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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
09-15-2013, 11:14 PM #1514
I'm so jealous of people in GVA, Topline now sells. Though I'm not sure what the prices are..
09-15-2013, 11:27 PM #1515
09-15-2013, 11:39 PM #1516
Prices for the top of the line is just only $10-15 less than top of the line Yonex. A bit much for a company that wants to gain some marketshare, imo.
09-15-2013, 11:43 PM #1517
That's true, they're just starting up, but the prices already make them seem like 'brand' name rackets O.o
I'll want to try a racket or two first, not to keen on buying something without personal input.
09-15-2013, 11:50 PM #1518
The problem is that it's very difficult to go upmarket once you've set your top end price without having some added benefits, like some amazing technology or big name pro-endorsement
Without big name sponsorship Adidas is going to have problems in the Asian market that is more susceptible to the influence of pro-endorsements and less keen to embrace 'the little guy' unless there is a price advantage.
So basically they have to price themselves high and hope for the best. They're hoping their brand has some leverage just because of the sheer size more than anything else.
09-16-2013, 12:14 AM #1519
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09-16-2013, 12:30 AM #1521
09-17-2013, 03:07 PM #1522
Been awhile since I last visited BC. I thought Adidas was going to be all the rage but it doesn't seem to be a whole lot a people willing to lay down the $$ to try them out.
09-17-2013, 03:46 PM #1523
I'm quite excited to test them out, but more like a demo, rather than purchase.
09-17-2013, 03:53 PM #1524
Until some top 10 players use them, traction would be slow.
09-17-2013, 03:58 PM #1525
When I swung them in store (while I was there to check out the Z Speed), they all felt like they have pretty "safe" specs, ie medium stiff, even balanced to slightly HH. Nothing extreme like FB or Z Speed.
09-17-2013, 03:59 PM #1526
09-17-2013, 04:17 PM #1527
I may have a lighter sample as my wet weight with ZM65 and G09 is only @ 95.76g so my dry weight is most likely 86g. Wet BP is around 290mm.
You know how rackets feel different when you change from nylons to feathers?
Well on most my rackets, the difference is not that huge but on the APP, it transforms into a totally different beast.
It's quite lively as well. In between Yonex and Victor but slightly more towards Victor. However that could also be due to choice of the strings as well.
Last edited by Elisha; 09-17-2013 at 04:21 PM.
09-17-2013, 04:31 PM #1528
Would feeling different for feathers and nylons be a good thing or bad?
09-17-2013, 04:36 PM #1529
09-17-2013, 04:39 PM #1530
Oops, forgot to ask specifically about nylon, my bad