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Strawberry
09-26-2007, 05:33 PM
I was browsing the "Your Picture" thread and they brought up a discussion about what racquets were most popular in their area and I thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss. In Southern California, I mostly see a lot of Princes, and Wilsons. What about you guys?

ChocolatePie
09-26-2007, 05:35 PM
Oh I've seen an even amount of everything...from Wilson to Babolat to Head to Volkl to Technifibre to Prince....I haven't seen any Kneissl or Avery though.

JMS
09-26-2007, 05:38 PM
see a lot of prince and head around here

jmverdugo
09-26-2007, 05:41 PM
LOL this is funny, it was me with Jo11y the ones talking about the popularity of some rackets brands, well as i said before on the other thread, here among the young people Prince and Technifibre are the most popular, you may see some babs but not that much. You can see some Wilson and Head but most of then are tweeners i only know one why with a ncode 95. I have never ever seen a PS nor a Prestige, i mean around here of course.

Commando Tennis Shorts
09-26-2007, 05:42 PM
a lot of prince and pro kennex here in tucson

soggyramen
09-26-2007, 06:18 PM
lmao the babolat PD is the most popular girls racquet with head racquets in 2nd.

for the guys the wilson npro is pretty popular while the babolat PD/APD/PC/PST are becoming darn popular as well

me is bored
09-26-2007, 06:24 PM
almost everybody here has a kfactor. then other assorted wilsons, then babolats are tied with head.

here= Texas

hjminard
09-26-2007, 06:25 PM
All sorts of Head and Wilson racquets around here ... with a few Prince mixed in (mostly women). Babolats are relatively rare (no local dealers). Anything else is pretty much nonexistent from what I've seen, with the exception of the occasional Dunlop or (older) ProKennex.

Azrael
09-26-2007, 06:37 PM
It seems to me like everyone in my area plays Babolat and Prince.
They didn't even know what a Dunlop was.

Jack & Coke
09-26-2007, 06:47 PM
Around these parts.. most popular by far = Wilson (in particular the K90)

bagung
09-26-2007, 06:52 PM
in my country, WILSON dominates the market..... BABOLAT and PRINCE is comming up... the rest of it , such as HEAD, YONEX, VOLKL gets the tiny market shares..... DUNLOP only has the old models arround.... haven't seen anyone using TECHNIFIBRE and FISCHER......

drakulie
09-26-2007, 07:00 PM
I would say Wilson is the most popular followed by Head/Babolat and Prince.

Volkl is the least popular. :)

sargeinaz
09-26-2007, 07:15 PM
I would say Head is the most popular that I see around scottsdale.
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tbini87
09-26-2007, 07:17 PM
Babolat seems to be the favorite where i play. mostly pure drives but just about everything else also.

crazy8tiger
09-26-2007, 07:25 PM
I'm in southern california too; I've seen a lot of Wilsons and Babolats around my area.

pianotennis
09-26-2007, 07:36 PM
Few years ago Wilson and Head were everywhere, now Barbolat rules, especially PD.

gerikoh
09-26-2007, 07:50 PM
wilson rules!!! then comes head

Quattro
09-26-2007, 07:56 PM
A little bit of everything around here but speaking of what people have me string: lots of ProStaffs, Tecnifibres (yay!), O3's, and a various mix of Head FP's and LM's, and Babolats of any ilk.

I'll also add one that rarely gets screen credits, but has a huge following in the Seniors market (I live in a very popular area for winter birds from Florida)....Weed!

Duzza
09-26-2007, 08:05 PM
I see a lot of:

Flexpoint Prestige
nCode 95
Babolat Pure Drive
nBlade 98
Volkl DNX 9
RDS 001
RDS 002
O3 Tour

Breakaz54z
09-26-2007, 08:05 PM
By far I'm seeing a lot of Wilsons. I would say more than 50% of those Wilsons are K 90/95. The next I see a lot of are Head rackets. Followed closely by Prince. Btw, I saw someone playing with PS and got really excited.. maybe it's just the buzz about the racket from here. It's not a racket I can handle yet :p

Infl8edEg0
09-26-2007, 08:06 PM
Babolats in So Cal

Strawberry
09-26-2007, 08:35 PM
Yeah, I would have said Bab's in SoCal, except I was at the court last night, and it seemed every group that came, at least one person was using Prince.

