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    Is the RF97 now a thing of the past?

    Yeah, lack of support in both lines is apparent. I wonder, how Prestige's sales would look like if Murray had been convinced to switch to the PJ of his actual racquet. Cherundolo and Cilic are great but not exactly magnets. And the constant tagging as "elite" on PS and Prestige is kinda hurtful...
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    What's your experience with Wilson Pro Staff v14 X?

    PS X is a great update and the right way to go for the PS line. I want to add to all the praise that for a 100sq head, it does not feel clunky and works pretty well with an OHBH.
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    Is the RF97 now a thing of the past?

    I would even argue, that the RF97 is overspec for mortals and every guy who is is telling himself, with one ounce less, he will lose plowthrough, power or control, is simply wrong. IMHO is Federer's switch from PS90 to RF97 similar to somebody switching from a PS97 to a Pure Drive or Ezone...
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    Is the RF97 now a thing of the past?

    The demographic his signature racquet was targeting realized (counsciously or not) that they won't be able to swing it over the duration of match successfully ever again. And for the youngfolk, he simply is not the biggest star out there. I can count on one hand, how often a teenager had shown...
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    Is the RF97 now a thing of the past?

    As per semi official statements from Wilson reps in several interviews, podcasts, and other statements: RF97 is dead. There might be limited releases in the future on special occasions (see Laver Cup 2023), but general consensus is to stock up now.
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    Pro Staff 97 vs Pure Strike?

    The main difference comes down to swingstyle. Pure Strike allows for a whippier motion, whereas PS97 requires a more linear swingpath. You might force either racquet onto the other swingpath, but using them to max out on their properties, this is a solid guideline to consider IMHO. Just compare...
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    Wilson Pro Staff V14.0

    I kinda think the 330 strung SW is a myth. Mine are all pretty underspec for 330, but overspec for 320 (which is okay). I never saw reviews with independent measurements that have 330 SW. TW is the only one.
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    Multi recommendation

    Unfortunately, yes. It would be different, if I use smaller head with 18x20 (PS Classic), but with 97 headsize and semi-open 16x19 even the thickest multi gets torn to shreds too fast.
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    Multi recommendation

    Went through all the big name multifilaments & multiesters despite Natural Gut. Always the same story.
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    Multi recommendation

    Only lasts one competitive match for me. If I'm lucky, I can make it though an additional double. Hybriding it makes no difference. The extra poly only tears though the mulifilaments faster.
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    Multi recommendation

    Tecnifibre's multis are the greatest, but for me completely unaffordable.
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    Ultimate string of choice !

    The overall feel of Lynx Tour is nice, but to leverage spin potential, I would go with max four sides or round. The 6 sides of the Lynx lack the bite of strings with less edges and don't have the snapback of round strings.
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    Multi recommendation

    One more reason to widow a heir from an old money family.
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    Multi recommendation

    My go to would be Multifeel or Wilson NXT Control. Triax & HDMX are pretty nice but the others offer more value for money. Babolat Addixion and Wilson Sensation play nicely but you feel the bump in power & control when you are used to Multifeel.
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    Wilson Pro Staff V14.0

    2HBH or OHBH ? Flatt hitter or Nadal disciple? If you tend to rather react, play the waiting game on your opponents, redirect pace and utilize higher SW to it's maximum this way, I'd recommend Head Prestige Pro, Yonex Percept 97D, Head Gravity Pro, Head Prestige MP, Yonex Percept 100D. All...
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    Wilson Pro Staff V14.0

    @tophersuwita can you elaborate on your style of playing a little bit? I'm curious why you like BP18 & EZT and how they fit to your game. I would still encourage you to try the regular EZ, which is easier to use than EZT. From specs, WO18 could be a serious contender to your BP18, but give Blade...
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    Wilson Pro Staff V14.0

    You can rank Wilson racquets with regards to ease of use from pretty difficult to let's use this as your first ever grown up racquet like this: PS - Blade - Shift - Ultra - Burn - Clash As long as you are not looking for Aero-levels of spin, you could pick any of it and give it a go. I don't...
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    Wilson Blade V9 2024

    PS was 310 Euro per frame in Germany at launch. Price came down to around 210 Euro a month ago. Wilson's premiums are insane given their QC. However, their racquets do feel special. New color is kinda meh. I guess they are done with color shifting (looks nice in rr but not so great on TV) but...
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    Wilson Pro Staff V14.0

    KPS88, PS90, RF97, PS97v14 have equally high or higher SW than BP or EZ Tour, but are way more headlight and more demanding on your movement because in addition to the low powered, thin, and meaty frame, which is hard to get moving, the stringbed does not forgive anything. If you lack confidence...
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    Wilson Pro Staff V14.0

    Serve & plow are amazing. But I'm not sure, a PS97 would be considered easy to use when tired.
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    Are there any super low powered multis that aren't mushy/muted?

    Yes. My ranking was based on performance. Factoring in costs, Multifeel comes out on top, as it is the cheapest of the bunch but trumps all other multis by miles.
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    Are there any super low powered multis that aren't mushy/muted?

    Depends on what you consider crispness and power. I was testing all of these on a Wilson PS 97 RF A. My reference string job is Solinco Tour Bite 1.25mm strung at 24/22kg. I changed to a full bed of poly because a wasn't able to control fast and spinny balls anymore (previous string was mainly...
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    Are there any super low powered multis that aren't mushy/muted?

    Triax>NXT>Multifeel>HDMX. Non of them pure multi, all of them great, with power, feel, control. They can compete with any poly with regards to spin. Unfortunately only for the wealthy. I cannot play two singles with one string job.
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    Racket + String advice

    By personal experience, my preferred frames for OHBH are heavy (>=310g) & headlight (at least 5 pt HL), come with high SW (>310g) with a thin beam (<=22mm, some taper like the Pure Strike Tour is okay though), and smallish headsize (<99 inch). I'm hitting flatter as well but give plenty of...
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    Wilson Pro Staff X V14 Thread

    I tested it with Lux Adrenaline. I don't really like the string, but the racquet played very well with it. I'm curios if it performs best with a hybrid setup like his brother with the smaller head. ProStaffs became finicky with strings since they introduced the 97 heads, IMHO.
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    Multifeel different colors

    Strung up the Wilson PS97 v14 with a full bed of Multifeel natural in 15G. It's super easy on the arm, gives tons of power and touch. Spin is pretty good for a thick multi in a rather dense 16x19 pattern and a frame that is not build for a Nadal-style of game. It enhances the...
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    Prince Official - Racquets

    Although the discussion moved on, I would give me 2 cents on Prince's market position Keep in mind,that the old continent is mostly cut off due to Brexit, therefore I can only attest, that Prince is non ecisting here. I don't know how big the overall market share for Tennis brands is in Europe...
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    Wilson Pro Staff V14.0

    As I said it somewhere before: I'm actually not convinced the numbers were good enough pre retirement and Fed retiring is the last nail in the RF97's coffin. Especially as younger players do not have the emotional connection to RF. But any Wilson rep is invited to correct me. I would reissue...
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    Head Prestige 2023

    I tried the Prestige Tour Auxetic 1.0 and will be a PS v14 user soon. The Prestige Tour Auxetic 1.0 was really nice and I wonder, how you could improve upon this racquet. The Prestige is slightly softer and bit faster through the air compared to the PS v14. You don't really feel a difference in...
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    What racquet works to get to Sinner's specs?

    Doesn't he just play a stock Speed MP weight up in the hoop like crazy?
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