One Strings Tennis from Italy?

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  1. smiley_face

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    They are really wonderful!And I'm impressed by the 14x19 pattern :O
     
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    The racquets look like they were made by Apple. They should call them istring
     
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    they are terrible
     
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    The buttcap looks a little like some scotch tape over a piece of paper with their logo on it.

    I'll tell you... you can tell a lot about a racquet from the buttcap.

    I quite enjoy the idea of an all white racquet though! Reminds me of old prince spectrum comps!
     
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    Don't knock 'em til you try 'em ;)

    Michelle, TW

    (Although I know within our office, certain people are really liking the cosmetic, while it isn't other people's cup of tea ;) -- it's nice to see something completely different looking on the market though!)
     
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    I like its stringing machine.
     
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    Haha. Do any of these cater to your needs sufficiently, Michelle?
     
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  11. smiley_face

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    Haha beauty is the eye of the beholder.

    They have Da Vinci, Bernini, Michelangelo... they have Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati... and now they have this racquet, how can this go wrong?

    I'm just a little confused about how the racquet plays, just a little. Babolat at first is only a string manufacturer, isn't it?
     
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    It is their first outing so I wouldn't expect anything super duper spectacular from them. I'm gonna give the Spin Deeper a demo soon to see how it is.
     
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    Let's just say one will probably remind you of a Pure Drive (you guys already hinted on that though)...but with a more open string pattern! Cosmetics aside, I think you guys will enjoy the quality of these frames. Their strings are getting high regards from a lot of us around here as well.

    The cosmetics are very "european," in my opinion. Some will like it, some will hate it, some won't care.

    I remember when Babolat first hit the US market way back when...and everyone was confused what those "2 white stripes" on racquets were...now look at them!

    Michelle, TW
     
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    Any reason why my post showing the One String website has been deleted???

    TW Staff/Mods???

    Forum index still showed that I made a post in this thread.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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    uk_skippy,

    Yes, the post with the website has been deleted. Even though we sell their porducts, their website is still considered a competitor because you can buy the products from them. We do the same for Nike, adidas, Babolat, etc.

    Brittany, TW
     
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    i am disappointed tw is carrying one.
     
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    Fair point, and does that meant that there's no embargo on shipping these products outside of USA (not that I want to buy them)?

    Regards

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    Exactly what I was getting at! Big spin and power? Crisp/stiff feel? Lol :)

    I'm not at all interested in open string patterns now though, so the normal 16x19 would be a good one for me maybe.
     
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    It's a chance of life time to get the very first products of a brand new and potential racquet manufacturer. Even if they're bad, I won't throw them away - I'll just keep them in the vault and wait for some years when they become vintage and expensive on auction sites.
     
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    I don't think you'll be waiting very long. In fact you'd better hurry. Lol
     
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    Michelle, do you have a favorite amongst their strings line ?
     
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    Carbon NRG is a favorite amongst a lot of us right now. It has that comfortable, yet firm feel. I'm pretty sure the poly demos will be strung up with that, so you will be able to check that string out if you demo one!

    Michelle, TW
     
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    That's a good one dude!
     
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    Thanks Michelle, I appreciate your feedback, especially since you seem to like firm (but not dead) feeling strings that are control oriented.

    I am not sure I will demo such an open string pattern frame, but i will keep Carbon NRG in mind !
     
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    Is there going to be a TW review? Can you order different colors of the 14x19?

    I am really interested in thoughts and comparison to the Wilson 16x15 frames. I play with the 105s and I was considering adding the Juice 100S, but these have me intrigued.
     
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    It seems to me that these racquets tell us something about tennis racquet "technology." If this total newcomer to the market can engineer racquets comparable to those made by Head, Wilson, Prince, Babolat and Yonex - with their long histories in the market, their ongoing and vigorous R&D efforts, the lessons learned from their innumerable technological breakthroughs - I think it shows that racquets really haven't changed in any significant way for nearly twenty years. Really, is there any legitimate reason to buy a racquet for $200 when there are scores of good frames available for $50 on closeout? I think this company shows that all that "technology" boils down to is paying a $150 premium for a shiny new coat of paint. I mean, really, is there anything at all special about these frames, other than their "design"?

    To me, this is really too much. Racquets made by some Italian loafer and handbag designers. "Look," they must have said, "tennis racquets have become a commodity, like handbags, and t-shirts and loafers, like all those things they make for us so cheaply in Chinese factories. Just like all those other commodities, we've only to design an attractive cosmetic, create an alluring brand image, and enrich ourselves through our marketing brilliance and our strong relationships with factory owners in China."

    Reminds of a conversation I once had with a representative of a French cosmetics company in Shanghai. "How's business," I asked. "Very good," he replied, barely concealing his glee. "We make cosmetics. Cheap to make; expensive to buy!"

    Yes, you could say this is simply commerce, that's the way the world turns, and since there is so little difference between racquets anyway, why not buy something new and attractive, something a bit sheeshy, something well "designed?" But that's the point! So little difference - each frame a clone of a model made by a competitor - that the only way they can sell them is to tell lies year after year about some bogus new "technology." Until now, until a company comes along that is so confident in its "design," in its "marketing story," that it needs no "technology." Thanks, "One Strings," for undressing the emperor.

    Sorry for the rant everyone. I'll wait to try these frames until after they've gone under, which should be in about one year. After all, these are tennis racquets we're talking about, serious sporting implements, the swords of the courts, not handbags. And we're tennis players, not fashionistas.

    BTW, I love the company's stencil. ;)
     
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    I am now rooting for Corners to switch to one of these sticks one day.
     
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    LOL, in a year and a day, I probably will.
     
