I think he should played fewer tournaments outside the grand slams. Perhaps this would have slowed down his physical decline and maybe would prevented some injuries.
Also should have hired Edberg earlier to improve his net game.
In my area I am have not seen anyone use the RF97. I've seen people using the lighter pro staff 97 but not the RF97.
I use it once in awhile. For some shots I like it but for others I do not. Seems like it has a high launch angle and is good for groundstrokes.
It looks okay to me but hard to tell without slow motion.
It might be that you have ease back into it and also do some rotator cuff exercises.
I took a few years off and when I started up again I hit serves and then my shoulder was sore. I waited until the soreness went away and then slowly...
Some of the favorites in my collection:
Head Pro Tour 630 (love the paint)
Head Graphite Pro
Wilson Pro Staff 85 with Tour 90 paintjob
Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 85 (exposed braided fibers!)
Yonex Vcore 95D (pretty beat up because this is the racquet I play with usually)
1. Del Potro
3. Fernando González
Love Gonzalez's forehand. Wish I could figure out how to copy it.
Could the current pros play with a wood racquet? Sure. Would they play at a lower level? Yes, but they'd still kick ***.
Check out Berdych using a wood racquet. Does not seem to be having much of a problem hitting the ball cleanly.
I've heard some some good things about Edius, but have never used it before.
For now I use Adobe Premiere. May switch to Davinci Resolve if I switch to PC or get a new desk top computer.