The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Tennis Racquet Black/White is Roger Federer's latest racquet. It is designed for the serious player that wants a heavier racquet but also wants some more maneuverability that you get out of the head light balance of the Pro Staff.
The Pro Staff RF97 is designed as an attacking racquet. Its weight gives it ample plow through but its balance helps keep it maneuverable. Its thin 21.5mm beam also help its maneuverability.
The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 is the ideal racquet for the player that can handle its weight, likes to attack and has excellent racquet preparation.
Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Black/White
Co-designed by Roger Federer, the Pro Staff delivers the pure, classic feel players have come to love but with an all-new uncontaminated design. meticulous in detail and bold in its beauty, the new Pro Staff introduces a whole new dimension of engineered paint finishes and textures with matte black velvet, chrome touches, and laser engraving never before seen in tennis.
The ProStaff is a legendary player's racquet. Loaded with superb touch, feel and control, this racquet connects the player to the ball. Stronger players will find power to come from their ability to utilize the mass of the racquet (just think of Federer's crushing serve as an example). This racquet still enjoys almost cult status among 5.0+ level players, although there's no doubt it is not for everyone. However, for the purist player, who possesses solid strokes and is accustomed to a hefty, head light balance and a midsize head, the ProStaff is as good as it gets.
Head Size: 97 sq. inches / 625 sq. cm
String Pattern: 16/19
Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
Weight: 12.0 oz / 340 g unstrung
Balance: 12 pts head light / 305mm unstrung
Swing Weight: 335 strung
Beam width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm
Flex: 69 RA
Tension Range: 50-60 lbs / 23-27 kg