Nike Racquets

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  1. Conquistador

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    Nike makes everything...except for tennis racquets. Is it a fair statement to say that Nike will enter the racquet indrustry strong. Remember Tiger woods--he first used nike clothing..then the clubs came....IS nike going to be smart enough to enter the industry while they have some big names under their clothing line...Perhaps Nadal????
     
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  2. dincuss

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    Theyre gonna be smart and not release rackets
     
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  3. OliverSimon

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    Nike racquets? Ew.
     
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  4. dextor

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    I hope not. They should stick to shoes and apparel.
     
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  5. Kierai

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    Nope. They wouldn't. Golf has a much larger market than tennis.
     
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  6. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    Nike can't sign Federer because he has lifetime contract with Wilson. Nadal won't sign with Nike because Babolat is goig to throw way more cash at him to use their pj's rather than Nike.

    Finally, Nike will make crap rackets and gain a quick profit off the idiots who think Nike actually gives a crap about making solid rackets. If they did make rackets, they would be comparable to the sticks you see at Wal-Mart or the game improvement sticks on the local sporting goods shop and probably $90 more.
     
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  7. Conquistador

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    They're golf clubs were sketchy at first--but years later they turned out great.
     
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  8. Josherer

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    don't think they need to.,
     
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  9. AREYOUOUTOFYOURVULCANMIND

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    Nike should definitely make racquets, especially since the Adidas racquets are just flying off the shelves ...
     
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  10. martini1

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    Look how well the Adidas rackets are selling. Nike is not blind.
     
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    Nike isn't as popular internationally as it is here in the States. Without a "Tiger" to endorse Nike in tennis the marketing projections won't justify the cost needed to re-badge or design their own racquets.
     
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  12. mtommer

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    Adidas isn't new to the racquet game. Also, Adidas is larger internationally, especially regarding soccer which is the number one sport (I believe) in the world.
     
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  13. OliverSimon

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    Are the Adidas racquets selling well? I heard many of them are not that good.
     
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  14. Kemitak

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    I'd rather buy a Reebok racquet.
     
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  15. OliverSimon

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    Oh man...Maybe a Sergio Tacchini racquet?
     
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  16. Eiffel59

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    Oliver...Tacchini has already been a racquet maker, and for a long time..from the end of the sixties to the 2002/2003 season...nothing exceptional, tho...

    BTW Nike made an approach at the idea of entering the racquets market...circa 1990 if i remember well..at that time my younger bro was area manager at the swoosh brand Italy's branch...they made marketing research, contacted some (cheap BTW... :) ) far east manufacturer, designed colour schemes for the frames (i've personally seen a couple of them) then the whole idea faded away...
     
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  17. tennisjon

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    From what I have heard, Nike had done the research about 10 years ago on the feasability of entering the tennis market. It was determined that there wasn't enough money in tennis racquets industry to make it worthwhile to come up with sticks and market them. I think they had also discussed having another company make it for them, but decided in the end not to enter the racquet market.
     
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  18. nadal for number1

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    idk i wouldnt buy nike rackets
     
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  19. kopi360

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    Nike is the kit (jersey) for many of the big soccer clubs and national teams. Some of the most recognized clubs like FC Barcelona, Inter, Arsenal, Celtic, Manchester United, Boca Juniors, America, Brazil national team.
     
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  20. NotSoSuper

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    ehh i dont think they should.. With the way adidas is selling their rackets i wouldnt expect them to suddenly start..

    I would try them if they did come out though.
     
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    Lol it would have the pump at the buttcap :D
     
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  22. BigServer1

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    Nike knows how tough it is to break into a market like tennis racquets, and it's not an incredibly lucrative business to get into.

    Consider this...Nike has been making golf clubs for quite a few years now and still finds themselves outside of the top 5 in club sales, even with Tiger Woods endorsing their products. Just consider Callaway, Ping, Top Flight, TaylorMade, Titleist and Cleveland as club brands that compete with and in many cases outsell Nike clubs.

    Nike would deal with this as well, trying to deal with Wilson, Prince, Babolat, Head and Dunlop...Nike would probably come in on the level with Yonex, Tecnifibre and Adidas and without a high profile star backing their frames. It just doesn't seem very profitable for Nike, at least not right now.
     
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    isn't there another thread that say that nike is going to buy prince?
     
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    Thats the only possible way I think they could break into the racquet market. Just buy out a whole company.
     
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  25. Morrissey

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    They also sponsor the Polish national team and we know Poles are everywhere so that's a wise investment. Paris St.Germain, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Juventus, and now the French national squad as well. I don't remember if they sponsor Mexico too. But Nike have plenty of bases covered in the soccer/football world.
     
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