Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by samster, Jan 23, 2010.
No more powerpads for Fed?
...thats not his racket....
look at the grip, its leather, fed has a white one.
maybe hes trying new set ups heres a pic with powerpads
Thats a prop. This replay is brought to you by blx etc. etc.
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.
it's a gigantic prop racket guys...they also showed a pic with an impossibly large ball..
sorry, what is powerpads?
same question here as well. Is that a grip?
the things on the holes outside the throat
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
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...
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.
They seem to cut to them here when eurosport goto an ad break.Model changes depending who plays though i've noticed.
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.
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!
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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