Wozniacki switches to Yonex

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  1. mjwtpro1

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    I dunno bout that, that racquet was available in Japan before E Zone. It would be foolish of Yonex not to put Woz with their "player's" line, considering they lost Dementieva. Jura is a reliable source. Will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  2. jura

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    What I was called it's not a V-Con racket. The new series shall replace the RDiS rackets (maybe only for our region). But I will get some of these rackets soon and keep you informed.
     
  3. jura

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    The racket is called VCORE 100S, it is red/white with a 22-24mm cross section. The "S" is for "spin" while the VCORE 95D & 98D have a "D" for "drive". These rackets are red/white as well but not the same design as the 100S. Cross section is 20/21mm ( 95 ) and 21/22mm ( 98 ), weight 320gr ( 95 ) and 305gr ( 98 ). The 100S weighs 300 gr (all unstrung).
     
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    The '95 might be a great racquet. 98 one sounds promising too. Thanks for the info and keep us updated please.
     
  5. JoelDali

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    The VCON looks promising to all you chicks out there.
     
  6. pepka

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    Talk to the hand bud :p
     
  7. JoelDali

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    This racquet will boost the WTA back to glory.

    Go Woz!

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  8. Terre Battu

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    Breaking news. Not really.
     
  9. mjwtpro1

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    Thanks for the info Jura!

    M
     
  10. !<-_->!

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    mjwtpro1. notice in your sig that you use the rdis 200. would you happen to need any more? i have a couple i'm trying to unload
     
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    I'll sell you my 10-month old, too, if you want. I mean my 10-month old racquet, not child.
     
  12. Kenny022593

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    I'll take the child :wink:
     
  13. hawaiirgv

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    Not sure if this is the right thread to bring this up but here goes. I read a lot of these threads about racquets for guys and girls. My experience is that for all but the very best male recreational players (5.0 and above), I honestly feel that the racquets that the women professionals play with are better suited for the average joe. I've been a teaching professional for over 20 years now and my experience is that most males would be better off with frames that women play with. It's the macho side of them that don't want to pick up a "chick stick". Just my opinion.
     
  14. mjwtpro1

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    Hey thanks for the offer. I think I am going to go back to the RD Ti 80, I collect Yonexs so may keep one rdis 200.

    M
     
  15. mjwtpro1

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    Hey thanks for the offer. I think I am going to go back to the RD Ti 80, I collect Yonexs so may keep one rdis 200.

    M
     
  16. LPShanet

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    I think you may be right on both counts (about the racquets and about this being the wrong thread:)). I'd add the caveat, though, that quite a few of them aren't actually using the frames they appear to be cosmetically. And in many other cases, we don't know the actual finished specs they are playing with.
     
  17. roy9031

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    Yonex new VCore racquets

    I have just seen the new VCore range and they look fantastic. I was at Serving Aces in Melbourne AUST and the rep from Yonex:grin::grin: was there showing them no news on Wozniacki but these looked that good I ordered the new VCOre 100S for delivery in January. I am sold my old PD are being retired:grin:
     
  18. You Can't Be Serious

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    no news on the Woz front. However, Wikipedia says that she will be switching racket companies at the end of the year.

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

    If this wasn't true and I was executive with Babolat, I would have had it removed.
     
  19. appdach96

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    Wikipedia says she uses RPM blast...she doesn't, she uses Revenge...
     
  20. Jamesm182

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    plus anyone can edit or make changes to wikipedia so it isnt really that reliable a source.

    good idea to look though, and yeah considering how popular it is, if there was false info on there it should be removed
     
  21. You Can't Be Serious

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    Why they provide information to Yonex reps from Australia and not the USA I don't know. Perhaps, a handful from U.S. know but they aren't making it public.
     
  22. XFactorer

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    Yonex USA has the racquets and knows of them. They've played around with them. Their Facebook page says so. As for Yonex reps, they probably just don't have enough reps.
     
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    ... because it's deepest winter in the us and a southern summer grand slam beckons, which essentialy introduces what the northern hemisphere gets in spring.



     
  24. You Can't Be Serious

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    Mark as SpamReport as AbuseAnIsov Rusty pls when we can see the staff of lleyton hewitt in 2011 and will he use a new racket?

