Is the new 2018 RF97A Black and white, less popular then the 2016 Black RF97A? $179 vs $249 at TW.

Crashbaby

Rookie
He did win with it, I think it was Halle grass tournament first time out. Just didn’t win anything else after that..... :)
 

rafa_prestige89

Professional
And yes, it’s cheaper because Federer isn’t using it anymore, I guess that’s why Wilson is giving the black and white paintjob for a lot of their players...
 

Sardines

Professional
Federer claims the paint played differently, but he's adjusted but didn't really because he went back to the all black for the rest of the year. I remember someone posted an interview in German, where he said just that in June 2018.
 

weelie

Semi-Pro
There's the red, the black, and the white. Basically in the past year or two, I've only seen people play and buy the black one. If I was in the market, I would not care about the color... it would be kinda cool not to have it in the color RF himself plays. Or then, I guess you could scrape the white off. :D
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
I also remember a red one... So basically there is a bkack, white and red all with identical specs but different prices?
 

Fintft

Legend
Federer claims the paint played differently, but he's adjusted but didn't really because he went back to the all black for the rest of the year. I remember someone posted an interview in German, where he said just that in June 2018.
They probably do differ if Roger went back to the black one, although the specs seem identical.
Have yet to try my black and white one, will pick it up in a couple of months.
 

Holdfast44ID

Semi-Pro
Maybe Roger is so used to playing with all black prototypes that he now prefers a predominantly black colored frame?

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I am certain Wilson was not pleased when Federer dumped the B/W racket. But somehow he was more comfortable with the black. Psychology, the look, or perhaps different paints making the rackets play slightly different.
 

Holdfast44ID

Semi-Pro
I am certain Wilson was not pleased when Federer dumped the B/W racket. But somehow he was more comfortable with the black. Psychology, the look, or perhaps different paints making the rackets play slightly different.
And I bet the black prototypes have zero paint, perhaps?

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jacob22

Professional
I am certain Wilson was not pleased when Federer dumped the B/W racket. But somehow he was more comfortable with the black. Psychology, the look, or perhaps different paints making the rackets play slightly different.
I'm surprised that other pros have no issues when they get paintjob updates to match the retail frames.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Like all ageing athletes he's caught a virus. In the GOAT's case it's called DOATARD: Doyen Of All Time Altered Racquet Disfunctionality
 
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