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fortun8son 01-25-2012 03:06 PM

A New Contender enters the ring!
 
News Flash! Ytex Quadro Twist moves into 2nd place overall in a recent RSI playtest!
1st in spin
2nd in tension retention
4th in resistance to movement
9th in both power and control
Wow!! :shock:

fortun8son 01-25-2012 07:34 PM

I'm sure more will chime in as the results become more widespread.
I'm definitely sending in for my test set!

fortun8son 01-26-2012 03:27 AM

I bet BHB7 gives it a run for the money.
Can't wait til that becomes available!
I am seriously considering getting a reel, even at $169

mikeler 01-26-2012 04:31 AM

Looking forward to hearing about it. I've never even heard of that brand of string.

Bartelby 01-26-2012 05:13 AM

It says made in england on the label - see website - my lord!

Chyeaah 01-26-2012 05:17 AM

Wow $169 for a reel, that will be like $230 here. NO DEAL. Sticking with my trusworthy dealers.

Sold my CF reel for $90 and i used like 6 sets of it (still have 3). Made some money there.

coolblue123 01-26-2012 05:19 AM

$12 a set is not too bad if it delivers what it promises.
wow, being made in England, production cost must be pretty high.

DrpShot! 01-26-2012 05:25 AM

Anybody know what other polys are made in England? I doubt they'd start up a whole factory in England just to sell a few dozen reels.

ChicagoJack 01-26-2012 09:35 AM

Fortun8son -

Yeah I'm super stoked too. I posted the scores here mid December. Greg Raven mentioned in that thread that the full write up should be in the February issue, due out in a few days. Should be a good read.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=406792

-Jack

DEH 01-26-2012 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrpShot! (Post 6273834)
Anybody know what other polys are made in England? I doubt they'd start up a whole factory in England just to sell a few dozen reels.

Gamma Black Ice is made in England and I would guess most of Gamma's solid polys and made there. Also the L-tec strings are made there.

mixedmedia 01-26-2012 04:47 PM

From what I was told, even the (or most of the) "made in England" ones aren't technically made there, just marketed from there. I seem to remember asking the GG Tennis people about this on their forum, but maybe I posted somewhere here about it.

DEH 01-26-2012 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mixedmedia (Post 6276034)
From what I was told, even the (or most of the) "made in England" ones aren't technically made there, just marketed from there. I seem to remember asking the GG Tennis people about this on their forum, but maybe I posted somewhere here about it.

You could very well be right about that.

ChicagoJack 01-26-2012 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mixedmedia (Post 6276034)
From what I was told, even the (or most of the) "made in England" ones aren't technically made there, just marketed from there. I seem to remember asking the GG Tennis people about this on their forum, but maybe I posted somewhere here about it.

In Heaven, the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organized by the Swiss.

In Hell, the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organized by the Italians.

-Jack

Bartelby 01-26-2012 08:35 PM

Manufacturing in England wouldn't be that expensive because it must all come out of a highly automated machine.

Could be designed elsewhere, by the usual German suspects who probably sold them the machine in the first place.

But this does sound expensive, so what part could be made in England to justify the label - the EU is fussy about labels.
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mixedmedia 01-28-2012 01:19 PM

Maybe packaging?

000KFACTOR90000 01-28-2012 01:41 PM

Looks like the L-tec string lines rebranded.

- co poly / polyolefin construction

- British flag also on l-tec string packaging

Torres 01-28-2012 01:59 PM

Never heard of the company before, but it sounds interesting (at least from the description)

http://ytexstore.com/index.php?route...&product_id=60

aggielaw 01-28-2012 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChicagoJack (Post 6276540)
In Heaven, the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organized by the Swiss.

In Hell, the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organized by the Italians.

-Jack

I just projectile laughed out a sip of beer as I read this, Jack. Thanks. Thanks a lot. :wink:


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