2020 Prostaff update

Geoff

Hall of Fame
Geoff, reading wilson's description aside from a change in teh kevlar positioning of teh weaves they speak of a different buttcap that will be more ergonomic. Have you noticed anythign like that? Does it refer for example that they dropped the current one with sharp edges and instead used a buttcap to the likes of a one used in the blade series with more rounded edges, or the buttcap has a different shape? (don't know how this can be of course...)
Only the RF97 retains the traditional Pro Staff butt cap. It is now black to match the racquet. The Pro Staff 97 and Pro Staff 97L have the infrared butt cap as found on the current Blade, Ultra, Clash and Burn line.
 

Raysu

New User
Only the RF97 retains the traditional Pro Staff butt cap. It is now black to match the racquet. The Pro Staff 97 and Pro Staff 97L have the infrared butt cap as found on the current Blade, Ultra, Clash and Burn line.
No Pro Staff 97S model? :cry:
 

Geoff

Hall of Fame
Not in the US. I have not heard of one anywhere else either. I think the only S models are the Burn series and the Blade in certain regions outside of the US.
 

Squaity

New User
Yes, wet-sand with 1200-1500 grit sand paper.
My 1st Gen RF97 Black was peeling the velvet too. I ended up just fiddling around with it/peeling it further off while I play. It was sort of gross, like I am peeling skin. But an all glossy black racquet is kind of nice. hahah
 

kingnike12

New User
Post your thoughts about the new prostaffs that are coming up. Looks like it's actually available on the wilson website now.

Cross Section21.5 FB
Head Size98 sq in
String Pattern16x19
Unstrung Balance31.2cm/10 Pts HL
SeriesPro Staff
Unstrung Weight314 g
Length27 in - 68 cm
 

cd3768

Rookie
Looking nice with the red and yellow stripes. Will need a better pic of the exposed carbon fiber to see if I’m ok with that. Maybe TW will have playtest later this month


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topspin2000

New User
It's called Pro Staff 97 v13, but the spec says 98 sq in. Description says denser string bed. Will be interesting to see how it feels.
 

Vertiz

Rookie
Have two standard 97s coming in 9/15. Will hit the courts as soon as the Seattle smoke clears and provide some feedback for the folks on here.
 

dnguyen

Hall of Fame
I guess Wilson is cutting the cost by using the cheap syn grip, not even Fairway leather grip. We all know it is the end of PS era, very soon UNLESS there is another Pete Sampras from any country after RF.
 

dunno

Rookie
Just ordered mine! Got the standard 97. Coming from the 6.0 95, and then the Donnay TW Pro one midplus, this should be interesting to see if the added headsize help me at all.
 

NickJ

Professional
RF97
CollectionPro Staff v13, Roger Federer
Cross Section21.5 FB
Head Size97 sq in
String Pattern16x19
Unstrung Balance30.5CM/12 Pts HL
Unstrung Weight340.19 g
Length27 in - 68.6 cm
 

NickJ

Professional
The 97 (even though it says it's a 98 . . . )

CollectionPro Staff v13
Cross Section21.5 FB
Head Size98 sq in
String Pattern16x19
Unstrung Balance31.2cm/10 Pts HL
Unstrung Weight314 g
Length27 in - 68 cm
 

FedrMatt

Rookie
I’ve got 4 of the previous version. I’ll definitely buy another when the price goes down.

No real need to upgrade to this. The gloss black at 3 and 9 looks far better imo.
 

Rasheeq Haq

New User
But how does it compare performance wise to the RF97A that's already out there.

I'm guessing that it plays almost identical... is there any real change other than the cosmetics here?
 

Yamin

Rookie
I guess Wilson is cutting the cost by using the cheap syn grip, not even Fairway leather grip. We all know it is the end of PS era, very soon UNLESS there is another Pete Sampras from any country after RF.
That's probably part of the "feel" they said is being changed up. If it's the newer wilson synthetic grip on the clash/blade (forget the name), it does help quite a bit with softer feel with less harshness/vibration. I exchanged it out for a leather grip on both the blade and the clash and they became significantly worse feeling comfort wise. I switched back. So while it is kinda cheap and rips easily if you aren't careful, it's a solid replacement grip.
 

Rob2D

New User
That's probably part of the "feel" they said is being changed up. If it's the newer wilson synthetic grip on the clash/blade (forget the name), it does help quite a bit with softer feel with less harshness/vibration. I exchanged it out for a leather grip on both the blade and the clash and they became significantly worse feeling comfort wise. I switched back. So while it is kinda cheap and rips easily if you aren't careful, it's a solid replacement grip.
Shame it isn't tan coloured though. Black grips don't suit the pro staff line IMO.
 

Blakefan17

New User
Wilson said the 18x20 wasn't going to be part of the pro staff line/release. WTH?!
It seems to me that this stick is part of a forthcoming Pro Stock line (?) that Wilson is planning for the end of the month. There is another thread going about it. People are talking about mass produced H19, H22 frames. Crazy.
 

SaaKha

Rookie
That’s it. Totally getting the new 6.1 95. Even i mainly played with the 16x18 version. No way am I passing up on that paint job. I’m appreciating 18x20 setups these days anyway.
 

ryushen21

Hall of Fame
It seems to me that this stick is part of a forthcoming Pro Stock line (?) that Wilson is planning for the end of the month. There is another thread going about it. People are talking about mass produced H19, H22 frames. Crazy.
Yeah, the message that I got from Wilson made it sound like there would be a Pro Staff line and a Pro Stock line. I'm not complaining, this aesthetic looks great. And it being a true 6.1 with a 95 head and 331g weight. I'm about to start selling kidneys.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
That’s it. Totally getting the new 6.1 95. Even i mainly played with the 16x18 version. No way am I passing up on that paint job. I’m appreciating 18x20 setups these days anyway.
I may have to as well. Never played with a six one 95. Too stiff got me. Absolutely despise the string pattern. There’s literally no chance I will ever play with it. But I want it.
 

ryushen21

Hall of Fame
I may have to as well. Never played with a six one 95. Too stiff got me. Absolutely despise the string pattern. There’s literally no chance I will ever play with it. But I want it.
It's funny, I feel the same about open patterns. I truly despise them. The nCode 6.1 95 18x20 is a legendary frame IMHO and I have one incoming right now. And it's going to have quite a few brothers by the looks of this leak we got today.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
It's funny, I feel the same about open patterns. I truly despise them. The nCode 6.1 95 18x20 is a legendary frame IMHO and I have one incoming right now. And it's going to have quite a few brothers by the looks of this leak we got today.
It’s a strange one isn’t it. How a couple more strings can have such a massive affect on how a racket plays. I’m slowly building up my collection. I’m 20 so the collections quite young yet but it’s slowly getting there. And being a fed fan, getting a full collection of pro staffs and six ones is my main priority. That, and radicals. And so I think the ncode will be in my hands pretty soon as well fingers crossed.
 

ryushen21

Hall of Fame
It’s a strange one isn’t it. How a couple more strings can have such a massive affect on how a racket plays. I’m slowly building up my collection. I’m 20 so the collections quite young yet but it’s slowly getting there. And being a fed fan, getting a full collection of pro staffs and six ones is my main priority. That, and radicals. And so I think the ncode will be in my hands pretty soon as well fingers crossed.
It really is. I started out on open patterns and discovered I wasn't a spin junkie. The 18x20 pattern sticks just let me play the way I wanted to so I've never really looked back. I'm picking up the older 6.1 models and other frames like the PC600 right now because they are GOAT level racquets.

The nCode 6.1 is probably my favorite racquet of all time.
 
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