Power pads are small pieces of leather that separate the strings from the plastic outer part of the grommet. As you can see from the picture above on the freshly strung RF97 Autograph racquets they're typically installed in the throat of the racquet on the main strings. The RF97 Autograph pictures come from Ron Yu's Instagram.
Power pads are a little detail that a lot of players like to use. Among them are Federer, Del Potro and Dimitrov. Are power pads alone the secret to their success? Probably not, but it’s the little details that add up to form these word class players! Check out the video below for more on power pads and how to make them. YouTube.
Power pads are much like any tennis equipment. There are myths and various opinions about the change these small square shaped cubes of leather offer their user. One thing is pretty much universally accepted that they do in fact dampen the feel without muting the sound, making the use of a vibration dampener null in void.
http://www.inspired-tennis.com David Henry of Inspired Tennis discusses how to make and use power pads for tennis racquets/strings.
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PowerPAD™ Thermally Enhanced Package 2.2 PCB Design Considerations The printed-circuit board used with PowerPAD™ packages must have features included in the design to create an efficient thermal path to remove the heat from the package. As a minimum, there must be an area of solderable copper underneath the PowerPAD™ package.
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Playtest of Roger Federer’s Wilson nSix-One Tour 90 July 9, 2006 Introduction Having published both the specifications for Roger Federer’s racquet and a photo comparison featuring his racquet and a retail version of the Wilson nSix-One Tour 90, I have been asked to do a playtest, presumably to see if hitting with his racquet reveals whether or not his frame is really “N-coded” with ...