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esgee48

Legend
To me, it is not a Head rectangular handle shape. It is rounder. Whether it is Wilson, Prince or Babolat is hard to positively state.
 
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Deleted member 768841

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Well I don’t have the sharpest racquet eyes, however I know Federer gets a custom handle molded to his hand shape. Does that answer your questions?
 

[d]ragon

Hall of Fame
He's most likely still using the standard Wilson shape. From his interviews, Federer has admitted some things are replicated just for consistency (powerpads, string savers, no dampener). Could he have changed his grip shape/size? It's possible, but the evidence currently doesn't suggest so. An attempt to tell the shape from a picture taken at a distance, influenced by camera quality and lighting, is not reliable evidence.
 
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tavarua

New User
Yeah, Custom grip... But he played with a Volkl racket when he was younger, and they had a grip thats shaped like the head grip. Maybe thats what he still likes?
 

H22 fan

Rookie
The older head/Volkl grips were the best..
That rectangle shape locks into your hand nicely..and easy to adjust in play..
That’s your opinion. For me rectangular grip is good only for continental grip. But Wilson shape is better for all shots.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.


does this look like the wilson handle shape to you?
Considering Federer said he's always played Wilson (the very first frame is dad bought him was a Wilson) I would say that the grip is very close to Wilson. I don't know that anyone's eyes are keen enough to discern a rectangular grip from a random photo on the internet.

Maybe @RJYU will offer some insight?
 

anarosevoli

Rookie
That’s your opinion. For me rectangular grip is good only for continental grip. But Wilson shape is better for all shots.
At least one grip for you, for me only eastern forehand grip (which I don't use) would work with it, for all other shots it feels completely instable, worst of all OHBH.
 

polksio

Semi-Pro
One possible small advantage of the head is theres really no room for mild and extreme semi western grips on the head grip, you cant really beep it up in a hurry
 
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Could it be just that picture with Peter Carter where racquets are crossed? I didn't know Fed used Volkl ever. Not an expert by any means on Feds history so curious myself

The racquets are crossed, the Volkl is Peter Carter’s.

My oldest Wilsons have a rounder grip shape than the current ones. It’s not even sided like Prince, but much closer to being even than the current shape. Angell grip shape C is pretty much identical. IMO the rounder shape feels more solid in my hand and I feel more connected/have better control over the racquet face. Heres a better picture of Fed’s grip shape:






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teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
I love seeing the white “polyurethane or whatever material “ foam handles .
I like the white , for some reason ..
They look so comfy makes me wanna hold it in my hand .
 

polksio

Semi-Pro
My oldest Wilsons have a rounder grip shape than the current ones. It’s not even sided like Prince, but much closer to being even than the current shape. Angell grip shape C is pretty much identical. IMO the rounder shape feels more solid in my hand and I feel more connected/have better control over the racquet face. Heres a better picture of Fed’s grip shape:
that's very interesting i didn't know that.
kind of unrelated to the thread but related to the instagram profile you shared, do you have one of his stories where there's a bunch of destroyed handles on the ground with a caption along the liens of "im a racket tech so part of my job is destroying factory handles" or something like that?
 

sanister

Professional
that's very interesting i didn't know that.
kind of unrelated to the thread but related to the instagram profile you shared, do you have one of his stories where there's a bunch of destroyed handles on the ground with a caption along the liens of "im a racket tech so part of my job is destroying factory handles" or something like that?
You know I kind of remember that too! But I don't think stories are there for longer than 24 hrs on Instagram.
 
Custom handle shape. More wilsony than a wilson. The shape of that handle reminds me of a Rossignol f200. More close to an actual octagon than even a prince.
 
I love seeing the white “polyurethane or whatever material “ foam handles .
I like the white , for some reason ..
They look so comfy makes me wanna hold it in my hand .
I’d love to get a step by step guide on how they do it, but I don’t think it’s ever likely to happen. I think the color is because it’s a different density of foam than what gets used for retail.


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polksio

Semi-Pro
I’d love to get a step by step guide on how they do it, but I don’t think it’s ever likely to happen. I think the color is because it’s a different density of foam than what gets used for retail.


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you know just the other day i was watching a video about some pro / customization shop and I saw the actual machine that presses the polyerethane live on a racket ill post it if i find it
 

polksio

Semi-Pro
you know just the other day i was watching a video about some pro / customization shop and I saw the actual machine that presses the polyerethane live on a racket ill post it if i find it
found it 3:43

also impacting tennis has done a video about how to extend a racket so he talks everything curing, materials, etc
 
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