Petition - Nike Tongues

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by laurencenadal, Dec 12, 2009.

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Which Courtballisitics would you want to buy?

  1. Ones with a larger tongue like Nadal has

    42 vote(s)
    62.7%
  2. Ones like the retail version

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    37.3%
  1. laurencenadal

    laurencenadal New User

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    Please everyone sign this petition to try and encourage Nike to list to our wishes...

    PLEASE NIKE, PRODUCE THE STANDARD COURTBALLISTICS (or any future shoe that Nadal uses) WITH THE ENLARGED TONGUE LIKE HE DOES

    For all that don't know what I mean just see below...

    These are ones like you would be able to purchase:

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    And these are the ones that Nadal wears:

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    PLEASE STOP SELLING US SHOES PROMOTED BY NADAL IF THEY AREN'T REALLY THE ONES HE WEARS...!!!
     
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  2. Yoakim

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    big tongues look retro and awesome. bring them back!
     
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  3. laurencenadal

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    Some more examples of the tongue difference...

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    PLEASE SUPPORT
     
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  4. Pink_Shirt

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    I'll support this, probably more comfortable.
     
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  5. The_Juice

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    I really like the current sock shaped tounge, fits very comfortable in my opinion.

    It's hard to say without having tried both though.
     
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  6. Wes_Loves_Dunlop

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    Large tongues look retarded.
    The reason nike produces them with small tongues is because it is more appealing to a wider audience
     
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  7. J011yroger

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    I like the retail tongue. The separate ones always move over to one side, and feel uncomfortable.

    J
     
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  8. laurencenadal

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    Its awful to wear a foot brace with this tongue!!!
     
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  9. laurencenadal

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    More campaign support!!!
     
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  10. laurencenadal

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    BTW THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE TONGUE...

    ITS ABOUT NIKE NOT PRODUCING THE SAME RETAIL VERSION AS THE ONES USED BY THE PROS...

    HIS IS MORE ANNOYING EVIDENCE!!!

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    COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SOLE... WHY ARE WE TREATED SO POORLY???
     
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  11. Cody

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    My vapour tongues always end up on the same side everytime i play, soon after straightening them they are back to that side. :twisted:
     
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  12. JerrYMeeE

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    if you look closely, the heel part of Nadal's shoe is a lot different just because of the tongue
     
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  13. JerrYMeeE

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    sorry double post,
    and it also makes the shoe look a lot cleaner cut.
     
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  14. mtommer

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    Because Nike is in the business of maximizing profits, not appealing to fans for the sake of the fans. Frankly, what Nike offers is close enough to appease most fans as well as attract people who aren't nearly close enough with the sport to care about player specifics but DO care about wearing something THEY like. Why doesn't Nike cut the RF logo on Fed polos? In other words, you ramp up a production line to cater to what would sell the most, not what would cater to the most enthusiastic player fans.

    I for one like the uni tongue on my BCII's. I actually think it looks better than with the big tongue. Also keep in mind that tennis shoe design follows from what has worked from other more popular sports (for Nike), namely running (which is where we get Lunarlite and Flywire from) and basketball (which runs tons of different color combos and designs).
     
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  15. Tour90

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    ??????????? it's clay.......... nub
     
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  16. se0what

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    xD just what i was ganna say... ahahaah
     
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  17. JerrYMeeE

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    lol, yeah, but the outsole is pink.
    even though it might be a diff. tread pattern, the color altogether is different
     
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  18. Noveson

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    Ridiculous argument(that we should get the exact same things). All athletes get gear no one else does. PE'd shoes in the NBA, better quality shirts etc. It is just how it goes.
     
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  19. volleynets

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    we do get what the pro's wear. Only Nadal has tongue. All of the Ballistec players wear the same ones. I have the pink/charcoal Ballistecs and if they made the whole sole pink like on his it would have decreased sales. If the shoe had any more pink than it does I would not buy it.
     
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  20. juan_newlook

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    I'm agree with you, only Roger and Rafa have differents shoes and apparel.