    December 2 at 12:34pm ·LikeUnlike · Comment · View Feedback (3)Hide Feedback (3)


    Yonex Tennis Once new photos and information arrives to us from Yonex Japan, we will post it on our facebook page. Thank you for being a fan.
    December 2 at 12:35pm · LikeUnlike · .Matthew J. Wilson We want to see Vcore!

    Don't see it X. Maybe I'm on wrong page. If you want, leave me a contact for you.

    thanks
     
  25. You Can't Be Serious

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    I don't think they market as strongly in U.S. as outside the country. Just my feeling. People at YonexUSA do their best but often left in dark.
     
  26. LPShanet

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    In this case it's true, because her contract ends with the calendar year. So there should be an announcement soon after New Year's. Even if it's already settled, they probably won't make it public till then, since that is when it takes effect.
     
  27. LPShanet

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    It's for two reasons. First, as mentioned, this is the high season (summer) for tennis in Australia, and they tend to get their new year introductions sooner because of it. Secondly, since Australia is geographically close to Yonex's core market in Asia, they tend to get extra attention from the company. After all, they refer to the region as "Asia Pacific".
     
  28. SuperDuy

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    How do you know its yonex?
     
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    Maybe because she allready used a blacked out yonex, you can find the pics in this section.
     
  30. You Can't Be Serious

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    Perhaps, you can answer this better. I'm not as knowledgeable in regards to other racket companies.

    Does Wilson, Babolat, Prince and Head etc focus more on the U.S. market ? I know Yonex doesn't.
     
  31. AndrewD

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    None of that is correct.

    Very simply, Wozniacki cannot be promoted as a Yonex player until the New Year. The Australian circuit is the first of the year. The first significant chance they will have to promote her is at the Australian Open. Therefore, the Aussie reps have to be kept up-to-date because they've got the first chance of making money from and publicising (signage, photo ops, etc) the new marquee player.

    Secondly, we/Australia don't get any new year introductions. Far more likely for things to not arrive in Australia until after everyone else has had them. Some might be showcased first at the Aus Open but that's simply for marketing purposes.

    Finally, Australia gets no extra attention from Yonex due to our location. In truth, due to their sales being very poor out here, Australia gets no extra attention from Yonex at all.
     
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    Hewitt testing new Yonex frame

    I was watching Hewitt practising at Melbourne Park last week and he was using a new frame which looks very much like Yonex Ezone. Plus I rang Yonex here in Oz and they will have new VCore released by start of Oz Open.
    Cant wait, the VCore 100S has my name all over it.
     
  33. roger nadal

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    this is just a bad move
     
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    I actually find this pretty funny considering the fact that Babolat keeps bragging about her as a top endorsement and an icon for women's tennis, lol.

    By the way, she is really, really hot. I was watching her practice at the US Open and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. She was just so unbelievably hot I wasted an hour of my time there watching her in tight short shorts.

    Back on topic, I think Caroline will play great with a Yonex.
     
  35. LPShanet

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    Not sure where you're getting your info from, but to say "none of this is correct" is a pretty strong (and incorrect) statement. If what you were saying was true, then she would be promoted around the Aussie Open everywhere, not just in Australia. The fact is that the promotional season in Australia coincides with the tournament (and Australian summer) while the big US promotional push is done when it's warm in the US (both the spring push, and the late summer US Open product introductions). I was referring to the difference in seasons, which is absolutely true. Look at all of the major manufacturers and when they make their pushes. Of course they promote around the Australian Open. And why is the Australian Open scheduled at the time of year it is? Because that's Australian summer. (That's also the same reason that Aussie tennis authorities have been so resistant to moving the tournament despite it being requested repeatedly by tennis's various governing bodies, and any movement would lose the event's coincidence with school and summer breaks). So I have no idea what you were disagreeing with in that part of the post, but you may want to go back and re-read.

    As for Yonex not giving more attention to promotion in Australia than in the west, why do you think they signed Lleyton Hewitt as their marquee player, and kept him in their stable all these years? Why do you think they continue to pay him well above his worldwide market worth despite his drop? Why do you think they do new style introductions at the Aussie Open (and only colorway adjustments at some of the other majors), while many others do it during the Northern hemisphere summer? They know full well that the Aussie Open is the Grand Slam event most attended by Asian consumers, and thus give the market extra attention.