Gmedlo
09-26-2007, 08:47 PM
In my area, it's mainly Wilson, Babolat, and Prince. There are a few heads, but no one plays with yonex, tecnifibre, fischer, dunlop, ProKennex, Volkl, or donnay at all. The last time I saw someone with a dunlop was a kid from San Fransisco that had mfil 200s, but he wasn't from my area so he doesn't count.

People play with whatever their pro shop recommends usually, and we have a few wilson/babolat reps that work at pro shops around here, so biased advice is handed out cordially.

Roy
09-26-2007, 09:04 PM
Wilson by far !

P-Town Tennis
09-26-2007, 09:10 PM
I see a lot of ncodes. The rest are other Wilson racquets and Prince racquets.

ProStaff Legend
09-26-2007, 09:10 PM
for girls: pure drives
guys: aeropro drives

A.T.S.
09-26-2007, 09:14 PM
Wilson. 99 percent. Alot of Federer fans where i live. I and maybe another three people break the chain. I use a Head Dominion 660 now(feels like a players racquet, but Im not really sure. I like it though.). For all you people who know me on this forum I had to switch from the PDT because of elbow and wrist problems.

KFwinds
09-26-2007, 09:51 PM
Chicago suburbs here. At my club the Prince O3 racquets are probably the most popular; several people I know play with tours and hybrid tours, as well as the Hybrid Hornet and Spectrum (the best singles player on my USTA team plays with a Spectrum).

Wilsons are also popular. Usually various versions of ProStaffs, Surges, and the nBlade. There are also several Dunlop users at my club, mostly 300 series but a couple of guys play with 200's. Distant 4th is probably Babolat (although almost ALL of the juniors I see use either a Babolat or an nBlade), and the occasional Head Radical user. I actually know only one guy who uses a FXP Prestige MP, and he's not that great a player.

CollegeBound
09-26-2007, 10:57 PM
In my part of Australia the most popular brand, hands down, is Babolat. Second most popular would be a tie between Head and Wilson.

Most popular racquet overall: Babolat Pure Drive
Most popular racquet under 12oz: (1) PD, (2) Yonex RDS 001 MP, (3) APD
Most popular 12oz+: Dunlop Mfil200 or Wilson nSix-One 95
Most popular Mid: Head Prestige (mainly i.Prestige, LM and Flexpoint).

mohmoh
09-26-2007, 11:16 PM
Klashinkove

ShooterMcMarco
09-26-2007, 11:17 PM
Pretty much anything babolat.

quest01
09-26-2007, 11:20 PM
I would have to say Wilson and Head rackets are the most popular brands in my area. Every pro shop or sporting good store always has Head and Wilson rackets mainly.

JW10S
09-26-2007, 11:25 PM
At the clubs and courts I practice at HEAD and Wilson are far and away the most popular brands. Babolat is a distant 3rd.

suppawat
09-27-2007, 12:44 AM
In Bangkok, I have seen a lot of Wilson nCode series since 2003. The second to that is Babolat Pure Drive.

Automatix
09-27-2007, 12:47 AM
Wilson and Babolat (mostly PD)...

Pusher
09-27-2007, 01:02 AM
I see mostly Babolat PD's among the 14 and under crowd. At around 15-16 the more serious players go with mostly Wilson N95's or K factors (K95, K90). Those that stay with Babolat usually end up with Pure Controls. The girls will stay with babolat a lot longer or make a change to Prince.
Less serious juniors have frames their mom's bought-usually the new yellow babolats or Prince speedports.

