Another Chinese brand is sponsoring a player

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  1. babaoh

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    A company called 361 Sport is sponsoring WTA player Chia-Jung Chuang

    http://www.361sport.com
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    I think there are now 4 Chinese companies sponsoring players along with Li-Ning, Anta and Erke. Am I missing any?
     
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  3. nalvarado

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    What is with the obsession with "361" lately. A viral campaign by prince and now this?
     
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  4. westpac690

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    Chinese Communist owned tennis racquet company? No doubt they'll be selling racquet designs they stole from Wilson, Babolat, Head, etc....Just like their military does with the United States!
    I wonder if they're going to outsource the production to somewhere like North Korea where they can legally chain the workers to the production line, and feed them tree bark and clay.

    1st racquet for sale: The Mao Liberator 2000

    A 24x30 string pattern on a 23 inch length racquet, 10 pts head heavy and weighing in at 15 ozs.
    Designed to keep even the best player from reaching their potential. Because it's not fair that players born with God given talent like Nadal and Federer are allowed to compete against the common man.
     
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  5. themitchmann

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    You're right. This is weird.
     
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  6. ziggurat

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    You are just so stupid.
     
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    Awesome. I nominate this as the Best Post of the Year.
     
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  8. ReopeningWed

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    Easily one of the funniest things I've read all year.
     
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  9. Bhagi Katbamna

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    While everything after the first paragraph is jest, the first paragraph is actually true.
     
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  10. Lynx41

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    it would be true if they made racquets...but they don't. it's just clothes at the moment
     
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    Don't forget about Peak :)
     
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  12. ReopeningWed

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    A 23 inch racket at 15 oz... Think about how solid that stick must be; density in the mold must be crazy.
    The shorter length must give it a VERY manageable swingweight. Mao Liberator is definitely on my demo list.
     
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  13. Pinkskunk

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    there is some truth to what he is saying so i dont think he is stupid. it's just he did not do it in a more diplomatic way.
     
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  14. westpac690

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    Eh.... Still more diplomatic than the way Communist China invaded Tibet.
     
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  15. Live Wire VS

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    That was totally unnecessary. Plus, your ignorance proves your stupidity.

    What's wrong with a Chinese racquet brand entering market? Don't forget that every racquet company has their products manufactured in China.

    Seriously, why can't people like you ever think of China without thinking of politics?
     
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  16. babaoh

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    Does Peak sponsor any tennis players?
     
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  17. Pinkskunk

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    ignorant are those who still dont see it coming or continue to be in denial.
     
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  18. westpac690

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    I love Hong Kong. Especially on a Sunday afternoon when all the Filipinas hit the clubs! I recommend the Big Apple dance club. 10 girls to 1 guy
    And Ned Kelly's on the Kowloon side used to have kick butt steaks.
    AND to this day I refuse to eat "Chinese food" in the United States because it's garbage compared to real Chinese dishes. Sweet and sour does not make a dish Chinese.

    Never said there was anything wrong with a Chinese racquet entering the market. Just stating how they'd do it. And poking a little fun at the Mau-ster. You can't take yourself too seriously, it's not healthy. It'll kill'ya faster than a Great Leap Forward famine.
     
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  19. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Lol. The hits just keep coming.
     
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  20. Live Wire VS

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    The only one who's serious is you; you really seem to be the type of person who tries incredibly hard to find every opportunity to bash China.
     
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  21. Pioneer

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    Haha you're making me laugh. Correct me if I'm wrong but Wilson designs, produces and "tests" equipment in none other than COMMUNIST CHINA to raise PROFITS and QUANTITY by selling cheap, low quality goods to people who actually think Andy Murray uses a Radical Pro, while family businesses that produce quality goods like Volkl and Fischer go bankrupt

    Not to mention your military is doing the same...

     
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  22. hollywood9826

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    Isnt Sergio Tacchini now owned by a Chinese person now also?

    China has what like a 1/3 of the world population and is doing pretty good economically. So why wouldnt a Chinese company sponsor a chinese player?
     
