User Tag List

Page 147 of 161 FirstFirst ... 47 97 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 LastLast
Results 2,483 to 2,499 of 2736
  1. #2483
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    36
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It seems the change from Pro to DuoForce happened after Korea/Malaysia 2014 (Pro) but before European Team Champs and All England (both DuoForce).

    A fun fact: You can't find Adidas badminton racquets on the Danish adidas site (or anything badminton at all, except a pair of multipurpose indoor shoes). The racquets are sold in Danish internet badminton shops though.

  2. #2484
    Regular Member visor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    9,484
    Mentioned
    114 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Nah, imho he's just using the Duoforce for promotional purposes. When he gets back to the major tourneys I'm sure he'll switch back to APP.

  3. #2485
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    36
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Nah, imho he's just using the Duoforce for promotional purposes. When he gets back to the major tourneys I'm sure he'll switch back to APP.
    If it's for promo only, wouldn't he be using a painted racquet? (I have no idea if that is the case or not).

    Otherwise, consider that he's just won the biggest title of his career (Swiss Open GP Gold) using the DuoForce, so why the heck would he want to switch back, even if he "tested it" for promo only?

    I don't think these players change racquets in the big tournaments just because their marketing department tell them to. In that case, they'll surely just change paint (as in all other pro equipment sports). Painting is nothing new under the sun, it's been around forever in skiing and golf in particular (where a lot of the pros used prototypes/customs).

  4. #2486
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    13,445
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Here are a couple of rumours:

    Lin Dan is testing racquets. He is looking to use AT 700 (or, rather very similar to) which, of course, will be in Adidas colours.

    Another rumour is Li Ning and Adidas tried to outbid each other for Lee Chong Wei sponsorship. Yonex had to raise their sponsorship by "a significant amount" to keep him. I was given some figures but forgot to ask which currency! Duh!

  5. #2487
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    13,445
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Maklike Tier View Post
    Has there been a Chinese player in the history of Chinese players actually 'defect' to another brand, let alone a German one? I still can't see it happening. I mean, it would be awesome for Adidas because I reckon they'd literally double their market penetration overnight, but.....geez.
    Fu Hai Feng and Cai Yun were using Kason for a time but that probably doesn't count.

  6. #2488
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,518
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    I wont buy into LD going with adidas until its irrefutably proven, however Axelsen hasnt been using the adipower in a while, choosing the duoforce instead (which was mentioned only a couple posts ago!).
    adidas' start to the market here is pretty surprising to me as their prices are ranging from high to insane (159 for a bag, 35 for a 15m reel of towel grip? Seriously?).
    I paid US$250 for my Duoforce which i bought in Korea !

    However, i found that Vietnam is selling Adidas at very very good price. How does US$140 for the Adipower Pro sound?

  7. #2489
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Brunei Darussalam
    Posts
    1,673
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Price of badminton racket are very expensive in Korea.

  8. #2490
    Regular Member Maklike Tier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    3,190
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I actually think it's a bit sad that CY and FHF are using LiNing branded rackets now. For my money, Kason were making very interesting and well made rackets for quite a while (TSF500 is an AWESOME racket) before they were bought out or absorbed or whatever. LiNing for me is not really a 'maker' of things at all, but more of a marketing jugganaut whose idea of 'buying' the Chinese team simply involved copying the Yonex rackets they were using previously and calling then their own.

  9. #2491
    Regular Member j4ckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,789
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Maklike Tier View Post
    I actually think it's a bit sad that CY and FHF are using LiNing branded rackets now. For my money, Kason were making very interesting and well made rackets for quite a while (TSF500 is an AWESOME racket) before they were bought out or absorbed or whatever. LiNing for me is not really a 'maker' of things at all, but more of a marketing jugganaut whose idea of 'buying' the Chinese team simply involved copying the Yonex rackets they were using previously and calling then their own.
    Actually, no. With the exception of the N90, which many compared to the AT700, no Li Ning was similar to Yonex rackets. They were heavier and softer, the N50 was only an Arc10-clone in terms of design.

  10. #2492
    Regular Member j4ckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,789
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Fu Hai Feng and Cai Yun were using Kason for a time but that probably doesn't count.
    Nah, doesnt really count when one company is just part of the other, does it?

  11. #2493
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    K.L., Malaysia
    Posts
    165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    May I know what Li Ning racket did Jorgensen use?

  12. #2494
    Regular Member j4ckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,789
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Always used N90 afaik

  13. #2495
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    2,514
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Hi Guys : Any of you know what racket is Qiu ZIhan and Liu Xiao Long use now, Still N90 III and N70 ?

  14. #2496
    Regular Member arfandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    China, Thailand, & Indonesia
    Posts
    610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Other than LCW anyone knows who else use VTZF2 in SS events? (I recalled seeing Carsten/Boe used VTZF2 in India Open, but anyone has any idea which version 3U or 4U they used? Carsten used arcFB in few previous tournaments, which both rackets are totally different specs) I have not seen any Japanese players nor Malaysian doubles use VTZF2 yet.

  15. #2497
    Regular Member Ch1k0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    815
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Kenichi Hayakawa, Chris Adcock and Intanon use the ZF II iirc.

  16. #2498
    Regular Member Renmazuo27's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    562
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ch1k0 View Post
    Kenichi Hayakawa, Chris Adcock and Intanon use the ZF II iirc.
    I thought Hayakawa had just switched to the Mizuno Caliber 800?

  17. #2499
    Regular Member Ch1k0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    815
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Oh snap I always mix up the two of them -.- My bad. I meant Hiroyuki Endo

Similar Threads

  1. Professional Players going Professional
    By chris-ccc in forum Professional Players
    Replies: 58
    : 09-30-2013, 08:04 PM
  2. --> Pictures of professional players
    By KB@TB Em in forum Professional Players
    Replies: 4
    : 04-05-2012, 11:59 PM
  3. Heights of professional players
    By Javalina in forum Professional Players
    Replies: 34
    : 11-01-2006, 10:46 AM
  4. Professional players and their racquets
    By quik_silver in forum Badminton Rackets / Equipment
    Replies: 0
    : 07-05-2005, 06:46 PM
  5. Ex-professional players and jobs
    By HoNgHoNg in forum Professional Players
    Replies: 92
    : 04-25-2005, 01:08 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •