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tennis4losers
08-12-2006, 10:41 AM
Like I said sometime ago, I was going to get these and they finnaly arrived today. I will be posting photos through out the day.

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tennis4losers
08-12-2006, 10:43 AM
http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/1381/img0241ai0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

tennis4losers
08-12-2006, 10:44 AM
http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/3457/img0242xm3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

jackofromalsager
08-12-2006, 11:04 AM
is that the exact one he uses or just the normal tour 90

chiru
08-12-2006, 11:05 AM
its supposedly the one he uses, only without the shorter pallet. i.e. the string spacing is like his.

looseswing
08-12-2006, 11:55 AM
Does it play like the regular ncode 90?

Roy
08-12-2006, 12:02 PM
A review would be nice !!

Thanks in advance.

Swissv2
08-12-2006, 12:37 PM
blurry pictures! excited?

gooberwho
08-12-2006, 05:48 PM
please...use the macro mode on your camera to properly focus on close-up objects!

baros
08-12-2006, 06:11 PM
how did you get those.
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Duzza
08-12-2006, 06:33 PM
please...use the macro mode on your camera to properly focus on close-up objects!
you don't play battlefield 2 demo do you?

jackson vile
08-12-2006, 07:54 PM
Wow that was a lot of money, and as it turns out the retail plays virtually identical to the fed edition

LowProfile
08-12-2006, 08:24 PM
Wow that was a lot of money, and as it turns out the retail plays virtually identical to the fed edition

Isn't it supposed to? The Fed edition is simply a collector's item, not a viable alternative to the nSix-One Tour.

enigma54
08-12-2006, 09:17 PM
Interested in selling one? I'd like to buy one. Is this readily available in Japan? Maybe I should make a trip over :D

SFrazeur
08-12-2006, 09:21 PM
Something just accrued to me, what are you suppose to do about replacement

grommets?

emo5
08-12-2006, 09:32 PM
thats great but uhh can you post somemore pictures?? on the frame.. etc..
big font to get your attention tennis4losers!

Lakoste
08-13-2006, 07:07 AM
Something just accrued to me, what are you suppose to do about replacement

grommets?
Like all Wilson frames, you can contact Wilson directly (tell me if you need the #) and the first time you ask them for a replacment grommet it will be free, but every time after that you must pay (its around $6ish I think). They had grommets of my Sting so I'd imagine they have grommets of this one.

ashpookie
08-13-2006, 08:17 AM
Nice! How much that set you back?

tennis4losers
08-13-2006, 09:25 AM
Well as you can see im not a photographer and more pics will come. I plan to sell one soon and the package cost me $800 including the shipping from japan+japanese tax+some other bs international tax.

tennis4losers
08-13-2006, 09:27 AM
http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/5079/img0246jp3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

tennis4losers
08-13-2006, 09:31 AM
In this photo I tried to take a pic of the specs which are different but again, the pic is very blurry

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/5686/img0250pp6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

tennis4losers
08-13-2006, 09:35 AM
Here are the exact specs if you cannot read them.

Tension: 23-27kg (50-60lbs)
Length: 68.6cm (27 in.)
Weight: 340 grams (12.0 oz)
Headsize: 581 cm^2 (90 sq in.)
Balance: 30.5 cm (12 pts. HL)
Pattern: 16x19
SI: 6.0

BreakPoint
08-13-2006, 10:29 AM
Here are the exact specs if you cannot read them.

Tension: 23-27kg (50-60lbs)
Length: 68.6cm (27 in.)
Weight: 340 grams (12.0 oz)
Headsize: 581 cm^2 (90 sq in.)
Balance: 30.5 cm (12 pts. HL)
Pattern: 16x19
SI: 6.0

Actually, those specs are identical to the US version of the nSix-One Tour 90.

