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Old 10-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #111
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Originally Posted by BreakPoint View Post
Not true. There were more racquet companies back during the days of wood racquets than there are today even though most wood racquets were essentially the same, i.e., much less differences between them than there are today with racquets. They pretty much were all the same size, weight, string pattern, etc. In fact, most of the companies that made wood racquets are no longer around today or are no longer making tennis racquets, e.g., Snauwaert, Davis, Spalding, Bancroft, Rossignol, Garcia, Slazenger, Le Coq Sportif, Fila, Donnay (the original company), etc. And making wood racquets was more labor intensive so they provided even more jobs than making graphite racquets today.
However, distribution is completely different these days. If we were to switch at this point, I'm certain we would lose some companies.

Manufacturing jobs would probably stay oversees.
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