The Pro Staff 97L Countervail is the lighter edition of Wilson’s new Pro Staff 97, weighing in at a more easily controlled 290 grams unstrung.
Considering its lighter weight, this is a remarkably stable racket, offering tight volleys and solid ball-striking for ground strokes. While it’s not as inherently powerful as the regular Pro Staff 97 or the RF Autograph edition, you’ll have no trouble generating pace with the 97L – it still plays like a Pro Staff.
It also features Countervail, Wilson’s latest dampening technology, which combines with the lighter weight to make this an immensely fun racket to play with. And it looks great too, mimicking the black-on-black design of the Autograph edition.
Always wanted to try a Pro Staff but been intimidated by its weight? The 97L is the answer, and what an answer it is.
Cross Section: 23MM Flat Beam
Head Size: 97 sq. in.
String Pattern: 16x19
Unstrung Balance: 325mm/6 Pts HL
Unstrung Weight: 290g
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Measuring Your Grip Size
Choosing the right grip size is a vital part of playing tennis. The right grip size will make your racket feel natural and comfortable.
Use a ruler and measure (in inches) from the crease fold in your hand, to the top of your ring finger. Please see table below:
Note: It is always better to go for a smaller grip size, as you can easily increase your grip size with over grips.