Federer's 2014 Racquet (picture)

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  1. TennisLovaLova

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    I laughed irl
     
  2. frinton

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    Hey Peter, did that actually work out? Have you been testing it much? ;-)
     
  3. BreakPoint

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    Well, we know that he's playtested at least a very recent prototype of the RF97 Autograph. :)

     
  4. burn1986

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    Well, bought one of the Pro Staff 90s and loved it. The pj grew on me, just as the RF 97 will .
     
  5. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    The PJ is really not THAT bad. I think the overall backlash is because we were all expecting a predominately matte black PJ. And we had no real reason to expect otherwise. Afterall, all the teasers seemingly promised a predominately matte black racquet.

    Then we get the reveal and it's like someone spilled red paint all over it. :?
     
  6. roundiesee

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    Really couldn't agree more; they should not have released the teaser pictures and "mis-led" us in this manner, :(
    But we'll eventually get over it I suppose..... :)
     
  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I also want to say that I DON'T agree with this PJ. I think the red was misplaced and disproportionally used. I'm just saying it's not as bad as what people make it out to be.

    And honestly, if I like the racquet, I could care less about what it looks like. Matte black is my preference, and would have simply been gravy on top.
     
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    Well said.
    I wonder if there was any internal survey between different paint job designs before they chose this garish one.
     
  9. burn1986

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    The 2014 pro staff pj made the head of the 90 look slightly bigger. The BLX one made it look smaller. The pro staff pj looked good on the 90 but not as great on the others.
     
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  10. hoodjem

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    Here's a very handsome racquet--
     
  11. Blitzball

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    Wow, that looks really good. The only problem -- at least to Wilson -- is that mostly black paintjob would too closely resemble the Blade paintjob.
     
  12. hoodjem

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    The Blades all look black and silver--with no red.

    So, I don't think they would resemble each other that much.
     
  13. Power Player

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    Yes but if you look at Wilson't major releases, they all have rather distinct color schemes.

    Meaning - majority black is Blade, majority red Pro Staff.

    It makes sense that Wilson put this much red in the PJ even though we were all hoping for more matte black.
     
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    Would have to agree with PowerPlayer. If its too much black, it would be smashing the blade's bj into the prostaff. Each line of rackets has a certain color that it trends to. For example, the juice line has been blue, the speed line was black/white, the prince tour 100 has been orange, and so on.
     
  15. hoodjem

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    You guys are probably right. Personally, I do not find them at all confusing. I think it's too bad. The less-red racquet pj certainly looks better(er) IMO.
     
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    I agree with you hoodjem. I think the red accents showcase the PWS the blades don't have as well as combine making the racket stand out and still stay classy.

    I actually really like red on a racket. Red, black, and white are an awesome combo. Maybe if the inner part of the hoop were black I could handle the outer being all red as it is. The way it's currently done, it looks a little disjointed and the high polish makes it look a little cheap. At a minimum I'd make all the paint matte.

    Again though, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I was so stoked to see the first few teaser shots. The final reveal was totally unexpected and I was no longer quite as stoked. Having said that, if it fits my game better than what I currently use, I'll buy it. I won't not buy it just because of the paint job.
     
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    [​IMG]Best of all.
     
  19. Power Player

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    I like the PJ. Cant wait. The matte paint is going to make it look way better in person, I'm pretty confident about that.
     
  20. aimr75

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    for sure.. would have been a terrible decision on Wilsons part if they didnt make it a matte finish
     
  21. Tennis sensation

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    I like the PJ too...
     
  22. hoodjem

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    Uh oh. Now people are saying they can't wait for a racquet that does not exist.:(
     
  23. Power Player

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    If you are talking about me since I said "can't wait", I am very aware of the real PJ and am fine with it.
     
  24. hoodjem

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    OK, good. Whew!
     
  25. Power Player

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    Like I said, while I love a nice PJ as much as the next guy, it doesn't really factor into my racquet selection too much.

    And I dig the regular PJ. The only thing that is weird is the red is a circle around the hoop. It would have been sick if they did that but thin like a PS85, but I have a feeling in person, the matte color may look amazing.
     
  26. Rogael Naderer

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    I wish it did!
     

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