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The latest update to the iconic Wilson Pro Staff RF 97. Co-designed by Roger Federer, the 2016 Wilson Pro Staff Autograph tennis racquet features a new matte black velvet color with chrome touches. Very detailed laser engraved graphics, the RF 97 Autograph's new state-of-the-art design is the perfect option for the advanced player who enjoys loads of plow through with a nice combination of enhanced power with a nice amount of touch and feel.
Players should 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 Graphite + Kevlar,
Pro Staff construction. 12.6 ounce strung weight and 336 swingweight for the aggressive player seeking extra heft in their frame.
Stringing Tips: Two piece racquet. Main String Skips: Throat: 7,9 | Head: 7,9
A strongly constructed racquet frame with a braided graphite construction creating a pure, solid, and consistent feel. This technology also dampens vibrations created at the contact point and enhances touch and control.
Spin Effect Technology
The first racquet technology that will increases your PRM's for you. This technology will maximize string movement to increase the strings snap back by 69% without changing a thing in your swing.
Smart Sensor Ready
This features provides the opportunity for you to add your smart sensor to the end of this racquet handle. With the smart sensor technology you can track your shots and strokes, and then analyze your play in real time.
Being such a huge Federer fan, I wanted to test out his new racquet in hopes that some of his ability would rub off on me! First of all, the new aesthetic of this frame is so clean looking and really appealing at first glance. The matte cosmetic is something I think a lot of brands will probably lean towards in the future. Let it be known that this frame is no joke, and definitely a racquet for a more advanced player. If you don’t typically hit the sweet spot this probably wouldn’t be a great frame to try. It’s fairly heavy and will not do any of the work for you on the swing. However, when hitting your shots accurately it can result in some great shots. Worth a try for any advanced player especially Fed fans!
5 Starsseasoned player's frame
Nate from OH wrote (September 02, 2016):
Remarkable new engraved graphics, every detail certainly mattered to Wilson & Roger Federer when they created this second generation frame. Pre-ordered this racquet right when it hit the market. Midwest Sports shipped it right on time & the service was pleasing. I hope people are aware that this racquet is a very seasoned player's frame. This weight can be demanding at times, but the reward is very satisfying. When you connect in the sweet spot of this racquet, there is nothing like it! The plow-through is heavy and precision of this frame is on point. If you are a fan of Roger's first Autograph racquet you should enjoy the new look on this one.