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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
04-27-2013, 06:29 PM #1106
Having skimmed over it during cutting, seems there's a couple decent rallies and at times you can even discern the racket used (or at least the line, going by color)....
Cutting's done, all that's left is going to Uni after weight training tomorrow and use the insanely fast upload. No way I'm doing this from home
Short summary of the demo day here: most players got there pretty punctually, but of the 25 invited, less than 16 showed. According to the adidas guy, the weakest demo day in numbers, Koeln and Langenfeld had all 25 show up.
As we trickled in alone or in very small groups, there was no official start, we were invited to have a couple warm-up hits with whatever racket we chose, and advised to change around frequently later to get a good idea of the whole line-up.
After roughly 15-20 minutes of warm-up, we were called by the demo day manager, and he held a little speech, encouraging us to have a few games with each other and change rackets after.
I had 4 or 5 games after that, and asked a couple questions in-between (and got asked how I like my adidas shoes ).
After that, we took a couple quick pictures with everyone wearing a gifted adidas cotton shirt (pretty standard cotton shirt, nothing special but decent quality, not too heavy and breathing nicely for cotton) and got a short form where we could rate our favorite racket, having a chance to win one (not sure which) if we filled it out with name&e-mail.
Then it was back to hitting shuttles - that's when I started filming (having asked for permission). Depending on what you still wanted or could do, that meant games or just relaxed hitting.
Had a minor scare when one guy twisted his ankle, but it appeared to be a minor injury, not a torn ligament or worse.
When hitting started to fade out, we quickly packed things up - all in all about 2, maybe 2.5 hours. Doesn't seem so long, but as there was no real training or serious matches, it was quite enough to get a good impression.
Personally, I would've liked to play a bit longer and also have a decent doubles match (with one of the adidas guys included, we would've had 4 guys of roughly similar abilities, I think), but you can't have it all, can you?
And because I'm mean, here's a (very small) teaser
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04-28-2013, 01:29 AM #1107
Here is my theory, both of them(adipower Pro and Tour) are basically made of the same material. But as for Tour, the weight is lighter than the Pro and the balance of Tour is even. Theoretically speaking, Tour will be more likely better in double if you are comparing between Pro and Tour.
04-28-2013, 01:55 AM #1108
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04-28-2013, 12:31 PM #1110
04-28-2013, 05:15 PM #1111
Jackie, whatever you do, do NOT quit your day job to become a film maker.
04-28-2013, 05:30 PM #1112
Haha, yeah, the editing program is really not so great - if you refer to the less than fluid transitions. If you're referring to the fact that I haven't really edited any further than cutting out useless parts - that's precisely because I have absolutely no ambition in the field of film making
Seriously, just forcing myself to cut this kinda stuff is actually a considerable effort on my part
It was powered by my selfless desire to show you what these demo days are like, of course
04-28-2013, 08:22 PM #1113
I finally got my greedy hands on some adidas racquets. Had to literally go to Korea! Lol
BTW MBS in HK will be an adidas retailer. The paperwork is signed. Check with them in a couple of weeks for stocks.
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04-29-2013, 07:28 AM #1120
04-29-2013, 07:28 AM #1121
Distributor != retailer....distributor basically buys all the stuff from the company, then sells it to retailers (if I'm not mistaken). As that involves quite a few stores that need to be stocked, it's more money than a single retailer can actually afford...
On a side note, it seems the German distributors will try to get some stuff out earlier than planned - demand was/is unexpectedly high, so they'll try and get the first items to some retailers around the end of May/start of June, broadening the range as quickly as possible and have the full planned range of items available in July/August.
Shoes are highest in demand apparently, and will be amongst the first available items, while the rackets will probably only include some mid-range models at first. Exciting times though - a couple of weeks, and the first Germans will start running around with adidas gear!
04-29-2013, 08:58 AM #1122
Yes, distributors are pretty much ambassadors for the brand in their country.
It involves doing the marketing for the whole country, finding retailers and ordering enough stuff for all the stores in the country, for the year. Usually they can only order a few times per year, and the orders need to contain huge quantities of everything to supply for the whole country.
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