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dincuss 03-26-2010 12:38 PM

Head factory in Austria - Racquets made by hand says Ernests Gulbis
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-UMM...eature=channel

At 5:40

QC must be crazy good there...

DavidGarcia 03-26-2010 12:58 PM

They do the same in China and I guess any other country which produce tennis rackets.

jazzyfunkybluesy 03-26-2010 12:59 PM

This is why I hate Head as a company. The pros can get the high quality racquets made in Austria but the everyday rec player can only get the sheet made in China.

And with Wilson the pros can get the sheet made in China as well as a rec player.:)

El Diablo 03-26-2010 01:31 PM

What makes you think "made by hand" is better? Machines seem more dependable than most of the people I know.

OliverSimon 03-26-2010 01:38 PM

Head is from Austria?

mikro112 03-26-2010 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OliverSimon (Post 4505750)
Head is from Austria?

Sure. What did you think?

rovex 03-26-2010 02:08 PM

60 frames a year get broke? Surprising, considering he rarely makes it past the 2nd round in tournaments. :)

DavidGarcia 03-26-2010 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rovex (Post 4505852)
60 frames a year get broke? Surprising, considering he rarely makes it past the 2nd round in tournaments. :)

He breaks them during practice then! :twisted:

Kick Serve 14 03-26-2010 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rovex (Post 4505852)
60 frames a year get broke? Surprising, considering he rarely makes it past the 2nd round in tournaments. :)

That's probably why...

vsbabolat 03-26-2010 02:51 PM

I have posted before photos of the Head factory in Austria. If there is interest I will post them again.

mdqm 03-26-2010 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 4506064)
I have posted before photos of the Head factory in Austria. If there is interest I will post them again.

please!!!:)

vsbabolat 03-26-2010 03:18 PM

Compare this to that Prince video in China..........




OliverSimon 03-26-2010 04:06 PM

Wow! Really awesome stuff there!

mdqm 03-26-2010 04:08 PM

thank you very much vsbabolat,really very interesting

raging 03-27-2010 12:51 PM

great photos VS Babolat!
 
:cool: loved the photos...I worked for Head 1989-96, Had my own sports agency In Oz. Always wanted to visit the factory in Kennelbach. Interested to know vs did you manage to get a tour there? Or are the photos from another site?
Thanks.

Rorsach 03-27-2010 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dincuss (Post 4505597)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-UMM...eature=channel

At 5:40

QC must be crazy good there...

There's a post somewhere in the racquet forum that has footage of the Prince factory.

Exactly the same stuff, mostly handmade.

I'm looking for the link.

Edit; Found it: http://www.facebook.com/video/video....6165511&ref=nf

GameSetMatch 12-10-2010 04:36 PM

Anyone got the link to the video of the prince factory when it posted a few months back?

Cooper_Tecnifibre4 12-10-2010 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kick Serve 14 (Post 4505932)
That's probably why...

:lol:

+10 Characters

TennisAddict121 12-10-2010 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jazzyfunkybluesy (Post 4505666)
This is why I hate Head as a company. The pros can get the high quality racquets made in Austria but the everyday rec player can only get the sheet made in China.

And with Wilson the pros can get the sheet made in China as well as a rec player.:)

Why hate head because of that? Why waste more money on people who are the targets of the market as opposed to people who are advertising the product. Also it takes so much time do you know how much money they would lose? Besides a handful of the people on the board, no one really is good enough to need complete matched and high grade racquets.

duusoo 12-12-2010 12:06 PM

When they had the microgel line, if you bought the Instinct, about 1/2 of them were still made in Austria. I don't believe any other model was. I'm a dealer, and it just seemed that some came from China and some from Austria. Anyone else aware of this?


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