No more powerpads for Fed?

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  1. samster

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    No more powerpads for Fed?

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  2. AM95

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    ...thats not his racket....

    look at the grip, its leather, fed has a white one.
     
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  3. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    maybe hes trying new set ups heres a pic with powerpads
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  4. Fed Kennedy

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    Thats a prop. This replay is brought to you by blx etc. etc.
     
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    fed uses a white overgrip. maybe he took it off
     
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  6. AM95

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    let me bet you that is not his racket.

    i doubt hes trying a new setup.
     
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  7. Cup8489

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    it's a gigantic prop racket guys...they also showed a pic with an impossibly large ball..
     
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  8. cesarmo03

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    sorry, what is powerpads?
     
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  9. Tina

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    same question here as well. Is that a grip?
     
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  10. Bashi

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    the things on the holes outside the throat
     
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  11. strungup

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    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.
     
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  12. jelle v

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

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    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.
     
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  14. skyzoo

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    it's a nice little advertisment that Wilson paid for...
     
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  15. Aces09

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    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.
     
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  16. Dave M

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    They seem to cut to them here when eurosport goto an ad break.Model changes depending who plays though i've noticed.
     
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  17. DennisK

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    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.
     
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  18. Ilove10nis

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    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!
     
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  19. SempreSami

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    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.
     
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