    And I prefer the quality of the Rafa's spring/summer polos than the fall/holiday polos. The material of the spring and summer were very soft.



    PD: sorry for my english :)
     
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  21. The_Question

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    Exactly...
     
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  22. scraps234

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    ill sign... i think it would be best though if nike made models of both...
     
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  23. ScoopsHaaganDazs

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    If they make a big tongue, make sure it isnt like the BV's newer tongue. The shoe is a lot harder to tie with the big tongue.
     
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  24. JerrYMeeE

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    lol I wasn't saying that I agreed with their argument, I was just pointing it out. I must admit, a giant tongue on my CBs would be cool for a day :)
     
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  25. Orion

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    Big tongues look silly. Not a Nike fan but the design on the Cage's is better than on the Vapor VI's I recently purchased.

    The best design was the elastic straps they used to do on the old Air Trainers in the 90's.
     
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  26. 10ACE

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    The retail ones are the best, they hug your foot, making the shoes feel snug and slipper like. Just like Nike does with an SB version.
     
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  27. featherlight

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    i support your campaign
     
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  28. Vyse

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    i support it. i want everything rafa wears! plus they look cooler
     
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  29. drakulie

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    I like long tongues. :evil:
     
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  30. robbie_mx

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    I really like the actual tongue... Fit really good and give me security.
     
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  31. The_Question

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    I always laugh when people post/act this way...
     
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  32. SirGounder

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    Personally I don't care for the big tongues. I think it's uncomfortable and looks goofy. It's cool that Nadal gets to customize his shoes to his liking but the look doesn't do it for me.
     
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  33. Knightmace

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    im supporting this
     
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  34. laurencenadal

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    Its Not Just About The Tongue... Its About The Design...

    Why Didn't We Get A Pink Sole On The Rg Shoe He Wore??? Why Did We Get Black...

    Little Unnecessary Changes!!!
     
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  35. tennis005

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    It would be cool if you could choose what kind of tongue you want when ordering the shoes. Nike should really make Nikeid tennis shoes.
     
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  36. tennis005

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    The pink would have looked alot better on the shoe the black.
     
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  37. laurencenadal

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    ALOOOOOOT COOLER!!! haha
     
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  38. Tour90

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    it's for clay you nub.
     
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  39. laurencenadal

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    You tit... just because they change the tread doesn't mean they need to change the colour... In germany we only play on clay so produce the bloody shoe with pink clay soles... thats what we want...
     
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  40. Terr

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    I actually like the uni-tongue thing they've got going on now. That fat tongue on the shoes Nadal wears seems pretty unsightly to me, but if they ever decide to dish those out and stop making uni-tongue, I REALLY hope they sew them in place with elastic at the side to prevent troublesome slippage. Works a charm on all my Asics running shoes.
     
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  41. maddogz32

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    i like a bigger tongue than what they offer but not quite as big as the nadal ones
     
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  42. laurencenadal

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    Saw this on youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLJu5VZ2KzI

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  43. jburton

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    So would the closest shoes to nadals shoes be the Nike breathe 3.
     
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  44. DrewRafter8

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    As long as they're uni-tongue, I don't really care. I love the uni-tongue design and wish more shoe companies would go to it.
     
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  45. jburton

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    Or if there is anyone here who is a US 7.5 they could try the junior court ballistecs which have the normal tongue and only ********** in the UK have them in a US 7.5 or a UK 6.5.
     
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  46. jburton

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    Sorry the website is tennis nuts .com
     
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  47. martini1

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    Nike knows if they make a pink sole charcoal reg retail shoe they won't sell well. And the CB line is not so popular that they can offer them on id. Plus Rafa and Fed probably got something on their contract they can pick any custom design shoe they want.
    Only people on forums checking these threads would know the shoes are different. I bet 99% of the consumers out there don't even know or care for that matter. The stores tell them "this is the Federer shoe" and they would just buy them.
     
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  48. martini1

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    I agree. I am right handed and for some reason my left shoe tongue always end up sliding to the outside.
     
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