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rainer49
03-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Just saw on the Tennis magazine website that they posted their 2012 gear reviews. Saw a few Asics rackets, all targeted towards the game improvement market.

Will Tennis Warehouse be stocking?

Can't find much information - searched forums but found only shoe posts, Asics site has no tennis racket section. Any information appreciated.

http://blogs.tennis.com/the_pro_shop/2012/03/racquet-review-asics-109116.html

http://blogs.tennis.com/the_pro_shop/2012/03/racquet-reviews-asics-125.html

cknobman
03-02-2012, 10:25 AM
LOL I had to look twice.

At first I thought it was some kind of joke or gag but after reading it over I think those things are real!!!!!

One of those monsters is big enough to be confused for those novelty gigantor racquets you see promoted at tennis events.

scotus
03-02-2012, 11:07 AM
Those have to be racquetball racquets, right?

Power Player
03-02-2012, 11:13 AM
Those have to be racquetball racquets, right?

nah, i know some old guys who use tennis racquets shaped like that.

scotus
03-02-2012, 11:14 AM
nah, i know some old guys who use tennis racquets shaped like that.

Looks like it would require 30 feet of string for the mains alone.

Power Player
03-02-2012, 11:49 AM
Probably..haha. these old guys string like once a year..their sticks are 10 years old and sound like crap on contact.

scotus
03-02-2012, 11:58 AM
Probably..haha. these old guys string like once a year..their sticks are 10 years old and sound like crap on contact.

Well, I'm not going to get caught dead with one of those racquets.

Harl Goodman
03-02-2012, 12:17 PM
http://blogs.tennis.com/the_pro_shop/2012/03/racquet-reviews-asics-125.html

IDEAL SWING: Short

Marketing ...

"We want to communicate 'Your mechanics are aweful, and this product will keep them that way!' Any ideas?"

6-2/6-4/6-0
03-02-2012, 01:37 PM
I've been talking with my local pro shop guy about these for a couple of months. The guy behind it was a genius that rocketed Babolat to a 20% share of the American market (in less than 5 years) a number of years ago.

They're the opposite of what I would do with a racket collection, but you can't argue against the guy's track record. Probably coming to a pro shop near you soon...

(And yes, I would feel great taking someone using one of those to school with my 33RA/87 sqin Rossi F200.)

cpark2
03-03-2012, 07:54 AM
Another ASICS racquet:

http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/tennis-c/cabinet/c1011/c10110058c.jpg

cpark2
03-03-2012, 07:56 AM
Model is:

asics accurate CG-50(SL2)

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/tennis-c/c10110058c/

redbirdone
03-03-2012, 01:37 PM
...isn't it just a re-badged POG?

li0scc0
03-03-2012, 02:33 PM
looks like they got ahold of the old Fox WB215 and covered it up with some cheap paint.

gavna
03-03-2012, 02:49 PM
Sticks are for the senior market - like the Weed, Head TiS6 or the Wilson BLX Cierzo Two - just check out any seniors event and watch 70+ and even 80+ year olds kick *** with those things.

zapvor
03-03-2012, 11:47 PM
yea we can all laugh about it until they start beating us