You know what really grids my gears?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Crisp, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Crisp

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    Just bought 3 new Wilson pro-staff 95 and went to change all the grips to babolat leather and all three but caps have a staple that is not correctly fitted. I don't understand how they can't get something as simple as a staple flush on the butt cap. Quality control sucks. Please feel free to post what really grinds your gears.
     
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  2. Agent Orynge

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    People who don't know how to use pliers.
     
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  3. Chyeaah

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    +1.

    What grinds my gears is that yonex doesn't make oval heads.
     
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  4. Bartelby

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    Conditions in Chinese factories aren't exactly ideal so I'm sure there's a lot of substandard work.
     
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  5. Rorsach

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    Nothing to do with Chinese factories, it's just that quality control costs money and neither Wilson, nor the customer want to pay for that.
    That´s why you get substandard work.
     
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  6. 14OuncesStrung

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    Oval heads suck. This is why you buy a Yonex.
     
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  7. Bartelby

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    If they don't want to pay the money then workers aren't paid well, skill levels are low, control is bad and hence conditions in Chinese factories aren't exactly ideal.

    From what I've read, Chinese factories are losing their competitive advantage with rising labour costs and so maybe quality is suffering to constrain unit costs.
     
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  8. Crisp

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    That's not the point. I can and have removed the suspect staple, but many people may not realize that the little bump under the grip that keeps annoying them is indeed a incorrectly fitted staple. I never understand why people get on here just to bag others out.
     
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  9. Agent Orynge

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    Probably for the same reason that people get on here just to gripe.
     
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  10. mikeler

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    People who misspell their thread titles really "grids" my gears. :)
     
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  11. Agent Orynge

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    See the edit to my first post. :D
     
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  12. Crisp

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    Yeah actually I didn't know how to edit thread titles. But glad you had a laugh at my expense.
     
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  13. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Yeah it's irritating to get something wrong that would have taken the same amount of time to do correctly.
     
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    When my wife doesn't have a sandwich ready for me to eat after a long day of tennis, that really grinds my gears.
     
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    when people wont quit asking for my autograph
     
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    When you are rich and famous like you are, you have an obligation to give autographs and be nice to your fans.
     
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  17. mikeler

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    You can't edit thread titles.
     
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    when you can't find the droids your looking for
     
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  19. morten

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    too funny lol :)
     
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    The overall lack of availability of the frames I want (ncode 6.1 18x20, PT630, PC600, other classic 18x20). Well, I guess I should say availability isn't necessarily an issue but price and good condition of said frames at prices amenable to my budget definitely are.
     
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  21. Fuji

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    I couldn't agree more! I wish I could get a PC600 at a reasonable price! LOL!

    -Fuji
     
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  22. NLBwell

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    You could probably find some used on the bay.
     
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  23. DeShaun

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    Coming from an experience w/Prince's QC which yielded me two identical model sticks that were not only 0.7 oz apart in static weight but were significantly different in terms of their overall flex, a mere misaligned staple on the butt cap would be a very welcome annoyance. Sorry to downplay your frustration but when the talk turns to QC, there are some atrocious examples out there.
     
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