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  23. westpac690

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    Last post on this. Don't want anymore people getting their Red Star undies all in a bunch.
    I'm looking at a Wilson that says "Designed in the USA", made in China. I do look forward to the day that American companies will be allowed to once again make a profit, and not have to outsource production to countries halfway across the world because of the increasingly hostile attitude the US government takes to private industry. Not that I care, the racquet I use says designed in France! Vive le Babolat!
    I already said I love Hong Kong, and Kowloon, and can't wait to go back, both part of China. I don't bash China, I love the people, the food and the culture. However I'm not so fond of Communist China. Aside from their own shortfalls, it's hard to snuggle up to a country that props up a country like North Korea and allows the population of an entire country to suffer in ways no human should. Any country who has to blackmail the world with threats of war in order to receive ship loads of wheat to feed it's people is a disgrace. I don't know, call it a friendly rivalry.
    As far as the U.S. military designing, testing and producing equipment in China, like Wilson.....Well since we're just making stuff up today, how's this? Cats walk on two legs and dance the night away wearing pirate shirts on Sundays just like Filipinas in a Hong Kong nightclub.
     
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  24. Live Wire VS

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    Props up to North Korea...LMAO
    It is North Korea that's endlessly trying to please China so they have their food supply cut short. Everyone knows that nobody cares about North Korea, not even China. As for mentioning that the whole population suffers in the hands of the government, that's the most asinine thing you've mentioned so far. I'd suggest that you actually enter China and see before even blurting out the word "suffer."

    If you must know, I'm an American of Chinese Descent. As a person with common sense, I never take anything from the media. Face it, these new Chinese sport brands will sprout and there's nothing you can do about it.
     
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  25. forthegame

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    I thought the reason why Western democracies outsourced manufacturing to China was because it's cheaper? :confused:

    The wage bills alone in the West are said to hurt profit margins hence the move to the East. AFAIK it's a choice that big business makes and tries to cloud the argument by blaming the government.

    'Developed' nations have 'developed' employment laws that stipulate minimum wage, working conditions etc. Till the West can compete, the jobs are gonna go one-way!
     
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  26. flyinghippos101

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    One of the funniest posts I've read on these forums

    Don't get too wound up about this, lighten up. I'm chinese and I thought this was hilarious.
     
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  27. Live Wire VS

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    Yes it was funny when he took words directly from the media and that China praises North Korea. But when he brought up the famine, it was getting a little offensive
     
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    lol
     
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  29. baseline_monster

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    Good points, I would add Tecnifibre in there as well. People wonder they the world has no money, massive companys take everything away from small business's.
     
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  30. baseline_monster

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    Just read through this whole thread, wont be long till its removed i think!
     
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  31. racquetdynamics

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    by selling cheap, low quality goods to people who actually think Andy Murray uses a Radical Pro, while family businesses that produce quality goods like Volkl and Fischer go bankrupt

    Did Fischer and Volkl really go bankrupt? As far as I heard, Fischer sold their racquet sports division to Pacific. Volkl is still in business, although they have some of the worst distribution and corporate strategy anyone has ever seen.

    What about the stupid sheep who buy the crap that companies like Head, Babolat and Wilson are producing these days? There are quite a lot of top quality smaller brands out there that make EXCELLENT equipment. How many people seek out, for example, Toalson racquets? Check out their Arrow model. Hands down THE best player's racquet available. Yet you can't find it very easily. Go figure.
     
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  32. Buckethead

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    Good answer.
    I will also add that Volkl(great rackets), Boris Becker(good rackets), Yonex (some made in China), Donnay, still make great rackets and it is not because of China that the products from Dunlop, Babolat, Head, Wilson, it is because of the company who gives their players the highest quality and for retail they give the c.r.a.p products.
    If companies go bankrupt is not only because of their products and consumer base , but also because of management.
    China has nothing to do with quality control, but the companies that don;t really care about their customers.
    I do like to play with my green butt cap that says Japan, not only because it's the best but they care about their customers.
    That is why I chose Yonex, the best rackets, affordable prices, great quality and quality control designed for players who don't have to be professional to get great rackets unlike most of the others.
     
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  33. lambros

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    THat is funny.
     
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  34. Andre D

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    i am just asking, but are pacific racquets also made in china? From what I have been hearing racquets made in china are of low quality since i am looking for a great quality racquet i thought u might help me
     
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  35. adlis

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    Yonex has got the best quality.
     
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  36. Andre D

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    What do you mean by quality? they are better than others or just constructed with better materials(or something in between) and again, what about pacific are they any good also?
     
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