Federer changed butt cap

sixone90

Professional
While watching the Federer semifinal match I noticed that Federer's racquet had what appears to be a different BLX style butt cap (gold on black) than what I've seen on it previously (black on gold).

I know P1 has said before that they just use whatever butt cap they have available, but I just thought it was an interesting observation considering that Federer was at one point using a custom BLX90 butt cap.





Federer's custom butt cap




Federer's custom butt cap (top) compared to retail (bottom)


Credit to Fabfed for the last 2 photo
 

sonicare

Hall of Fame
you guys think way too much..his butt has nothing to do with his tennis. the spin monkey on the other hand is a different story.
 

Pioneer

Professional
Ron Yu already said that since Federer's racquets come without a handle and buttcap P1 fits his custom handle and puts whatever Wilson buttcap they have for that grip size. So now they've run out of Pro Staff butt caps, they've run out of N6.1 buttcaps and they're short on BLX 6.1 buttcaps so they're using K6.1 buttcaps.

That's my best guess.
 

sixone90

Professional
So now they've run out of Pro Staff butt caps, they've run out of N6.1 buttcaps and they're short on BLX 6.1 buttcaps so they're using K6.1 buttcaps.
But it's not a K Factor butt cap. It's a BLX butt cap but just different to the one on the BLX90. It's the same one they use on the BLX Blade Tour with the gold W and BLX in small font under it
 

Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
The new buttcap actually harnesses the power of mighty Zeus' thunderbolts, which constantly cycle power throughout the BLX fibers in his frame. As a result, the racquet behaves similarly to the hammer of Thor.
 

cnr1guy

Banned
Whats funny is that you guys have probably given more thought to the butt cap the Federer has probably given it.
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
But it's not a K Factor butt cap. It's a BLX butt cap but just different to the one on the BLX90. It's the same one they use on the BLX Blade Tour with the gold W and BLX in small font under it
That's probably because that's what Priority One had in stock in their stringing room. They use whatever butt cap is available after custom molding the handles onto the frames.

I really don't think Federer cares what butt cap is on his racquets and I'd bet he doesn't even know which one is on there. It's not like he ever needs to spin his racquet to decide who serves first in a match. :)
 
You guys need to realize something! Fed IS a pj! You see, Chuck Norris is trying to take over Switzerland and all those swiss bank accounts. So he just uses a pj >:)
 
Ive posted it before, but the K90 butt cap has a sort of clip or gap to keep the grip secured on one side. It makes the butt asymetrical, which I think is really stupid on a serious racket. Perhaps Federer agrees. At least he is probably sticking to an old shape which he likes.
 
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