Something Funny About Fed Racket! :)

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by shaneno, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. shaneno

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    Hey guys!,

    Idk if you found this out but i just did :)

    so i was looking online of Roger Federer pictures of this year 2013 and i saw something interesting.

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    As you see Rogers Racket is completely different from the TW american version you see online It more similar to the Europe TW version if u check online!. The paint the same but design is different with the wilson on both sides in the middle, ninety name, on the gold side of the throat had pro staff 90. MAYBE it has a different in weight.
    Also he been using the Europe this whole year so far.Even in the BNP Paribas open
    BUT!!!!!!​

    Then i saw this photo of 2012!

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    You see him using the US TW version.

    SO! does federer switch between the american and europe version? is there a differences in weight? just interesting to me :)

    Any information helpful!

    THANK YOU!
     
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  2. Lefty78

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    Some poor underpaid worker in China applied the decals differently, for reasons we can only speculate...
     
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  3. Adidas_Anderson

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    well spotted mate!
     
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  4. Le Master

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    The 2013 version has the "ninety" instead of "90".
     
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  5. mats88

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    Also noticed that. It's "new painjob" of Pro Staff. Wilson's web page presented it few weeks ago. Specs are the same.
     
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  6. Cup8489

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    So wait, they updated the paintjob a year later?

    Wilson is nuts. maybe they upgraded the frames to make them decent on durability as well?
     
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  7. Le Master

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    I don't think so. Just some slight cosmetic modifications like the "ninety".
     
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  8. Bobby Jr

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    It's nothing. Some someone said above they just updated the decals for 2013.
     
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  9. shaneno

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    specs online are not right all the time.
     
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  10. shaneno

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    i guess so! idk about durability o_O
     
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  11. shaneno

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    THANKS! :D
     
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  12. shaneno

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    but why update it? o_O
     
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  13. shaneno

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    The wilson in the middle on both side. instead of one side on it left. the Prostaff six.one 90 change too Prostaff 90. i think fed signature on both sides of the racket o_O. not sure tho.
     
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  14. Roger Wawrinka

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    That top picture is the start of the new year, where as the bottom picture is from the world tour finals. Maybe, Roger just liked the paint of the europe one better for 2013.
     
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  15. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    ... you couldn't do all of that in one post?
     
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  16. shaneno

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    No. :twisted::)
     
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  17. shaneno

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    Yeah. I check last australian open. It the same us version
     
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  18. db10s

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    It IS a PITA on tapatalk.
     
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  19. Blaxican10s

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    The things people lose sleep over :)
     
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  20. thefederman

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    all it is, is wilson rebranding their frames. They want to separate these from the six one line thats why these are known as the pro staff 90, 95 and 100L now. just like you will see slight differences in the blade 104. older painjobs have it as BLX blade 101 newer ones have it as BLX Blade 104L same with the Juice 100 is now Juice 100L. as for the prostaff line i believe dropping hte six one is long overdue consider these frames were built off the 6.0 platform and not the 6.1
     
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  21. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I still don't know why the older generations of Tour 90 were called "6.1/Six.One" when they were all clearly descendants of the Pro Staff 6.0 line.
     
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  22. kingcheetah

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    You are spot-on except for this. the 100L is a new frame... Juice 100 regular still exists as well.

     
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  23. praetorian909

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    Interesting, thanks OP for the info. It seems a subtle change in the paint, but I like it.

    If you check Wilson's page, the link still points to the old racquet name (and the page is blank):
    http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/rackets/prostaff-sixone-90/

    I had to Google to find the updated page:
    http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/rackets/pro-staff-90/

    And you guys are right: I never understood why Wilson started labeling this as 6.1. This was never the same line as the 6.1 classic. Didn't the 6.0/6.1 numbers correlate to Wilson's stiffness rating? My memory fails me here...
     
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  24. BreakPoint

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    No, they were not stiffness ratings. They were "Swing Index" ratings. That's why on some versions of the PS 6.0 85, it says "ProStaff 6.0si". "si" = swing index.
     
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  25. Sentinel

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    The extra four letters would add quite a bit of weight making the racquet even heavier :)
     
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  26. SuperHead

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    they have got different specs- the us version is 8 points headlight and the europe one is 12 points headlight
     
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  27. SuperHead

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    they have different weights as well- the us version is 357 grams and europe version is 339 grams
     
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  28. Relinquis

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    that's a huge difference, source?
     
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  29. praetorian909

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    Ahh that's right, thanks for clearing that up!

    Hmm then I wonder if I should try to get the US version now in case they change/unify the weight/swingweight with the EU version...
     
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  30. BreakPoint

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    No, they are the same specs. You're just quoting the strung weight and balance for the US version and the unstrung weight and balance for the European version.
     
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