Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by srvnvly, Oct 5, 2009.
Let's add on a little Derek Zoolander.......
A few million dollars every year helps.
I think you're right.
Is that the commercial for the X-Gen X-Six.One Tour?! Pretty crappy and overhyped... Though they did an amazing job for a teaser video (not much they really needed to do since most of us were so hyped up for it anyways).
For sure, the name is going to be the [X]Six.One Tour, the X-Six.One Tour, or the xSix.One Tour. Seeing as the first and last of those three options have been done, I'm leaning towards the X-Six.One Tour as the name of the new racket, going to be called the X90 on forums around the world.
The only way they can make me wish I got that racket instead of the [K]Six.One Tour or make me want to switch, is if it's the EXACT same thing, but with a better paintjob... I swear, the paintjob on the [K]Factor rackets is TERRIBLE! I wish Wilson would give me a steady supply of [K]Six.One Tours with either the nSix.One Tour paintjob, the ProStaff Tour paintjob, the Hyper ProStaff 6.1 95 paintjob, or the ProStaff 6.0 85 paintjob... Seriously the paintjob right now is disgusting... Too overdone. I like things neat and simple. I'd really love the nSix.One Tour paintjob or the ProStaff 6.0 paintjob. The other two are great as well!
The video made me wanna jump though. Haha. I probably won't buy those rackets until they drop in price like the K90s. Though I will demo one ASAP to see if it's the same as my racket, so I can see if I should buy more K90s or wait till the price drops in the new one.
Wow, that racket is incredible light.
tbh i almost threw up while laughing at it, just for federer keeping a straight face in that, that should have been equal to winning one grand slam
At the very least let us see the damn thing from a distance to get an idea of the pj.
We are in for some good times on this board discussing the racquet.
When are we going to read about "leaked" samples?
Tonight i hope
If this is it...im disappointed, the paintjob is NOT hot, looks like the kind of racket a general would use:shock: We are not in the army as far as i am concerned...
Are there any posters here who genuinely believe buying this new Federer racquet will make you a better player?
If so I would love to hear why.
lmfaooooooo. that look is definitely Blue Steel.
The Iron Chef intro bit is hilarious indeed.
I don't know if it's that Roger is doing it for his sponsors, I think that it is at least equally, or more, the evil influence of anna wintour. It's worth noting that Nadal also went this route, though to less an extreme, after his ascent to the #1 spot last year, with a Lanvin fragrance contract and wearing Lanvin outfits, trimming his hair, staying more clean-shaven, ditching his pirate pants and sleeveless tanks for shorts and collared polo shirts.
The old Federer per your description, which I quoted in bold, went away late 2004 after the US Open in favour of the new metrosexual Federer who made his first appearance at the year-ending Masters Cup.
Yeah, Blue Steel, but without the irony. I need to find you guys a shot of the Iron Chef guy biting that pepper. No irony whatsoever.
kkm, you nailed it. Anna Wintour. Nike. And now, Wilson.
E. Digby Baltzell is rolling in his grave. So is Rudyard Kipling. And any self-respecting, God-fearing, macho manly influences Roger has ever been lucky enough to have had, including Peter Carter, Peter Lundgren, et al.
Everyone, including you, "genuinely believe" that a switch to **any** racquet will help their game, and as a result, make them a better player.
Yes, but I think that some people's "belief" is more grounded in reality than others.
Nothing like a good placebo.
I can't see any colors..dam! I wonder what, if any, changes will be made. will they go back towards the PST90?
I'm sure the tennis world is waiting with baited breath to see how Wilson can possibly better Karophite Black with a new material used in these upcoming racquets.
I'm certain it will have the two-fold effect of improving you as a player by a quantified percentage while simultaneously greatly increasing Wilson's profits.
I just can't wait
I'm buying Wilson stock now!
Hey that's a great idea!! I'm instructing my broker on speakerphone as I'm typing this.
It is true. It is not a TW myth.
Not Fed's new frame. But the fact that a new frame makes you a better player.
From my experience, my game went up several notches with the K88, including the serve. The serve has now gone up even more with my switch to the E93. A racquet that is a good fit for you helps you groove your game. From the mental side, a new racquet makes you motivated and keeps you interested.
