Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Jenda, Jun 9, 2014.
here's a better view scroll all the way down to last couple pics
so its official looks like they will keep the original prostaff style frame with a 97sq HS.
i like the flat beam better so this is really good news.
i was hesitant because older prototype had rounder frame
but now. please just take my money, take it all!!!
well, one of his coaches adopted the lendel pattern
if by flat beam, you mean "box beam", I will tell you it's not.
abeit not as flat and boxy as the original ps90 its still a box beam frame just thicker. id say that it looks somewhat like the babolat pure control tour
Yeah, pics make it look similar to the Pure Control. But listen to the guy above your last post. He's actually strung Fed's new racquet.
It's more like the blades
Who is JELLY?
Is it D-shaped beam? Doesn't appear to be in pics.
Release date in OCT?! After the USO? If Fed have yet another early slam exit I doubt the Christmas shopper would be lining up to get this racket, other than the hard core fans.
Ah, internet shorthand.
I have seen a close up shot on the throat area. It is very boxy like the pro staff but the "Y" beams are less.
Is this legit? https://www.facebook.com/stringsand...8924825591356/320758864741284/?type=1&theater
This new RF racket is definitely gonna be a best seller!
If that picture is legit then:
Holy s***!!! :shock:
They actually listened to those of us pleading for a matte black finish!
Just looks like the blacked out frame, not even a logo.. would however be great for it to be matte black with minimalist design. And relatively flexy would be nice too
Would you say the beam is similar to that of a Prestige? By the way, I apologize for doubting you in other threads, you were right all along
And there are only a few million of those!
No size 5 eh?
Following Vantage's footsteps? All white and all black (it has red Vantage lettering tough).
Really great news! (Regarding the paint-job I mean)
HM Graphite/Kevlar Double Braid logo below three of the four in that brochure. Looks like they are only keeping the 95S from the current Pro Staff range.
At the high of the RF era I don't think they sold a few million n90 or k90 in just one xmas.
Wish wilson uses the juice paint job on the RF 97.
If it's all black and quite stiff, it's right up my ball park.
And that is not innuendo.
I agree. No way they'd put out a racquet without spamming their logo and "technology" around the frame. Since they are keeping the 95S, I wonder if the 3 97 models will replace the other current prostaffs while assuming the same white/red/ruler paintjobs. I hope not but wouldn't be surprised if wilson pulls a fast one like that. :twisted:
That's it? Not even a "W" logo?
The paint job probably hasn't been finalized yet. They just sent the order form so dealers can order before they are released.
Is it me or this is basically Ti/LM Radical Mold with PWS?
$250??? :-| lol
Sure. You will earn $10.00 per racquet.
Awesome! I'll be a billionaire in no time!
You will not get my $250-$240=$10 for sure
Well, the H22 may be very close to the LM Rad mold...
... Isnt the LM Radical a true 95 square inch frame? :-|
The racket is going to be released in 2015. The biggest Wilson dealers will get some limited quantities, early release in October-November.
RF approved the final cosmetics and logo, etc. just on 5/27.
Apparently the Wilson reps will have some prototypes to show their accounts around July 15th.
Forgot to add, the first time RF is supposed to play in public with the final cosmetics is going to be the Rogers Cup.
Thanks! I should get tickets...
I believe so. That is (one of the reasons) why they are not identical...
I don't recall Fed ever playing with a new model or cosmetic so far before the retail release. If they're giving the paintjob to Fed before the US Open this year I have a hard time believing the launch of the retail model won't happen until next year.
Are you sure Wilson isn't putting up a smokescreen?
Too much money on the line.
Every knows that Fedman switched sticks and wants to know what he is playing with. Release soon and capitalize!
Yeah, that's what one would think.
How long does it take to tool up the factory in China, produce a bunch of frames, ship them over, clear customs, get them into stores?
I recall that Yonex seemingly was unable to accelerate their timetable for the Tour G after Stan hit it big. Their original date, announced before the Australian Open, was March, and it stayed March, despite all the buzz about Stan winning the event.
I don't work for Wilson or have any affiliation with the industry. But the information is indeed accurate. Now Wilson could change the plan.
Like you, I don't know why it takes so long to make frames, who knows? Maybe they are going to try to make tons of money for themselves and their top accounts by releasing this early limited release and see if people go nuts over paying via ****? What do I know, I am not a marketeer either...
I found it interesting that if RF already approved the cosmetics, why are they are still going to let him play Wimbledon with a black frame?
I would think total ww viewership is higher for Wimbledon than the US open.
Perhaps Wilson is just being prudent and risk-averse by holding off on production for as long as possible just in case Federer decides to switch back to his Tour 90?
Can you imagine the financial and marketing disaster it would be for Wilson if they spent millions on producing and marketing this new racquet and just as they hit the retail stores, Federer decides to ditch it and switch back to his 90? :shock:
Why are they coming out with another Prostaff 95s if one just came out? They should make a Prostaff 95ds (dense spin) with an 18x17 pattern like Dimitrov's racquet.
You just know that the Autograph version is gonna be a limited edition one.
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