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StanHWB
04-28-2007, 11:38 PM
Will I perform better if I wear the same apparel that Federer wears since Nike claims that it has better ventilating and what not.

Or does it not make a difference even if I wear a basic Nike polo which has the basic dry-fit feature?

Thank you in advance.

BreakPoint
04-28-2007, 11:40 PM
If you wear the same apparel that Federer wears, you will win Wimbledon......guaranteed! ;)

power_play21
04-28-2007, 11:41 PM
omg what a question. whatever tickles your pickle dude.

StanHWB
04-29-2007, 12:56 AM
If you wear the same apparel that Federer wears, you will win Wimbledon......guaranteed! ;)

Okay when I said that I meant improve my game significantly. Mentioning Federer was done with tongue placed firmly in cheek.

I at least could expect more mature answers with more technical explainations.

BreakPoint
04-29-2007, 01:47 AM
Okay when I said that I meant improve my game significantly. Mentioning Federer was done with tongue placed firmly in cheek.

Sorry, my previous reply was obviously a joke.

But the short answer is - No. Clothes cannot improve your game. Only practice and lessons can.

imsoaznwashed
04-29-2007, 09:25 AM
i think that if you where shirts that allow for flexible motion, then they are suited for tennis. cotton t-shirts are a lot harder for me to play in than dry-fit shirts. also, length of shorts is important in maneuverability and speed..if it comes over your knees, it's a lot harder for you to run.

BounceHitBounceHit
04-29-2007, 09:48 AM
If you wear the same apparel that Federer wears, you will win Wimbledon......guaranteed! ;)


Well, all I can say is that I've now played two matches in my new Tacchini gear, and I won them both. I found that I served like McEnroe, volleyed like Cash, and was able to grind from the backcourt pretty much just like Wilander.

So, I would say that at least in the case of Sergio Tacchini gear, it can make a tremendous difference! ;)

CC

BounceHitBounceHit
04-29-2007, 09:49 AM
I will be wearing Fila tomorrow, so I'll report back if I find myself grinding out points using a two hander and enormous topspin from the baseline. ;) CC

BounceHitBounceHit
04-29-2007, 09:50 AM
OK, seriously now.............I do like 'Dri-Fit' gear because it does just that, ie wick away sweat and keep you more comfy while you play. Best, CC

BreakPoint
04-29-2007, 12:12 PM
Well, all I can say is that I've now played two matches in my new Tacchini gear, and I won them both. I found that I served like McEnroe, volleyed like Cash, and was able to grind from the backcourt pretty much just like Wilander.

So, I would say that at least in the case of Sergio Tacchini gear, it can make a tremendous difference! ;)

CC
Glad to hear it, Craig! :D

Now when you turn pro and start making the big bucks, I expect a 10% cut of your earnings for making it all possible, right? ;)

BreakPoint
04-29-2007, 12:14 PM
I will be wearing Fila tomorrow, so I'll report back if I find myself grinding out points using a two hander and enormous topspin from the baseline. ;) CC
Now all you need is to grow your hair very long, get a striped headband, and don't ever shave before the end of a tournament. ;)

Oh, and don't forget to tape up your fingers and string your K90 at 85 lbs. ;)

BreakPoint
04-29-2007, 12:17 PM
OK, seriously now.............I do like 'Dri-Fit' gear because it does just that, ie wick away sweat and keep you more comfy while you play. Best, CC
Yes, but they're not nearly as stylish as the retro Tacchini/Fila/Ellesse Italian tennis apparel, right? ;)

BounceHitBounceHit
05-01-2007, 06:25 PM
Glad to hear it, Craig! :D

Now when you turn pro and start making the big bucks, I expect a 10% cut of your earnings for making it all possible, right? ;)

That's only fair. ;) Do they let 44 yo guys play pro? :confused: CC

BounceHitBounceHit
05-01-2007, 06:27 PM
Now all you need is to grow your hair very long, get a striped headband, and don't ever shave before the end of a tournament. ;)

Oh, and don't forget to tape up your fingers and string your K90 at 85 lbs. ;)

I know the board will be suprised, and I'm bound to take some ribbing, but...............I actually sold all my K90's and bought a batch of 24 Donnay Pro 65si wood frames after my Fila-clad match............ ;) CC

tenniskid3119
05-01-2007, 06:29 PM
omg what a question. whatever tickles your pickle dude.

i havent heard that in a long time. thats hilarious! lmao:-D

BounceHitBounceHit
05-01-2007, 06:32 PM
Yes, but they're not nearly as stylish as the retro Tacchini/Fila/Ellesse Italian tennis apparel, right? ;)

Absolutely not. I'd rather be stylish and sweaty any old day........CC

kalic
05-02-2007, 01:43 AM
If your ego grows with good apparel, you will be more confident on the court. That's psychology...

fastdunn
05-02-2007, 11:30 AM
Apparel was never a big factor until the industry came up with
these moisture wicking polyester fabrics.
During hot summer seasons, I can not play with cottons any more.

Style is just an extra fun. I often like to play with soccer shirts.

BreakPoint
05-02-2007, 03:46 PM
That's only fair. ;) Do they let 44 yo guys play pro? :confused: CC
Sure, Pancho Gonzalez played until about that age and I think maybe both Laver and Rosewall did as well. And Connors played until he was over 40, and Agassi may have kept playing into his 40's if not for his bad back.

I think some of the doubles specialists may have kept playing even longer. ;)

BreakPoint
05-02-2007, 03:48 PM
I know the board will be suprised, and I'm bound to take some ribbing, but...............I actually sold all my K90's and bought a batch of 24 Donnay Pro 65si wood frames after my Fila-clad match............ ;) CC
Just don't forget to wear your pimple-soled Diadora grass court shoes. ;)

Zets147
05-02-2007, 04:03 PM
If your ego grows with good apparel, you will be more confident on the court. That's psychology...

keyword: "IF" :-D

If not, then don't waste your money lol

Cruzer
05-02-2007, 04:19 PM
Unless Nike or some other apparel maker is giving clothing for free wear what is comfortable to play tennis. If you play your best tennis wearing a Brioni suit and Alden wingtips then do it. Whatever works for you.

mrmo1115
05-02-2007, 06:14 PM
well i love to dress nice lol

i go nike all the way

BounceHitBounceHit
05-03-2007, 10:39 AM
Just don't forget to wear your pimple-soled Diadora grass court shoes. ;)


I've got dozens of pairs of those.................... ;) CC