Pro Staff 97 Autograph RF

The 2017 Model designed by Roger Federer and Wilson. “THIS RACKET IS TRULY SPECIAL AND I HOPE IT INSPIRES EVERY PLAYER THAT HOLDS IT IN HIS OR HER HANDS.” -Roger Federer
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R 3 599,00

HEAD SIZE:  97" / 626 cm2

UNSTRUNG WEIGHT:  12.0 oz / 340 g

UNSTRUNG BALANCE:  30.5 cm / 12 pts HL

LENGTH:  27" / 68.58 cm

STRING PATTERN: 16 x 19

TAPER SYSTEM (MM):  21.5 Flat Beam

GRIP SIZES:  2-4

Roger worked tirelessly with Wilson designers across the globe to breathe new life into the iconic Pro Staff. Every detail was pored over to create a racket that wants to be held and provides an edge for players bold enough to pick one up.

Pro Staff’s pure feel, precision and power bring a technical edge, while its clean lines and detailing provide a whole new dimension of confidence.

Roger’s heart and soul lives in the new Pro Staff, created by him to inspire players everywhere to go farther than they’ve ever gone before.

The new 2017 Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket has been designed with sleek, modern elements to communicate Roger Federer’s elegant playing style and boldness on the court. The racket’s look is grounded in two, high quality paints, Black Velvet and Tuxedo Black. The matte Black Velvet paint provides a smooth, soft, light-absorbing finish that has been engineered to create a “feel”, or tactile experience, for attacking players like Roger Federer. These types of finishes and paint have not been previously used in

tABOUT THE 2017 PRO STAFF RF 97 AUTOGRAPH RACKET

The outside throat of the racket features the Pro Staff logo as individual sliver chrome letters that are laser etched into the racket, which required the Company to develop a new manufacturing process to support this textural element. Small pops of red include a Wilson-branded butt cap. 

The inside of the racket’s throat carries Roger Federer’s signature and an image of his face for added personalization. These features are accompanied by the language “Designed with Roger in Switzerland. Engineered in Chicago.” And a special feature of the new racket design is a simple, elegant-looking chrome grommet medallion that seamlessly connects the grommet strip to the racket frame.   

The new Wilson Pro Staff line includes the RF 97 Autograph and four other models designed for a variety of attacking players. Importantly, Roger Federer requested Wilson produce two lighter weight versions of the racket – the Pro Staff 97 LS and Pro Staff 97 ULS – in his signature black on black design specifically for young tennis players.

“As someone who deeply cares about the future of this sport, we created this new Pro Staff franchise so it would appeal to everyone,” added Federer. “These two lighter weight models are designed to be very playable for young kids. This is the group of athletes I will watch and cheer on many years from now, and I want them to feel like this racket is every bit theirs as it is for the adult player.”   

Hallmark technology features of the new 2017 Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph are similar to Roger Federer’s previous racket, including a wider racket beam providing a significant boost in power and larger head size than on previous generations of the racket, which produce a larger sweet spot. The racket uses braided graphite to maintain the pure, consistent feel that players have come to know and love in the Pro Staff line.