Federer's 2014 Racquet (picture)

tennis334

Rookie
It looks vaguely like a Swiss flag to me. The white sections on the throat and sides, surrounded on the corners by red.

...or, Wilson just decided to release a horrible cosmetic because Federer is going to be playtesting new blacked out frames into next season...
 

martini1

Hall of Fame
They say those lines are for helping people putting lead tape on? I think it's an over kill. Other than Donnay nobody can come up with a better weight adding system that you can just add and take away weight without having to waste lead tape?

I think this frame could be the ugliest 90 pj fed ever used. The first blx comes to a close second.
 
They say those lines are for helping people putting lead tape on? I think it's an over kill. Other than Donnay nobody can come up with a better weight adding system that you can just add and take away weight without having to waste lead tape?

I think this frame could be the ugliest 90 pj fed ever used. The first blx comes to a close second.

Still not sure how they're supposed to help people put lead tape on, the lines aren't even straight!.

And at the same time, if one is methodical enough to put lead tapes on the racquet, Wilson really think said player can't measure for him/herself?
 

NLBwell

Legend
I hope Wilson is running this up a flagpole to get people's reaction. My reaction is that it is a very poor paintjob and it is a negative factor toward buying the racket.
If it's their final decision, it's pretty sad.
 

DavaiMarat

Professional
This stick is so sweet and sexi.

It's transforming the game even before it's release.

Wilson is GOAT.

Just when I thought the Steam was fugly GOAT!!!

Foiled again! I'll get you next time Gadget! Next Time!

Ummm joe why is that lady tied up on your coach in your avatar. At least thats what it looks like.....

'dead give away...dead give away..that guy has balls cause we sees that dude everyday.....'
 

Roddick85

Hall of Fame
Being the proud owner of 2 BLX90, current model, I hope this picture is some kind of joke/hoax from Wilson. The current PJ is miles better than what is shown here, this looks like it belongs in the 70's. If this is real, well I cross my finger that my 2 frames last me another 3-4 years because I ain't buying this.
 

JoelDali

Talk Tennis Guru
Just when I thought the Steam was fugly GOAT!!!

Foiled again! I'll get you next time Gadget! Next Time!

Ummm joe why is that lady tied up on your coach in your avatar. At least thats what it looks like.....

'dead give away...dead give away..that guy has balls cause we sees that dude everyday.....'

She was a girl.
 

jman

Semi-Pro
I love the cosmetics! gives off that retro-vibe!

Any news on a 98 model? Anyone else think Fed will throw away the 90 for 2014?
 

mp2002

Rookie
I see numbers on the inside of the hoop around the PWS. Anyone know what those mean? If not I'll just assume it's part of the DaVinci code.

My body is ready for this racquet.
 
I see numbers on the inside of the hoop around the PWS. Anyone know what those mean? If not I'll just assume it's part of the DaVinci code.

My body is ready for this racquet.

Probably to help out when adding lead tape.........then again it might have something to so with the illuminati!!!!!
 

tyu1314

Semi-Pro
So, only the paint job and the added feature is different from the 2012 version? Can someone explain how does the new feature work?
 

cork_screw

Hall of Fame
Sad thing is, is that they are releasing this stick that looks almost identical to the n90 (the peak of fed's dominance) almost like a farewell or going away release.

I think that's kind of sad when your sponsor brand has announced last call for your career.

Come'on fed prove 'em wrong...
 

MasturB

Legend
I used K90 for years, now I switched to the red and black BLX90 (2010) and it's by far my favourite PJ.

Don't care too much for the current 2012 PJ nor this new 2014 one. It looked like the old N-Code at first when I saw it, but if anything I'll try and find another BLX90 on here or the auction site.
 

JoelDali

Talk Tennis Guru
They're taking pre-orders at the country club for non-knewb 4.0+. They won't sell it to falling 3.5s. Far too advanced.
 

SFrazeur

Legend
I saw the 6.1 95 and 95S today. Awesome look. The gold at 3 and 9 looks better in person. I was told they would be for sale in January.
 

HRB

Hall of Fame
This is Wilson marketing just saying "eff it" let's just see how much longer we can get 3.5-4.5 players to limit their potential using these dinosaur specs just because the GOAT, who is light years ahead of them prefers it. So for fun they decided to make it hideous, and still they'll laugh all the way to the bank when it sells out. A few years after Roger is retired, they probably won't even make a new 90 any longer!

I say boycott this ugly piece of sh#t (if it is real that is). Anyone who wants a quality 90 or less head just go the "bay" and you'll find endless good options...Head Graphite Pro's, Wilson PS Originals, Prince Spectrum's, etc. etc.
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
This is Wilson marketing just saying "eff it" let's just see how much longer we can get 3.5-4.5 players to limit their potential using these dinosaur specs just because the GOAT, who is light years ahead of them prefers it. So for fun they decided to make it hideous, and still they'll laugh all the way to the bank when it sells out. A few years after Roger is retired, they probably won't even make a new 90 any longer!
I think you mean "maximize their potential". I've seen so many 3.5-4.5 players switch from their 100s, 98s, and 95s to the Tour 90s and all of a sudden they're crushing the ball with control and kicking butt. And that's the honest truth.
 

Vlad_C

Semi-Pro
I have a feeling that they are trying to appeal to a vaguely Oriental aesthetic.

I had the same impression, with all that red and gold, it looks like they are probably targeting the Chinese market.

They could have done a lot better though. I wouldn't mind a black-red racquet with a golden dragon around the frame. In fact, I probably would have bought one myself.
But the one they will release is just horrible, anyway you want to look at it.

On a somewhat related topic, it looks like they're having Fed play doubles with China’s No. 1 player Ze Zhang in Shanghai next month...
 

Emiliano55

Professional
As far as I know Federer will keep trying new sticks for the next season, so I doubt he will end up using a PS 90 by next year.
 

yourname1245

Semi-Pro
the 90 at a 4.0 or higher level just wont cut it for serious players. dont get me wrong some guys can use it, but the potential is not there.
 

PeterFig

Professional
the 90 at a 4.0 or higher level just wont cut it for serious players. dont get me wrong some guys can use it, but the potential is not there.

Hmmm - not sure about that. I'm a serious player and I can do some serious damage with the 90 (or even the 85 I'm playing with now). :)
 

yourname1245

Semi-Pro
peter fig whats your USTA or NTRP level, im talking your actual level not what you think you are.
guys are blasting the serve with kick power and same on the groundies. a 90 is just not gonna put you in a position to be on offense all the time. better yet to even play any defense.
im not talking about weight of a racquet im talking just head size.
 

Overdrive

Legend
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