Gamma back in Racquet business

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  1. Bora

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    Many of you will remember how Gamma got out of the racquet business a few years back. Apparently now they are back with their own line of Nano racquets

    http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14843&bannerregion=

    Anyone knows what this means in relation to their Fischer deal?

    Thanks

    PS. On a side note, I liked the DF 9.0 OS and the DF 8.0 OS but their flex was all wacked up. It seems that the only model they have listed now has an OS, which looks just like the 8.0 and 9.0 and has a stiffness of 64 with unstrung weight of 11 ounces. If they can deliver, this is good news for those of us who like larger head control sticks.
     
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  2. Davai

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    Can you fix the link?
     
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  3. buder

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    I'm waiting for them to bring back the 9.0 and 9.5 molds. so far the beams are too big and the material too light. however, the grips have improved.

    if you're reading this gamma -- please -- bring back the diamond fiber 9s.
     
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  4. Mark S. Hogan

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  5. ace of spades

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    lol i think that victoria's secret already has an IPEX
     
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  6. legolas

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    i have one gamma racket, nice to see em back
     
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  7. bismark

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    I had a Gamma DF 9.5 and Tradition 18 some years ago. Decent racquets in the mold of Pro Staff 6.1 95.
     
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  9. dancraig

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    Gamma told me that they were no longer distributing Fischer. This was a few weeks ago and they still had merchandise that they were selling at reduced prices.
     
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  10. BDAZ

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    i saw all those rackets in the gamma catalog the other day. the 7.0 midplus, judging from the specs and look of the racket, is the exact same racket as the air carbon tournament 9.0 mp that i got at sports authority for $50 last year. 98" head, 27" long, 11.5 oz, 20 mm, crossbar. the tournament 9.0 is painted all black with white or silver accents. the racket had a lot of promise, but i just couldn't get into it for the life of me.
     
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  11. tennisadict

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    they should stay with strings
     
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  12. Progressive10s

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    Fischer and the PTR

    Apparently, Fischer has parted ways with the PTR as well. Gamma and the PTR have a long standing relationship. PTR pros were getting breaks on Fischer as well as Head racquets, but that no longer seems the case. Head is the official racquet of the USPTA and the PTR.
     
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  13. eyedropper

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    Molds are exactly the same

    It seems like each of these "new" Gamma IPEX racquets are made from the xact same mold of previous Gamma racquets. The 2.0 was the Big Bubba and the 7.0 was Tradition.
    This is good news if you liked their previous incarnations but not good if you did not care for the original shapes, which I certainly did not like for the Traditions.
     
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  14. player69

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    I'm happy to see that they're back! I love the Air Carbon 9.0. The new 7.0 IPEX looks really nice. I can't wait for it to come out. I bought the 9.0 on sale for $50 at SA also. I hope the new 7.0 IPEX is not going to cost $200 retail like the 9.0 did when it came out.

    Does anyon else play with the Tournament 9.0? I just want to know what you think of this racquet. I really love this racquet. Am I the only one?
     
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  15. Grimjack

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    Glad to see Gamma back in the biz. Nice sticks. Used to really like the one that looked just like a POG OS, except yellow, whichever model that was. Needed lead, but once added, it was dynamite. Little softer than the POG, as I recall. Baseliner's dream.

    I'll consider the MP for a demo once I see them.
     
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  16. Bora

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    The yellow one was the 8.0, flex 58. It sucked up all your power for serves but it was pretty good for everything else.
     
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  17. tennis4losers

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    rofl thats good
     
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  18. cervelo

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    I go through Gamma to get my Fischer sticks and I heard nothing of this until recently.

    The folks at Gamma seemed really hushed about it ... I called to grab a few more sticks and they only have a really limited amount of frames to distribute. That suggests to me that the writing has been on the wall for a while.

    Anybody know the reason behind the split? I thought the original deal was expected to last more than a few years.
     
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  19. Steve Huff

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    I just strung an M-4.5. It had a nice feel for a medium weight racket.
     
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  20. LoveThisGame

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    Cervelo,

    I was told in December that it was a business decision.
     
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  21. Kalin

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    Great news about Gamma going back into the racquet business. What is the weight of the 7.0 by the way; it does look like the same mold as the old 9.0 but the 9.0 was well over 12oz albeit very headlight.

    A remake of the 9.5DF would be great, the 18mm beam is sweet. And the good part is that any new paintjob will be an improvement over the old one:)
     
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  22. tonysk83

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    Haha, molecular level modification.
     
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  23. Bora

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    I dunno, I liked the all black rubbery paintjobs of the 9.0 and 9.5.
     
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  24. Kalin

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    I was half joking:)... the black rubbery paint is indeed great. It is the colour combination with the white and...ugh... brown! on the 9.5 that could be improved, IMO.
     
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  25. Bora

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    That's true, the 9.0 had black and silver, which was quite a bit better.
     
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    Ipex 7.0 Oversize

    I've been looking for close replacement for my Donnay Pro One Oversize Limited for a few years. Anybody confirm that this may be the closest thing since the Mag Speed Oversize?
     
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