Federer's Racket

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  1. tennisguy17

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    I was wondering..... is Federer really using the NCode Tour 90 or a ProStaff Tour 90 with a paint job?
     
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  2. david aames

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    There is a whole section on this board dedicated to Pro Players' gear and another one for racquets alone. The question has been beaten to death over there.
     
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  3. Vlad

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    I would assume it is an Ncode since he is having more pop in his serve as of late. He served like 133 at Wimbledon. He never served this big before.
     
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  4. drakulie

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    PS 85
     
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  5. ProStaffTour90

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    *TEARS HAIR OUT*
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    It's clearly not a PS 85!

    Slightly customized ncode, pretty sure he's had some sort of switch!
     
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  6. Chanchai

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    I thought the insiders' words have been that Fed uses a racquet that's in a way a custom build, based on the PS 85, but comes out with a head size around 90 sq. in? Basically, built similar to, but with a different custom mold as, a PS 85. And I'm guessing heavier than stock for sure.

    BTW, I like both the PS 85 and Tour 90 stocks myself :) Haven't tried the N-Code yet. In the end, shouldn't really base your racquet decisions on what pros use, especially if you probably have to go through insane lengths to get what is exactly tailor made to what they seem to want. But I guess there will always be that "pro-fan connection."

    But if he's switched to a customized, yet essentially N-Code--Right on! If not--Right on! 8)

    -Chanchai
     
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  7. johnkidd

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    I bet it's an N-Code just like we could buy. If Roger is the potential GOAT he doesn't need a custom racket. And I'll bet Roddick's PD+ is exactly the same as mine except for the string and amount of lead tape :)
     
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  8. Chanchai

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    Keep thinking that kid.... as long as it gives you more confidence and faith in your racquet, I guess that's good for your game ;)

    Confidence is a big part of tennis :)

    -Chanchai
     
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  9. drakulie

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    Federer uses a PS 85.
     
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  10. BreakPoint

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    Federer uses a PS 6.0 90. I'm pretty much convinced of this. No Tour 90s nor nSix-One Tours for him.
     
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  11. Feña14

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    It is a totally custom job, I think thats certain as said by inside imformation.

    It is closest to a PS 6.0 90 but still different, and a box beam version I think.

    -Liam
     
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    Can you still call it a horse when it's been beaten beyond recognition?
     
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  13. ProStaffTour90

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    What width beam does the PS 6.0 90 have???

    The ncode he uses was designed for him, and so his racquet is only slightly modified from the one we could buy! I THINK

    I'm not sure what he uses, but i AM sure he doesn't use a PS 85!

    The string pattern is different
     
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  14. Chanchai

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    It's well beyond glue and pig feed now.... There should be some term for what goes on beyond beating a dead horse.... Kicking a dead horse in the nads?

    Anyways... Yeah... this conversation won't cease... One of those things that's gonna go on and on and on and on....

    But at least people aren't asking for the specs for Agassi's sandhill :p But for anyone out in Oregon, there's an insane sandhill that's excellent for running in a place called Pacific City 8)

    -Chanchai
     
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  15. tennisnoob

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    Its a PS 85, get it into your dumbskull, pls!
     
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  16. ProStaffTour90

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    Ok this kid just took it to a whole new level with the raised voice (i imagine it was a raised voice)

    Please explain to me how Roger is playing with a PS 85 when his racquet and the PS 85 have different string patterns!

    Please answer in a civilised manner :lol:
     
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  17. Feña14

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    Also i'm pretty sure it's a 90sqi head size, and not an 85sqi head.

    But then again, it's difficult to tell with all the paint it must of had on it! :lol:

    -Liam
     
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  18. Feña14

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    I have changed my mind, looking at recent pictures I am convinced it is a POG OS Longbody. :lol:

    -Liam
     
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    Federer's racquet is a PS 85. Please provide a clear picture showing a different string pattern.
     
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  20. tennisnoob

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    Ha! You're the guy who ends the sentences with a !!!! most of the time, so whos raising voices? I'm just bringing myself down to your level! Its a whole new level for me indeed, coz I've never felt so low in my life! Call me a kid again, u damn Brit!
     