Ryoma Kun
08-13-2006, 11:12 AM
... so ... its just an ncode 90 with more paint on it

Askmeo88
08-13-2006, 12:42 PM
I notice that the hologram is in a strange spot inside the throat. Interesting placement...

Lleyton Hewitt
08-13-2006, 12:45 PM
what website did u get these from?

BreakPoint
08-13-2006, 12:49 PM
I notice that the hologram is in a strange spot inside the throat. Interesting placement...

That's because they had to make room on the outside of the beam, where the hologram normally is, for the "Roger Federer" signature decal.

travlerajm
08-13-2006, 02:22 PM
Actually, those specs are identical to the US version of the nSix-One Tour 90.

Then what version is listed on TW? Are these Fed edition specs for strung or unstrung?

BreakPoint
08-13-2006, 02:37 PM
Then what version is listed on TW? Are these Fed edition specs for strung or unstrung?

ALL specs listed on TW are STRUNG specs.

ALL specs listed on the frames are UNSTRUNG specs since you're buying just the frame and they have no idea what kind of strings you're going to put in the frame.

They used the exact same spec sticker for the Federer Edition as they do for the regular US version. I think the only "real" difference between the two racquets is that they drilled a different string spacing in the Federer Edition (the way Federer likes it).

emo5
08-13-2006, 02:45 PM
nice pics.
btw, whats the SI stand for, is it wilsons own power-control rating like prince's?

hummer23
08-13-2006, 02:50 PM
nice pics.
btw, whats the SI stand for, is it wilsons own power-control rating like prince's?

swing index. And yeah, pretty much. ITs like heads L6 or S12 swing rating system.

SFrazeur
08-13-2006, 02:50 PM
nice pics.
btw, whats the SI stand for, is it wilsons own power-control rating like prince's?

Swing Index, the higher the number the lower the power.

It goes from 1 to 6, but it used to go to 8, I think. or at lest they once had a racquet that ended in 8.?si

travlerajm
08-13-2006, 03:06 PM
Swing Index, the higher the number the lower the power.

It goes from 1 to 6, but it used to go to 8, I think. or at lest they once had a racquet that ended in 8.?si

The SI used to stand for "stiffness index." Wilson would clamp the handle and hang a 1 kg weight from the tip. The SI was the deflection of the tip in mm.

But sometime during the 90's, Wilson changing the definition of SI so that it now stands for "swing index." Now the SI is the result of an unreleased formula that includes head size and length, that supposedly is inversely related to the power level. The old SI was much more useful IMO when it still stood for the stiffness index. I e-mailed Wilson to complain, but the Wilson rep who responded was clueless and didn't know much about the meaning of SI.

BreakPoint
08-13-2006, 03:21 PM
I think those SI ratings are pretty much useless in many cases. For example, compare the PS 6.0 85/95 with the PS 6.1 Classic. Going by the SI, you would assume that the PS 6.0 85/95 is stiffer and more powerful since it has a lower number. However, anyone that has played with both knows that the PS 6.1 Classic is much stiffer and more powerful than the PS 6.0 85/95.

pcpshortbus
08-13-2006, 03:29 PM
i saw one of these being strung at the nasdaq and i asked the guy stringing it about it but he just said it was signed by him... not a different racket. that was a while ago and now i see it again and i remembered about it

Swissv2
08-13-2006, 03:38 PM
You do know these racquets are collectors items. If they play exactly like the normal ones, its not worth using them - for they will be worth more in mint condition than played with.

Tennis Man
09-19-2006, 08:48 PM
So, what was the point anyway? The same racquet plus posters and Fed's signature. Big deal!!! Where is Sampras' Special Edition?

dannyjjang
09-19-2006, 09:00 PM
so after all its not federer's specs??
if its true wtf?

Net Rusher
09-19-2006, 09:09 PM
Only 1350 RMB each in China, about $170.

