New Versions of Racquets in 2015

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  1. srvnvly

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    -Babolat Pure Drive
    -Wilson Blades (?)
    -Wilson Steam 99S (and 99?)
    -Head Instinct
    -Head Speeds

    Not sure if all of these will hold true; what other versions will be available in 2015?
     
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  2. srvnvly

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    Does anyone know if the Steam 99S and the Blade 16x19 frames will be updated in 2015?
     
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  3. Amalhotra

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    I'm pretty sure there will be new blades
     
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  4. carlosoki

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    Something about new Aeroprodrive 2015???
     
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  5. SpinToWin

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    nope that will probably be 2016 I believe
     
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  6. YesTennis

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    I was told at the Cincy tournament by the Wilson rep that there will be new Blades in 2015. They couldn't give me an answer about the Six One's, as there appears to be a lot of internal discussions about what to do with this line. Hope this helps.
     
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  7. SpinToWin

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    Hmmm… Now I'm intrigued… But I guess that makes sense seeing how relatively similar the Six.One and the new Pro Staff(s) are.

    I wonder if @PeterFig also is involved in the design of the new Blade...
     
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    heard that the new blades are gonna be black with neon green accents
     
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  9. MikeHitsHard93

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    Ohhhhhh fancy ;)
     
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  10. srvnvly

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    This does help, thanks - I'm really curious about the 16x19 stick and any changes they make. Was there any hint of a new Steam?
     
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  11. ThomasGB

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    That sounds absolutely incredible! But i still love the black Blade(s).
     
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  12. bert96

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    the main color is still gonna be black i believe
     
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  13. kingcheetah

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    If the black/green rumor is true... I may have to look into the blades.
     
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  14. PeterFig

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    I had a small part to do with the designs. Put the final touches on them. They look pretty sweet :)
     
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  15. macguyvur

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    @PeterFig, have you heard anything about a next generation six.one line?


    Now I'm intrigued as well... I'm demo-ing racquets for the first time in years, and I'm honing in on the new PS 97 315g which I can't demo until Oct 1 it seems, and the current Six.One 95 S. The 18-20 Blade would be high in the running but I need a bit more head-light balance.

    With the wider beam and larger head of the new PS 97 315g, would you think it would play somewhere between the current pro staff 95 and the current six.one 95 S? The current Pro Staff 95 is great but I could use a little more pop. Maybe the PS 97 will have the perfect mix for me.


    @PeterFig, have you heard anything about the timeline for the release of the new Blades? Any hint that there might be a more head-light balanced Blade in the works?
     
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  16. EasternRocks

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    Macguy,
    What are your thoughts on the Six One 95 18 main and how it compares to the Blade 18 main. I thought the balance on the Blade was also too head heavy and it felt too cumbersome to swing. I am hoping the Six One's balance will offset the higher static and swing weight and be a little easier to whip through the contact zone.
    If you have had experiences please let me know what they are

    I am also intrigued by the new Pro Staff 315 g version but unfortunately I need to make a switch now and it doesn't seem like I can get my hands on one until October. The 16/19 also makes me nervous because after many demos and experiments with more open string patterns, I'm always finding myself back with an 18/20
     
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  17. macguyvur

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    @EasternRocks no experience yet but I'll report back. But... I'm not even considering the Six.One 95 18-20 version, as the static and swing weight is out of my range. I'll be comparing the Six.One 95S (18-16, 326g strung, 317 swing weight), and the new PS 97 315g unstrung.

    I get back to the states to demo in two weeks, and will update with my thoughts. I'm not going to demo the Blade 18-20 in my first round b/c of its too-high-for-me swing weight, though the venerable Andy from TW reviews says that he feels it swings lighter than the specs would imply.
     
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  18. pepka

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    Is Blade S getting an update as well?
     
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    Even though I don't play them, I think the current Blade 93 and 98S (the matte black ones :OOO ) are the best looking rackets money can buy.. I hope they will do those justice with the new designs!
     
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  20. SpinToWin

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    Making the TT crowd proud! :) Looking forward to the reveal
     
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  21. maxhunter

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    @peterfig are the new blades going to be different other than paint job? I use then and wanted to buy more so I want to know if I should wait.
     
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  22. SpinToWin

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    there always have been slight changes so I would wait if I was you and see which one you prefer.
     
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  23. PeterFig

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    Sorry guys, I can't really comment too much about racquets that haven't been released / announced yet. This unfortunately applies to another question earlier about Six.Ones.
     
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  24. bert96

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    just saw the new steams and can just say WOW :D
    congrats to Peter Fig (if you were involved into the design)
     
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  25. Out?

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    how about the radical line?
     
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  26. CamG

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    ................. The newest generation came out this year-.- so no
     
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  27. Out?

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    end of 2013 is what TW's review has it marked as
     
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    speed keep the black and white (in a new look paintjob compared to the current set up dating back to the original youtek) with green accents to match their new lynx string.

    instincts look wicked i think, they grow on you, shades of blues, with some organ highlights, very disco!!
     
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  30. Funkdrummer

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    Hoping a new line of Radicals comes out by the end of 2015!

    Also, would the Pure Drive line be updated next year? It would be really cool to see that happening!
     
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  31. srvnvly

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    Do you know if the weight has changed for the Speed MP? Like a kid looking forward to Christmas in summer, I'm anxious for new racquets in 2015 - thanks for the updates!
     
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  32. Stringerman

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    new speeds keep a classy look and get strung with the new lynx co polyester.

    the instincts, as mentioned, are hot. a new direction for the colour scheme of frame
     
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  33. Stringerman

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    speed mp stays same weight.

    been hitting with these during the week. they are an awesome update
     
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  34. WhereIsMacMac

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    Your avatar is kind of cute
     
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  35. PeterFig

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    Haha - thanks!
    It's (part of) an illustration I did of my dog.
     
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  36. WhereIsMacMac

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    Do you have a link of the whole picture?
     
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  37. PeterFig

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    Sure --- although in all honesty the best looking part is the dog :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  38. WhereIsMacMac

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    That is some cool vector(?) illustration
     
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  39. srvnvly

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    Please tell me there is more plow-through with the new version!?!
     
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  40. bert96

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    @PeterFig just wondering if you are on dribbble...
     
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  41. PeterFig

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    barely :) I post there once in a blue moon... unsurprisingly my dribbble account is :
    https://dribbble.com/peterfig
     
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  42. Out?

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    my local store just dropped the graphene speed pro to 159.99 yesterday probably because of the new ones coming out soon did anyone else hear anything of this
     
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    Bump bump bump
     
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  44. PhotoBlue

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    Would like to know about blade S as well. Thx
     
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  45. Nostradamus

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    YOu guys have the specs on the NEW pure drive rackets ?
     
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  46. bert96

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    nice shots ;)
     
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  47. WhereIsMacMac

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    Yes, it's gonna be $199
     
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  48. parasailing

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    Did you see the new Speed Pro in a catalog or did you actually hit with one and can comment on whether it is just a paintjob or if they actually change the specs on the racquet?
     
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  49. Federerkblade

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    Keen to know too abt speeds and pure drive
     
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  50. william_leung_

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    head G radical limited edition late this year!
     
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