Introducing the next generation of Wilson Pro Staff Tennis Racquets. The Wilson Pro Staff 97 RF Autograph is the racquet Roger Federer has been developing with Wilson over the past year. Expect more pop from the 97 square inch head, and slightly wider 21.5mm beam, but with the same great control and feel expected from the legendary flat beam, braided kevlar Pro Staff construction. 12.6 ounce strung weight and 336 swingweight for the aggressive player seeking extra heft in their frame.
“A whole generation of tennis players grew up with the original Wilson Pro Staff. For the next generation, the Pro Staff has been re-invented with the help of the greatest tennis player of all time – Roger Federer. A combination of an aggressive and youthful new look and re-engineered technology will inspire young players for generations to come.” -Wilson Sports
What does this mean for the average consumer? For starters, fans of Federer who want to play with the same racquet, can actually play with the same racquet! The Pro Staff 97RF Autograph is made to the exact same specification as Roger’s frame, down to the shape of the pallet on the handle, as well as the hefty 12.6 ounce strung weight. The 97 square inch headsize is likely more appropriate for the non-professional player as well, than the ultra control oriented 90 square inch model available for RF fans.No,longer need to wonder how many of those who bought the 90 could actually play with it. As of this post, the final cosmetic has not been released to the public, with Roger still using a blacked-out frame in his most recent tournaments. Rumor has it that the final cosmetic will be rolled out sometime prior to the US Open in August. A flat beam design remains consistent with previous generations of Pro Staff, albeit now in a wider 21.5mm thickness for added pop and forgiveness.
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