Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph v13 Tennis Racquet

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Item #: WR043711U
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The personal racquet of a 20-time major champion, the Pro Staff RF97 v13 delivers premium performance and sleek design fit for a legend. Featuring the same specifications and composition as its predecessor, this racquet caters to avid Roger Federer and Pro Staff fans by maintaining the signature precision and pure feel emblematic of the Pro Staff series. Racquet design sports black elastic base, exposed carbon fiber weave with gloss finish at the tip above the 3 & 9, and two-toned pinstripes along the throat with a modern font treatment.

Featuring a design that summons the heritage of the iconic Pro Staff franchise from years past, the all-new Pro Staff series enhances precision while maintaining the classic feel beloved by its users worldwide. The key ingredient: double braided fibers arranged at 45 degree angles that net incredible ball pocketing feel and stability.

Players should expect more pop from the 97 square inch head, and slightly wider 21.5mm beam, but with the same great control and feel expected from the legendary flat beam, Braided Graphite + Kevlar, Pro Staff construction. 12.6 ounce strung weight and 336 swingweight for the aggressive player seeking extra heft in their frame.

For Optimal String Performance Wilson Recommends:

  • Power: Wilson NXT Power
  • Control: Wilson NXT Control
  • Hybrid: Wilson Champions Choice

If selecting tension "Below Range", please note at checkout within the comments field your desired tension value.

    Racquet Specifications

  • Headsize:97 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung): 12.6 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 68
  • Balance: 12.375 in. Head Light (9pts)
  • Cross Section: 21.5/21.5/21.5mm Flat Beam
  • Swingweight: 336 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Wilson Premium Leather
  • Stringing Tips: Two piece racquet. Main String Skips: Throat: 7,9 | Head: 7,9

Product Review Summary
Based on 10 reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0
Customer Reviews
August 25, 2023
The Federer Stick Never Fails
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I own 2-3 of the RF97s and this is the last version so I picked up one more given this the last one with 340 grams of weight. As was the case with the other versions it is solid for volleys and ground strokes. The weight of it challenges the user to keep their technique clean. When I do that I am rewarded with plow thru and on the slices I am slicing up deli meats and cheeses while reminding my customers that it says Federer on it. I string it in the low 40’s with gut or if I am on the cheap FXP 17 . The champion’s hybrid with the gut in the mains works well too.

Darryl ( Delicatessen Worker)
August 21, 2023
Pro Staff and Cons
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

First things first, there are no cons concerning this racquet. Great control, good feel, very responsive, and perfect fit for myself. I'm very happy to have chosen this racquet.

December 27, 2021
Pro Staff upgrade
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

In order to keep pace with the game and my student athlete's it was time to upgrade my pro staff rackets with this newer version. Immediately I could feel the additional power and control making me more confident and competitive with my opponents. I provide private lessons and coach the local HS team. I received my training at Van Der Meer Tennis Academy, Hilton Head, South Carolina. I purchased two of these rackets but I will only submit one review.

June 13, 2021
This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

The racket has a lot of power. The Negative points to the racket include the standard grip that comes with it is very thin and unless you put an over wrap on it it will rub against your skin. The second drawback is that the racket scratches very easily and since the paint is black it is noticeable.

April 23, 2021
This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Decent racket so far but I lean more toward an earlier version of RF97. This one feels al muted in terms of feel and power. Same swing on this racket seems to give less power than the older RF97 or prostaff rackets. Might change with additional stringing tweaks in coming months