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  21. ibemadskillzz

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    he might have switched to Ncode Tour 90 or it's a Wilson "Hyper" Prostaff 6.0 Head size 90 which is not available in stores (it's rare). The demo for that racquet was given to some pros and my coach is a former Argentina's Davis Cup Coach in year 2002, one demo ended up in his hands because he was related to wilson. "Warning"- not available in stores. This is not Wilson Hyper Prostaff 6.1 nor Wilson Prostaff 6.0 original. The demo itself was painted like Wilson Hyper Prostaff 6.1, except that it was a Box Beam and the head size is 90. The mold is exactly like the Ncode tour 90. This is not PS 85 or tour 90. This racquet was sold for a short amount of time but it has been discontinued.
     
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  22. Chanchai

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    The Hyper Pro Staff 6.0 was the limited release racquet that was mostly found in Europe (as far as its limited distribution went) right?

    If that's the one, it's a pretty nice racquet, I really enjoyed using it (kinda wish I bought it off my friend, but he sold all of them on **** before I decided I wanted them, and that was shortly after he got his Tour 90s).

    -Chanchai
     
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  23. ibemadskillzz

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    Chanchai, you're correct.
     
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  24. jings

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    IF ... we assume that Fed hasn't changed his racquet this season, but merely the paintjob, then the attached picture is as good a look at the racquet that I've come across. It's 16x19 pattern, but that doesn't mean a lot, he could have whatever frame he wants drilled how he wants ....

    http://users.adelphia.net/~racquetdoctor/images/P1040138.JPG
     
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  25. Stinkdyr

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    nice club jings! :->
     
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  26. BreakPoint

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    ibemadskillzz,
    Are you sure that racquet did not have a 95 sq. in. head? What you've described sounds exactly like the racquet sold in Europe (and here on TW) last year but with a 95 head not a 90 head. It was basically a PS 6.0 95 Original with some HyperCarbon added and painted in the same red and yellow color scheme as the HPS 6.1 95. It was called "HyperProStaff 6.0 95 Tour" or just HPS 6.0 95 for short. I have never heard of a 90 sq. in. version of that racquet. If it indeed existed, where was it sold?
     
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  27. kreative

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    yeah, i haven't heard of the hyper ps 6.0 coming in a 90" head. they did sell the 95" head box beam on TW a while back, and in europe.

    as far as federer, he probably uses a custom ps 6.0 original with a custom 90" head. there was another thread w/ a link to an article about the wilson "pro room" where they basically did all types of customizations for particular players. this would include drilling a different string pattern in a racquet than what was commercially available.
     
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    Come on Junior, Chin Up :wink:
     
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  29. ProStaffTour90

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    PS 85: 18 crosses 16 mains

    Picture won't work so here's the link!!!

    This with "Tour 90" 19 crosses 16 mains, can't find a clear picture with the n-code but it's the same string pattern!!!
     
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    Tennisnoob

    Judging by your last post, you clearly weren't as fortunate as most people who contribute to this GLOBAL forum who were lucky enough to have received, or be in the process of receiving, a decent education, and who were taught some manners. So we should make some allowances for you. Notwithstanding that, if you have views to express based on nationality, race, creed or religion, then I am sure that you will have little trouble finding some ultra right-wing websites, with forums, that you can contribute to, instead of leaving those remarks on this forum. You will also be much more appreciated on those sites. And I have little doubt that the administrators of this forum will agree with me.
     
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  31. Tim Tiger Henman

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    louisc - you speak for us all.
     
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  32. tennisnoob

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    Thank you for the reminder. I admit i have stepped overboard and I sincerely apologise if I have offended any Brits out there for they are one of the nicest people but i do think your words are unnecessarily harsh too. Its all personal between me & Pro Staff Tour 90 and I did not say those things to have such a broadside meaning. Peace.
     
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    Thank you Tennisnoob. Your apology was very much appreciated, and I hope that ProStaffTour90 will think the same.
     
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  34. ProStaffTour90

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    hmmmm, i suppose so :?

    Have you looked at the picture then, PS 85 believers??? :p
     
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