How important are apparel?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by StanHWB, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. StanHWB

    StanHWB New User

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    Will I perform better if I wear the same apparel that Federer wears since Nike claims that it has better ventilating and what not.

    Or does it not make a difference even if I wear a basic Nike polo which has the basic dry-fit feature?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. BreakPoint

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    If you wear the same apparel that Federer wears, you will win Wimbledon......guaranteed! ;)
     
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  3. power_play21

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    omg what a question. whatever tickles your pickle dude.
     
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  4. StanHWB

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    Okay when I said that I meant improve my game significantly. Mentioning Federer was done with tongue placed firmly in cheek.

    I at least could expect more mature answers with more technical explainations.
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    Sorry, my previous reply was obviously a joke.

    But the short answer is - No. Clothes cannot improve your game. Only practice and lessons can.
     
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  6. i think that if you where shirts that allow for flexible motion, then they are suited for tennis. cotton t-shirts are a lot harder for me to play in than dry-fit shirts. also, length of shorts is important in maneuverability and speed..if it comes over your knees, it's a lot harder for you to run.
     
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  7. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Well, all I can say is that I've now played two matches in my new Tacchini gear, and I won them both. I found that I served like McEnroe, volleyed like Cash, and was able to grind from the backcourt pretty much just like Wilander.

    So, I would say that at least in the case of Sergio Tacchini gear, it can make a tremendous difference! ;)

    CC
     
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  8. BounceHitBounceHit

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    I will be wearing Fila tomorrow, so I'll report back if I find myself grinding out points using a two hander and enormous topspin from the baseline. ;) CC
     
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  9. BounceHitBounceHit

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    OK, seriously now.............I do like 'Dri-Fit' gear because it does just that, ie wick away sweat and keep you more comfy while you play. Best, CC
     
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  10. BreakPoint

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    Glad to hear it, Craig! :D

    Now when you turn pro and start making the big bucks, I expect a 10% cut of your earnings for making it all possible, right? ;)
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    Now all you need is to grow your hair very long, get a striped headband, and don't ever shave before the end of a tournament. ;)

    Oh, and don't forget to tape up your fingers and string your K90 at 85 lbs. ;)
     
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  12. BreakPoint

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    Yes, but they're not nearly as stylish as the retro Tacchini/Fila/Ellesse Italian tennis apparel, right? ;)
     
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  13. BounceHitBounceHit

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    That's only fair. ;) Do they let 44 yo guys play pro? :confused: CC
     
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  14. BounceHitBounceHit

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    I know the board will be suprised, and I'm bound to take some ribbing, but...............I actually sold all my K90's and bought a batch of 24 Donnay Pro 65si wood frames after my Fila-clad match............ ;) CC
     
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  15. tenniskid3119

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    i havent heard that in a long time. thats hilarious! lmao:-D
     
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  16. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Absolutely not. I'd rather be stylish and sweaty any old day........CC
     
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    If your ego grows with good apparel, you will be more confident on the court. That's psychology...
     
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  18. fastdunn

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    Apparel was never a big factor until the industry came up with
    these moisture wicking polyester fabrics.
    During hot summer seasons, I can not play with cottons any more.

    Style is just an extra fun. I often like to play with soccer shirts.
     
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  19. BreakPoint

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    Sure, Pancho Gonzalez played until about that age and I think maybe both Laver and Rosewall did as well. And Connors played until he was over 40, and Agassi may have kept playing into his 40's if not for his bad back.

    I think some of the doubles specialists may have kept playing even longer. ;)
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    Just don't forget to wear your pimple-soled Diadora grass court shoes. ;)
     
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  21. Zets147

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    keyword: "IF" :-D

    If not, then don't waste your money lol
     
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  22. Cruzer

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    Unless Nike or some other apparel maker is giving clothing for free wear what is comfortable to play tennis. If you play your best tennis wearing a Brioni suit and Alden wingtips then do it. Whatever works for you.
     
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  23. mrmo1115

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    well i love to dress nice lol

    i go nike all the way
     
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  24. BounceHitBounceHit

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    I've got dozens of pairs of those.................... ;) CC
     
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