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david aames
05-22-2004, 02:36 PM
If Tennis shirts are so useful (new fibers etc) how come pros are always training in T-Shirts (if not shirtless)? Another example of marketing at work obviously...

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/50886541.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=B8 4D4F1548A4F56EE9A6FD80A62EFFD3A9C30E9B9B114CE8

ProStaffTour90
05-22-2004, 03:29 PM
Ha whatever, i think general matchplay is abit more demanding than training, most players if it's hot and they are training hard play topless as this is the perfect system for losing body heat, but of course this is unsuitable for matchplay!

david aames
05-22-2004, 07:36 PM
Ha whatever, i think general matchplay is abit more demanding than training, most players if it's hot and they are training hard play topless as this is the perfect system for losing body heat, but of course this is unsuitable for matchplay!

That would explain Agassi wearing black for the last 5 years or so? :) Also if it was about practicality, more players would have jumped on the sleeveless wagon along with Blake and Moya.

PrestigeClassic
05-23-2004, 01:01 AM
Cool, most players just practice in white shirts with a big logo.

Nas Eclipse
05-23-2004, 01:40 PM
its not like hes actually playing in a match hes just practicing maybe he thinks its more comfortable

PureCarlosMoyaDrive
05-23-2004, 03:22 PM
To be honest david, have you played in hot weather in a cotton t-shir, and then done the same with a like dri-fit shirt or whatever? I have, and for me no matter what the polyester one always feels better. The cotton soaks up all the sweat and gets heavy, sticks to you, and is rough. The dri-fit, wipe your face with it, look down at it 5 minutes later, and it's dry. I mean, that shirt he's wearing could be a dri-fit material **** for all we know too....

PrestigeClassic
05-24-2004, 12:44 AM
Polyester belongs in the 70's.

matchpoints
06-01-2004, 06:13 PM
i've been wearing Fila polyester shirts lately, and they are great when sweating hard. Unlike cotton, the shirt will NOT stick to ur body. The sleeves also won't cling to your arm and causing any dragging problems. Poly also look new after a year or 2 or washing them.