RF97 Laver Cup limited edition

dr325i

Legend
Wilson is smart for milking the old man and releasing a different PJ for every stupid event. Fed sells crap, suckers are buying PJs.
Head is stupid for not re-introducing the PT57A and paint it slightly different 4 times per year and selling it more than any other racket in their collection.
 

Crocodile

Legend
Wilson is smart for milking the old man and releasing a different PJ for every stupid event. Fed sells crap, suckers are buying PJs.
Head is stupid for not re-introducing the PT57A and paint it slightly different 4 times per year and selling it more than any other racket in their collection.
I would like it if Head could do that.
 

Lucky P

New User
These newer matte Pro Staff models have a tendency to chip off though and look very bad once they do.
I stripped my 2017 Black RF Autograph off its matte black paint. It’s now glossy black and waaay neater.
 

Fairhit

Professional
These newer matte Pro Staff models have a tendency to chip off though and look very bad once they do.
I stripped my 2017 Black RF Autograph off its matte black paint. It’s now glossy black and waaay neater.
Could you please post a picture?
 

Lucky P

New User
Could you please post a picture?
@Fairhit here you go. There’s still some matte by the grommets as it’s hard to remove.

The area surrounding the Wilson logo was matte black so it’s removed. The Pro Staff was laser etched so still shows.

I’ve also compared it to a regular matte black RF 97 Auto.

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Lucky P

New User
Haha I only did it because the original rubber paint was peeling off. It’s humid here and that certainly doesn’t help the rubbery satin paint last long.

Cheers @ttc2000 glad you liked it
 

ttc2000

Rookie
Haha I only did it because the original rubber paint was peeling off. It’s humid here and that certainly doesn’t help the rubbery satin paint last long.

Cheers @ttc2000 glad you liked it
Humidity is a killer for satin paint. You're welcome.

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USPTARF97

Hall of Fame
i laugh everytime someone says tennis is expensive sport.

before tennis , i raced motocross and supercross. the bike alone costed $10k, and u buy a new one every one to two years. boots $400, helmet 500, neck brave 600, pants, gloves goggles chest protector add 600 more.
oil, gas, supplies, truck usage, food, add another 150 each trip, thre times a week, gym fees to stay in shape, etc.

before that i used to figure skakte as a kid, $1K for boots and blades 300. every year, ice time big bucks every day etc etc.

i just laugh when i hear guys complain about tennis being an expensive sport!! u dont kno how lucky you are!
I am with you. After I finished playing open level tennis and was teaching full time I lived out a dream I always had as a kid. Raced Motocross/ Arenacross/Supercross for 15 years. Great sport but definitely expensive. The traveling alone was hugely expensive not to mention the CR250, CR125 and then the 4 strokes CRF450R and CRF250R every couple of years, parts, oils, $8 a gallon race gas.
Sure is nice now to go buy a $2 can of tennis balls at Wal Mart and go out and wale on the ball. Lucky to be free of any injuries at this point.
 
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ttc2000

Rookie
This is how bad Wilson's quality control is.

Look how revolting this is!

It's stuck in the glue, so I had the racquet returned to the shop and swapped it for another new racquet.


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danbrenner

Hall of Fame
Honestly this stick was ruined when they decided to give it a synthetic grip but yet keep the balance 9 puts hL. It’s ruined.
 

NuBas

Legend
This is how bad Wilson's quality control is.

Look how revolting this is!

It's stuck in the glue, so I had the racquet returned to the shop and swapped it for another new racquet.


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What happened? What's stuck in the glue?
 

ttc2000

Rookie
Honestly this stick was ruined when they decided to give it a synthetic grip but yet keep the balance 9 puts hL. It’s ruined.
I've put a thin kimony 0.8mm leather grip on it and yonex super grap overgrip because if I put the wilson leather grip on it, it will be too heavy.

I play with power pads and string savers.


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ttc2000

Rookie
I don't think this plays good. cause roger dumped this for the all black one for Swiss indoors
Roger was only allowed to exclusively use it in Laver Cup because it's a red limited edition racquet with 500 produced worldwide.

Not every pro shop would have it either because they don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry to be able to buy this.

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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Roger was only allowed to exclusively use it in Laver Cup because it's a red limited edition racquet with 500 produced worldwide.

Not every pro shop would have it either because they don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry to be able to buy this.

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this is hard to believe. cause this Red racket is in all the pro shops where I live
 

Crashbaby

Rookie
One reviewer “thought” there were only 500 made. That’s hardly confirmation. Wilson have said nothing on the numbers subject. If it really was that rare it would cost much much more. Got to apply some common sense to this.
The gold/black 2017 Laver cup racquet is rare and now worth big money. I wish I had one. It literally has Laver cup written all over it, the red racquet has no call outs on it whatsoever. It is just a red racquet that Wilson says is Laver cup but forgot to organise any graphics/decals for it. Roger used it and that will be enough for some :)
It does look nice though....
 

ttc2000

Rookie
this is hard to believe. cause this Red racket is in all the pro shops where I live
Where I am only 4 pro shops are allowed to stock the Red RF97's.

Shanghai Wilson stated that they don't want every shop to have it on display for sale.

My friend has a pro shop and if customers wanted the racquet he would order it, but he isn't allowed to have it on display.


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danbrenner

Hall of Fame
Either way for those of you who are used to playing with a leather grip this stick is worthless. Would be 13oz and 13pts headlight with leather. Pointless
 

myth

Semi-Pro
Where I am only 4 pro shops are allowed to stock the Red RF97's.

Shanghai Wilson stated that they don't want every shop to have it on display for sale.

My friend has a pro shop and if customers wanted the racquet he would order it, but he isn't allowed to have it on display.


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So do you think getting this racket is worth it as part of some sort of collection?
 

Fairhit

Professional
So do you think getting this racket is worth it as part of some sort of collection?
Definitely, if you happen to have all of RF racquets is a must, if you have a couple, this one is a worthy addition, if you have one, to have this beauty as a second is a nice touch, if you only have this one, you'll have one of the best looking a best overall racquets.
 

ttc2000

Rookie
So do you think getting this racket is worth it as part of some sort of collection?
I think by far the Red Laver Cup Edition RF97 is better looking than the Blue Laver Cup Edition one, so yes it's worth collecting.

However if you plan to play with it as your main stick you're going to have to be super fit.

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JEDI MASTER

Rookie
I think by far the Red Laver Cup Edition RF97 is better looking than the Blue Laver Cup Edition one, so yes it's worth collecting.

However if you plan to play with it as your main stick you're going to have to be super fit.

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I have both red and blue version...strung identically.. somehow the red one plays better :D
 

ttc2000

Rookie
I have both red and blue version...strung identically.. somehow the red one plays better :D
I haven't tried the blue one, but the Red is a monster of a racquet if you can handle it.

The power is humongous when used correctly.

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