No more Donnay pro ones? Donnay going out of business?

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  1. Sander001

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    Racquet Name: Donnay Pro One 16x19
    Head Size: 97 sq. in. / 626 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.00 inches / 68.58 cm
    Strung Weight: 11.50 oz / 326 g
    Balance: 4pts HL
    Swing Weight: 327
    Beam Width: 21.5mm
    Tip/Shaft: 21.5mm / 21.5mm
    Composition: Xenecore
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Stiffness: 64
    String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
    Main Skip: 7H 9H 7T 9T
    String Tension: 50-60

    Racquet Name: Wilson Pro Staff 97 RF Autograph
    Head Size: 97 sq. in. / 626 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.00 inches / 68.58 cm
    Strung Weight: 12.60 oz / 357 g
    Balance: 9pts HL
    Swing Weight: 338
    Beam Width: 21.5mm
    Tip/Shaft: 21.5mm / 21.5mm
    Composition: Braided Kevlar & Graphite
    Power Level: Low
    Stiffness: 68
    String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
    Main Skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
    String Tension: 50-60

    Don't know if this confirms or disputes, but here are the tw specs.
     
  2. Bartelby

    Bartelby G.O.A.T.

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    Sounds implausible. It would make more sense if Wilson licensed the mold to Donnay and then revoked it when they developed their mold for Federer's use.


     
  3. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

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    Then it's no longer "THE VERY SAME MOLD" as previously stated.

     
  4. vsbabolat

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    The Xenecore 16x19 is the same as the Donnay Pro One 16x19. The mold of the Pro One 97 and the Wilson RF97 are not the same. The mold of the Pro One is very similar to the HEAD Ti. and i.Radical MP. :shock:
     
  5. wilson.samuelt

    wilson.samuelt New User

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    I would like to BUMP this thread for an update as it's 2015...

    I demo'd the Wilson PS97 and found similarities to my Donnay Pro One 16x19. Has anyone else compared these two frames?
     
  6. RollTrackTake

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    I play with the Pro One 16x19 and recently I played with an RF97 for a day. Playing with the RF97 was a pleasant surprise. It is a lot heavier than the stock Pro One and feels a lot more solid. Those are the obvious points. Where I thought the RF97 was better than the Pro One was feel. Swinging the RF97 & making contact all felt fluid and natural. A lot of that is due to the weight & swing weight. But the feel when striking the ball I'm guessing comes from the graphite/Kevlar blend and structural makeup. Since I thought the weight was a major factor I went home and leaded my Pro One up to 12.2 oz. Swinging felt great but making contact still didn't have the same feel. The RF97 also had a better power level for me. I was hitting deep balls more consistently. I still overhit & send balls past the baseline more often than I like with the P1. All that being said I'm not switching racquets at this point. I can always strip weight off my Pro 1 when the summer comes and I'm playing a lot more. I still want to try the lighter Pro Staff 97 to see if it has the same magic as the heavier Federer version.
     

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