Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by RFRF, Feb 4, 2014.
a green light as in a go ahead, it should be soon. very soon.
ill post as soon as i know anything.
Might be a good name for the new Wilson line.
Wilson will release it to market once fed wins the title or reach the final. It's all marketing.
I cannot imagine Federer to appear with a new racquet before INDIAN WELLS.
What do you think ?
Should have gone to 93 sq inches for control and that consistant and reliable swing speed which is hard to replicate with that bigger 98 frame.
Wilson said she played with a 7.5 Pro Staff, at least that what the retail paint job was.
I'm pretty sure Federer will find more control and consistency in a 200 sq inch racquet than any of us can with a mid, or a wood racquet.
I love the authoritative way you talk out of your fanny.
Hate to tell u but his been using it since last year. Didn't u watch any of thus years AO??
No that is not true, the one he used last year during the summer is completely different than this new one that he started testing in the winter.
No chance before Indian Wells.
Me again. FEderer just told me that if he has to keep stringing his own racquets hes going back to 85 sq inch.
Any word on whether or not the retail frame will retain the box beam? (PLEASE Wilson! I don't care what kind of beam Federer actually uses on the tour, but make the retail frame a box beam! That's likely the deal breaker/maker for me)
We need more box beam frames!
No box beam.
Mas Basalt & feel.
You can always have it custom-built.
Me again. Federer says you need to have a beer or two and stop looking at these forums in the dark.
If you don't care about what Fed uses then why don't you just stick to the pro staff? Would be pointless to release the new frame if it looks different to what Fed is actually using.
Why? Many people want a 98 sq. in. thin box beam frame and couldn't care less if it looks like what Federer is using or not. We're us, Federer is Federer, we're not the same person. In fact, if they release this to the public I hope they paint it a completely different color from whatever Federer is using so that it looks nothing like what he's using.
Wilson, listen to this. You will sell more frames this way.
I am sticking to the Pro Staff, I just want more box beam frames on the market.
It's called the reverse paintjob marketing strategy. Instead of taking a different racquet and painting it to look like the one a pro is using, take the same racquet and paint it to look completely different from the one a pro is using for all the millions of people who want to play with the racquet but don't want to be labeled as Federer-wannabees.
BTW, Pro Staff is still massively popular on the market. TWE had Pro Staff 6.1 90 BLX for sale for a couple of days and it completely sold out. Compare that to other rackets on sale. Just unbelievably popular. Is it because of Federer or because there are so many fans of Pro Staff regardless of Federer?
Could be because TWE didn't order that many of them.
The most popular frames that I see at my club these days are the APD and PD.
Pro Staffs lineage is like an overflow room from whence Graf, Edberg, Sampras and Federer (at least we don't know yet about his current stick) era, helped by their legendary statuses and also the fact kids can find PSes aplenty from their folks' attic, etc.
Is there a big difference between 98 & 95? They already have a 95 box beam. What about a prestige? They are pretty thin beamed. Not box beam but would you really notice the difference between a box and non box beam with all else equal? I think this thread is about fed's new racket. So assumed that people on here are interested in feds new racket...not Wilson release a random racket thread.
Yes. It cuts through the air differently and it feels different at impact.
Oh, most definitely YES to your highlighted question.
The current ProStaff 95 is WAY too light. If Wilson came out with one that was at least a whole ounce heavier, I may be interested.
I think people are interested in THIS racquet. It just so happens that Federer may also be using it. Pure coincidence.
My YT Prestige MPs play like a bigger KPS88 when you adjust for weight and balance. The YT Prestige MP is not box-beam but it's pretty close. It's slightly rounded on the surfaces instead of flat.
Fed racquet is on market.
Cmon Wilson Cmon! Cmon Rogi Cmon!
I think a flexible 98 with a thin box beam and some weight to it is what people are after as well... especially those that dislike "modern" frames. One of my coaches, who has a deal with Wilson, was very excited when he heard of the possibility of a new 98" frame, as he likes more "old school" feeling racquets.
Biomimetic 300 Tour anyone?
I agree 100%
True. His designs trumped all racquet designs that have been recently released imo.
I thought the pictures that were posted of Roger playing at the Australian open showed a racket that looked like the blade with a beam with similar to the blade?
Ditto. Listen up Amer Sports!
Damn it, for the last time, the frame had PWS on it.
I never said it did not have pws on it. I just thought from the picture that the throat did not look to be the same beam with as the 90.
Just spotted on Fed's Twitter feed he's still using the blacked out frame so just wanted to see if there was any further news...
so it´s close to the blade 98 16x19
It's CLEARLY a "Hyper Pro Staff Tour 95" mold…
I'm sure he's playing the pro staff 7.5si
If this is truly one's capacity when using heavier racquets, train more often. Five days a week (sometimes more) I'm in a racquetball court (it's winter here and far cheaper and less hassle the tennis clubs and my "partner" always shows - lol) hitting for 3-4 hrs a day. I quite literally hit anywhere from 9,000-12,000 (yes, I decided to count - looongg winter so far) balls per session. And, even though it's in a racquetball court, there's quite a few drills that simulate running back and forth and it's easier than you'd think to get a very good cardio workout. My racquet doesn't feel the least bit different, or "heavier" from start to finish and I play 371g. Point being, proper technique, or at least a semblance thereof, really plays more of a role in longevity and those that find racquets getting heavier, I'd wager, most likely don't have the best technique. *shrug*
If you simplify stokes to F=MA, then you can expend the same amount of energy that you'd use with a light frame as you would with a heavy frame assuming that you're hitting with the same amount of force.
if you say the box beam has a difference, then it has a difference. if u say it is better, then it is better. if u say it is worse, then it is worse. what is there to prove or justify? it is purely 500% subjective.
all the says are based on the pro players who played them. but nadal won 13 grand slams and tons of titles with a so-called tweener. not many box-beam pros are better than nadal. let alone the amateur box-beam pro-talkers in the forum.
TT has the best 3.5 players in the world. They can tell if the kevlar was wrapped slightly different between two PS 85's.
thats a good sign that means its just about a done deal!
Oh you haven't seen the best of them. They can spot their favorite polys from a mile away, and tell you precisely what the gauge is.
Oh you think it's just a white looking string? Oh no my friend, it's undoubtably X poly, all from a court or two away.
HAHAHAHA this had me on the floor. so true.
Has anyone seen clips of Fed practicing in Dubai yet? Still in stealth mode? I.e. no PJ yet?
fed's still in stealth mode
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