Oudin using a Power Holes Racquet

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  1. bsandy

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    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)
     
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  2. Kick Serve 14

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    Any pics? Besides, I thought that she used an 18x20...
     
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    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
     
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  6. FedererClone

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    keen eyesight... nice catch... pity she lost the third set... she kinda gets dejected easily if she falls behind...
     
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  7. appdach96

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    other than that i noticed the racquet was blacked out...any idea what it is??
     
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  8. viktorkwan

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    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?
     
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  9. Kick Serve 14

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    Are all of the grommets powerholes? It certainly looks so from the photos...
     
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  10. Fedace

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    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.:???::)
     
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    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....
     
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    It does not say power holes. It's illegible.
     
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    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.
     
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    Do they still sell these somewhere ? i want to buy one and try one out again...
     
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    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
     
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    Wow, very good eyes!
    I love this that everyone here gets nerded out as much as I do about rackets.
    Kewl
     
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    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.
     
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  18. AlinPopServes

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    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
     
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  19. Jakesteroni

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    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.
     
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  20. lolitsanasian

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    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.
     
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    in a sense she has to model henin for a pathway to grand slam titles. it's about getting more pop into her game.
     
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  22. Don't Let It Bounce

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    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?
     
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  23. vsbabolat

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    Today at Eastbourne Oudin is abck playing with the Kblade MP.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Kblade tour
     
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  25. vsbabolat

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  27. vsbabolat

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    The kBlade Team that the Williams sisters use has Power Holes.
     
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    And the stock version too, or at least something very similar to powerholes.
     
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  29. NLBwell

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    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.
     
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    [​IMG] 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.
     
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  31. marosmith

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    Thanks for letting us know the specs for your rackets, really adds to the thread.
     
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  32. TheMatias10s

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    Seems like Oudin doesn't know what she wants
     
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  33. dr325i

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