Del Potro playing with K-Factor.

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Harry_Randle, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. TennisD

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    No. That would be a ridiculous waste of everyone's time.
     
  2. henryshli

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    Why do you think it'd be a waste of time? Don't you think the racket companies are deceiving the general public?
     
  3. Stringer_Steve

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    No more so than EVERY fast food restaurant (or any restaurant for that matter) that shows you a pic of a pristine burger/entree and then serves you a steaming pile of dung wrapped in wax paper. Are you going to sue them too :shock:
    It's called marketing.
     
  4. CRWV

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    At best they would have to avoid a few words in marketing.

    rather than used by, they would have to say "recommended by" or something. They would have to indicate that it's similar but not identical. That's at best. At worst, the judge tells you to F off...

    (fwiw, if you look at some American cheese, it's not called american cheese, it's called American deli product or something along those lines, because there isn't enough lactose to call it cheese. Something like that. (I worked in a deli my first couple years of college (parentheses)))
     
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  5. Cup8489

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    I think they actually claim that pros 'endorse' a racquet.. I dont know that I've ever actually seen a statement by a pro or their sponsor claiming they USE that specific frame.. but rather endorse it.
     
  6. TennisD

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    No, they're not, at least not any more than any other major company participating in any major sport, from golf to motor racing. Sport, for most companies, is an excellent form of advertising; they're using the players to advertise that the company as a whole (rather than a certain product, despite the way that tennis advertising is set up) has a strong product portfolio. That you're not allowed to buy the exact racquet that one of Head's players uses is as irrelevant to you as the fact that you can't buy a Mercedes with a Mercedes Formula One engine.

    You can't "buy what the pros use" for a number of reasons, but the most important ones are as follows: a) doing so would likely HURT your game, rather than improve it, and b) it's just not worth it for them to cater to the small percentage of players who would actually care.
     
  7. gtshark1

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    100% disagree. I have seen many pages, ads, etc. that say specific pro uses specific racquet.

    I'm one that believes what's best for a pro might not be best for me but I don't think the companies should be deceiving the public.
     
  8. ricki

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    ??? why should it hurt my game? Nadal plays with stick of 320 grams? Most ppl here play with heavier. My sticks are from 320 up to 368 (leaded Rebel). If they put on shelf Monfilses stick, I would buy it.
     
  9. TennisLovaLova

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    What I find the most deceiving is amateur players asking for roger's string set up believing they can actually play like him.
    Companies are big business with stock market concerns, they dont deceive, they just do what they need to do to make money.
    I f people buy their BS it's not their problem
     
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    Do you also think that people buy Usain Bolt's shoes believing they can run like him?
     
  12. HM`s-Tennis

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  13. Drrjjj

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    And he is still playing with it in the middle of 2012
     

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