just go along with the new paint job?

It seems that someone of Feds meticulous desire for exact specs, he wouldn't just change every few years.

I mean they are all very similar, my BLX 6.1 90 plays just like the new Prostaff 90 (New one is a little more head light I think), but it's not really a factor.

I don't know, but it just seems Fed is not going to change racquets in conjunction with Wilsons marketing plans.

chris_short1
12-17-2012, 08:12 AM
Obviously he updates his racket abit, I wouldn't say he uses the exact same frame as in 2002 but of course he got the updates (blx, (K)ontrol, etc
to the rackets. But all in pretty much the same frame. just which the slight change in technologies.

Povl Carstensen
12-18-2012, 01:38 AM
Obviously he updates his racket abit, I wouldn't say he uses the exact same frame as in 2002 but of course he got the updates (blx, (K)ontrol, etc
to the rackets. But all in pretty much the same frame. just which the slight change in technologies.I can not see why that should be "obvious" and "of course".