Wilson Pro Staff 97 Countervail 2018 Tennis Racquet
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For 2018, Wilson brings the tuxedo look to completion with the new Pro Staff 97 Countervail. Inspired by Roger Federer’s tuxedo RF97, the Pro Staff 97 Countervail is the lighter and faster version of its iconic bigger brother. Easier to handle, at 11.7 ounces, the 97 Countervail gives you easier access to the Pro Staff’s capabilities. Engineered to help with comfort, the Pro Staff 97 comes with Countervail. Wilson’s Countervail technology is a composite material designed to reduce impact vibrations and prevent the on-set muscle fatigue. One of TennisTopia's most highly recommended racquets, the highly respected Pro Staff 97 Countervail is back in black & white. The full tuxedo look, which is what the previous RF97 hinted at, is fully realized in this 2018 version. Keeping with its 16x19 open string pattern, this racquet continues to provide the precision, playability and feel you can rely on from the Pro Staff series.
The braided graphite/kevlar composite, headlight balance, thin beam and weight continue to give you that classic feel. The crisp feel is accented by the 97C’s excellent dampening and maintains excellent ball feedback. The Pro Staff 97 Countervail has a tapered beam when compared to the classic Pro Staff 6.0 85, giving this Pro Staff more power than most other traditional player's racquets. At 11.7 ounces strung, this racquet offers great stability at the net and baseline. However, the 97 has less weight than the RF97 and therefore not as much stability. The 97 has no problem changing ball pace or redirecting those heavy shots and serves. It maintains absolute precision on those hard slices, while also giving the player all-court aggressive and defensive capabilities. Engineered with a 7 point headlight balance, the 97C is surprisingly quick for the 11.7 oz. weight. The 97C offers great spin potential and precision. The Pro Staff 97 Countervail remains not only relevant to today's modern game, but paves the way ahead.
For intermediate & experienced players, this racquet is a must try. For the player looking to get as much of the classic feel, stability and playability as possible without the weight of the Pro Staff RF97 Autograph.
The new Black and White Pro Staff aesthetics with the laser printing give precision and elegance to this surgical racquet.
Head Size: 97 sq. in.
Weight: Strung — 11.5 oz Unstrung — 11.1 oz
Tension: 50-60 Pounds
Balance: 7 Pts Head Light
Beam Width: 21.5mm
Swing Weight: 320
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