Del Potro using another Wilson blacked-out frame

Conish

New User
In his latest pictures on Facebook, Del Potro is using a blacked-out frame. Do you think that he'll come back using an RF97 like Roger and possibly Dimitrov?

Rog must be letting all of his Team-8 players in on the RF train!
 

zdw33

New User
I doubt it Del Potro probably won't ever actually change his racquet and even if he did Wlson would paintjob it differently so not all their top players are using the same racquet
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
I doubt it Del Potro probably won't ever actually change his racquet and even if he did Wlson would paintjob it differently so not all their top players are using the same racquet
Apparently, he has to change his racquet. He's run out of his old frames so he might as well switch both physical racquet and paintjob.
 

kimguroo

Legend
Looks like RF97 or Prostaff 97 with lead tapes.

Probably willson might give PJ of prostaff 97 then might say Del portro's new racket choice.
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
I like the rust colored lead tape --perhaps just a reflection? Hope they keep that line of racquet going. PWS is there.
 

YarikA99

Rookie
Interesting, his racquet is an 18x20 with pws, but the blades dont have pws and the prostaff doesn't have 18x20. I guess his racquet is custom, but hell probably sponser the PS97.
 

RollTrackTake

Professional
Interesting, his racquet is an 18x20 with pws, but the blades dont have pws and the prostaff doesn't have 18x20. I guess his racquet is custom, but hell probably sponser the PS97.
I saw Wilson is naming a few racquets for Monfils. It would be cool if they gave Delpo his own line. The strange thing about the Monfils deal is that he has a Blade 98 PJ no? I wonder why they would name a different frame for him. If Wilson doesn't call the Blade 104 the "Williams Sisters Tour" or "Serena Signature" I doubt anyone other than Sir Fed will be getting their own namesake line.
 
I saw Wilson is naming a few racquets for Monfils. It would be cool if they gave Delpo his own line. The strange thing about the Monfils deal is that he has a Blade 98 PJ no? I wonder why they would name a different frame for him. If Wilson doesn't call the Blade 104 the "Williams Sisters Tour" or "Serena Signature" I doubt anyone other than Sir Fed will be getting their own namesake line.
Showing Unprecedented sense of humor, wilson introduces the Williams brothers autograph line. It was designed by shamil shamozzle tarpischev. Gonna sell well in mother russia.

I would not mind demoing The wilson del pro tro And the wilson ultra monf.
 
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Goosehead

Legend
maybe its blacked out cos del potro's gone gothic ?..lookout for a purple and deep cherry red one also.
 
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xFullCourtTenniSx

Hall of Fame
Interesting, his racquet is an 18x20 with pws, but the blades dont have pws and the prostaff doesn't have 18x20. I guess his racquet is custom, but hell probably sponser the PS97.
Or... It's the same old Hyper Pro Staff he's always been using... :O MIND BLOWN!

Why the need to black it out if its just his old stick?
Because otherwise it's 100% free advertising for Wilson. If someone is gonna be monetarily benefit from you using a racket, you better be getting paid for that.

Hasn't his frame been blacked out for a while though? Or was he using his K95 paintjobs?
 

McLovin

Legend
Or... It's the same old Hyper Pro Staff he's always been using... :O MIND BLOWN!



Because otherwise it's 100% free advertising for Wilson. If someone is gonna be monetarily benefit from you using a racket, you better be getting paid for that.

Hasn't his frame been blacked out for a while though? Or was he using his K95 paintjobs?
My guess would be they are trying different layups for him. Its not cost effective to give a test frame the full paint job, especially when he's likely hitting w/ 10-15 different iterations, possibly for only 1 session.

And as far as Wilson paying him, I'm sure he's on contract and he's not going anywhere. He is their #1 rep in Latin America. Who are they going to have promote their frames? Leonardo Mayer? When was the last time you saw a thread about his equipment? (hint: I already did the search...the answer is '0')
 

kingcheetah

Hall of Fame
I saw Wilson is naming a few racquets for Monfils. It would be cool if they gave Delpo his own line. The strange thing about the Monfils deal is that he has a Blade 98 PJ no? I wonder why they would name a different frame for him. If Wilson doesn't call the Blade 104 the "Williams Sisters Tour" or "Serena Signature" I doubt anyone other than Sir Fed will be getting their own namesake line.
Wilson doesn't go quite that far, they just mention "endorsed by Serena Williams" on the vendor catalog of the new Blades for the 104.
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
I bet he had it blacked out. Players are probably not going to advertise a company for free. He's not on the Wilson payroll right now, so I heard.
 

aer0pr0

Rookie
prostaff6.1 95 classic 18x20

i assume wilson are trying to "produce" an identical racket to him, and his injury was perhaps the perfect opportunity to try to make the racket switch.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Wilson has had the racquet change blessed by the Pope, so it's bring on the holy water and all systems go.
 

McLovin

Legend
Curious about this photo:



They've finished the left side (9 mains), but are only at the 6th main on the right. I thought you were supposed to keep the mains even? Whenever I string, I'll alternate sides so the mains are never more than +1 on either side. Is this no longer necessary?
 

Bash and Crash

Semi-Pro
Curious about this photo:



They've finished the left side (9 mains), but are only at the 6th main on the right. I thought you were supposed to keep the mains even? Whenever I string, I'll alternate sides so the mains are never more than +1 on either side. Is this no longer necessary?
I normally go 3 one way, then 6 other side, then 6, and final 3 and rackets seem to handle it, and plays great.
 

seekay

Semi-Pro
They've finished the left side (9 mains), but are only at the 6th main on the right. I thought you were supposed to keep the mains even? Whenever I string, I'll alternate sides so the mains are never more than +1 on either side. Is this no longer necessary?
The official USRSA recommendation is not to go more than three strings ahead when stringing the mains. So 9 done on one side vs. 6 on the other could be within that guideline.
 

dr325i

Legend
The official USRSA recommendation is not to go more than three strings ahead when stringing the mains. So 9 done on one side vs. 6 on the other could be within that guideline.
Well, to be exact, he is doing the 6th on the other side which means he had 9 - 5 at one point...
 

Rob_C

Hall of Fame
Hasnt that been revised down to +2, or is it that only certain manufacturers adivse not to go more than +2 when stringing mains. I believe Head does this.
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
looks like a 100 square inch compared to the Big Man definitely not a 95
Hope its a flexible frame like Ferrer's Prince tour 100 to give his BH a good slingshot effect and wrist some comfort. Ive always loved stiffer frames until recently when I had a chance to use Stans Yonex setup.
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
looks like a 100 square inch compared to the Big Man definitely not a 95
Hope its a flexible frame like Ferrer's Prince tour 100 to give his BH a good slingshot effect and wrist some comfort. Ive always loved stiffer frames until recently when I had a chance to use Stans Yonex setup.
Oh so you can discern a difference of 5 sq. inches from a picture. Tell me more…
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
How does that make your day when the stick in question is DelPos?

Nishi looks like Davydenko 100 sq inches looks big on a 5f10 player
but Djokovic even with his yogi master starved looking physique and
DelPos larger slightly thicker bone structure 95-100 is more noticeable.

After years of watching fed with a 90 the 97 still looks massive
 

McLovin

Legend
racquetreligion, you need to question your God, or get a new religion, because Nishikori is using a 95sq in, same as Delpo.

NOTE: Nishikori is not using the same frame as Delpo, just the same headsize.
 
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