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Old 05-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Richard1500 View Post
While Germany is a hotbed for poly strings, the most popular ones are still being made in Belgium/USA (Luxilon) and France (Babolat, Technifibre).

You are totally right, but Gelgium and France are right next to Germany. I know Babolat didnīt have the RPM until Signum Pro made and started selling pretty good the Hyperion and the Tornado. So my guess is that there is only one polymer maker and France and Belgium or France and Germany buys from them. I was talking with one guy that makes Coca Cola bottles and he told me that all the new plastics come from Germany, and Germany sells to everyone in the world the best plastics. That is including Polymers and Polyesters. Second I know only one brand of strings make strings in here, and that one is not Luxilon, and it is not even a great string, at least not for tennis.
Perhaps what you say is true, and I have no reason to doubt it's not. I'm just saying that country doesn't indicate quality. If it did, then all of the top manufacturers for racquets wouldn't sell their business over to China and have their racquets made simply to their specifications. That said, there is one company that simply trumps when it comes to quality control: Yonex. They're made in Japan which is simply known for attention to detail and zero compromise in their products' quality. This does not mean that Yonex frames are superior to Wilson, Head or Babolat.
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