Roger Federer HPS 6.1 paint job racket (Equijet, this one's for you)

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  1. faultfoot

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    Ahh, now that Equijet has graced us with his presence again, I have a question for him. Equijet, do you have Federer's HPS 6.1 with silver "W" logo over his PS 6.0 85?

    We know of the HPS 6.0 PJ (your collection is amazing!), but I want to see if you got your hands on this HPS 6.1 version.

    See the threads I created here and here that discuss this PJ that Federer sported early in 2002.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=384890

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=382024&page=2


    Also, here are some pics for ease of reference:

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    You are probably the only one in the world (aside from the GOAT himself) who may possess this HPS 6.1 PJ.

    Make us proud, Equijet! :)
     
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  2. jorel

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    hes already showed it to us.. do a search;)
     
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  5. faultfoot

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    Jorel, thanks for the links to Equijets threads for his HPS 6.0 frames. However, my thread is for the HPS 6.1 frames as stated in my thread title.

    This HPS 6.1 paintjob would be even rarer than the HPS 6.0 one as Federer only sported the 6.1 graphics (i.e., silver W logo and 6.1 printed on the side of the frame) for a very, very short time.

    Just curious if Equijet also had this frame and if so, if he would be willing to show it to us.

    Cheers!
     
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    Yes, you're correct. That is one with the silver Wilson logo. However, if you scroll down (third pic), you'll see that this one isn't a 6.1 (that is, the side of the frame states 6.0, not 6.1.)

    That's why I'm curious if Equijet also has the 6.1 paintjob version. He's shown us that he has a bunch of the 6.0s but none of the 6.1s.

    Perhaps Equijet actually doesn't own one of Federer's paintjobs! Shudder the thought. :)
     
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  8. ericsson

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    I once had a Hyperprostaff 6.0 with the silver "W"
    A very rare racket indeed! (the only one i've ever seen and i saw many)
    They always came in yellow "W", the silver "W" only appeared on the 6.1
     
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  9. faultfoot

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    Yeah, the HPS 6.0 with silver W does exist as Equijet has shown us.

    The rarer frame is the HPS 6.1 with silver W paintjob on the PS 6.0 85.

    Equijet has not shown us this frame used by Federer.
     
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    I was once sent a racket in the HPS 6.1 with silver "W"'s paintjob of the PS 6.0 95:)

    Must be a Pro paintjob of some sort, as there wasn't a retail version of the 6.0 95 in this paintjob, and I've never seen another!

    It is currently in storage, but it looks exactly as in the photos at the top (only it's a 95 rather than an 85). It is surely the nearest, in looks at least, to this particular Federer racket, but I too wonder if Equijet has one of the actual 85 versions in this paintjob in his collection?
     
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    Hi J, nice to see you back, hope all is well...
    Stay in touch.
     
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  12. Equijet

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    faultfoot, you got me this time.... I don't have it in my stash. The PS85 in HPS6.1 pj racket was briefly used by Federer
    who endorsed the regular HPS6.1 95 as a promising youngster in the season 2002.
    That was replaced by HPS6.0 pj swiftly after several matches. It's really rare indeed. :)
     
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  13. Equijet

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    hi jimbo,ericsson and other TT buddies, how are you guys lately? Did Jimbo acquire any new collectables recently? :)
     
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    Very fine and glad you post again, keep them coming my friend ;-)
     
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    Hi Equijet. Thanks for chiming in. First, I'd like to say that your contribution to the Talk Tennis community is immeasurable. Thank you for sharing your all your rare frames! Definitely a great sight to behold. Your collection is most likely the only one in existence. It is undoubtedly, museum-worthy.

    Being a fan of the old school rackets, in particular, those that originated in the 70s and 80s, I am a great admirer of your collection. I especially enjoy your professional (i.e., personal) pro player frames. Specifically, your Federer paintjob collection is out of this world!

    Regarding the HPS 6.1 95 paintjob, thank you for confirming that Federer did in fact endorse this frame (and not just the HPS 6.0 95 paintjob). If anyone in the world (aside from TMF himself) had this frame, I surmised it would've been you. I would have loved to see pics of this "really rare" paintjob!