The adults can be seen with a wide variety and don't seem to be influenced as much by manufacturer marketing.

nickb
09-27-2007, 01:29 AM
Babolat PD, Wilson nsix-one team/95, head radical and o3 tour

Ronny
09-27-2007, 02:18 AM
I mostly see Head but see quite a lot of Babolats, Wilsons, Princes and Yonex. It's not totally one sided though.

0d1n
09-27-2007, 02:19 AM
Head is by far the most popular around here
- Radical's (These are used by a wide range of players ... from teaching pros and very good players to pretty average/weak players ->some TI, I, LM, and FXP, with I and LM more popular)
- then Prestige (usually very good middle aged/older players, teaching pros or top juniors 15-18 years old -> mostly FXP/LM with some I for the older good players)
- then Instinct (used by good/very good juniors 12-16 years old and average/weaker adult players -> mostly LM...some FXP).

Then there is Babolat
- mostly junior models (which I don't know ... the z-whatever's I guess) used by kids up to 11-12 years old
- then pure drives ... used by juniors 12-16 years old...some adults but not many
- very few aero pro ... mostly juniors 12-16

Then there is Wilson, Fischer and Dunlop ... pretty much the same numbers
- wilson - mostly lighter "team" versions (bad adults), and tweeners (juniors) + some NBlades for average to good adults. Ncode is more popular than KFactor. Only saw ONE KSix one 90...weak adult player ;).
- Fischer - all types of models used by all types of ages and levels (most good juniors that use Fischer use the MSpeed Pro 1, adults I've seen use the recreational or older models)
- Dunlop - usually older (pre-m-fil), mostly MW, Revelation series models used by good middle aged guys. Some aerogels...but not many.

Edit.
Very few Volkls and Prince (usually older models used by middle aged or older guys...and ME + a teaching pro for Volkl). No O3 series for Prince...never saw one in my life. Only saw Yonex twice (RD 7) and NO Technifibre, PK, Avery ...etc etc.

ShiroRm
09-27-2007, 02:46 AM
Area: Roma
Racquets:
- among kids/teens, girls and above 50 men, mostly Babolats (with the related essential stuff (capris, vamos! etc.), incredibly, even among older men :-)).
- among the rest, mostly wilson 95s, Head Prestiges/Radicals; Dunlop and Prince (95-100) less; Volkl, PK and Yonex the rarest

inferno303
09-27-2007, 03:20 AM
a lot of that head heavy crap, babolats and heaps of random hand-me-downs but enough pro-end sticks (mainly radicals +6.1's) going around in sydney

backcourt
09-27-2007, 06:02 AM
From what I've seen around the Boston area definitely Pure Drives. Then Wilson and Prince. Alot of the club pros seem to have Prince conections and really push them.

goosala
09-27-2007, 07:55 AM
The majority of decent players here in Houston like Bab frames. I see tons of Pure Drives being used by all levels of skill.

freelancer
09-27-2007, 10:50 AM
LOTS of Wilson in Texas, but I also see a lot of Head and Babolot PDs.

keithchircop
09-27-2007, 11:03 AM
Head by FAR.

smittysan89
09-27-2007, 11:06 AM
Prince and Wilson easily, but TONS of O3 tours. And then a few HEAD racquets....

bluetrain4
09-27-2007, 11:39 AM
I see pretty much everything except Vokyl and Yonex. There are a few Fishers and Dunlops, but not a lot. Prince, Wilson, Head, Babalot all in abundant numbers for the adults. Bablots and Wilsons top among juniors, with Prince coming in third. Not too many Heads among the juniors, but big with adults. Lots of Price O-port and light Head racquets among the doctor's wives crowd.

A couple of the guys who used to play on the local college team and are now teaching pros just received Technifibre sponsorships, so I imagine that we'll see an increase coming.

brownyazn
09-27-2007, 11:59 AM
i've noticed a lot of babolats wilsons and heads

madmanfool
09-27-2007, 12:06 PM
Wilson and Babolat. Also some Princes. Few Head. Hardly any Dunlops, Fishers, Tecnifibre, Yonex,..

