In the good old days,frames were designed and production overseen by craftsmen of long standing and of unquestionable expertise. Many of the workers who actually built the "old frames" you guys chat about on these boards worked for many years at the same job at the same factory. The remaining staff still producing prototypes and certain pro stock at Head's Kennelbach factory are such craftsmen or where trained by craftsmen of longstanding experience.
Most other frames are produced at OEM's in China and Taiwan. Take YMA for example-this OEM produce both Dunlop's and Technifibre's frame runs. Is the racquet playability and/or the quality control of the racquets they produce any different? In my opinion, although the frames that the OEM's produce are very good racquets, these racquets are not as good as the frames once made by craftsmen?
Last edited by RacquetCraft : 12-18-2010 at 06:59 PM.