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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
02-08-2013, 11:17 AM #375
adipower pro - 0.66mm
power hybrid - 0.72mm main / 0.69mm cross
power balance 69 - 0.69mm
02-08-2013, 11:19 AM #376
They're trying to bring hybrid stringing to badminton! Haven't seen any cases where this made a good difference though.
But .72 gauge! Damn!
Last edited by yan.v; 02-08-2013 at 11:21 AM.
02-08-2013, 11:21 AM #377
02-08-2013, 11:37 AM #378
02-08-2013, 12:00 PM #379
some words about the strings.
as you probably guessed, strings are hard to make. it takes many years of experience, technology and machinery to make strings. afterall, we are dealing with hundreds if not thousands of tiny fiber encased in something as thin as 0.62mm in diameter.
aside from a handful, most brands (even large ones) get the help of a OEM to make strings for them. we know that (some) Li-Ning strings are made by Ashaway, some Victor strings are made by Gosen, and we do know that, with their many years of expertise, Yonex do manufacture their own strings (at least most of them).
from what we can see being offered by Adidas, it is not possible for them to come up with their own factory, so they must be OEM'ing this to their own design and specifications. but there is always some DNA of the original OEM shown in various aspects. be it the location of manufacturing, the packaging, the technology, or just simply the product lines. can you tell from the above who is manufacturing the strings for Adidas?
there can only be a couple of possibilities.
02-08-2013, 12:02 PM #380
02-08-2013, 12:32 PM #381
Last edited by demolidor; 02-08-2013 at 12:42 PM.
02-08-2013, 12:33 PM #382
02-08-2013, 12:44 PM #383
Here it is: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...36#post1364536
Zymax67 apparently almost 0.74 unstrung (see last post)
Last edited by demolidor; 02-08-2013 at 12:49 PM.
02-08-2013, 01:39 PM #384
i have my digital calipers ready.
02-08-2013, 02:26 PM #385
02-08-2013, 02:27 PM #386
02-08-2013, 02:30 PM #387
force, duoforce, pro are listed as stiff.
tour is listed at medium with a weight of 86g and bp of 290mm.
i only have the adipower pro on hand. it'd be interesting to test the rest as well to see how they all compare.
02-08-2013, 03:32 PM #388
On a side note off topic: That leads to a recent article from BWF talking about recent gains in commercialization of the sport. http://bwfbadminton.org/news_item.aspx?id=70576 So hopefully with Adidas as a sponsor, that will bring more attention to the sport and we will be more recognized globally.
02-08-2013, 04:02 PM #389
02-08-2013, 04:10 PM #390
So, au contraire some of the bc expectations (of complete French NT sponsorship), French #1 player Brice Leverdez has switched from Babolat to Wilson. Winning the recent French Nationals with the Recon BLX (possibly 2013 edition) ...
Last edited by demolidor; 02-08-2013 at 04:13 PM.
02-08-2013, 04:16 PM #391
i am hoping that with such a big company getting into badminton the rest of the world will see badminton as more than a backyard sport