Federer's racket...pics!

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  1. Lambsscroll

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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Awesome, I think we can rule out the Pro Staff Classic 6.1/Current Six.One mold now. That's a pretty thin beam.
     
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    It has PWS so you can rule out the blade
     
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    So is there a pws or not?? U can't see from those pics
     
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  6. THESEXPISTOL

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    It has a very small PWS...
     
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    It´s definetly smaller than 98, looks good. I´d guess 95 si...
     
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    I don't know if people know this, but the commentators said:
     
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  9. Mig1NC

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    Very round head shape.
     
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    Brad Gilbert has said over and over again that it's a 98 s.i. frame. If he's wrong, then he should have been corrected, since it's live TV. Fed's entire marketing team are watching every broadcast, they'd jump on BG like a dog in heat if he had the wrong information.

    I think it's safe to assume it is truly 98 s.i.
     
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    Thanks for the pics! Almost looks like an old ProStaff 95 painted black.
     
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    I'm surprised Wilson haven't painted it. Imagine if he wins the AO with this blacked out stick. Wilson will surely be annoyed at not having their logo on display.
     
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    It's on the stings, and everyone knows its a Wilson frame.
     
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    You can see a dose of lead at 12 under the bumper?
     
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    Exactly my thoughts but it has a smaller PWS. I don't think it's a 98, I feel it's a 94 maybe ?
     
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    It's a C10
     
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    During the Tsonga match, Patrick McEnroe had both Federer's old and new racquet in the booth. He laid the heads over each other and though it was quick it looked like the old racket head completely fit inside the new head. He also referred to it as a 98 and that it had more beam thickness than the old 90.
     
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    Thin, but does not seem to have a box frame.
     
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    No he just had two regular wilsons
     
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    Almost looks like the Pro Staff Tour 95 mold?

    [​IMG]
     
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    no he didn't. He had some generic Pro Staff 90 and a Blade 98s from the proshop just as an example. It wasn't Fed's racquets. If we know anything for sure, is that commentators and ex-players know NOTHING about gear/equipment or what other pros use. It's been confirmed time and time again by idiotic comments about gear.
     
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  22. TennisAddiction

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    I think you're either on something or on to something...
     
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  23. OnyxZ28

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    Hopefully both! *puff puff pass* :lol:
     
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    Nope. The throat on the proto is bigger/longer, more like the Blade.
     
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    Federer himself said in an interview on ESPN that is was a 98. Go with the GOAT, not against him.
     
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  26. OnyxZ28

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    You're right -- looks like the tie offs on Fed's rackets don't match the PST95 either.
     
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  27. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    ... I never said it had a box beam. :confused:
     
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    1. He is kinda part of Wilson marketing team.

    2. He is no where near GOAT, IMHO.
     
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    My mistake. Should have paid more attention. It sounded like he said they were the actual racquets.
     
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    The current proto definitely has PWS, whereas the proto he used last year did not. 3 mains in the throat vs. 4 for the prior proto (3 grommets versus 4 in the old). He definitely seems more confident/comfortable with this proto than the previous one, just didn't look right seeing him hit with a non-PWS racquet.

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    I think, it is either or Prostaff ROK (of course with modified string pattern) or a Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 MidPlus
     
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    1. Is it marketing to say the head size is a 98? Do you really think he doesn't know that?

    2. Nowhere near the GOAT? Wow, ok.

    Do you follow tennis?
     
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  33. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    A lot of people don't follow tennis. Then there are a lot of people who watch tennis but can't play, so they don't know what they're watching anyway.

    One needs to lower his/her expectations on these boards.
     
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    Doubt it. The PS ROK was a 93" frame, no way the current proto is that small. It also had a squarish, almost Yonex like shape that the proto does not. The Hyper PS has the smallish throat of PS's (the bottom of the throat doesn't come that close to the top of the grip), the proto's throat is def bigger/longer. Plus, i doubt that Fed would switch to a PJ of a racket with tech that old, would defeat the purpose of him switching.
     
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  35. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    What about a Hyper Pro Staff 5.0 MP? :)

    It's got oval-ish beams, thin beamed, and if it's more easy power that Federer wants, then the Hyper Pro Staff 5.0 MP would fit the bill. If you've hit with the 5.0, then you know that racquet had more power than a truck.
     
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  36. OnyxZ28

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    IIRC there was a 98" ROK in the EU but its headshape was still like the 93.

    I almost want to say HPS 7.1 Zone but the 7.1 yoke is shaped differently and the head is too oval to be Fed's stick.
     
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    My guess it´s a 95" blade-like shape with pws, thiner frame though...
     
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    LOL..good point. Fed goes on TV, discusses his 98 racquet size and how he increases the tension to compensate for that and people think it is marketing. :confused:

    People who have strung his racquet say it is a 98 on these boards, and then say it is a prototype. And I still see recent posts guessing that it is a 95 and an old model. Wow.
     
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    sorry about the large image, but hopefully this very clear picture of fed's racket helps
     
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  40. jjl

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    great pic. where did you get it? love the Rolex as well.
     
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  41. gambitt

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    Everyone? Or racket enthusiasts?

    That's not how advertising works.
     
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  42. hcb0804

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    I think they should leave it black and market and sell it that way.
    Darth Federer Stealth weapon. That would be cool.
     
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    You're right there was a ROK 98 in the EU - had an 18x20 pattern though
     
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    thanks for posting OP
     
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    I agree. Love the matte black look. The Blade 93 with its non glossy stealth black paintjob is one of my all time favourite paint and would love to see more of this on Wilson's range.
     
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    It was confirmed that it was 98.

    Also confirmed that it is 16x19 and has PWS.

    So, this is a one off for Wilson. Closest would be a Blade 98, but with PWS added.
     
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    It was confirmed that it was 98 sq inch head size.

    Also confirmed that it is 16x19 and has PWS.

    So, this is a one off for Wilson. Closest would be a Blade 98, but with PWS added.
     
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  48. jjl

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    What is your problem? I'm asking what website or source the pic is from, not what tournament. Get a life.
     
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    It looks smaller than 98. Did Roger confirm head size himself?
     
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    YES. GOAT himself said it is 98 head size. but I dont' think that matters at all. 95, 100 or 98,,,,not a lot of difference to amateurs. Only to Roger.

    only thing that will really matter is flexibility. I wonder if it will be fairly Stiff frame like his Prostaff 90 ?
     
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