New Federer Racquet Coming

yourname1245

Semi-Pro
there will be a new signature federer racquet coming out either by us open time..or january. it will be lighter and a little bigger head. also the 6.1's will have a new cosmetic. my friend works with wilson and they are coming not a rumor.
 

adidasman

Professional
This frame will also weep automatically when Roger loses, saving him valuable time and energy. And there'll be a blow dryer built in for between-point hair emergencies. ;)
 

adidasman

Professional
See? That's what he needs - a SMALLER racquet. More control. Better feel. The durability of aluminum. And flashier graphics.
 
D

Deleted member 19728

Guest
I think a better rumor to circulate would be some made up specs for the alleged Sampras frame coming next fall.
 

chip&chrge

New User
6.1 Pj

it will be lighter and a little bigger head. also the 6.1's will have a new cosmetic.
Both would be cool. Let's hope the 6.1 get back near the PSC6.1 95 PJ...that would be a nice throw back.

However I think we are probably closer to the whole racquet being holographic and it will blind player when they try to play with it on sunny days.
 

Ben Hadd

Semi-Pro
He did say he would consider a new racquet, just didn't have the time to really test frames. I could see this as possible.
 

zapvor

G.O.A.T.
actually this is true, all jokes aside. was on the phone with the wilson rep myself today. he confirmed it. fed has been hitting with prototypes. either 93 or 95in head. he will switch after the us open. rumors are true
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
wilson seems to be right on time. every few years they come out with a "new" racquet for federer. However, this time, I have heard thru the grape give that it may be a 93 or 95. Would be awesome if it is a box beam.
 

FedExpress 333

Professional
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

If Fed goes out in the first round, how do you think the rackets will sell???

Are they still gonna make the 90s?
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
I guess it's also possible that Wilson will come out with a new racquet for retail with Federer's signature on it that is 93 or 95 sq. in. but that Federer will continue to use his 90 but with the paintjob of the new retail 93 or 95 racquet. It's not like he hasn't done this before. He used to use a PS 6.0 85 but with the paintjob of a HPS 6.0 95 Tour on it, and then he switched to a Tour 90 but with the same HPS 6.0 95 Tour paintjob.
 

roundiesee

Hall of Fame
I like the junior Fed stick! Wish he would switch to that; think he will beat all of us at TT with that stick! LOL!
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
I like the junior Fed stick! Wish he would switch to that; think he will beat all of us at TT with that stick! LOL!
Well it worked for Cedric Pioline. He got to two slam finals using a kids racquet.*


*yes, I know it wasn't - but it sure looked like one.
 

JoelDali

G.O.A.T.
actually this is true, all jokes aside. was on the phone with the wilson rep myself today. he confirmed it. fed has been hitting with prototypes. either 93 or 95in head. he will switch after the us open. rumors are true
U should create another thread on it.

I'm thinking its necessary.
 

firefox

Semi-Pro
Finally! Royer has taken the advice of TT racquet experts and switching to bigger racquet with full Unique Big Hitter Blue Rough! Next he will learn how to volley from that Polish gent, and start playing 100% pure S&V tennis. :shock:
 
Last edited:

JediMindTrick

Hall of Fame
Lies, why would Federer change racquet head size if he had been playing with one his whole career...
He didn't play with the same racquet his whole career. He played with the PS 85 at the begining, wasn't getting results so he changed to a 90 sq in and improved big time. Fast forward to 2011, he doesn't get results anymore so it makes sense to try a 95 sq in. I mean the change worked before so why not try it again.
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
He didn't play with the same racquet his whole career. He played with the PS 85 at the begining, wasn't getting results so he changed to a 90 sq in and improved big time. Fast forward to 2011, he doesn't get results anymore so it makes sense to try a 95 sq in. I mean the change worked before so why not try it again.
Using that logic, Federer would never lose another match if he just switched to a 150 sq. in. racquet. :)

And shouldn't Nadal also switch to a bigger racquet to prevent the constant beatdowns at the hands of Djokovic? :oops:

