Highlighted by a design that pays tribute to the historic Pro Staff series, the Pro Staff 97 v13 features a new Braid 45 construction that increases precision by adjusting the angle of the double braided fibers for enhanced feel and stability.
Two additional upgrades to this racket include a denser string bed that improves consistency on every shot and a new end cap that is used across Wilson's other performance racket lines for improved comfort and ergonomics. Perhaps most appealing for longtime fans of the Pro Staff franchise is the presence of red and yellow pinstripes along the throat, an ode to previous designs of this iconic series through the years. Design also features unique exposed carbon fiber weave with gloss finish above the 3 & 9 of the frame for a slick touch.
Compared to the heavier RF97, this racquet is slightly more user-friendly when hitting shots on the run or whipping up the required stroke speed for heavy spin. The Pro Staff 97 also shines at net where it packs a great balance between speed and stability, with enough touch to drop the ball into tight spaces.
BRAID 45: Frame construction arranges the double braided fibers at 45 degree angles, allowing the braid to breathe more upon impact. The result is an enhanced pocketing feel combined with incredible stability.
STRING MAPPING: Strings sit closer together, yielding a denser string bed for excellent precision and feel.
ERGONOMIC END CAP: For improved comfort and playability.
Head Size: 97 sq. in / 625 sq. cm
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Unstrung Weight: 11.1oz / 315g
Unstrung Balance: 31cm / 10.36 pts HL
Unstrung Swingweight: 293
Unstrung Stiffness: 68
Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm
Composition: Graphite braided with aramid
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors: Black
Grip Type: Wilson Pro Performance
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
String Tension: 50-60 pounds
*Professional Players often customize the racket they use. Racket specifications on endorsed consumer models may vary from the models used by Pros for match-play.