Thiem using full bed RPM Blast?

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  1. QuentinFederer

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    Has Dominic Thiem switch to a full bed of RPM Blast from his usual gut/poly hybrid?
    I'm watching the Sydney 250 and his mains look to have more light reflecting off them then you'd find from a gut string.
     
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    Talk about attention to detail, the string's shine?! :eek:
     
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    [​IMG]

    The best picture I could find. Still seems like gut in the mains.
     
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    That's from the World Tour Finals, he was still using gut back then. In Australia it looks like full RPM Blast.
     
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    Are you sure. It was in the article connected to the Sydney.
     
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    100% sure
     
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    Can confirm from the stringing room in Sydney that Thiem is using Gut/RPM @ 25.0kg
     
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    Have Babolat changed the coating on the gut? I'm convinced that it is shining more than it usually does.
     
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    Looks the same to me
     
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    The thing shining on it may have changed ;)

    but on a serious note they could have upgraded cameras for 4K or something, in the process of resampling for lower resolution specular highlights can become more pronounced. Also many newer sensors don't have a anti-aliasing filter which allows for finer detail.

    Edit: looks like it is probably due to the courts having 4 banks of lights instead of being more spread out. Look at the shadows they are casting:
     
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  11. dgoran

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    Should have used 26 today :D
     
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  12. QuentinFederer

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    Thanks for the great reply! I think you're right, it is just a combination of lighting/cameras.
     
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