Wilson has updated its Pro Staff series with new technology and a familiar cosmetic. The Wilson Pro Staff 97 v13 tennis racquet continues its legacy of precision thanks to String Mapping and Braid 45. v13 features a classic 1983 Pro Staff original red and yellow stripe with all tuxedo black design inspired by Roger Federer. Wilson has introduced Braid 45, a new arrangement of the classic Pro Staff braided graphite at a 45 degree angle. Strategic placement of Braid 45 in the racquet hoop provides an enhanced pocketing feel while maintaining stability and a classic Pro Staff feel. To give you even more control, Wilson has added String Mapping, a string pattern design with more density in the upper third of the racquet head for more dialed-in precision. The combination of Braid 45 and String Mapping is immediately noticeable from the baseline and putting away volley with authority. The racquet is extremely responsive and accurate while an ergonomic butt cap is comfortable and perfectly suited for both one and two-handed backhands. Overall, the Wilson Pro Staff 97 v13 plays with improved feel and precision thanks to the introduction of Braid 45 and String Mapping while maintaining the classic Pro Staff feel that has been available since 1983. Adding a red and yellow strip on the side of the frame, this racquet is an instant classic for the modern game.
Wilson Pro Staff 97 v13 Specs:
- Head Size: 97 sq. in. / 626 sq. cm.
- Length: 27 in.
- Strung Weight: 11.6 oz. / 330 g.
- Unstrung Weight: 11.1 oz. / 315 g.
- Strung Balance: 7 Pts. Head Light
- Swingweight: 320
- Flex: 65
- Beam Width: 21.5 mm / 21.5 mm / 21.5 mm
- Composition: Graphite, Braid 45
- String Pattern: 16 Mains x 19 Crosses
- Recommended String Tension: 50 - 60 lbs.
- Grip: Wilson Pro