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samster
01-23-2010, 05:31 PM
No more powerpads for Fed?

http://i47.tinypic.com/k4tv1d.jpg

AM95
01-23-2010, 05:33 PM
...thats not his racket....

look at the grip, its leather, fed has a white one.

m1stuhxsp4rk5
01-23-2010, 05:37 PM
maybe hes trying new set ups heres a pic with powerpads
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/cc/fullj.c30e991d1170de8ef2d64fc247994579/c30e991d1170de8ef2d64fc247994579-getty-tennis-open-aus.jpg

Fed Kennedy
01-23-2010, 05:39 PM
Thats a prop. This replay is brought to you by blx etc. etc.

m1stuhxsp4rk5
01-23-2010, 05:39 PM
...thats not his racket....

look at the grip, its leather, fed has a white one.

fed uses a white overgrip. maybe he took it off

AM95
01-23-2010, 05:40 PM
fed uses a white overgrip. maybe he took it off

let me bet you that is not his racket.

i doubt hes trying a new setup.

Cup8489
01-23-2010, 06:40 PM
it's a gigantic prop racket guys...they also showed a pic with an impossibly large ball..

cesarmo03
01-23-2010, 07:41 PM
sorry, what is powerpads?

Tina
01-23-2010, 07:45 PM
sorry, what is powerpads?

same question here as well. Is that a grip?

Bashi
01-23-2010, 07:57 PM
the things on the holes outside the throat

strungup
01-24-2010, 04:19 AM
Small leather pieces which help eliminate sharp radius for stringing.

Yep its a prop as they showed that same racquet in the Rafa Ivo match.

jelle v
01-24-2010, 05:14 AM
Small leather pieces which help eliminate sharp radius for stringing.

Yep its a prop as they showed that same racquet in the Rafa Ivo match.

Indeed.. They showed this picture in several matches.. It's not Federer's racket :)

Jonnyf
01-24-2010, 05:25 AM
Indeed.. They showed this picture in several matches.. It's not Federer's racket :)


Exactly, It's a prop left there that shows up everytime they use a certain camera angle or 2. Sometimes there's an AO tennis ball under the strings.

skyzoo
01-24-2010, 06:55 AM
Exactly, It's a prop left there that shows up everytime they use a certain camera angle or 2. Sometimes there's an AO tennis ball under the strings.
it's a nice little advertisment that Wilson paid for...

Aces09
01-24-2010, 10:33 AM
that's not a fed racquet, it's just a blx90 they put in front of the camera to promote Wilsons BLX line. They're a big sponsor in the Australian Open.

Dave M
01-24-2010, 10:37 AM
They seem to cut to them here when eurosport goto an ad break.Model changes depending who plays though i've noticed.

DennisK
01-24-2010, 11:53 AM
The funny thing is that during one of the mens matches, they cut to the 'prop shot' too soon and you could see a phantom hand still in the shot placing an AO ball next to the racket.

Ilove10nis
01-24-2010, 12:03 PM
I think they just put the wilson blx racquet to advertise and make it look nice and artcy on tv. I remembered couple day ago they did the same thing!

SempreSami
01-24-2010, 03:23 PM
Part of me thinks this is a thing with sports broadcasting down under, whenever I watch cricket on a Nine broadcast they tend to show a view from the boundary looking across the playing field with something like a cricket ball in the foreground.