What would be Federe's classic racquet in 5-10 years

Federer's classic

  • Original Pro Staff 90

    Votes: 4 14.8%
  • Hyper Pro Staff 90

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • Ncode n6.1 90

    Votes: 4 14.8%
  • Kfactor K90

    Votes: 14 51.9%
  • BLX K90

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • All Wilson racquets he marketed

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • none of the above

    Votes: 2 7.4%

  • Total voters
    27

VGP

Legend
If the fanboys are as much into minutiae as they have been in the past, the only retail frame that can be had as a real Federer frame is the Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85, mid-Chinese make.....If you get one in 4 3/8 grip size the better. You can pin it down to the imagery of one match when he took down Sampras in the fourth round of Wimbledon 2001. Plus the carry over of the PS85 legacy.

Next I think would be the k90. If you could score a 4 3/8 grip size with some red-square butt caps installed "backwards" then better.

Then the BLX90. The cosmetics that he used to get his 16th major (or more). The problem with this frame is getting the correct butt cap. The gold logo with the shape of the red-square butt cap. Those are specially made for him and not commercially available as far as I know.

The problem with the retail n90 and the PST90 is that Federer used his "custom" string spacing and shorter handle. The real aficionados know the difference.

The Hyper Pro Staff 90 was kind of a transitional frame for him. He was on the map, but not a major winner yet. Plus it was when he really made the switch from the 85 to the 90.....as shown in Equijet's collection.

Just my speculations......who knows, in 5-10 years, Federer might be looked at some past player that was good back in his day. The fickle minds of the blogosphere will devote their attention to whoever happens to the "it" player of the day.
 

flashfire276

Hall of Fame
The reason why there would never be another classic racquet is because they keep adding new "technology" to them.

PS85. The reason why this is a classic is because Sampras ONLY endorsed this racquet during his career, and only that one.

Federer however, kept using paintjobs of his PS 6.0 with a 90 inch head. nCode, to K Factor, to the current BLX. He can't really have a memorable racquet if he keeps endorsing more and more.
 

kimbahpnam

Hall of Fame
if OP means the racquet which Fed will be most associated with........I'd say n90 (PJ at least). it's the racquet when he was most dominant on tour with
 

joe sch

Legend
The original Tour 90 that came out in matched pairs. Was a very cool time when Roger was starting to dominate and had just transitioned from the Sampras ps60. This was the first Federer racket, not the Sampras racket. Like some of the other posters noted, the variants to come were all marketing sales gimmicks. For me, thats the story and the answer.
 
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VGP

Legend
The original Tour 90 that came out in matched pairs. Was a very cool time when Roger was starting to dominate and had just transitioned from the Sampras ps60. This was the first Federer racket, not the Sampras racket. Like some of the other posters noted, the variants to come were all marketing sales gimmicks. For me, thats the story and the answer.
Aw c'mon joe, how can you argue with this? ;)



I agree with most frames being marketing gimmicks. Actually all of them are. The original Tour 90 was made for Sampras, and Federer only used the retail version for a VERY short time.

That's the problem with trying to have a "Federer" frame. You either have to have one as a gift or from a charity auction purchase (a la Fabfed).

That's why I think the original Wilson Pro Staff is cool. You know that Evert, Edberg, Sampras, Courier, Connors, Pierce, Capriati, even Federer used the retail versions of those frames.
 

joe sch

Legend
Aw c'mon joe, how can you argue with this? ;)



I agree with most frames being marketing gimmicks. Actually all of them are. The original Tour 90 was made for Sampras, and Federer only used the retail version for a VERY short time.

That's the problem with trying to have a "Federer" frame. You either have to have one as a gift or from a charity auction purchase (a la Fabfed).

That's why I think the original Wilson Pro Staff is cool. You know that Evert, Edberg, Sampras, Courier, Connors, Pierce, Capriati, even Federer used the retail versions of those frames.
That rackets is the Sampras stick. I think about the time that Roger switched was about the time he decided to make his home on the baseline :(
 
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