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Ballistec_J 03-03-2012 08:04 PM

Asics Tennis Racquets
 
Talked to a guy I know who is an Asics dealer today, he said Asics is going to be making racquets soon only in 115 and up head sizes.

zapvor 03-03-2012 11:44 PM

lol thats awesome;)

crocanacalifa 03-06-2012 04:37 PM

I just saw this on tennis.com
 
Note the Asics racquet sandwiched in the pic. The links to its review appear to be "broken":




http://www.tennis.com/articles/templ...6708&zoneid=24

Bartelby 03-06-2012 04:40 PM

Only large frames for now ... or forever?

6-2/6-4/6-0 03-06-2012 06:14 PM

Do you think Asics making only old-guy-with-cataracts rackets will hurt the positioning of their shoes (which are well respected player-level shoes)

Bartelby 03-06-2012 06:57 PM

No.

But I can't see any strategic value in only being slightly in the racquet business, so they must have a larger strategy.




Quote:

Originally Posted by 6-2/6-4/6-0 (Post 6373360)
Do you think Asics making only old-guy-with-cataracts rackets will hurt the positioning of their shoes (which are well respected player-level shoes)


couch 03-06-2012 07:11 PM

The larger strategy appears to be this:

Carry our shoes. 42 Total pairs in both mens and womens. We won't carry the lower priced Game shoes either. You have to buy the big boys, the expensive ones.

Oh, and by the way, if you want to carry our shoes you have to carry our crappy line of racquets. Oh, and 3 of each model for a total of 9 racquets. For a cost of about $1000.00 + about $2,000.00+ for the shoes for a total of $3,000.00+.

All the high-priced shoes and all the crappy racquets your store can handle. Oh, yeah, no apparel either. I thought this was all tennis? Hmm, how things have changed since my initial contact.

My thoughts are they can't make any money off the "cheap" shoes and apparel so they just won't offer them. But the story we hear otherwise is quite funny.

We were excited to carry Asics but after the presentation we received we decided not to. Pretty sad too because we had hi hopes with Asics.

zapvor 03-07-2012 06:33 PM

^hows the store coming along

classic tennis 03-08-2012 03:03 AM

Asics are probably sick and tired of having their reps sell less than a $1000 to pro shops and then have to chase their money for, If they are lucky. 90 day's.......sounds like a good policy?

couch 03-08-2012 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 6375559)
^hows the store coming along

It's coming along. The last couple of months have been pretty good. We recently moved to a new location and are getting settled in. The new location should help out quite a bit. A lot more traffic and visibility.

We are also close to bringing on another partner who is an owner of one of the clubs in town so we should have an even bigger presence with our existing store and a shop inside his club. He also has a lot of knowledge and background that we lack so it should be a good partnership.

Thanks for asking.

Bartelby 03-08-2012 05:44 PM

Their racquets look like repainted versions of some Head racquets so obviously a high profit margin for them.



Quote:

Originally Posted by couch (Post 6373466)
The larger strategy appears to be this:

Carry our shoes. 42 Total pairs in both mens and womens. We won't carry the lower priced Game shoes either. You have to buy the big boys, the expensive ones.

Oh, and by the way, if you want to carry our shoes you have to carry our crappy line of racquets. Oh, and 3 of each model for a total of 9 racquets. For a cost of about $1000.00 + about $2,000.00+ for the shoes for a total of $3,000.00+.

All the high-priced shoes and all the crappy racquets your store can handle. Oh, yeah, no apparel either. I thought this was all tennis? Hmm, how things have changed since my initial contact.

My thoughts are they can't make any money off the "cheap" shoes and apparel so they just won't offer them. But the story we hear otherwise is quite funny.

We were excited to carry Asics but after the presentation we received we decided not to. Pretty sad too because we had hi hopes with Asics.


couch 03-08-2012 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 6377560)
Their racquets look like repainted versions of some Head racquets so obviously a high profit margin for them.

My thoughts exactly.

soderlingpower 03-09-2012 06:09 PM

LOL. Adidas seems a better buy than Asics.

Did you know, just five days ago, I learned that the company's name was Asics, no Basics.

Help me out!

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=416365

PBODY99 03-10-2012 12:21 PM

The specs are in the table at this link:
http://www.tennis.com/articles/artic...6708-SPECS.jpg

zapvor 03-10-2012 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by couch (Post 6377522)
It's coming along. The last couple of months have been pretty good. We recently moved to a new location and are getting settled in. The new location should help out quite a bit. A lot more traffic and visibility.

We are also close to bringing on another partner who is an owner of one of the clubs in town so we should have an even bigger presence with our existing store and a shop inside his club. He also has a lot of knowledge and background that we lack so it should be a good partnership.

Thanks for asking.

thats awesome! i am still jealous of you

[d]ragon 03-10-2012 10:25 PM

The 125 is near impossible to string with just one set of string.
I've strung a couple of the 125s and my impression is that they're made for very elderly people

jayoub95 03-10-2012 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ballistec_J (Post 6367242)
Talked to a guy I know who is an Asics dealer today, he said Asics is going to be making racquets soon only in 115 and up head sizes.

What kind of tennis player would want a racquet with a headsize of 115sq?? Definitely no tennis player i know :-?

couch 03-11-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 6382063)
thats awesome! i am still jealous of you

No need to be jealous. We aren't getting rich anytime soon but thats not why we are doing this. One of my partners calls it an advanced hobby. :-) it is fun though. Hopefully the store will be a fun place to hang out when I retire from my real job.

I think one advantage my partners and I have is a love and passion for the game of tennis. We want to do what's right by our customers and try to grow tennis in the area. Hopefully that will shine through in the long run.

SFrazeur 03-11-2012 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PBODY99 (Post 6381215)
The specs are in the table at this link:
http://www.tennis.com/articles/artic...6708-SPECS.jpg

14x21 string pattern in a 109" racquet head. Interesting.

-SF

SFrazeur 03-11-2012 09:20 AM

Tennis Magazine/Online racquet reviews are a joke. TW product descriptions are almost more in-depth.

-SF


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