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Wilsonbro11 12-09-2012 03:22 PM

roger federer racquet
 
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

makinao 12-09-2012 03:45 PM

Like many other headline pros, he orders dozens of them (made specially for him) from the factory when a new model comes out, has all of them matched customized further, then uses them until a new model is announced.

Nostradamus 12-09-2012 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by makinao (Post 7054972)
Like many other headline pros, he orders dozens of them (made specially for him) from the factory when a new model comes out, has all of them matched customized further, then uses them until a new model is announced.

so he switches every time new model comes out. He seem to really like his new prostaff a lot. Wonder if he will switch when they come out with Prostaff Spin ?

makinao 12-09-2012 04:15 PM

What I meant was that whenever a new retail model that he endorses is announced or comes out, he gets several dozens of a custom-made version with a paint job identical to that retail model.

JoelDali 12-09-2012 07:03 PM

He only uses the ones that Annacoan inspects and certifies. Sometimes they come all effed up from the pro shop and get tossed out or sold on e:bay.

Bobby Jr 12-09-2012 07:34 PM

He's onto his 3rd paintjob of the same frame. According to previous comments by P1 who 'manage' his frames he gets 12 new frames, four times a year - approx every 12 weeks during the season I guess.

So, no, he does not use a new racquet every match, although he does use a newly strung/gripped racquet every match (and ball change generally).

sixone90 12-10-2012 02:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Bobby Jr (Post 7055286)
He's onto his 3rd paintjob of the same frame.

PS90 N90 K90 BLX90

4?

Bobby Jr 12-10-2012 03:26 AM

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Originally Posted by sixone90 (Post 7055564)
PS90 N90 K90 BLX90

4?

K90 > BLX > PS BLX

I think someone has previously spotted some small differences between the first one you mention... Although, small mould changes would make less difference than the internal composition and/or fabrication methods - two things we really don't know much about at this stage even after all the pics of his actual frames.

3fees 12-10-2012 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Wilsonbro11 (Post 7054937)
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

He has several new rackets strung-differnent tensions and weighted by a company, like priorty one, he changes them out as the match progresses, like when new Tennis balls are used.

3fees 12-10-2012 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Wilsonbro11 (Post 7054937)
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

He has several new rackets strung-different tensions and weighted by a company, like priorty one, he changes them out as the match progresses, like when new Tennis balls are used.


:mrgreen:

drakulie 12-10-2012 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilsonbro11 (Post 7054937)
Does roger federer use a new racquet every match?

no................

RF20Lennon 12-10-2012 08:32 PM

depends on what you mean by "new racket"?

hes been using the same frame since 2002 with new paintjobs but he uses new rackets for every match with new strings and possible new frames. He carries about 12 to each match and about 60-70 to a tournament and restrings them 600-700 times a year. This is as per what he replied to someones question on his website

drakulie 12-10-2012 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by RF20Lennon (Post 7057053)
depends on what you mean by "new racket"?

hes been using the same frame since 2002 with new paintjobs but he uses new rackets for every match with new strings and possible new frames. He carries about 12 to each match and about 60-70 to a tournament and restrings them 600-700 times a year. This is as per what he replied to someones question on his website

I strung at the Cincy Master this year with Priority One, and this is simply not the case. He does not use a brand new frame for every match. New strings? Yes.

Here is a thread I started about my experience meeting them, and stringing with them at Cincy:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=438964

ericsson 12-11-2012 12:17 AM

That is the case with many if not all players, i have several pro sticks and some are heavy used (with new strings) with a lot of paint damage on top or sides...

maverick1981 12-11-2012 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by RF20Lennon (Post 7057053)
depends on what you mean by "new racket"?

hes been using the same frame since 2002 with new paintjobs but he uses new rackets for every match with new strings and possible new frames. He carries about 12 to each match and about 60-70 to a tournament and restrings them 600-700 times a year. This is as per what he replied to someones question on his website

so...Roger's stick is actually NOT the PS Wilson currently sells? Its the K from a while back or something? This is cool...

Povl Carstensen 12-12-2012 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by maverick1981 (Post 7057604)
so...Roger's stick is actually NOT the PS Wilson currently sells? Its the K from a while back or something? This is cool...

At least it is safe to say that Federer does not nescessarily change his racket because Wilson has the need to introduce a new model and colourscheme.

Roddickulous 12-12-2012 08:30 AM

Well, Nostradamus would agree with me on this.. the real reason for the Gilette Roger Federer Tour is because the world ends on 12/21/12

lidoazndiabloboi 12-12-2012 09:44 PM


anyone notice fed's newer cosmetic of his PSBLX90. It says Ninety near the throat area instead of SIX.ONE 90.
The BLX logo on the side of the racket looks a little different too


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lidoazndiabloboi 12-13-2012 12:44 AM



looks like federer went back to ALU rough crosses


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813wilson 12-13-2012 04:16 AM

I'm just glad that we FINALLY have a thread about his racquet(s). What took so long?

Ugh......


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