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bsandy
04-25-2010, 01:14 PM
Those that have Hi Def pause just before Deuce in the first game of the third set.

The bumber guard says "Power Holes" on it.

It's either a 5.4 or a 7.4 power holes. (6.4 was 18x20)

Kick Serve 14
04-25-2010, 07:06 PM
Any pics? Besides, I thought that she used an 18x20...

bsandy
04-25-2010, 08:16 PM
http://www.mtco.com/~bsandy/Pics/100_0542.JPG

bsandy
04-25-2010, 08:17 PM
It's a lot cleaer on the TV. I have a 34" crt that doesn't photograph well. But it's clear as day.

Definately 16 mains.

Above says "Power Holes" on the bumper.

Below you can see the slots.

. . . Bud

bsandy
04-25-2010, 08:24 PM
http://www.mtco.com/~bsandy/Pics/100_0544.JPG

FedererClone
04-26-2010, 08:00 AM
keen eyesight... nice catch... pity she lost the third set... she kinda gets dejected easily if she falls behind...

appdach96
04-26-2010, 08:34 AM
other than that i noticed the racquet was blacked out...any idea what it is??

viktorkwan
04-28-2010, 04:11 AM
interesting that both Oudin and Henin are using a racket with Power Holes...

does anyone know whether it's the pros that stocked up on those frames ages ago?

or does Wilson produce the older-style frames for the pros?

Kick Serve 14
04-28-2010, 04:49 PM
Are all of the grommets powerholes? It certainly looks so from the photos...

Fedace
04-28-2010, 05:12 PM
interesting that both Oudin and Henin are using a racket with Power Holes...

does anyone know whether it's the pros that stocked up on those frames ages ago?

or does Wilson produce the older-style frames for the pros?

LOL,,,these rackets have been discontinued for years. How do i buy one of these ??? It must be best Wilson racket ever made.... I thought the Midsize wasn't too bad but felt Very tinny when i hit with one about 10 years ago. Oversize was too powerful,,,couldn't even control the regular groundies.:???::)

Fedace
04-28-2010, 05:13 PM
Are all of the grommets powerholes? It certainly looks so from the photos...

Yea,,,certain models were. and certain models like Henin's racket had Power holes in half of the grommets..... Henin's racket actually isn't too bad. If you string it very tight, it was controllable....

cork_screw
05-02-2010, 07:03 AM
It does not say power holes. It's illegible.

PBODY99
05-02-2010, 09:10 AM
It does not say power holes. It's illegible.
It is clearly a Power Hole model from Wilson. Until Serena went to the frame before the Blade, she used a Paint job of the frame she 1st won the US Open with. Justine still uses her same frame with Power Holes.

Fedace
05-02-2010, 09:29 AM
It is clearly a Power Hole model from Wilson. Until Serena went to the frame before the Blade, she used a Paint job of the frame she 1st won the US Open with. Justine still uses her same frame with Power Holes.

Do they still sell these somewhere ? i want to buy one and try one out again...

bsandy
05-02-2010, 12:29 PM
It does not say power holes. It's illegible.

Pleas trust me. It did.

It's very clear on the screen! It just didn't some out on the ppictures I took of the screen.

. . . Bud

lucasschneider
06-02-2010, 06:15 PM
Wow, very good eyes!
I love this that everyone here gets nerded out as much as I do about rackets.
Kewl

LPShanet
06-02-2010, 06:18 PM
It does not say power holes. It's illegible.

Look at the other screen cap. Regardless of what the bumper says, you can see the actual power holes themselves clear as day...no type needed.

AlinPopServes
06-05-2010, 08:11 AM
Why is she switching rackets? She has been doing terrible since the beginning of the year. She should just stick to whatever racket she played with when she did well at the US Open

Jakesteroni
06-12-2010, 12:58 PM
Oh man, powerholes, I had one these guys I believe it was the 6.4 white and red color scheme. My first legit racket. Problem I had with the frame was that over time the strings would grind into the holes.

lolitsanasian
06-13-2010, 11:09 AM
When Oudin became famous, she didn't have much so she had to do with KBlade Tours, but since she is sponsored now by Wilson (I think), she has much more choices on frames, compared to back then when she only played with the KBlade. This is what I think.

decades
06-13-2010, 11:13 AM
When Oudin became famous, she didn't have much so she had to do with KBlade Tours, but since she is sponsored now by Wilson (I think), she has much more choices on frames, compared to back then when she only played with the KBlade. This is what I think.

in a sense she has to model henin for a pathway to grand slam titles. it's about getting more pop into her game.

