Federer's Racket

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by califsurferboy33, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. jackson vile

    jackson vile Legend

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    That is Greg Raven's website, and that is indeed the racket but not modded.

    P1 takes care of Roger's rackets which weigh 13+oz
     
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  2. BreakPoint

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    Cliff Drysdale used to use that racquet. I had a good friend that also used that racquet in the late '70's.
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Federer probably customizes his K90 with lead tape underneath the bumper guard, that's why it probably feels heavier even if you can't "see" the lead tape.

    BTW, my retail K90 weighs 13.2 oz. stock with just two thin overgrips on it, so I don't know how much heavier Federer's K90 can be. I mean, he swings with such massive racquet head speed, I doubt his racquet can be that much heavier, especailly when he seems to be able to swing just as fast after playing against Nadal on slow red clay for grueling 5 sets and 5 long hours. :-o
     
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  4. larlarbd

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    Yup , thats why I was so surprised . & yes , his racquet head does seem to be very fast on clay - maybe he changes specs on clay - but look at dubai open , he has a shorter swing more flat.
     
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  5. sureshs

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    Wilson's marketing is just too good. First, they bring out the NCodes and convince the uninitiated masses that Fed is playing with it. The initiated ones also went and bought them, even though they knew about PJs. They just had to get one for themselves. Then we read all those posts about how stable the racquet was, but you had to be a Federer to use it. The sister stick, N95, was hailed as the best stick ever made (yes, I remember those posts). TW went right along with the flow - if I remember right, the N90 playtest (which did not give a very good review) had comments like "I now have a real appreciation of Federer's talent."

    Then posts started appearing about the drill pattern and grip, and how the N90 could not be Fed's racquet. Rumors of the K Factor started popping up. In parallel, the N90 abuse started - it is muted, too stiff, etc., as a mental preparation to justify spending money on the K90.

    Then, Wilson comes out with the K90, and, lo and behold, it does have the same drill pattern and grip size of Fed's racquet. Now, both the uninitiated and initiated masses went and bought it, the first category not knowing better, and the second hoping that this is closer to Fed's real stick.

    Either way, Wilson wins every time!
     
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  6. drakulie

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    You forgot the third category.

    Those of us who play with the ps85 and have been waiting for the same feel but in a larger head size.
     
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  7. sureshs

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  8. Mr. Sean

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    Hey darkulie. I think after reading your reviews and the ones of others. the k90 is the closest thing to a ps85 with a larger head. Has the same feel as a china ps85, same grip size same control but with more pop and spin. I think we have to wait for someone to get their hands on feds real k90 which shouldn't take that long to compare it with the retail one to see how similar they really are. If they are pretty much the same its safe to say that wilson finally released feds real racquet under the name k90 and all these debates about what fed uses will finally be over and all the fed fan boys and ps lovers can finally have their dream racquet.
     
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  9. master935

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    I just read VDP's post about the tennis week headline, and they bring up an almost irrefutable point that, rather than settling with something that he likes more than the rest and duping the public into buying something that he does not play, he can have a racket tailor made to HIS specifications.
     
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  10. tennis_hand

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    Buy Wilson stake, then at least you'll win and lose at the same time, rather than solely lose. :grin:

    darn. it's a business, the legal word for everything illegal otherwise. consumers are sheep and pigs. Bill Gate$ does it the best. LOL.
     
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  11. 95nCode95

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    i guess i have to change my name now, i switch raucqets hahahaha. but yeah i use the kfactor 95 and i can't see how you wouldn't change to this new technology, its a feel that i ve never felt before. so by looking at roger's performance at australian, i noticed he was playing off shots that was never seen before ever, like unbelivable shots. coincidentially was when he "looked" like he switch racquets, who knows.
     
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  12. Azzurri

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    I just can't believe all this crap I am reading. Look:
    The PS Tour 90 feels completely different than the Ncode 90 and the Kfactor 90 feels completely different than the Ncode and the Tour 90. I know this because I have played ALL three. I actually owned all three at the same time and played them on the same day. The Ncode is the worst of them all. The Tour 90 is stiff compared to the Kfactor. These are ALL DIFFERENT sticks. For those that claim they are not you either never really played them or you are just a wanna be player with no ability to differentiate feel between tennis racquets.

    Maybe people initially did like the Ncode...I did..until I hit with a SV and PS Tour 90. I have read the "complaints" way before rumours of the KFactor, so people grumbled about the Ncode a long time ago.

    These PJ threads about the Kfactor are tiresome.
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    Yup, people were criticizing the nCode's too muted feel as soon as they were introduced in the summer of 2004. I know I did.
     
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