The new racquet will have 23.4378% more power and 32.9845% more control than the K90.
He needs some Metallica. ;-)
Nice, figures that Wilson's marketing department will extract from their collective backside ;-)
Do you have a source for these figures?
I have to say to say that I am more than a little disappointed in them as I was actually hoping for at least a 109% increase in power and 223% increase in control with the new racquet.
How can people take their game to the next level without such increases?
But it can have the opposite effect.
It's fine for us hackers. What do we lose? A few more matches played for fun? Perhaps get bumped down a level? Some of your league mates favor?
For pros (and kids on college scholarship) there's a lot more to lose. You start losing matches you lose ranking points and prize money. A lot is riding on your choice of gear.
Lemme jump back a year or so ago where you were going on and on about how Federer should switch to a 95. Extrapolating from hacker experience about how people benefit from a bigger headsize with some notable pros thrown in. Now, you're extolling the virtues of the kPS88. Smaller headsize, heavier weight. But are reaping the benefits from the change. There are several (if not most) that have had the opposite experience with the kPS88.
Don't get me wrong. It's definitely worth the experiment. But if you're not going through some tough times in the W/L ratio, or are coming back to the game after a long layoff, or recovering from injury, expecting a gear change to radically change your game is a risk that might not pay off.
it will be called Wilson blX six one 95
I'll buy it, and enjoy the experience. It won't improve my game, but it will improve my enjoyment of my hobby. A heck of a lot cheaper than buying the newest driver or iron set in golf.
Federer is great, and I love the hype about new gear!
Justin Gimelstob called, he wants his brain back.
Wilson can only give you increases in the range of 20 to 30%. Further improvement is for the player to work on.
Agreed. It is mostly a mental thing.
He had one?
Wow, Fed is like Luke and his Light-Saber... Jedi power!
Darth Federer to you!
With the Imperial March theme and black outfit...he's Darth Federer so it's Sith power!
Feel the power of the Dark side...lol
I wonder what's next... a racquet that hums and flashes when you swing it? :twisted:
I got it - it is a racquet which automatically rises up from the floor/bench when you need it.
word on the street is that the racket will be called Wilson R.T 0-61
It could be like the speedo lzr and could make any other ****** keep up with the best.
It's just what he does.
I wonder if he would be a tough read at a poker table.
But they weren't marketing the prostaff and the 6.1 tours together. They have similar specs I agree, but they are marketed as 2 different racket lines.
Ive got that model
A racquet switch can definitely improve one's game. I started with a Wilson KSix.One Team, which had a 95 sq. in frame. It was also pretty light. I had tried the Wilson KSix.One Tour 90 a few times, but never really thought it was for me. I was doing well with my current racquet, but because I am a big fan of Federer, I gave the Tour 90 another shot at the beginning of this year. For whatever reason, my game improved dramatically when I picked this racquet up. I suppose that after developing proper groundstrokes, the Tour 90 with its smaller frame and more weight, added power and control to my game. My biggest trouble was serving, but this heavier racquet helped me bring the ball into the court FAR easier than with the lighter racquet. Since the switch to the Tour 90, I would have I went from a 2.5 player to now a 3.5-4.0 player. I love the KSix.One Tour 90.
My point in all of this, is that if Federer had not been using that racquet, I would never have thought to pick it up. So I think all of the hype is good. I am very much looking forward to trying this new frame. If it improves my game, I may switch to it. If not, I'll stick with the current Tour 90, which is an amazing racquet in its own right. I'm curious to how Wilson could add something to it.
LOL..good one Sureshs!
What streets are you hanging out on?
Did I miss the homosexual content in the video?
LOL!!! Did you see the Darth Federer racket levitation? I'd buy one if it just floated out of my racket bag into my hand - otherwise, I"m sticking to my Babolat.
I think it looks cool!! i think the technology says aox (i know im retarted)
Haha, Darth Federer is back...
spelled it wrong
I'm not sure if that has been posted before and I won't go through the thread to look for it.
Apparently the letters in the end of the video are 20X. :shock:
Separate names with a comma.