Wilson Pro Staff RF 85 Ltd. Edition
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Tension range 50 to 60 lbs.
This classic racket turns back the clock with a legendary twist.
Pro Staff RF85 Specs(this racquet):
- Head Size: 85 sq. in.String Pattern: 16x18
- Unstrung Balance: 30.5CM/12 Pts HL
- Stiffness: 66
- Cross Section: 17MM Flat Beam
- Unstrung Weight: 342g
- Strung Weight: 357g
Pro Staff 85 6.0 Mid Specs(Roger's first racquet):
- Head Size: 85 sq. in.
- Strung Weight: 354.37g
- Balance: 10 pts HL
- Swingweight: 321
- Stiffness: 62
- Beam Width: 17mm Flat beam
- String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Roger Federer "came onto the scene" back in 1998 wielding the Pro Staff 85 6.0 Mid. It was with this racquet that he won his first Wimbledon in 2001 by defeating Pete Sampras. The RF85 is modeled after this racquet using today's technology. Above you will find a side by side comparison of the two racquets for your convenience. Both racquets have a braided graphite/kevlar composition. However, Wilson is somewhat secretive if the RF85 has the exact graphite to kevlar ratio's as in the 85 6.0 model.
The RF85 hits with all the crispness you would imagine "out-of-the-box". For those wondering exactly how crisp when comparing it to the 85 6.0, it's close. The RF85 is going to feel much crisper than almost any 85 6.0 you can find, being that it's brand new. Over time the braided graphite and kevlar racquets will soften up or "break in" having been flexed repeatedly. However, the difference in feel is minute.
The RF85 plays wonderfully with a bed of natural gut or natural gut hybrid. It also plays well with a multifilament string or multi hybrid. We recommend staying away from a full bed of poly and monofilament string.
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