Under Armour Empire

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  1. Conquistador

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    Is Genepri the only player who sports UA. I know this--all of under armour's products are top of the line in durabilty. The performance is also there as well. I can see under armour pushing for more contracts soon as they become larger and larger by the day.
     
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  2. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    I hear they'll make a push for Roddick if he decides to leave Lacoste.
     
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  3. tomas9848

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    andreev does i think
     
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  4. kutafon

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    so does Jill Craybas
     
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  5. The_Question

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    My buddy works in the same building as Under Armour. I visit him sometimes during lunch.

    Man, Under Armour hires some of the hottest chicks in their office...
     
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  6. bluetrain4

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    I like UnderArmour gear. While UA is still miles behind Nike and Adidas in terms of market share, it has still grown significantly in a short amount of time. A decade ago, it didn't even exist and now college football teams are wearing UA.

    They're lack of tennis shoes might not help in signing a big player, and obviously they need cash on hand to pay a top player. Lower-ranked players they can simply offer free clothes.
     
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  7. mattp420

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    I'm concerned about UA's Tennis line. Earlier this year you could find their Dropper and Edge lines through Spring 09, but their site now only lists the lines that are shared across multiple sports.

    I really liked their "tennis specific" stuff.
     
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  8. sruckauf

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    Great company IMO. I am continually impressed how well their apparel:

    - takes a beating
    - resists long term stink, unlike many other microfiber brands
    - has thoughtful design and stitching

    Also, they continue to innovate. I recently got a pair of UA running shoes. I log about 30 miles a week in running training for tennis and triathlons, and I must say they rival the Addidas running shoes I have been loyal to for years.
     
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  9. Orion

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    A few years ago Nike was eyeballing them for a takeover. Nike seem to have successfully copycatted their "non-cotton" performance wicking marketing campaign.
     
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    I play Softball with a guy who works for under armour and he is the crappiest player on the team and real dooshbag on top of that.

    The under armour stuff I do have is ok, but the Nike-Pro is better IMO. Especially the boxer briefs.

    Never wore UA specific tennis stuff though.
     
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    i doubt he will, If i were sponored by lacoste I would not switch for any company other than possibly nike, but it would be a hard decision.
     
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    UA stuff isn't bad but Nike has beaten them to the punch with their money/power. Nike Dri-fit is actually better at moving liquid than UA as it does not go away with wash (UA has a 50 wash life cycle, after that, the treatment it uses goes away)
     
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  13. Conquistador

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    You are soo right..I am into clothing and under armour is something special in terms of durability. The quality is unsurpassed and theyre stuff is just unreal in terms of sweat absorption and heat gear. I see under armour really becoming LARGE, a company with that kind of quality is going to go a long long way.
     
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    under armour make really good quality clothes but is a fairly new company.. to my knowledge only ginepri and andreev use their clothes in the top 75 but i may be wrong
     
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    Are you Andy Roddick? He switched from Reebok because Lacoste showed he the Benjamins. UA has plenty of cash and Roddick has star power, especially in the US market.
     
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  16. TensProfes

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    Yes, Andreev does.
     
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  17. featherlight

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    who knows whether roddick will make the switch , we will see if he is a money face or a loyal lacoste player
     
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    or if hes signed to a career-contract with lacoste lol
     
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    im wearing those edge shorts right now
     
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    The running shoe line has been hugely successful for UA in the 1st half of this year and created alot of growth in a tough tough consumer market.

    Nike still dominates with overall sales of 19 billion versus UA's 725 million; however UA is growing much faster off a smaller base with sales growth of 69% since 2006 versus only 19% for Nike.

    Hard to believe that Nike was surpassed in the early 80's by Reebok on the back of Reebok's huge sales of aerobic gear ;) Nike up the ante, signed North Carolina's finest aka M Jordan and the rest is history :)
     
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  21. mec46205

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    I've found those sports detergents actually do make a difference in eliminating the stink from performance clothes. I don't have any UA clothing, but lots of Nike, Adidas, and Fila. I've tried both Win and Penguin and prefer the Penguin. It's a little expensive, but you just need a capful and if you can hold out and wait until you have a medium-size load you can stretch out a bottle over several months. You can find it online or in larger sports chain stores or smaller independents.
     
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  22. darrinbaker00

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    All players are "money faces" when it comes to clothing. If someone came along and offered Federer or Nadal more money than Nike was paying them, they'd switch with the quickness.
     
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  23. tomas9848

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    I agree. lacoste is nice stuff.
     
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  24. redfred

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    but it all comes down to performance.is lacoste really better than other top companies like adidas and nike and even under armor.i mean to me they just seem over priced.and i dont know how they perform
    on the court cause ive never worn lacoste.someone let me know
    who has experience with their clothing line.thanks
     
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  25. sruckauf

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    Interesting. Thanks much for sharing.
     
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  26. maximo

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    According to a poster who owns lots of lacoste tennis stuff said it wicked moisture pretty badly compared to Nike's top Fed lines.
     
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  27. redfred

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    Yeah thats what i figured.They just seem more concerned about the way their clothes look then how they perform on the court.And if i had to choose.im definitely goin with performance over looks. :)
     
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  28. maximo

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    I think Lacoste stuff looks great!

    Next year though watch out as Federer's polos are going to retail at $80! :shock:
     
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  29. Rhinosaur

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    I wear UA compression shorts, shorts, headbands and socks. Really good stuff.
     
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