Wilson has given the Pro Staff 97L an updated design to match the new design of Roger's Pro Staff RF97 Autograph. The outcome is just as elegant as the man himself! This updated version has all of the same specifications and technologies as his previous all-black stick, but now has some white accents to compliment the black tuxedo look of the previous version.
As always Wilson consulted with Roger on the racquet's design and this is what the maestro had to say about the updated cosmetic, “I think this new racket looks very iconic, and classic, yet seems to jump off the court in a very recognizable way,” said Roger Federer. “My last racket featured a tuxedo-style look, so now, with the addition of white, I can finally say that my ‘tuxedo,’ has its shirt. I love the way it looks and feels.”
The same sleek, black tuxedo-influenced design found on Roger Federer's Pro Staff RF97 is used on the Pro Staff 97L. However, the specs of this racquet will make it much more appealing to intermediate and low advanced players than Roger's hefty frame. Coming in at 10.2 ounces (290 grams) unstrung, this racquet has enough weight to produce solid shots and remain stable when returning hard struck balls, but will provide a little help to those players that have trouble generating racquet head speed with heavier frames. This racquet also possess a slightly wider beam width (23mm) than the other members of its family (Pro Staff RF97 and Pro Staff 97), resulting in a slightly crisper feel (69 RA flex rating) and a little bit easier access to power. Countervail has been dropped from the 97L this time around which should provide more punch through increased stiffness. The 97 square inch head provides a nice sized sweetspot as well as plenty of controllable power.
With the Pro Staff 97L, Wilson has created a versatile user friendly racquet that looks and plays great!
- Head Size: 97 sq. inches / 625 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.2 oz / 290 g unstrung
- Balance: 6 pts head light / 325mm unstrung
- Swing Weight: 312 strung
- Beam width: 23mm / 23mm / 23mm
- Flex: 69 RA
- Tension Range: 50-60 lbs / 23-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Year Introduced: 2018
Braided Graphite provides a pure, solid and consistent feel that players have loved for decades. This strong construction also dampens vibration and enhances touch and control.
A timeless racquet style developed over 30 years ago. Features a head light balance, thin beam, braided graphite construction and perimeter weight system at 3 and 9 o'clock for torsional stability. Known for providing amazing control and feel.
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