Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by tenapasi, Oct 27, 2010.
Don't count for what?
Don't count as far as players who matter that use wilson, wilson will make a comeback (I'm a wilson die-hard), they should go back to selling certain frames in the matched pairs (pro staff tour 90)
Other than people on this forum, I rarely see the Fed 90 on the courts, either. Local pro shops say it is a racquet they cannot sell.
I bought a Wilson racquet because of Llodra
They don't. Trends are set by the pros, not the average, it doesn't work like that. & i'm under that 200, I play with an 89-Prestige Mid (at the moment...working on getting prestige pro). I'm just stating the statistics, around ALL of the pro's have moved out of the mid size section, whats even crazier is that doubles players aren't even relying on buttery smooth feel sticks anymore, you see ALOT of them with pure drive or puredrive-like sticks.
I wouldn't say this movement is as large as the wood-graphite phase, those who stayed behind with wood got gobbled other then johnny mac (absurdly godly talent), but it is a relevant movement. The forgiveness offered by the larger headsizes is too good to give up. I mean surely everyone is seeing this...all the juniors I see have babolats in their hands, I'm not the first to notice this, but the small headsizes don't compliment the topspin neccesary to hurt alot of these players today, consistency, power, and especially spin has taken over, feel, craftyness, and overall all court play...
Unless anyone on here can see Wilsons actually sales list then I see a lot of these comments as quite amusing. As someone who worked and sold rackets in a pro store for over 5 years I've learnt a few things. 1, on a hole, the rackets pro players use influence a very small amount of sales, on the whole people would come in and get advice on the frames what could be best for them. 2, Wilson and Head are the main big boys and will be for years to come. The K factor line was huge, and the BLX rackets are around in clubs in my area, it takes time for the typical player to move on to a new frame. 3, At one point, we would sell as many Volkl frames as Wilson and Head, thats because they are quality rackets. Personally I dont feel the quality of Wilson touch Volkl or my Tecnifibres but the average player has no idea about this. Its common for companys to have an average line of rackets, ie, Flexpoint was bad, Yonex RQIS, original Babolat Aero rackets ect. BLX to me is crap! But I am sure Wilson are still selling plenty and will come back with a good technology. N code and K Factor were very good. The BLX line has not been helped by cheap PJ's. As for there players, there still huge on the Womens, Venus, Serena, Henin to name a few. On the mens they are big on the doubles and singles, they just dont have there players there at the min. Give it until new year and Delpo will be back and they have some good up and coming players coming through
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