What’s in a Name!
In this particular case, it is the name “Roger Federer” and the racquet that carries his name, or just about!
When you hear about the Wilson Pro Staff 97 his name comes to mind as well as the thought “I can’t possibly play with his racquet”. Well, maybe not but there is really good news!
You don’t have to play with “his” racquet to get the benefits of the Pro Staff concept!
The Wilson Pro Staff 97, V13, is that racquet you have been looking for if you want:
- The really good overall weight of 339 grams (11.9 ounces)
- The very easy to handle swing weight of 314 (11.1 ounces)
- A reasonable stiffness of 64 RDC
Only the sharpest of eyes will notice the subtle differences between this racquet and that RF97 Autograph.
This Pro Staff returns to the classic Pro Staff accent colors of red and yellow. The red butt cap is a small concession to the lighter racquet with it’s more hand-friendly smooth edges.
|Wilson Pro Staff 97, V13|
|Racquet Model||Wilson Pro Staff 97, V13|
|Reference Tension||55 lbs - 24.9 k|
|String: Main/Cross||MonoGut ZX Pro|
|Machine Used||TT Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||64 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||49|
|Head Area, cm2||622.9|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||96.5|
|Beam Width, mm, Shaft, Center, Tip||22, 22, 22|
|In Plane Stiffness, Pounds/In||468 Lbs/In.|
|In Plane Stiffness, Kg/cm||212 Kg/cm|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.40|
|Cross String Grid||10.51|
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.779|
|Average Cross String Space||.546|
|Average Main String Space||.453|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||35|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||195.8|
|First Moment, Nm||.821|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||314|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||11.08|
|Swing Weight Calculated||340.7|
|Head Points||8.03 (negative = head heavy)|
|Head Weight, %||46.3%|
|Center of Percussion||20.7|
|Dwell Time, ms, No Swing||8.91|
|Effective Stiffness - lbs||28.4|
|K, Lb/In (SBS) RDC||163.46|