    Please don't speak decisively about others knowledge in an area you aren't expert about. Just being from Australia doesn't make you an expert, and unless you work for Yonex, I'm guessing you're not. It's true that Asia is their primary market, but Australia gets more attention because of that than the West does. Fact. It's also fact that at the beginning of the year, Australia gets many introductions from several companies that haven't hit other markets. Not all companies and all items, but there are many things (especially clothes and shoes). Just look at the adidas shoe intros this year. Adizero is already available in Oz, but not in the west. The Barricade 6.0 last year was the same. It's not just marketing pushes...in some product cases, it's in the stores there first, not just on display at the events.
     
  36. LPShanet

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    Most of the major manufacturers give quite a bit of attention to the U.S. market, since it's the #1 market in the game. However, Yonex, which is more Asia/Pacific-focused (and badminton-focused), gives proportionately a little less attention to the U.S., relatively speaking.
     
  37. You Can't Be Serious

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL6VFiu-YS0

    Nothing new, but final story on tennis now (Dec. 6th) notes the possibility that Wozniacki could switch from Babolat to Yonex. She would be the highest ranked player to switch racket frames since Novak.

    Unlike the Verdasco fiasco, her agent simply says she has until the end of the month to decide between one or another. If she does sign with Yonex no announcement until January. If she returns to Babolat, we know earlier.
     
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    Caroline did sign a new deal months ago but havent said anything other than its not babolat. She said this numerous times to the Danish media, is that so hard to believe?..
     
  39. You Can't Be Serious

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    I read several articles in the Danish media also and her agent continues to say she can stay with Babolat (if the money is right).

    Most racket companies have clauses that allows them to counter any offer from another racket company up until the last day of their contract. It won't be easy to switch to a new frame. Will Babolat equal the offer by Yonex ?

    Big Bang--do you have other pictures of her practicing with a blacked out frame since the exhibition?

    thanks
     
  40. big bang

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    sure her agent is just keeping the door open in case babolat will offer even more, hes just being smart.
    Caroline says its no big deal for her to switch racquet and that she can play with allmost anything.
    No I dont have any pics, but a friend of mine plays at the same club as her (Farum) and he saw her play with the blacked out frame several times.
     
  41. You Can't Be Serious

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    Thanks for the update.
     
  42. roy9031

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    Woznaicki will be using new Yonex VCORE 100 But expect any comment from Bab or Yonex as there is a contract in place till end December so keep the speculation going if you want but best find some new news to chat about
     
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    Wozniacki played in the final of the Czech tennis league today (along with Berdych, Golubev, Andreev and others). In her victory over Voracova she used this:
    http://sport.idnes.cz/foto.asp?r=tenis&c=A101218_185451_tenis_pes
    I haven't been following the latest models of racquets, so I'll leave the identification to someone else (except that the paint job reminds me of the K-Factor line from Wilson) :)
    I'll just add that both the stencil and the butt cap were Babolat (TV showed a real close-up of the butt cap at one point).
     
  44. You Can't Be Serious

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    How do you explain her using a babolat racket the other day. Not so sure she will switch. Don't think babolat will let her go that easy. Thought so.
     
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    Can't see the cap in those shots so i'll take your word for it.
    However do any of you think that thats not a babolat head shape?Stencil could be just aimed towards the strings but if her contract still has a couple of weeks to run then it can't be stenciled with anything other than their logo and you'd have to be badly advised to break the terms of a contract with only a couple of weeks to go.
     
  46. You Can't Be Serious

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    very good comment. I did hear from someone who said Woz had some commitments to finish with Babolat. It would have been wrong to show up with a blacked out racket especially since she got a nice bonus from Babolat.

    But then again you never know.
     
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    thats a yonex frame in the pic.
     
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    i will say its a babolat racket,stencils on cap is black and a little but red:-|
     
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    look at the top of the head, it's flat, especially in pic 2. Also Jura said the Vcore 100 she would be using has a red and white paintjob. Also look at the throat, tha'ts not an Aero Pro...it's a Yonex. Just cause she has the Babolat logo on...means nothing...also her strings are all "greenish/yellow"...thge colo of he new Yonex poly.
     
  50. You Can't Be Serious

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    If you are correct, I'll suggest to Pete that he hires you to find his trophies.
     
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