TripleB
09-27-2007, 12:34 PM
Out of all the players I compete against on a regular basis, only two of them have the exact same racquet: Prince Thundercloud.

TripleB

Ronaldo
09-27-2007, 01:01 PM
Juniors-Babolat
Seniors-Volkl
Everyone else-Prince O3 or Wilson

However, seen nearly every brand except Technifibre however I own a Major

PackardDell
09-27-2007, 01:14 PM
Head Prestiges.

TheShaun
09-27-2007, 01:29 PM
head, wilson and babolat.

siber222000
09-27-2007, 01:42 PM
wilson... so much wilson.... and babolat lol

luv2volley
09-27-2007, 02:58 PM
Lot of Babolat, Wilson, Prince then Head, a few Yonex here and there.

Banks
09-27-2007, 03:08 PM
im one of two people ive seen in my town with babolat. The other was a girl that used an over sized version of the pure drive cortex. Everyone else uses head or wilson. Head seems to be the more popular. Ive seen like two yonex they were older versions and were used by the older people that come around.

Forehand Forever
09-27-2007, 03:27 PM
Head and Wilson followed by Babolat here in NJ

bad_call
09-27-2007, 03:38 PM
of the racquets that i can distinguish, see a lot of head, wilson, babolat, and some pk in that order. then again i don't do the tourneys anymore so i see a lot of the same players.

federer envies me
09-27-2007, 03:40 PM
in cincinnati head and babolat are really popular

Shashwat
09-27-2007, 04:10 PM
San Antonio, TX.

Tons of Head racquets.
Second would probably be Wilson, then Babolat etc..

Strawberry
09-27-2007, 04:49 PM
Seems like it's Wilson and Babolat that is the majority. I found that interesting considering I hadn't even known about Babs until last year.

PM_revisited
09-27-2007, 05:50 PM
Up here in the yuppie-town of Vancouver almost everyone is using either a pure drive, aeropro, or anything cortex.

tenniskid3119
09-27-2007, 06:00 PM
In east Texas it is mostly Babolat (all kinds...)

ofey
09-27-2007, 06:01 PM
Wilson and Head

vkartikv
09-27-2007, 06:26 PM
Considering the demographics, it's not surprising that its the Pure drive or some nasty oversize

rafa_prestige89
09-29-2007, 09:17 AM
Herein South America it's all about Head and Babolat, a few Wilson only

Custom+Hybrid
09-29-2007, 09:18 AM
Pure Drives, Princes, Heads, Wilsons.

therogerfan
09-29-2007, 09:25 AM
In my country Babolat(mostly PD,no PC at all) and Wilson(nsix-one/team,k-six one /team , ntour/Two) share the market. Very seldom you may happen to see Head , but I think that you will be able to see it more often,because the Extremes and MG Radical have just arrived.

therogerfan
09-29-2007, 09:28 AM
One more thing- we don't have Yonex, Pro Kennex, Tecnifibre at all and just a couple of old Prince models(no Speedport Black or Tour)

mno_88
09-29-2007, 11:56 AM
Where i live, wilson ntour, babolat pure drive and some head

The_1337
09-29-2007, 01:29 PM
way too many babolats where i live.

LafayetteHitter
09-29-2007, 01:39 PM
If you walked around Lafayette, Louisiana playing tennis you would think there were only two tennis companies. Wilson and Babolat

couch
09-29-2007, 01:44 PM
All the good players in my area play Volkl. ;) Played doubles today with three other 5.0s and three out of four were using Volkls. How bout that Drakulie! :)

Everyone else plays with Wilson and Prince followed by Babolat.

BMG
09-29-2007, 01:53 PM
All the good players in my area play Volkl. ;) Played doubles today with three other 5.0s and three out of four were using Volkls. How bout that Drakulie! :)

Everyone else plays with Wilson and Prince followed by Babolat.