Don't Let It Bounce
06-13-2010, 04:21 PM
Oh man, powerholes, I had one these guys I believe it was the 6.4 white and red color scheme. My first legit racket. Problem I had with the frame was that over time the strings would grind into the holes.I had a couple of those too, and while mine were too light (and I lacked sense enough to add weight to them) to feel solid, the stringbed response was nice–sort of like the Prince O-ports, unsurprisingly.

Did you have yours long enough for those strange bubble-shaped flaws in the paintjob to appear?

vsbabolat
06-14-2010, 02:17 PM
Today at Eastbourne Oudin is abck playing with the Kblade MP.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Oudin_2010_Eastbourne.jpg

racquetfreak
06-14-2010, 03:13 PM
Today at Eastbourne Oudin is abck playing with the Kblade MP.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Oudin_2010_Eastbourne.jpg

Kblade tour

vsbabolat
06-14-2010, 03:23 PM
Kblade tour

No, a Kblade Tour has a matte finish with no white on the frame. Oudin is using a frame that has a glossy clear coat finish and has white on it. Therefore it is a Kblade MP 98.

NLBwell
06-15-2010, 08:46 PM
Warning for those interested in them: the Powerhole rackets were a pretty bad idea for most people. The Williams' resurgence goes to getting rid of the Powerholes racket. They've significantly cut down on their unforced errors since then (haven't seen many of the 60+ UE matches lately). When I had a big serve and I'd see someone (5.0 or later 4.5) with a powerholes racket I knew I was in for an easy day because they couldn't ever control the serve return. The stringbed was just too unpredictable returning hard-hit spinning balls. Maybe a good idea for Henin who is so precise and wants more power for hitting with the big girls, but for most everyone else a bad idea.

vsbabolat
06-16-2010, 05:22 AM
Warning for those interested in them: the Powerhole rackets were a pretty bad idea for most people. The Williams' resurgence goes to getting rid of the Powerholes racket. They've significantly cut down on their unforced errors since then (haven't seen many of the 60+ UE matches lately). When I had a big serve and I'd see someone (5.0 or later 4.5) with a powerholes racket I knew I was in for an easy day because they couldn't ever control the serve return. The stringbed was just too unpredictable returning hard-hit spinning balls. Maybe a good idea for Henin who is so precise and wants more power for hitting with the big girls, but for most everyone else a bad idea.

The kBlade Team that the Williams sisters use has Power Holes.

jmverdugo
06-16-2010, 05:29 AM
The kBlade Team that the Williams sisters use has Power Holes.

And the stock version too, or at least something very similar to powerholes.

NLBwell
06-16-2010, 02:20 PM
Whatever they did, the tighter string pattern, other changes to the racket, or slightly different holes, they had an increase in control when they switched away from their original powerholes rackets (like people here would buy) to whatever (customized?) racket they have and have done much better since. My warning based on my experience still stands. I never lost to a guy with a PowerHoles racket.

kiteboard
06-21-2010, 11:42 AM
http://i46.tinypic.com/2iqe1ax.jpg h22
Looks like an h22. Clear varnish, not matte, white on the frame, 98 in.... I have two of them, both at 360g, 355 swing wt.

marosmith
06-27-2010, 05:53 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/2iqe1ax.jpg h22
Looks like an h22. Clear varnish, not matte, white on the frame, 98 in.... I have two of them, both at 360g, 355 swing wt.

Thanks for letting us know the specs for your rackets, really adds to the thread.

TheMatias10s
06-27-2010, 07:15 PM
Seems like Oudin doesn't know what she wants

dr325i
06-27-2010, 09:44 PM
h22
Looks like an h22. Clear varnish, not matte, white on the frame, 98 in.... I have two of them, both at 360g, 355 swing wt.

Great! What is the point of your post???
Looking at the throat of Oudin's frame, it is obvious it is not an H22...