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wlinchon
08-04-2006, 10:57 PM
Hello,

I don't want to start a fire here, and I know about the paintjob stories, etc, but I heard that Wilson issued the Wilson nSix One Tour Federer, limited to 2000 frames worldwide, on July 29, 2006. It includes the following in the package:

an unstrung Wilson nSix One Tour with his signature on it, and in a pouch, it has the strings he uses: 1/2 set Wilson Natural Gut + 1/2 set Luxilon Alu Power Rough, 3 Pro Overgrips / white, a card with a message from Federer, a Wilson W-Team bag, and a Federer poster. The frame weighs 346 grams, G2 or G3.

Does anyone know information about this?


Warren

wlinchon
08-04-2006, 11:23 PM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f334/wlinchon/WilsonnSixOneTourFederer1.jpg

wlinchon
08-04-2006, 11:23 PM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f334/wlinchon/WilsonnSixOneTourFedererPouch2.jpg

wlinchon
08-04-2006, 11:24 PM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f334/wlinchon/WilsonnSixOneTourFedererSignature3.jpg

qwerty66
08-04-2006, 11:28 PM
don't know anything
but nice photos

wlinchon
08-04-2006, 11:30 PM
Hang on, it on Wilson Japan's website;

http://wilson-ncode.jp/products/nsix1_tour_federer_page1.html

The specs are provided. For those that can't, for whatever reason access the link, the specs are as follows:

Head size 90 inch
Weight 340g
Balance 30.5 cm
Length 27 in.
Cross section 17mm.
String pattern 16x19
Grip size 2.3
Price Open

So is it what Federer is using? Any comments?

Warren

wlinchon
08-04-2006, 11:33 PM
And yes, if this is only in Japan, and it's the real thing, I do have to add, that Japan gets the best stuff (for a price, that is, but isn't everything that way?).

Warren

Chang
08-04-2006, 11:33 PM
you're right Japan is selling roger federer signature rackets and they're selling PS6.0 85 as well.

BreakPoint
08-04-2006, 11:37 PM
If you do a search on these boards, you'll find that this racquet has already been talked about extensively in many threads for over a month now with lots of links to Japanese websites and lots of info, including from people in Japan that have hit with it.

Bottom line: It's not exactly what Federer is using since it still has the longer handle pallet and grip and the jury is still out on whether or not it contains HyperCarbon and/or nCoded materials.

Here's a thread that was just started yesterday: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=112842

BreakPoint
08-04-2006, 11:39 PM
And yes, if this is only in Japan, and it's the real thing, I do have to add, that Japan gets the best stuff (for a price, that is, but isn't everything that way?).

Warren

Yes, it's sold only in Japan, and Japan gets tons of other models from many brands that we don't get here in the U.S., not just this one. :(

wlinchon
08-04-2006, 11:41 PM
BreakPoint,

Sorry. I was a bit excited to find this. Yes, I see that it has been mentioned before.

Warren

Janne
08-05-2006, 04:47 AM
Anyone know what the message from Federer says? ^^

wlinchon
08-05-2006, 07:11 AM
And to give credit to where it is due. Here is the link that I believed first mentioned the racquet.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=107471&highlight=federer+edition

looseswing
08-05-2006, 07:15 AM
BP what do the people from Japan who have hit with it say about it?

ART ART
08-05-2006, 08:03 AM
This racket is similar but not the same that Roger use, look at the handle... longer than the true racket, believe it or not this makes a lot of a difference regarding weight and balance.
To me this is just another marketing joke from Wilson.

LowProfile
08-05-2006, 08:12 AM
It seems to be a stock nSix-One Tour with Federer's signature on it. Nothing like what he really uses.

BreakPoint
08-05-2006, 12:43 PM
BP what do the people from Japan who have hit with it say about it?

Check the posts by "omigod" in this thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=107100

wlinchon
08-05-2006, 08:24 PM
Thanks breakpoint for the link to omigod's comments. I was also curious where someone mentioned they played with it.

One thing that struck me was that omigod played with it strung low. The racquet doesn't come strung, unless you ask for it. Check out my photos, the pouch contains the strings. I wonder if the racquet were strung at Federer's tension, it would affect its feel and playabilty.

Any thoughts?

Warren

BreakPoint
08-05-2006, 08:36 PM
Not really sure what tension it was strung at. You may want to try asking "omigod".

In any case, I think someone needs to play with one for a week or so alongside a stock US version to determine if there are any differences.