Wow! It is great to see Volkl out there. I have moved around and lived in 5 different states for my work during the past six years (ugh) and I haven't seen any Volkls at major events or even the clubs that I belonged to. California, Washington State, Connecticut, Georgia, No. Carolina. Either way, I am looking forward to the BB11 demo I have coming!

Ronaldo
09-29-2007, 02:08 PM
All the good players in my area play Volkl. ;) Played doubles today with three other 5.0s and three out of four were using Volkls. How bout that Drakulie! :)

Everyone else plays with Wilson and Prince followed by Babolat.

How old are the 5.0 players?

NLBwell
09-29-2007, 04:20 PM
A pretty good assortment here in my part of the Denver area. I would say more Prince with the big holes for new rackets than any others - especially women. A couple years ago these were mostly Heads. Lots of Wilson and Head. Less Babolat than a couple years ago.

Of the guys I play with all of us have at least one Pro Staff 85 in the bag! :-)
(though only half still play with it).

goober
09-29-2007, 04:24 PM
I have seen pretty much a spectrum of everything. Wilson is the most common, but also a ton of Head, Prince, Babs. A smattering of Volkl, Yonex, Pro kennex, Fischer and even a couple Avery's :)

Pleepers
09-29-2007, 04:25 PM
I've seen a lot of Head and Babolat in CO.

couch
09-29-2007, 04:29 PM
How old are the 5.0 players?

Why does that matter?

Aeropro master
09-29-2007, 04:32 PM
In cincy, its mostly babolats with the occasional wilson. There are a lot of people who use technifibre too.

meh
09-29-2007, 06:34 PM
Here on campus, I see a lot of Head Radicals (Ti.Rad and newer), and more than a few Flexpoint Prestiges. Back home, the Wilson nTour/H Tour are probably the most common.

Ronaldo
09-30-2007, 07:44 AM
Why does that matter?

If you have to ask, sticks for aged arms.

couch
09-30-2007, 08:19 AM
If you have to ask, sticks for aged arms.

No, I knew what you would reply with, that Volkls are for old guys. :) Well, if you have to know. I'm 37 use a Volkl Tour 8, stiffness of 70, strung at 60 lbs. with poly. The other two guys were using a V1 (34 yrs old) and a DNX 3 (42 yrs old). Not exactly the noodles that Volkl is known for huh?

Oh and by the way, I do see some of the juniors in town since the academy here has me hit with them all the time and a lot of those "younger arms" are using Volkl too. Just yesterday I saw two juniors, at other clubs, toting around Volkl DNX 8s. Hmmm.

And what exactly do yo mean, sticks for aged arms? Volkl has all kinds of sticks, stiff and flexy these days.

I also go by what my pro shop tells me. They tell me that a lot of the juniors are using Volkl 8s and 9s. But I would still say that Wilson, Prince, and Babolat are the main sticks being used by "everybody" including 3.0 women up to 5.0 guys.

ananda
09-30-2007, 08:32 AM
the rich kids around here walk around with Flexpoints.
then i see PD's and a few Yonexes OSs - must be dirt cheap.
Have spotted a couple of LM Rads.
i am holding the Wilson flag quite high.

Craig Carter
09-30-2007, 08:51 AM
No, I knew what you would reply with, that Volkls are for old guys. :) Well, if you have to know. I'm 37 use a Volkl Tour 8, stiffness of 70, strung at 60 lbs. with poly. The other two guys were using a V1 (34 yrs old) and a DNX 3 (42 yrs old). Not exactly the noodles that Volkl is known for huh?

Oh and by the way, I do see some of the juniors in town since the academy here has me hit with them all the time and a lot of those "younger arms" are using Volkl too. Just yesterday I saw two juniors, at other clubs, toting around Volkl DNX 8s. Hmmm.

And what exactly do yo mean, sticks for aged arms? Volkl has all kinds of sticks, stiff and flexy these days.

