Then, what is the weight of Federer’s racquet?
Roger Federer’s Racquet Specs
|Pro Staff RF97 Autograph
|97 in² / 625.81 cm²
|12.6oz / 357g
|9 pts head light
Thereof, why did Federer change racket?
Federer switched to a 97 square-inch frame in 2014, which he describes as more powerful, but also tougher to control. “I think the backhand has gotten better because I have been able to put in so many hours onto the racquet now,” he told reporters following his fourth-round win at Indian Wells.
Does Roger Federer use a dampener?
Despite the fact that the majority of the top tennis players in the world do use dampeners, surprisingly, the most successful male and female players currently playing on tour, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, neither of them use vibration dampeners in their tennis racquets.
Roger Federer currently uses a Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph, often shortened to the RF97A. … Previously he used the Wilson Pro Staff 90, a similar frame but with a 90 square inch head size which by modern standards on the ATP Tour is extremely small.
The heavier the racquet, the more power it will offer. … Heavyweight tennis racquets (+ 300 grams) help to produce more power behind the ball and can help to maintain control in a faster swing. Heavier racquets are mostly used by Professional, Tour, Advanced players as well as those who want to generate more power.
Some basic concepts – a heavy racket is more powerful, more stable and transmits less shock than a lighter racket (all other things being equal). A lighter racket is more maneuverable and thus, a player is able to swing it faster.
The reason you’ll never see Federer fiddling around with a small piece of rubber every time he pulls a freshly strung racquet out of his bag is because he has an alternative: power pads. While power pads aren’t a like for like replacement for a dampener, they do have a similar effect.
Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro
Bosworth Tour 96
This is the most expensive playing racket there is in the market made by Bosworth Tennis, a family-owned company, in collaboration with the game’s greatest athletes.
When it comes to tennis racquets for the ATP professionals, they often use something called pro stock racquets which are heavily customized using for example silicone in the handle, lead tape and sometimes personally molded handles.