Oh, and Federer wasn't getting the results when he used a PS 6.0 85 because he was young and inexperienced and was a mental basket case, not because of the size of his racquet. I mean, how many people have beaten Sampras at Wimbledon with bigger racquets? Did Djokovic also start winning more this year than in the past because of the size of his racquet? :???:
 

yourname1245

Semi-Pro
i started this am im saying its true like it or not..when it comes out ill bump this thread again.
he was supposed to use a wilson ROK which was a 93 but i was told he will go bigger...maybe 95 but i would assumer 93. if he does id assume its gunna be the same racquet layup/construction it is now just with a larger head.
nadal and djoko play larger heads fed could use this for some more spin and lower the shanks from the loss of a step or 2. he doesnt have to win 10 more slams just have another chance of getting into more finals.
 

Satch

Hall of Fame
You know whats interesting? That difference is sooooooooooooooo bigggggg that 99% of people couldnt really tell if he has already switched or not.. once in a while there are threads with pics of old 90 telling us that its actually a 95.. lol
 

Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
I like the idea of a box-beam 95 wilson with a similar setup to the BLX90. I'd probably buy it, since the sweetspot would be actually playable on defensive shots. lol.
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
I like the idea of a box-beam 95 wilson with a similar setup to the BLX90. I'd probably buy it, since the sweetspot would be actually playable on defensive shots. lol.
I wouldn't count on it. Both the PS 6.0 85 and PS 6.0 95 are box-beam Wilsons similar to the BLX90 but the sweetspot on the 95 is no bigger than the sweetspot on the 85. :shock:
 

gino

Hall of Fame
I wouldn't count on it. Both the PS 6.0 85 and PS 6.0 95 are box-beam Wilsons similar to the BLX90 but the sweetspot on the 95 is no bigger than the sweetspot on the 85. :shock:
Interesting thought... What's the point of switching then?
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
Interesting thought... What's the point of switching then?
None really. But the 95 does have a bigger head so you will hit the ball somewhere on the strings, but it's kind of dead feeling and not part of the sweetspot.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Using that logic, Federer would never lose another match if he just switched to a 150 sq. in. racquet. :)

And shouldn't Nadal also switch to a bigger racquet to prevent the constant beatdowns at the hands of Djokovic? :oops:

Oh, and Federer wasn't getting the results when he used a PS 6.0 85 because he was young and inexperienced and was a mental basket case, not because of the size of his racquet. I mean, how many people have beaten Sampras at Wimbledon with bigger racquets? Did Djokovic also start winning more this year than in the past because of the size of his racquet? :???:
I'm pretty sure their are limits as to how big your racket can be on the world tour.

Nadal's is already 100 sq inches, which I find to be way too big imho.
 

Automatix

Hall of Fame
I'm pretty sure their are limits as to how big your racket can be on the world tour.
"The frame of the racket shall not exceed 73.7 cm (29.0 inches) in overall length, including the handle. The frame of the racket shall not exceed 31.7 cm (12.5 inches) in overall width. The hitting surface shall not exceed 39.4 cm (15.5 inches) in overall length, and 29.2 cm (11.5 inches) in overall width."
 

Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
I wouldn't count on it. Both the PS 6.0 85 and PS 6.0 95 are box-beam Wilsons similar to the BLX90 but the sweetspot on the 95 is no bigger than the sweetspot on the 85. :shock:
this was not my experience with the 95.. I felt it had a somewhat larger sweetspot than the Nsix-one tour 90 i was comparing it to at the time. It wasn't big, but it was bigger than the 90's from what I could tell.
 

roundiesee

Hall of Fame
From the pictures, the head size does look slightly bigger than his usual racket; perhaps that was the reason why he dropped his opening set in singles in DC? That he was trying to get used to his "new" racket" ;)
 

TheBoom

Hall of Fame
I would definately be interested in a 93-95 box beam! More companies need to come up with these kind of frames
 
Top