1000 RMB for normal asian edition.

carpetgrub
09-19-2006, 09:14 PM
Something just accrued to me, what are you suppose to do about replacement

grommets?
Exactly!

carpetgrub
09-19-2006, 09:25 PM
the package cost me $800 including the shipping from japan+japanese tax+some other bs international tax.
800 Bones? guess you are paying for his signature? OUCH!

prorain
09-19-2006, 09:51 PM
heh, i was gonna say SI means Systems International.

me and my physics hah :rolleyes:

vinnier6
09-20-2006, 05:04 AM
its the same racquet as the us tour 90, why wouldnt it be...you paid for some strings and a fake signature....still nice racquet, but way overpriced...

ps, its not really federers racquet...

BreakPoint
09-20-2006, 10:27 AM
ps, its not really federers racquet...

But I think it's as close as you're going to get. I think the only real difference is that Federer's actual racquet has the shorter handle pallet.

Keifers
09-20-2006, 01:38 PM
The SI used to stand for "stiffness index." Wilson would clamp the handle and hang a 1 kg weight from the tip. The SI was the deflection of the tip in mm.

But sometime during the 90's, Wilson changing the definition of SI so that it now stands for "swing index." Now the SI is the result of an unreleased formula that includes head size and length, that supposedly is inversely related to the power level. The old SI was much more useful IMO when it still stood for the stiffness index. I e-mailed Wilson to complain, but the Wilson rep who responded was clueless and didn't know much about the meaning of SI.
That's very interesting. I didn't know this before. Thanks.

Keifers
09-20-2006, 01:41 PM
I think those SI ratings are pretty much useless in many cases. For example, compare the PS 6.0 85/95 with the PS 6.1 Classic. Going by the SI, you would assume that the PS 6.0 85/95 is stiffer and more powerful since it has a lower number. However, anyone that has played with both knows that the PS 6.1 Classic is much stiffer and more powerful than the PS 6.0 85/95.
Definitely agree that they messed up the rating system when the named the Classic a 6.1.

And the nCode Six-Ones too...

strcmp
09-21-2006, 06:49 PM
Like all Wilson frames, you can contact Wilson directly (tell me if you need the #) and the first time you ask them for a replacment grommet it will be free, but every time after that you must pay (its around $6ish I think). They had grommets of my Sting so I'd imagine they have grommets of this one.

Hey lakoste, can you tell me the # to call to get a free replacement grommet?
Your profile wasn't accepting messages.

Thanks

Lakoste
09-21-2006, 07:14 PM
Hey lakoste, can you tell me the # to call to get a free replacement grommet?
Your profile wasn't accepting messages.

Thanks
Whoops sorry about that,
1-800-946-6060 - if you're in the US

I think you need to give some basic info: name, address, racquet, quanity

superstition
09-21-2006, 07:20 PM
Why doesn't Wilson sell a racquet with Federer's exact specs? It makes no sense to me.

onehandbh
09-21-2006, 09:46 PM
Thanks for the #, Lakoste. I'll call and see if they
have the grommets for the tour federers.

qwerty66
09-21-2006, 10:32 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=121126

this guy has the "real fed edition"

pham4313
09-21-2006, 10:45 PM
breakpoint, is this version 20mm thick for beam width?

BreakPoint
09-21-2006, 11:31 PM
breakpoint, is this version 20mm thick for beam width?

No, it should be 17.5mm just like the retail version.

vinnier6
09-22-2006, 04:27 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=121126

this guy has the "real fed edition"
i am guessing of course, but that aint the real deal either...check out the string job on it and the absence of power pads and the little sticker on the frame that has the grip size on it...i doubt its feds actual racquet...but its cool anyway...

superstition
09-22-2006, 12:48 PM
This is so stupid. Head has put out an exact copy, according to them, of Agassi's racquet, and yet the guy many (probably wrongly) think is the best player of all time is playing with a racquet that no one can buy. Wake up, Wilson! There is demand for an exact Federer racquet, not more cryptically named racquets no one will ever care about.