Rumor of a new RF racquet at French Open 2018

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  1. Marcin

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    will break 299$ or not:)?
     
  2. 1HBHfanatic

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    Since we all know Its just a new paintjob, i dont think so,,,
    their gonna try, but nope...
     
  3. anfield

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    The velvet paint seems to absorb a bit of vibration, at least for me. I'd be over the moon if they lessened the stiffness about couple RA points. I would buy it, even if they painted hideouslike a la the new Radical Pro Nickelodeon edition.
     
  4. 1HBHfanatic

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    @BLACKOUT
    any more news on this new raket?
     
  5. NuBas

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    Another thread used this image but thought it be better posted here. So it must be true he is switching colors or paintjobs. No more all black. If I had to take wild guess, the will reverse it to all white or red.

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  6. lidoazndiabloboi

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    I think what @RJYU is saying is that these are used just for the Clay season. Fed will take them and use them for his practices on his own time. P1 wont be stringing any of those rackets as they will be at the Master events and RG. Once the clay season is over, its a new batch of rackets for Wimbledon
     
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  7. NuBas

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    We'll see
     
  8. Filipinotennis

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    On that same picture the unstrung customs Instagram account (does stringjobs and customizations for pro players as well) commented that the global release date for the new RF will be on the first day of Wimbledon.


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  9. NuBas

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    So we were right, he is changing his PJ.

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  10. ohiostate124

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    My collection is no longer complete......
     
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  11. NuBas

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    Should we be excited? Will it be a let down? Anyone got any info?
     
  12. PBODY99

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    It is hoped to improve sales for Wilson. So if you like a reason to buy a few more frame,it will be a winner.
     
  13. RVAtennisaddict

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    There is a masked player being given a wild card at rg2018. I think his name is Roder Fegerer
     
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  14. 1HBHfanatic

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    Yeah I think its going to be a let down,, sorry to say,,,
    some awful color combo that only 50% will like.. an excuse to fix it again in a years-Time, so they can get the other 50% to bite...
     
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  15. NuBas

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    Right on.
     
  16. Blitzball

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    Just reaffirming the obvious here, but a Wilson rep meeting us soon will be showing new Pro Staffs and confirmed they will have some amount of white in the paintjob. I'm a big fan of the velvet black so a part of me is a little worried. The other part is excited for the change up.
     
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  17. NuBas

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    Knew it. Either red or white in their next design, its iconic to the ProStaff but lets see if its anything good.

    Will it have faded white at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions?
     
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  18. dnguyen

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    Will it be made in St Vincent? Surely RF can afford to build a factory there, no?
     
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    More importantly will the non RF pro staff get the same pj???
     
  20. gplracer

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    Is this the regular Pro Staffs as well or just the RF.
     
  21. NuBas

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    Probably entire line will get update
     
  22. Marcin

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    i would not expect them on retail before the 1st September
     
  23. NuBas

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    From an instagram account, could the new RF97 look similar to this? Very likely.

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  24. PeterFig

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    I'm going to guess: no.
     
  25. jmacdaununder2

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    '...20 slams with this exact spec racquet!' What happened to the 90"? #historyerased
     
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  26. ohiostate124

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    Looks like one of yours
     
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  27. PeterFig

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    Yup :) it is.
     
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  28. NuBas

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    You always ruin the fun for all of us
     
  29. big ted

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    just guessing but even with new colors I think they'll keep the classy sophistication of the black velvet frame since that's part of his image so it should still look nice..
     
  30. Blitzball

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    Great work as always, Peter!
     
  31. leoresende2007

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    What about the Pro Staff 97 (315 grams version), will it be available in a new version too?
     
  32. Blitzball

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    Yes -- whole new Pro Staff lineup
     
  33. JOSHL

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    Care to share more info???????????
     
  34. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I have some detail information.

    The new Wilson Pro Staff will have the words "Wilson Pro Staff" printed on it.
     
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  35. JOSHL

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    What would be cool is that Wilson realizes how amazing the phantom 93p is and they release the Dimitrov mound.
     
  36. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Prince has a sliver piece of the market share, and virtually zero presence on the tour, good luck with that.
     
  37. Jster

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    sooooooo in short ... it will be still a "version 11.0/11.5(cv)" prostaffs?
     
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  39. Karma Tennis

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    Any inside info on whether Wilson will continue with the CV models as well?
     
  40. gplracer

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    No insider information but my friend who is a teaching pro said he only saw the Pro Staff 97 CV in the Wilson catalog. He did not see the regular Pro Staff. My son thinks the CV model feels dead.
     
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  41. Karma Tennis

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    Perhaps Wilson pulling the same trick again. Release a new PS97CV model and then release the standard PS97 with the same PJ early in 2019.

    The PS97CV "feel" is a function of where the player has come from. IMO, it feels more muted than a lot of Yonex racquets and a lot more lively than a lot of Babolat racquets.

    Comparing a PS97CV with a PS97 and the same string job in both, the CV model does have a different feel. But overall, I think the PS97CV model is more of a players racquet than the PS97. Bit softer, bit flexier, lower power potential, greater control potential, and probably a lot more arm friendly.
     
  42. Nostradamus

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    is the new RF racket really coming ?
     
  43. Karma Tennis

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    Wilson sold 10 million Jack Kramer Autograph racquets over thirty one years of production.

    You can be pretty confident that Wilson will be releasing a new RF Autograph this year, and probably every year for at least the next ten, perhaps even twenty years.

    So stop asking silly questions and focus more of your time and effort on improving your volley game.
     
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    I volley like John McEnroe so not sure how much improvement I can make there.
     
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    YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS!! I'M John McEnroe - therefore you can't be John McEnroe!!
     
  46. axlrose

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    You guys are willing to pay 300$ for a new paintjob? :D
     
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    The'll pay that much even for a bottle of water if it has Federer written on it :)
     
  48. Nadal15thslam

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    And then another 300$ for the special edition color
     
  49. ohiostate124

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    Camo? Wilson stahp.
     
  50. mpournaras

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    This is good! Like the color or not there is a bit of sheen to the matte black... implying that it might be paint and not that garbage velvet
     

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