I also go by what my pro shop tells me. They tell me that a lot of the juniors are using Volkl 8s and 9s. But I would still say that Wilson, Prince, and Babolat are the main sticks being used by "everybody" including 3.0 women up to 5.0 guys.

You must live in "Volkletown", LOL!! For what it's worth, I like certain Volkl (now Boris Becker?) frames but I have seen maybe one or two rising juniors or Open level players using a Volkl during the past several years. I have also never seen a Tour/VE/DNX 8 racquet used by anyone at the clubs that I have played or at tournaments....that doesn't mean that is representative of the entire country but I just don't think that Volkl is a factor in my region. Too bad because they make a fine racquet. I go to tourneys quite a bit along mid-Atlantic region and I see few pro shops even stocking them anymore.

couch
09-30-2007, 09:05 AM
You must live in "Volkletown", LOL!! For what it's worth, I like certain Volkl (now Boris Becker?) frames but I have seen maybe one or two rising juniors or Open level players using a Volkl during the past several years. I have also never seen a Tour/VE/DNX 8 racquet used by anyone at the clubs that I have played or at tournaments....that doesn't mean that is representative of the entire country but I just don't think that Volkl is a factor in my region. Too bad because they make a fine racquet. I go to tourneys quite a bit along mid-Atlantic region and I see few pro shops even stocking them anymore.

I definitely understand what you're saying but everyone acts like Volkl is just dead and in my neck of the woods it's not, that's all. I'm not saying it's the most popular stick around as I've said Wilson, Prince, and Babolats are probably the most popular but Volkl does have some market share in my area.

I think Volkl really did well with the Tour Series and then when they went to the V-Engine is when they lost some market share. I think the DNX stuff has helped them get back some of that share though. Volkl will never be the big market share leader but I don't think that's what they are shooting for.

Besides, since NBMJ is gone someone needs to carry the Volkl torch don't they? :)

Although I have been hitting a Babolat Aero Storm a little lately and seem to like it. We have the State Closed Tourney coming up in a couple weeks and I don't want to hit with it too much before that. We'll see after the tournament though. I've tried switching several times but keep going back to the 8s. Maybe I'll give a full report on what everyone's using at the State Closed Tourney. LOL

Ronaldo
09-30-2007, 11:58 AM
No, I knew what you would reply with, that Volkls are for old guys. :) Well, if you have to know. I'm 37 use a Volkl Tour 8, stiffness of 70, strung at 60 lbs. with poly. The other two guys were using a V1 (34 yrs old) and a DNX 3 (42 yrs old). Not exactly the noodles that Volkl is known for huh?

Oh and by the way, I do see some of the juniors in town since the academy here has me hit with them all the time and a lot of those "younger arms" are using Volkl too. Just yesterday I saw two juniors, at other clubs, toting around Volkl DNX 8s. Hmmm.

And what exactly do yo mean, sticks for aged arms? Volkl has all kinds of sticks, stiff and flexy these days.

I also go by what my pro shop tells me. They tell me that a lot of the juniors are using Volkl 8s and 9s. But I would still say that Wilson, Prince, and Babolat are the main sticks being used by "everybody" including 3.0 women up to 5.0 guys.

Not hating, actually own several Volkls including the C-series, Catapults, DNX 10, and others. Just rarely see Volkls used by the anyone other than the injured or the infirmed. Learned to embrace flexible, cushioned racquets the hard way.

rosenstar
09-30-2007, 12:06 PM
I see a lot of wilson, but then again I work at a club that's a wilson distributer. I also see a lot of babolats.

couch
09-30-2007, 12:31 PM
Not hating, actually own several Volkls including the C-series, Catapults, DNX 10, and others. Just rarely see Volkls used by the anyone other than the injured or the infirmed. Learned to embrace flexible, cushioned racquets the hard way.

