Wilson logo on federer prostaff 6.0

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  1. stangaele

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    hi guys,
    I noticed weeks ago two black lines under the wilson logo on federer prostaff 6.0 that he used during his early career (also against sampras in 2001).
    Do you think that he used to string his racquet with babolat vs gut?If so babolat wanted his logo on the raquet (i believe babolat makes natural gut for wilson now)

    What do you think?
    Thanks
    Daniele
     
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  2. [d]ragon

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    Federer used to use VS gut before using ALU Power in the crosses. Some players will have 2 stencils to show the racquet and string sponsors.
     
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  3. Live Wire VS

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    Babolat never makes Gut for Wilson. In fact, Wilson's gut strings are more expensive than Babolat's VS strings.

    Also note that Sampras is still contracted by Babolat, but not Wilson which explains why he only has a Babolat stencil on his Wilson racquets.

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  4. vsbabolat

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    Sampras is not still contracted by Babolat. There is no double line on his string anymore. Sampras is under contract by Wilson for the new KPro Staff 88 he has signature on the racquet and had been sporting the Wilosn "W" on the strings.
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    But in the last exo Sampras does not have the Wilson "W" stencil on his strings.
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    However he is still up on the Wilson website.
    http://www.wilson.com/wilson/racquet/players.jsp?CONTENT<>cnt_id=10134198674747525&FOLDER<>folder_id=2534374302760280

    Also if Babolat is not manufacturing the Wilson Gut. Then who in France is Manufacturing the Wilson branded Gut? You can't say BDE because they are out of business.
     
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  5. stangaele

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    Hi guys and thanks for your answers.
    However i haven't understood if abolat is currently making gut for wilson.
    Why federer had the wo black lines onhis prostaff?
     
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  6. VGP

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    Wouldn't the need (or want) for stenciling on Sampras' strings depend on the level of exposure of the exhibition?

    I'm sure Wilson would want it there for an exo against Federer in MSG and not really care as much as a non-televised even in front of a couple of thousand people......
     
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  7. vsbabolat

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    Back in 2001 Federer was using Babolat VS Gut. That is why he had the double line and the Wilson "W" Stencil. The Double Line was for the strings.
     
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  8. stangaele

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    was it a full babolat string setup?

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  9. vsbabolat

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    At that time it was full VS Gut.
     
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  10. stangaele

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    Thanks vsbabolat for your fast answers
    I don't want to seem obsessive but i'd want to know if federer used to use string savers in 2000 2001.

    Thanks
    Daniele
     
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