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BLXUtekPuredriveO3 02-15-2013 05:34 AM

Head in South America/Spain
Might be a stupid question but why are so few south american/spanish players (especially male) playing with Head rackets? They seem to go mostly with Babolat, Wilson and Prince

DownTheLineWith90 02-15-2013 07:25 AM

Sorry if it's another stupid question but, do Head rackets have a significance that would attract american/spanish players?
Aren't Head pro stocks made in Austria?

gavna 02-15-2013 07:38 AM

It all goes in cycles........plenty of players in So America and Spain use or used Head. Vilas, Sanchez, Kuerten.......etc

Very often it's what they used in the Jrs - Head sticks are popular in Spain and Argentina and Brazil...etc.

Babolat and Prince have been VERY VERY agressive getting their product into the hands of Jrs and being the "official" stick at an academy - Like Head is at Sanchez-Casal or Babolat at Newks.

augustobt 02-15-2013 08:43 AM

A plenty of players plays with Head here. My coach, two of my hitting partners, one of my friends... And no mention that I used to play with a Radical MP before switching to the BLX2 90.

But I see babolat growing up a lot with the kids.

hersito 02-15-2013 11:17 AM

Prince, Wilson and Head were really big here in south america in the 80's 90's, Babolat took prince place in the 2000's, I'll say its pretty even between those 3, quite difficult to see other brands in the clubs.

ae695 02-18-2013 07:45 AM

Here in Spain, Nadal plays Babolat, Ferrer plays Prince and Federer plays Wilsoní so kids go to those brands.

Most hated Djokovic and Berdych play Head.

If you look at kids, they use Babolat, Wilson and some Heads. Probably Head will gradually increase their share, buy it will take time.

augustobt 02-18-2013 07:51 AM

Babolat is the kid's favorite around here, head coming next.

THESEXPISTOL 02-21-2013 08:01 AM

HEAD started they move on claycourters late... Babolat and in a smaller scale Prince made their move earlier offering contracts to teaching pros and top-ranked national player on those countries. Wilson will always sell as long as Roger as plays.

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