The Wilson Pro Staff V13 has arrived at the Tennisnerd HQ and I will start testing them next week. Review to come!
I have received the Wilson Pro Staff 97 V13 and Wilson Pro Staff 97 Roger Federer Autograph. I can only say that they look great and I’m keen to take them out on the court. Specs and designs are quite similar to the previous versions, but I don’t know about any potential technology updates. More information to come from Wilson within two weeks. I won’t be able to reveal any designs or specs yet, but as soon as I can, I will. I am really excited about the Wilson Pro Staff V13 racquets and I hope they play as great as they look.
If you are interested in my thoughts about the previous Pro Staffs, check out my Wilson Pro Staff 97 review here and the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph here. I am also using them next to one of my vintage favorites, the Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90. I have strung the Pro Staff 97 V13 up with Luxilon Alu Power Rough 1.30 at 52 lbs or 23.5 kg and the Pro Staff 97 Roger Federer Autograph with Luxilon Alu Power 1.30 at 53 lbs.
This edition of the Pro Staffs won’t include Countervail technology, but I’m not sure whether FeelFlex from the new Blade is in the mix.
Ps. the pic is from the Wilson Tennis Instagram Ds.
The Wilson Pro Staff heritage
One of my favorite racquets of all time is the Wilson Pro Staff 85, with its heritage red and yellow colors on that beautiful box beam graphite frame. I am happy that Wilson has decided to implement some history in the design of these new Pro Staffs. I think a racquet line as legendary as the Pro Staff deserves that. Similar to what HEAD did by implementing some iconic burgundy red into their Prestige update. The Pro Staff and Prestige are two of my favorite racquet lines of all time so I think they deserve a more “royal” treatment.
So without giving away too much, it’s nice to see Wilson nodding to the past. More to come about this new update to the Pro Staff.
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