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.
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.
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.
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.