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Yonex should re-introduce Ti-10?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by mei_xavier, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. mei_xavier

    mei_xavier Regular Member

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    So many have used the Ti-10, and so many here say it's their favorite. One of the lists I saw showed more pros using it than any other racquet.

    Although it may be available in China still (is it?), fakes make buying there risky.

    Shouldn't Yonex re-introduce the Ti-10? It seems like there's a lot of demand. I'd buy one.

    I think everyone who wants Yonex to re-introduce it should write to the company. If enough people write, it should happen. After all, a company wants to sell products.
     
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    yonex is still producing ti10 for asia

    we will see, as long as they are being produced, i am happy, as for reintroducing it it doesn't make any marketing sense, that will only tell people that their new stuff aren't doing any better and do you want ti10's price to jump from 700HKD to 1200HKD(ns8k's price)? i hope not

    i don't think ti10 is great for all level of play nor all levels of preferences anyways
     
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    Is there a reputable reseller in North America? What's a reputable dealer in Hong Kong? Is it possible to get one from Asia without being burned by fakes or shipping?
    Yonex re-introduced the Carbonex 20 as the 20 Muscle, right? It's not the same price as Yonex's high-end. The Carbonex 21 was re-introduced as well, I think. Yonex sells a lot of racquets that are priced lower than the Nanospeed 8000. And, if Yonex produces them for Asia, has that caused the company to price them the same as the 8000?
    No racquet is. Just because the TI-10 isn't the perfect racquet for all players, it shouldn't be sold?
     
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    there are many reseller, use your search button as many had suggested

    cab rackets are for oval shape users, they have logical reasons to keep them alive, none of the cab-series are sold at premium price, but to ship ti10 to canada, would they be priced at the level of HK relatively?
    no for sure, ti10's characteristic is at the same level of mp100/ns8k, this would affect their sales on their newer items, like i said, it doesn't make any marketing sense, NA even discontinue mp100 just to boost up sales of ns8k, think about it

    did i mention that it should be not sold? no point to even argue about this
     
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    Hmmm,

    cab rackets are for oval shape users :confused: :) :D :eek: :D Joking.

     
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    ok, oval shape lovers :p
     
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    I have, which I why I asked you.

    I haven't found a single dealer in North America with the TI-10, the MP-100, or a 3U Carbonex 20 Muscle.
     
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    You can order from Hong Kong and Taiwan without problems.

     
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    yonex doesn't make any CD/US for them, all you can find are SPs
     
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    If Yonex is marketing the Nanospeed series as being better than older technology, then the Ti-10 wouldn't be a direct competitor and wouldn't need a price increase. The Armortech 700 is still available. So is the MP-99. And, you said the Ti-10 is still being produced for Asia. By your logic, I don't see why Yonex offers anything other than the Nanospeed line, and racquets that qualify as no more than mid-grade.
     
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    Really? There are no fakes coming from either place?
     
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    I think the marketing strategy for Yonex will be different in US comapred to Asia. Because the market is smaller in N America (and people are richer!), Yonex can have a tighter control on the racquets sold.

    We can still get cab20 in HK. Presumably the market is big enough to support it. That may be the same with Ti10 as well.

    Can't say there are no fakes but get the racquet from a reputable vendor and it should be OK.
     
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    NA's demand for badminton is low, it is not reasonable to re-introduce any more racket models as there are already today, their choice are sufficient for our market already, why spend the wasteful dollar when they are better spent on newer models?

    NA market is not as educated* compare to asia, as for demand is low, they need to educate US to buy the expensive and new ones, for asia the players have influence to what the people would use and buy, how many NA players around in the top5 for the 5 categories? i don't even have a clue who that wilson player is :p

    then again, why bother? why it make sense to sell them when their price(profit margin) is low to sell?
     
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    Actually, SOTX's Woven 7 is a very durable racquet and has similar characteristics as Ti-10 (but I still prefer Ti-10 :D). mei_xavier may give Woven 7 a try since there is an agent in the U.S. already.
     
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    I think Yonex should re-produce Boron 2 first!!! :D
     
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    And add in modern manufacturing method and use nancarbon + Vectran :D :D :D .

     
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    If Yonex does reintroduce the Ti10, they should "update" it. The newer rackets have more stability.
     
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    Then it will become nanovectranboron 2. :D :D :D
     
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    I think other than Cab 20, the life of other rackets will become shorter and shorter. Yonex is forcing users to upgrade rackets rapidly by limited supply!!!!
     
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    NVN 2 for short :D :D :D

     

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