Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Geoff, Jun 9, 2018.
Nice work Geoff and Bouncehit, Looking forward to some action shots..... (you will need to choose your clothing carefully!)
I want to work for Wilson's design team. Get paid to basically do nothing but changing colours
If that happen, lease bring back pro staff 85 and 95 with the same specs and complete paint jobs.
As much as I loved the solid paint scheme on 3 & 9 and laser etching etc when it forst arrived, I think this design/pattern needs to be updated. Every Wilson has this - green for Blade, red for Burn etc. Maybe it's a little early, but would love to see a different PJ on all Wilsons now.
You want to be lay off? I bet that department had been restructured in last few years.
No need to bring back the 85, just bring us plenty of grommets please.
@Geoff the number 1 Roger fan! I’m sure you’ll keep adding to your collection! Nice video buddy
Oh right, the design department doesn't exist for Wilson
You know the best part of this design...the fed head logo is gone!!
The laser etching may be my fav part of the newer line.
I like the weight of the RF Autograph but not the 68 RA stiffness. If they could make one around the 62 RA I think they would have a winner. Problem is that the next closest Wilson frame I would use would be the UT but it's too light, requiring lots of lead to fix it up.
The new pro staff in person does look good the best part is the oversize font in white against the black it does pop even though it’s boring as hell otherwise no offense
And it hits stiff as a board too . Feels exactly the same as the rest
prices keep going up + strong US dollar = good luck selling that lame paint job to anyone that is not American or well off.
is this a different paint job , or a newer edition. What else has changed?
Mainly paint is what I have been told. My biggest concern in their whole range is the CV Bkades which need to have their specs tidied up.
The only change to the new RF97 is the update to the graphics.
Fact is that first you have to come up with a design that is so good that you can maintain it for years just by changing the colors once in a while. Good luck with that.
As long as there are people willing to pay 250USD plus...
Power of the marketing team...
With the 90 series, they basically said the specs were the same from K90 on. But in my experience, the sw went down and down with following models. Hope that things like that are not happening.
Yeah I use the 90s, currently on a PS90 BLX.
The k90 is heavy and crisp
The BLX90 is heavy and dull
And the PSBLX90 is lighter and crisp
Does anyone else absolutely hate the wilson PJ's.
They are honestly boring as fudge. They were cool for a generation of rackets but I don't think I can sit through the wilson stripe for another two years before they release their next next generation of rackets.
Holding out for the reverse PJ
The white represents the flag of surrender. He knows Rafa will catch his slam record.
And updated to version 12
I cannot see the picture. I was just curious whether there were any sign/documentation of changes in specs/composition.
I believe there is a change in composition. I have problem uploading the photo here on forum.
Click on this one.
Version 11(2016)>version 11.5(countervail for 315g version) > version 12(unknown technology)
I think we should just wait for tennis warehouse to update us on the "technology change or update" in a week or two.
It's the same freaking thing with a different paintjob.
At this point I could easily work for Wilson’s design team and I don’t even know Photoshop.
Me too! Mine looks way cooler!
All I need to do is give a picture of a wilson racquet with the 3&9 section blanked out and give it to my son to colour it in.
For this version it's as if my son simply got fed up with wilson's designs every year that he just left the 3&9 blank and this new prostaff was born!
I dont even have a son
I like the simpler designs of Wilsons at the moment, for instance the Ultra. Of course designs will also move on, develop with time.
Although my favourite will always be the all black one, I don’t dislike the new black & white one.
It will certainly look great at Wimbledon along with an all white outfit. It certainly has that black/white tuxedo look!
I was hoping for an all white with a faint pinstripe in keeping with the Championships.
The all black RF97 was clearly designed as Fed's last frame as it was assumed and somewhat expected that he'd be retired before it was time for Wilson to market a new model to line their coffers. However, the bloke just keeps winning, Yay!!!
IMO the all black RF97 is a work of art and no way it can be improved upon. However Wilson, If you are going to make an attempt, make a bold one, not a whimper.
Just hit with the new RF97. It was strung with Wilson NXT 16g in the mains at 26kg and Luxilon ALU Power in the crosses at 25kg. Power pads and string savers a la Federer A Wilson Pro overgrip was added. No other modifications (racquet in stock form). As has been stated this is a graphic update only and hits identical to the previous all black RF97. The setup was very comfortable and familiar. My favorite setup for the RF97 is “The Federer” setup of Wilson natural gut in the mains and Luxilon ALU Rough in the crosses with the power pads and string savers at the 26kg/25kg tension. Not much to report with all of the great RF97 reviews. The good news to me is that it is still the same great frame with a slightly different look.
happy fathers day
New Pro Staffs + RF97 are up on TW's site. New MSRP was spot on...
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