No worries Ronaldo. Actually it seems everyone on the boards talks a lot about the Volkl 10 Series which is normally very flexible but I tend to see more of the stiffer (non-traditional) Volks in my area. If someone is using a heavier, flexible, players type stick, they are usually using a Wilson 6.1 or Head Prestige, hardly ever a Volkl 10 series. I've come so accustomed to a stiffer feel that when I tried the 9 and 10 series of Volkls I didn't care for them that much and went back to the 8s.

luishcorreia
09-30-2007, 01:37 PM
At my club is the Babolat Pure Drive, Yonex (current club sponsor) and Dunlop (former club sponsor).

Some Prince racquets. Not a lot of wilson, especially the new ones (k-factor).

Ronaldo
09-30-2007, 04:36 PM
No worries Ronaldo. Actually it seems everyone on the boards talks a lot about the Volkl 10 Series which is normally very flexible but I tend to see more of the stiffer (non-traditional) Volks in my area. If someone is using a heavier, flexible, players type stick, they are usually using a Wilson 6.1 or Head Prestige, hardly ever a Volkl 10 series. I've come so accustomed to a stiffer feel that when I tried the 9 and 10 series of Volkls I didn't care for them that much and went back to the 8s.

IMHO the C7 Comp and Pro were the best Volkls but used the C10 PT among others.

couch
09-30-2007, 04:48 PM
IMHO the C7 Comp and Pro were the best Volkls but used the C10 PT among others.

Never used the C7 Comp or Pro. I started using Volkl when I got my 8s. I've demoed quite a few since then though.

galatti
09-30-2007, 05:56 PM
I must say PD and APD.

herosol
09-30-2007, 06:01 PM
local parks:

Babolats- PD, APD

anbu4ever11
09-30-2007, 06:03 PM
Def on my school team is head,but all the other schools are all babolats really.im now using a babolat apd first kid to have one on my team and im getting a prince o3 hybrid tour as well.goin to be whippin most if my team at practice now.

WChiang
09-30-2007, 06:36 PM
...Besides, since NBMJ is gone someone needs to carry the Volkl torch don't they? :)
..

LOL, uhm ...NBMJ ain't gone. This is too funny:D

couch
09-30-2007, 07:43 PM
LOL, uhm ...NBMJ ain't gone. This is too funny:D

He was when I posted that. ;) I guess the torch has been passed again? :)

kalic
10-01-2007, 04:38 AM
1. nCode sixOnes
2. pure/aeropro drive
3. O3

lakis92
10-01-2007, 04:44 AM
Head Instincts

VikingSamurai
10-01-2007, 10:30 PM
Here in Japan I see, Dunlops (mainly the Japanese RIM Diacluster range). A few Yonex's and Mizuno's, and a lot of Bridgstone racquets.. The odd Bab, Prince and Wilson make an appearance, but not much.. Cant say I have seen any Heads of late?

ananda
10-02-2007, 01:03 AM
when i was looking for a rack couple months back, all the stores showed me the ncode 6.1 90 and 95 and proudly said 'this is the fed rack'
i asked them, does anyone actually buy these?
they assured me that these were selling like hot cakes.

haven't seen anyone playing with one yet, though. praps adorning some walls in some houses. the number one indian guys uses a Volkl. sania: lm instinct.

a_6m
10-02-2007, 04:30 AM
85% use Babolat, Blue ones i.e either Pure drive or Roddicks sign series. APD is lesser seen.

rest 12-13% use wilson, coz. that sells by name, plus retailer here keeps them.

other 2-3% head or prince etc.

Babolat has such high visibility coz. coaches sell them, babolat has good contract with coaches to sell rackets and gives them good margin and incentives to hit the targets. Babolat here isn't available on retail shops.

origmarm
10-02-2007, 04:46 AM
Babolat, Head and Wilson have about a quarter each.
Babolat amongst older guys and women in general. Wilson amongst the guys mainly, Head amongst both. The rest is made up of Technifibres (young guys), Volkls, Pro-Kennex, Yonex. The odd Prince or Fischer but Prince is surprisingly rare.

Speedygonzalez
10-02-2007, 07:02 AM
Babolat is popular, I think the Pure Drive is the one I see most often..