2014 Wilson ProStaff SixOne 90 racquet – Roger Federer’s new frame
It’s been a while since we’ve see a new Wilson ProStaff SixOne series of tennis racquets released. Back at the beginning of 2012, Wilson gave us the current ProStaff that the likes of Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitriov, Alexandr Dolgopolov, and a few other lower ranked players use. A friend of mine sent me the picture you see to the left; this is the brand new 2014 Wilson ProStaff SixOne 90 that will be released in January.
What’s new with the 2014 Wilson ProStaff SixOne?
Obviously the paint. Then, there’s, um…well, the paint. According to the racquet specs I received (unstrung):
Weight: 339 g/12.0 oz
Balance: 30.5 cm/ 12 pts HL
Headsize: 581 cm^2/90 sq. in.
Recommended tension: 22-26 kg/48-58 lbs.
String pattern: 16 x 19
They’re practically identical to each other, the only difference being is the 2014 Wilson ProStaff SixOne is a couple of grams lighter than the current model. Not like that matters, unless you’re Roger Federer.
Thoughts on the 2014 Wilson ProStaff SixOne new paint job
My personal opinion is that this is a big miss from Wilson. It’s really just awful. The stripes at the 3 and 9 o’clock position are just weird. I don’t understand what’s going on there. I feel that the 2014 Wilson ProStaff SixOne is going for a retro nCode 90 look. The gold in the throat is pretty cool, though the ProStaff at the hoop just looks like it’s an afterthought, almost as if the designers said, “Oh crap! We forgot to put ProStaff on the frame…put it there!”
A new line of 2014 Wilson ProStaff SixOne racquets to come
I did a bit of looking and this cool Roger Federer Fan Page has a bunch of neat pictures of all the frames. It looks like there is ProStaff frames coming next year:
- 90 (Federer signature)
- 95S (Spin Effect)
- 100LS (Spin Effect)
Is the 2014 Wilson ProStaff SixOne 90 going help Roger Federer’s chances of winning next season? Who knows, as they say, “It’s the Indian, not the arrow.”
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