Endorsed by Grigor Dimitrov! Wilson updates the Pro Staff 97S with a more classic beam and a faster feel. Like Federer’s RF 97 Autograph, this racquet is beautifully engineered with a matte paint finish and a laser engraved Pro Staff text. Compared to its predecessor, the updated 97S boasts a whippier, more head light balance and a lower swingweight. The result is a more explosive feeling racquet that allows you to swing faster when ratcheting up the pace and spin. Although Wilson has kept the thin 19.5mm cross-section, this racquet has been redesigned with a boxier beam, lending it more of an “old school” Pro Staff look. Toss in Wilson’s time-tested Braided Graphite layup, and you have a modern spin machine with a wonderfully classic feel. From the baseline the Pro Staff 97S gives you a lively response with impressive stability and plow-through for a sub 12 ounce racquet. The 18×17 Spin Effect string pattern not only puts a tight grip on the ball but it also gives you excellent directional control. Our playtesters found it easy to drive the ball through the court with this racquet, noting easy power and a high degree of accuracy on full swings. At net the combination of speed, stability and pop should make this dangerous in the hands of a seasoned volleyer. Finally, with the 97S you’ll have enough power and precision to cause some very weak replies on serve. With this overhaul of the Pro Staff 97S, Wilson has created a faster, more user-friendly racquet that still manages to deliver impressive stability and plow-through.