Wilson adds a cool camouflage cosmetic to the Pro Staff 97L Countervail. At just under 11 ounces, this stick is lighter and faster than Federer's RF97 Autograph, making it easier for less advanced players to load the ball with pace and spin. In addition to its graphite construction and head light balance, this racquet comes with Countervail, a material technology designed to reduce impact vibrations and muscle fatigue. Taken together, these details give the 97L both an amazing look and feel. From the baseline, the 97L accelerates with remarkable ease. Although it lacks the stability and plow-through of the heavier Pro Staff models, this stick has impressive stability for its weight class. Full swings deliver easy targeting with just enough pace and spin to keep your opponent off-balance. Also, the light weight is perfect for scrambling or cranking winners on the run. At net, the Pro Staff 97L offers very quick handling, with impressive touch for hitting droppers. The light weight also comes in handy on service returns where the 97L whips around extremely fast to deliver accurate targeting. Ultimately, Wilson has created an extremely impressive racquet for intermediate players. With its controllable power and phenomenal feel, this is the perfect stick for those who want the performance of a player's racquet without the bulk.
Introducing a special all black cosmetic of the Pro Staff 97 - the lighter, faster version of Federer’s RF 97 Autograph. With this update, Wilson gives you a more user-friendly entry point into the legendary feel and precision of the Pro Staff universe. Although the target specs remain the same, this version of the Pro Staff 97 has been meticulously reengineered with the elegant stylings and innovative paint finish that Federer chose for his RF 97. On court this 11.7 ounce stick offers you not only decent stability at impact, but at 7 points head light it whips through contact with surprising ease.
For 2018, Wilson adds a sleek black and white cosmetic to the Pro Staff 97 Countervail. As the lighter, faster version of Federer’s RF97 Autograph, this racquet will give you a more user-friendly entry point into the legendary feel and precision of the Pro Staff universe. To help with comfort, the Pro Staff 97 is made with Countervail, a material technology designed to reduce impact vibration and the resulting muscle fatigue. On court, this 11.7 ounce racquet not only offers decent stability at impact, but at 7 points head light, it whips through contact with surprising ease.The crisp feel is punctuated by exceptional vibration dampening and excellent ball feedback, two things made possible by some quintessential Pro Staff ingredients: a Braided Graphite layup coupled with a wonderfully thin 21.5mm beam. Factor in the open 16x19 string pattern and you have enough spin potential to paint the lines. At net you will find the Pro Staff 97 moves into position quickly and delivers an impressive level of stability for a sub 12 ounce racquet. Touch artists will love the feel and responsiveness on droppers.
For 2018, Wilson adds another chapter to the Pro Staff 97L. This racquet has the same white and black cosmetic as the racquet Federer uses on tour, complete with the same velvety paint and chrome touches. For this update, Wilson drops the Countervail technology, resulting in a firmer and more powerful response. At just under 11 ounces, the 97L swings fast, making it easier for less advanced players to load the ball with pace and spin. Boasting a 315 RDC swingweight, this stick plays with above average stability for its weight class. As a result, it does better than many of its competitors at absorbing and redirecting higher levels of pace. From the baseline, the 97L rewards full swings with an impressive combination of power and accuracy. The accuracy comes in part from the open 16x19 string pattern, which supplies the needed bite for bringing the ball down with spin. At net, the Pro Staff 97L offers quick handling, with decent touch for hitting droppers.
Designed for players who play aggressively and want a racket that controls their own power. Attackers want to take the ball early and on the rise and step inside the baseline when they get a short ball to hit big for a winner. They have command of their shots and look to control the point and dictate play. Attackers are confident moving both forward and laterally on the court.
In collaboration with Roger Federer, Wilson has reinvented this iconic racket. Inspired in Switzerland, the state-of-the-art design of the new Pro Staff will enable any athlete to refine their game.
CO-DESIGNER BY ROGER FEDERER
The RF97 and Pro Staff line are 100% designed by the man himself, inspiring all of 2017’s performance racket aesthetics.