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    wow spot on. bravo. i like how with marketing dollars, everyone on Talk tennis is talking about it and hyping it up, etc. too easy. then you have guys like tecnifibre spending 0 on advertising and sticking to making solid rackets. its a shame what the public buys into. no wonder marketing is HUGE.
     
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  31. Hi I'm Ray

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    what?
    it's not a good sign when you've got zappy agreeing w/you
     
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  32. smiley_face

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    "When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it's not, and I need to do it again". To many racquetaholics, buying a new one can help them reach climax, that feeling is unique, me too.
     
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    Man!
    All its racquets are over 70 RA.
    Too Stiff!
     
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    I think there is a review on tennis.com where they are compared to the Wilson spin racquets.
     
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    lol

    also, its not a good sign to see how well the marketing works. we are all puppets
     
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    Found it, thanks!
     
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    in their defense there really arent other racquets on the market with this type of open string pattern except maybe vortex which is a local brand
     
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    Really, have you been under a rock the past 2 years? Wilson has 4 frames out with a 16x15 pattern. These are far more open and as the tennis.com reviewer said those wilson frames generate more then these one strings. However, I read that review and it seems legit, he liked the spin and fact that he did not have to change his game a ton to use the frame like the Wilson 16x15 frames. I may give one a try.
     
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    Yes, we will be reviewing the Spin Deeper 300 & 315 and the Turbine 275 & 300.

    Keep an eye out toward the end of March for the Spin Deeper reviews, the Turbine ones will come after.

    Michelle, TW
     
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    be interested to see your reviews of these racquets any news as to when you will be doing them?
     
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    We posted one of the videos this week (the other one should be up later this week) for the Spin Deeper series and we will be shooting the Turbine videos next week. The written reviews will take a bit longer, so keep an eye out for those.

    Here is the Spin Deeper 300 video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQq9-G3WJsw

    Personally, after spending some time with the Spin Deeper 315 and the Turbine 300, for my own game, I like the Turbine better. If you hit flat (like I do), you will struggle a bit with the Spin Deeper, because you really need to get under the ball and use spin with it. I felt like my flat shots were very erratic with that racquet. On a positive note, this racquet is a spin monster and using it on kick serves was pretty awesome! On the other hand, flatter players will like the Turbine as it has a more predictable feel off the string bed -- yes, think Pure Drive or Solinco Protocol. I'm hitting with it again today and can give you more feedback on that later if you're interested.

    Michelle, TW
     
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    At the risk of being laughed out of here,I bought the 300 Turbine 14x19 and actually liked it last night. I strung it yesterday at 45# with Pros Pro Intense Heat which is what I use in my Wilson 105s. I strung it as 14x16 though as I skipped 3 crosses....I was concerned with control after doing that but it felt great in warm up. This frame was MUCH easier for me to swing and control then my new Juice 100s.

    My serves definitely had great spin and I was able to get kicks up around the shoulder and head which I cannot even do with my 105s. I warmed up with it for 20 minutes or so, but them played my doubles match with my 105s. I am insanely in love with my 105s and the best part of my game with that frame is volleying around the service line and moving in. So many people worry and complain about touch volleys with open patterns but I love them, and I wish I could explain why, but I cannot :)

    So I did not play any of my match with the Spin Deeper since it was so close at 6-7, 4-6....so we were not winning or losing big which would allow me bring in a new frame for trying out. I will get to it in a singles match in the coming week......so I think the Juice 100s needs to go to the Flea-bay in favor of this Spin Deeper.
     
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    Hi Michelle, thank you for the link, interesting seems they have substance to them as well as style (love or hate) I look forward to your review of the 315 as this is more in my weight range. I am actually looking to add a bit of spin to my game so they are certainly of interest. Perhaps I missed it but did you string the demos with One Strings strings, that's a bit of a tongue twister?!
     
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    I see no reason why you would be laughed at! Thanks for your thoughts, they def warrant a closer look
     
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    Only because so many people think it is a "fad-stick" with no real technology. I really really liked the feel compared to the Juice 100s. It is not as good at my 105s, but that Juice 100S is about to be sold at auction :)
     
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    Hi Michelle,
    any comparison you can make with the Steam 99s and the Juice 100s ?
    Thanks
     
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    Another reason to laugh would be the fact of having 2 1005s which you seem to love, then buy a Juice 100s and after that a One String... Not that I havent done the same once or twice but nevertheless it is a bit too much...
     
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    We did hit these with the One Strings string! We've been hitting these racquets with the Carbon NRG Strings. Definitely a tongue twister there!

    As far as comparable racquets -- yes definitely in the family of those two! I actually directly compared it to the Juice 100S. Mark compared it to the Steam 99S (his current racquet of choice). I also compared it to a APD+ just because it's a bit of a beast (and I think the APD+ can be as well, although I find the APD+ easier to use for my game)!

    Hoping the video gets uploaded today, I'll link to it once it does!

    Michelle, TW
     
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    Well, I do love my 105s, so trying other frames in the same family of open string pattern is a pretty normal thing to see if they might be even better.

    The Juice 100s was not better....I like it better then the 99s....but the One Strings is better then the 100s and 99s. The One Strings is 14 mains, so I am/was intrigued by the fewer mains. Hey, if the 105s is so good for me why not try similar ones and see if they might be even better, these are all in the same ball park. Right now the One Strings was very comfortable for me, and I could feel it within the first 10 minutes. With the 100s Juice I could feel that it was not as good within those first 10 minutes, and now 4 sets have confirmed that feeling.

    So I cannot wait to see what my next singles match will do with One Strings from the start, I think I am playing Sunday night.
     
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    Their racquets are average to below average and their strings are TERRIBLE.. very poor and cheap quality.. their gut is made in india, same as global gut and very poor quality control IMO.. better racquets out there for the same $$
     
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