The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Tennis Racquet is Roger Federer's 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 tons of plow through but its balance helps make it maneuverable. The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 is the ideal racquet for the player that can handle its weight, like to attack and has excellent racquet preparation.
Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph
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.
Beam: 21.5MM Flat Beam
Head Size: 97 sq. in.
String Pattern: 16x19
Unstrung Balance: 30.5CM/12 Pts HL
Unstrung Weight: 12