Are there still racquets manufactured not in China?

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  1. ac3111

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    I wonder if there are still racquet brands/companies that manufacture their racquets somewhere else apart from China...
     
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  2. vsbabolat

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    Just Yonex in Japan. Yonex still manufactures their top end racquets in Japan.
     
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  3. ac3111

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    Yes, you are right. I had an RDS 003 and it had a Made in Japan sign.
    So all the others make their racquets in China.
    So racquet manufacturers transfered their factories to China to keep the cost low.
    Then why the made in China racquets are not cheaper than the Yonex that are manufactured in Japan where cost is not that low?
     
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  4. vsbabolat

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    The racquet brands hired OEM's in China to manufacture the racquets for them.
     
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  5. ac3111

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    That must be even cheaper, right?
     
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  6. tball

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    My Vantage racquets say "Made in the UK" on them.
     
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  7. ac3111

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    So it's Yonex, Vantage (at least some of them). I heard it was some Head's made in Austria but are they long ago?
     
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    well, if you're a pro, then head produces them in austria, but if you're just a member of the public and no pro, then its the china ones for you
     
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  9. Ripper014

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    I don't know for sure but I would think that there are still some rackets made out of the UK for Dunlop...
     
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  10. wyutani

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    where is babolat made?
     
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