New Donnay fini with players...

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by High street sw19, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. High street sw19

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    Looks like another reincarnation about to bite the big one, all of their much heralded "players" have dropped all branding at Wimby.
     
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  2. srv vlly

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    please, don't be so descriptive next time
     
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  3. cluckcluck

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    Interesting observation. Perhaps it's true.
     
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  5. big ted

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    maybe theyre not allowed to advertise donnay there since dunlop/slazenger owns donnay?
     
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  6. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Blake has a very, very obvious Donnay bag, just saying.

    ok, he's alos out of the tournament, but still, hard to miss the bag..
     
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  7. vsbabolat

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    He was also back to his blacked-out Dunlop.
     
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  8. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    yes, but that's not the point, what I am saying is the Donnay branding was very much in evidence on the court, the opposite of what the OP was saying.
     
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  9. vsbabolat

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    True. Philip Petzschner was using his Donnay with the Donnay stencil on the strings.
     
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  10. classic tennis

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    It is strange that advertised players are not using their products anymore though, apart from the one guy mentioned.
     
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    donnay is not what it used to be....bad management i think
     
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  12. phishbiscuits

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    Correct... It is not at all the same company. However, they make high-quality, filled frames, which is a rarity these days. I'd rather a company spend their money on the products than paying djoker or daveed or whomever to use their frames.

    I know I know: Blake's is a Dunlop, Mattek-Sands paints over hers, etc...

    But, guess what, none of us could get a game off of him or even Donnay's Wickmayer.

    Who cares, in the end, what any pro uses? A racquet isn't going to make you a 5.5 player.

    For the consumer, they make frames that are equal to, if not superior, to most major manufacturers. People on these boards think they could have played at Wimbeldon had they just gotten that chance to learn under Bolleteri, Sanchez, or Gilbert.
     
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  13. phishbiscuits

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    To the poster who suggested Dunlop owned Donnay: why do you think this? Typical TT hubris?
     
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  14. vsbabolat

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    The parent company Sports Direct Internatioanl that owns Dunlop also owns the rights world wide to the name Donnay. Sports Direct have licensed out the name Donnay to the group in New York that is DonnayUSA. Donnay from Belgium no longer exists and has not really since 1996.

    Donnay was the first Group Brand acquired by the Group in 1996. The Group owns the worldwide rights to the brand. Donnay is best known for tennis products. With the acquisition of the Dunlop and Slazenger brands, Donnay is likely to be utilised for entry-level tennis apparel and equipment, an area where Donnay has had some success in the past, as well as travel, leisure and fitness (including bags and accessories), golf and footwear.

    http://www.sportsdirectplc.com/brands-and-relationships/group-brands/donnay.aspx
     
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  15. High street sw19

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    Because the Sports Direct group own both brands, get your facts correct. Also Donnay are now known for cheap socks, trailer park fashion and underwear here in the UK !
     
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  16. phishbiscuits

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    Correct... Dunlop is a rubber manufacturer primarily.Hence the car tires and tennis balls. Sports Direct has the license for that brand of sporting gear.

    Dunlop does not own Donnay.... My facts are straight.
     
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    ^^ Sheesh, such bitterness in here, over two fairly obvious distinctions.

    1. Phisbiscuits is 100% correct, Dunlop does not own Donnay. They share the same parent company.

    2. I also agree with his assertion that there is no racquet that will turn a novice into a 5.5. If Phisbuiscuits is "a lonely idiot" for that statement, I guess I am a lonely idiot as well.

    -Jack
     
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  18. High street sw19

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    Maybe you need to ask someone who knows what they are talking about or in the industry?

    Dunlop TYres are owned by Sumitomo / Bridgestone and have nothing to do with Dunlop tennis / balls and have not for many many years. Nothing , I repeat nothing to do with SD Intl. I suggest you research SD. They (Sumitomo) in partership with Technifibre own the old Kennex ball factory in Pattaya (TF, Srixon, Bridgestone Japan).

    SD owns outright Slazenger, Dunlop, Lonsdale, Kangol, DONNAY, and many other brands.

    The following are the facts as of today, it's been said here many, many times before by many people, but here you go again.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_World_International


    That's it I'm done , just look at the facts, not fantasy :)
     
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  19. vsbabolat

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    Actually Dunlop Tyres is owned by Goodyear Rubber and Tire. In Asia Dunlop Tyre rights are owned by Sumitomo.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunlop_Tyres
    Other than that small detail you are absolutely correct.
     
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  20. MAXXply

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    I wonder what has become of the manufacturing facilities, plant and buildings that formerly housed Dunlop/Slazenger? The places that gave the world (or Commonwealth) such iconic sporting sub-brands as Maxfli, Maxply, V100, Green Flash shoes et.al? That's history right there. Sad to see it reduced to cheap tat sold online alongside chav brands.
     
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  21. vsbabolat

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    Interesting that you mention Maxfli. Dunlop sold Maxfli to Adidas-TaylorMade in 2003. In 2008 Adidas sold Maxfli to Dick's Sporting Goods.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxfli
     
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  22. BreakPoint

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    Those are not even the same company. Dunlop Sports makes the tennis balls and Sports Direct owns Dunlop Sports. The Dunlop Tire brand is owned by Goodyear Tire & Rubber so Dunlop tires are made by Goodyear.
     
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  23. High street sw19

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    Thanks, also I know that SD and the sweat shop kings do not own Dunlop/Slaz in Austrailia/NZ it's owned not licenced by Pacific brands in a deal done in the mid 80's before Ashley got his fat fingers on the brand, and in Japan by Sumitomo, not sure about South America there is something fishy going on there....if anyone cares anymore.
     
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