Everyone wants to play like their idols, with kids, in particular, desperate to walk, talk and act like their favorite tennis players. Tennis players don’t come any bigger or better than Roger Federer, so more than a few people have found themselves asking – What tennis racket does Roger Federer use?
Well, the great one has been using Wilson equipment for a while, and his current racket of choice is the Wilson Pro Staff Six.One BLX.
Without wishing to get too bogged down in the marketing speak the manufacturer issues, this racket has ‘basalt amplifier’ technology incorporated into the handle. We’ll get to the basalt bit later. While many rackets simply look to remove the higher frequency vibrations that interfere with feel, this technology aims to increase the effect of the ‘helpful’ vibrations. The result is a lively, responsive racket that is a real progression from the earlier BLX rackets.
It’s probably simpler to let Wilson explain everything.
The basal is the core component of the BLX technology in the racket. Again there’s a lot of technical information that’s best left to the manufacturer to describe (see below), but at a basic level, it works well to filter out the more problematic vibrations, again to improve the feel players have for the ball.
Frankly, the endorsement from Roger is all you need to know about the quality of the racket. If it’s good enough for the best player ever to hit a tennis ball, it’s probably good enough for you!
- Head Size: 90
- Strung Weight: 12.5 oz./355 g
- Length: 27 in
- Unstrung Weight: 12 oz./339 g
- Strung Balance: 9 pts. HL
- String Pattern: 16 x 19
- Cross Section: 17mm Flat Beam