    In any case, your input as to what paintjobs Federer actually used is just as valuable as you've proven yourself as one of the most knowledgeable, if not the most knowledgeable, source as to what paintjobs Federer's endorsed. You always back up your statements with proof, i.e., photo evidence, which, I am sure, many of us racket heads here, greatly appreciate.

    Thank you, Equijet. I look very forward to viewing more of your collection in the future! I am sure I will be amazed and pleased. :)
     
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    I missed this somehow, am good thanks, I havn't got anything good lately, although i did get some really great rackets just over a year ago. I will email you if I can find your email address!
     
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    Hi Jimbo, haven't chatted with you for a long time... Of course, it should be a great pleasure to see your latest collection on TT forum. Leave a message to me if you want to talk individually. :)
     
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    hahahaha....I don't have this PS85 in HPS6.1 paint-jobbed racket. As far as I know that there is no Federer's autograph marking on the racket frame. It's really rare indeed! :)
     
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    Hello and thanks!

    Hi Equijet. Thanks for your reply. (I always enjoy your posts, especially the ones in which you share your rare frames.)

    This HPS 6.1 paintjob certainly seems like a rare one.

    I'd love to see an actual photo of this PJ. If anyone would be able to obtain one, I trust it would be you. In the event you do get your hands one, please do share with all of us. :)

    Thanks again for your input.
     
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    Here you go:)

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    OK I admit, it is my HPS6.0 95 with the HPS6.1 paintjob (with silver "w"s), but the nearest most of us are going to get to this Federer early 2002 paintjob/racket style combo I should think, as it does look like Federer's racket. If you look at it quickly, it could be an 85!

    Unfortunately though it is a 95, and it must be some sort of Pro paintjob, I've never seen another.
     
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    Excellent! This is the closest example of an actual HPS 6.1 with silver W PJ on a 6.0 (albeit on a PS 95) that I was referring to.

    This frame with the "6.1" imprinted on the side with the silver W is really difficult to find. Awesome, Jimbo!

    Thanks for sharing with all of us.

    (On a side thought, I still don't get why Wilson had Federer sponsor the HPS 6.1 95 PJ for such a short while, then went with the HPS 6.0. Anyone have any input/guesses?)
     
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  23. Dave M

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    nice, I want it! :shock:
     
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    Yes, it is very strange that he used this paintjob for such a short period of time, I just can't think of a reason why. Maybe Wilson just needed someone up and coming like him to advertise the 6.1, then they realised other players were actually using the 6.1, so they put the 6.0 on Federer's racket instead, so he could promote that? Just a theory. I'd like to know the actual reason as well!
     
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    Well you can't have it:)

    Seriously though what a great paintjob this racket has! I also really like the way this racket plays, hits brilliant slices (not on it's own obviously...), and you can't beat a good box beam to fluke it over the net at just the right time in a match!
     
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    I thought for ages about getting my own ones of them with the k factor paintjob on but wasn't ever a huge fan of the colour schemeso didn't keep it.
    The matt colour looks so nice.
     
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    Here you go: the HPS 6.1 with silver "W" logo over the PS 6.0 85 used by Federer during the period Jan-Mar 2002

    (this is specially for you Jimbo...)

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    This is a comparison with the retail PS 6.0 85

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    And these are some close-up pics:

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    Hope you enjoyed it :)
     
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    Notice that the HPS 6.1 paintjob was the unique racquet used by Federer with the hologram sticker if you except the retail PS 6.0 85 used during 1998-2001

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    Absolutely superb photos, brillant to see these thanks:)

    The racket does look like the long lost non-identical twin of mine, the only difference being the headsize!

    Interesting to see the leather Fairway grip on there, is that the grip Federer used at that time do you think, under the overgrip?
     
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    Wow! Simply . . . wow!

    Ragamuffin, thank you very much for sharing with all of us.

    This racket is what I and other Federer racket gear heads have been waiting a long time to see. We all knew there must have been samples such like this in existence and now you have shed the light on this fine specimen.

    Thank you.

    Would you mind contacting me at faultfoot@gmail.com ? I have some questions re this racket I would like to ask you. Thank you!
     
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    Stunning pics Raga, keep them coming!
     
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    I really hope the next Pro Staff returns to its matte dark color theme. The current Pro Staff is too bright, and the shiny red loop makes it look like a bloody q-tip.
     
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