Federer's racket...pics!

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  1. mellowyellow

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    I did want to thank the OP after my comment, but couldn't. Thought the thread was deleted and that would have been ashame. Anyway, best pics I have seen of the new frame ....
     
  2. PCS_Super

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    I cant give away too much but ive held this new frame... its heavy, headlight, to me imagine wilsons version (frame geometry and contours ect) of a Dunlop Hotmelt 300G... thats the closest mould i can think of that resembles this new frame... then make it as heavy as his old stick
     
  3. PCS_Super

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    and it is 100% a 98 sqin head
     
  4. roundiesee

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    Why is it that you can't give away too much? Is everything about Federer's new racket supposed to be cloaked in secrecy at the moment (by order from Wilson)?
     
  5. Bobby Jr

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    It looks exactly the same as the one he's been using all year to me.
     
  6. BreakPoint

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    But it was you who claimed that the previous pics showed a frame that was "more aerodynamic looking" and "less box beam-like" than his old 90, and therefore the bigger frame may not cause an increase in air drag. And I agree.

    Here's a pic of him with the new frame at this year's Aus Open:

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  7. Bobby Jr

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    I said:

    "It looks exactly the same as the one he's been using all year to me."

    Learn. To. Read. I made no comment about it there other than the above. Early comments with regards to it being more aerodynamic were only in relation to the 90sq in frame he's used for years, and explicitly so. But you knew that already and were just being your usual facetious self.

    Seriously, could you be any bigger a muppet?
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    Exactly! In the pics from this week at IW, the frame looks CLOSER to the box beam frame of his old 90, whereas the pics from the Aus Open, the frame looks MORE aerodynamic than his old 90 (your claim, remember? Which you just reiterated again.)

    Here's a pic of him from this week at Indian Wells:

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    The above frame appears more "box-beam-like" than this frame below from the Aus Open:

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  9. Bobby Jr

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    No. Same frame muppet.
     
  10. BreakPoint

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    From looking at pics from the Aus Open, like this one below, I can understand why so many people thought that he's using a Blade (or Blade mold). The roundish curved beam does look very much like the beam on a Blade.

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    However, I don't think anyone looking at the pics from this week's BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells), like the one below, would think it is a Blade (or Blade mold). More likely, most people would say it more resembles the box beam of a ProStaff 95 (or ProStaff 95 mold or derivative).

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    Yes, I know that it is a completely custom frame but I'm just using the retail models that we are familiar with solely as a comparison.
     
  11. Bobby Jr

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    However, anyone who looked for clearer photos and didn't seek out one that highlighted the ambiguity you are trying to promote...

    IW vs AO. Same frame.
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  12. mellowyellow

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    But Bobby Jr. Would you not agree that that is more of a satin black vs a matte black like at the AusO? Your thoughts...
     
  13. Bobby Jr

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    Lighting and photo contrast/colour settings imo.

    Two more pics from IW to demonstrate.
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    Knowing anything about Fed's racquet will not help your game improve.

    I can hardly wait till Wilson releases the new mighty Fed racquet, then we can all buy one and we'll stop speculating about it.

    But if their smart, they won't do that because that would stop the endless "buzz" (bickering, guessing, projecting, analyzing).
     
  19. Povl Carstensen

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    But we can not be sure the commercial version is the same as Federer is playing. I hope so though.
    Understanding about rackets will not improve your game (as in make you a better player), but it can help your game.
     
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  20. Povl Carstensen

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    I think there was irony involved in melloyellow's post?
     
  21. hoodjem

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    This is a great TT attitude. Now we're talking.

    Let's argue about whether it's satin black versus matte black.
     
  22. HeeK_ILRF

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    I want both:
    prothotype and final racquet!
    YEAHHHHH
     
  23. YesTennis

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    Is Fed still using his same string set-up in the new racquet-Champions Choice with the gut mains? Thanks
     
  24. mellowyellow

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    Yes, I appreciate Bobby Jr. effort and post immensely. It was me being a dick head and also a printers inside joke...
     
  25. Bobby Jr

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    I got the irony immediately for sure. It was a good effort too, that's why I posted the pics... let's keep this going, I reckon an argument about the finish of the paint used on the new frame is a great idea for a thread. :twisted:
     
  26. mellowyellow

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    Where else would I go to talk about boundary air layer but tt.... I'm thinking the the paint at AusO was actually causing the slower speeds, the new paint clearly more slippery through the ENTIRE swing, this would account for ALL of the new found power/speed at IW Courier researched and proved. Disprove it!
     
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    I'd recognize those knots anywhere, those are definitely Ron's.
     
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    Are there string savers on the 4th and 6th cross from top?!
     
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    I think that's the exact thing he should do. Even though he tends to try and stand toe-to-toe too often when he should slice it against certain players (*cough* Nadal *cough*), if he can hit the topspin backhand and produce winners as Wawrinka does, he'll be more of a threat on the baseline. When his backhand is on, it's hard to imagine anyone beating him, even Nadal. Just look at WTF 2010.
     
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    Wait what? He should be slicing more often against Nadal but he should hit more topspin as well? :confused:
     
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    Looks more and more like it has blade and 6.1 influences.
     
  37. Povl Carstensen

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    Yes, a narrower beam 6.1 would be great. Should have made it long ago. Or a higher beam 6.0.
     
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    I think you've answered your own question. :)

    Besides, it's mentioned in the post you just quoted.
     
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    26 kg gut mains and crosses 3 pounds lower.
     
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    @Lambsscroll Yeah I definitely can't be sure because of the paint. Look at it once, it is flat ; look at twice it is an ovalish beam ; lookt at it third it looks like a half of the racquet is flat and the other is ovalish ! ==> headache
     
  45. bigdaddyps

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    Still using Champions Choice with some string savers.
    That has not changed. Great hybrid.
     
  46. Bobby Jr

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    What on earth is wrong with you clowns posting screen grabs? Go to google image search and search for high res pics by date range. If I wanted to look at pics that looked like they'd been taken using a potato I'd do screengrabs.
     
  47. Lambsscroll

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    looks exactly like a slightly modified 'blade 93 2013' with 98''.
     
  49. Jay fishpaste

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    The frame looks reddish under the black primer in first pic. Look at scraps on side
     
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    My guess is some clay!
     

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