Wilson Pro Staff 90 Review
Today we’ll be doing a complete Wilson Pro Staff 90 review which we hope you’re excited for. The Wilson Pro Staff 90 is modeled after a legendary racquet, the classic Pro Staff 6.0 85, which was previously used by Roger Federer and legends such as Pete Sampras. However, the Pro Staff series is back and continues to evolve its heritage of classic frames with new technology that makes it good enough to be endorsed by Federer. Although the Pro Staff is available in a variety of head sizes and has seen newer versions, the Pro Staff 90 has had lots of success because of its 90 sq.in head, which closely resembles the 85 sq.in head of the Pro Staff 6.0 85 for a persisting focus on control. Being that the Pro Staff 90 is a revamped model of the 6.0, one of the most famous tennis racquets that even has a cult following, we had to do a little testing on this racquet ourselves to find out what makes it so good. So stick around for the full Wilson Pro Staff 90 review.
Wilson Pro Staff 90 Review
Features & Specifications
- Smaller head for improved control
- Weights at 3 and 9 o’ clock for stability (what Pro Staff racquets are known for)
- Amplifeel Technology in the handle to filter out harsh vibrations
- The ultimate racquet for feel and control
- Use of Basalt fiber (BLX) technology for improved feel and frame feedback
|String Pattern:||Headsize:||Weight / Balance Point:||Swing Weight:||Frame Stiffness:||Composition:|
|16×19||325||66||Graphite / Kevlar / BLX|
- Precision and Control
With the smaller head size (90 sq.in), a strung weight of over 12 ounces, and the head light frame (8 points head light), this racquet provides more control and precision than most other racquets. Stressing “old school” design with added technology for modern all-court game, you’ll be better able to place your shots exactly where you’d like, which can give you the upper hand in a point. What else can you expect from a successor of the Pro Staff 6.0?
- Feel Central
All aboard the feels train! This racquet provides an unprecedented feel, possibly one of the best you will ever experience. This is largely due to the three technologies the racquet uses: Pro Staff technology, BLX technology, and Amplifeel technology.
Pro Staff technology is the signature addition of weights in the 3 and 9 o’ clock positions of the frame which creates a head light balance, ultimately increasing the torsional stability of the racquet.
The second is BLX technology, which is a special material that is added to the racquet. The BL stands for Basalt which is a natural volcanic rock that is used to produce fibers with lots of vibration resistance. BLX tech helps to improve the feel of the racquet as well as enforcing frame feedback.
Last but not least is the Amplifeel technology, which is added to the handle of the racquet for a cleaner and enhanced feel, while also providing a customized handle system that maximizes comfort. Amplifeel helps to eliminate vibrations from the handle that can mess with your game.
Combined with the graphite and Kevlar composition and a thin beam width (17.5 mm), this creates a stiff and heavy racquet that feels amazing for well-struck shots. This includes the majority of shots such as volleys, slices, groundstrokes, and serves. It’s pretty apparent that the Wilson Pro Staff 90 was designed for performance players who want to control all aspects of their shots without sacrificing on feel.
- Reduced Power
Since all the factors of this racquet was designed for maximum control, precision, stability, and feel, the only department it lacks in is power. When players think of racquets with power, they are probably not imagining a 90 sq.in racquet head that weighs more than 12 ounces. And although it’s not the worse racquet when it comes to power, it does mean it might take some getting used to. Playing with this racquet, most of the power will be generated by you, which ultimately makes you a better player in the long run. There is also a smaller sweet spot because of the reduced head size, but that won’t be a huge concern if your hits land in center field every time. So case in point, you won’t be able to rely on your racquet to generate power for you. You’ll be able to hit balls as hard as you want and you are in control of where the ball flies.
With the loss of power and smaller sweet spot, we recommend the Wilson Pro Staff 90 for advanced players with big and fast swings. If you are able to generate lots of power in your shots, you’ll be rewarded with great control, amazing feel, and lots of versatility with this racquet.
The Wilson Pro Staff 90 might take some time to get used to, but the more you play with it, the better you’ll become at tennis. With the weight and improved technology, this racquet focuses on control, precision, stability, and especially feel for an all-around superb control-oriented racquet. However, the Wilson Pro Staff 90 requires an experienced player with fast and powerful swings in order to truly take advantage of all of its assets, so if you’re relatively new to the game of tennis, this racquet might be out of your league at the moment. But if you’ve been in the game for a while and are confident in your skills, you’ll quickly notice the remarkable control and unparalleled feel this racquet allows within your first few strokes.