Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings?

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  1. mongoose

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    Do you use stencil ink or marker pen and paint the brand of your racket (eg yy) on your strings? I tried it before on my Proace and Yonex rackets. But after a while, I decided that since Yonex and Proace did not pay me to use their rackets, why should I advertise for them for free! : ) I actually printed out the logos from Yonex and Proace websites (after resizing them) and make stencils using cardboard. It was great fun anyway.
     
  2. Sum

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    Re: Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings

    So, why do you not design your own and make it individually ?
     
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    Re: Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings

    Compare this to professional photographers: they often cover the manufacturers logo with black tape. They don't want to promote the manufacturer, which I find a very sound thought. I mean, why should we?

    I always feel a bit uncomfortable when I play with a new racquet that has the logo painted on the strings.
     
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    Re: Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings

    You're right Sum, I know a buddy of mine, who did his initials.
    Then spray painted them on???
    Anyway... it looked really cool.
    I've even seen someone do a happy face logo in different colors on their strings!!!!

    :) :( :eek: :D ;) :cool: :p :? :X B)
     
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    Re: Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings

    Why is that Mag?
    Is it like a psychological thing?
    Or just you don't want to help out the company, because they aren't paying you to advertise for them?
    I know when I advertised for them here like that, they probably generated some of the highest sales in the city that they've seen in a very long time.
    Especially from my school alone, waaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day.
    at least 48 people bought a new racquet same brand, because they were interested in mine... their thinking was "wow! if I get a racquet like his, I'll be just as good!!"
    Which we all know is a total load of BS... but hey, anything to help promote the sport.

    :) :( :eek: :D ;) :cool: :p :? :X B)
     
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    yeah and a classmate of mine sprayed on the school initials and has been trying to talk the rest of us into doing the smae thing.
     
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    Re: Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings

    Mmm... yeah, well, I guess I'm not particularly fond of the idea of the consumer as a walking advertising space.
     
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    what about your shoes and clothes??? They all have the brand name on it.......
     
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    Re: Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings

    Used to... :p

    But then again, I'm no longer on their payroll B)
     
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    Re: Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings

    Well, what I can remove I will remove. It's as simple as that :)
     
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    haha... should try to tape over the letters, and write something else...
     
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    no way! Are you kidding? remove al that you can remove?

    hmmm..... I don't mind if a brand name can be seen. I'm not a pro so I don't get paid for it, so I don't care. Just play!! ;)
     
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    Re: Do you paint racket brand logo on your strings

    "Badminton Central".


    B)
     
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    hi all, does anybody know how you can remove stencil ink from racquet strings then - i'm using Ashaway Flex 21, te guy who strings them puts his logo on them- but it looks like he's used sooooo much that the strings stick when they get moved - so i'm having to move them back almost every rally.

    any hints?

    ps - from what i remember you can't use white spirit - dries the string out apparnently and makes it brittle...

    cheers

    Neil
     
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    If I use metallic paint, does this affect the durability of the strings?


    I think putting smiley face on a string would look good. lol
     
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    :)

    my friend has the smiley face. its way cooler than the yy or any other corporate logo on the string... especially when u see him preparing to recieve service, and the smiley just cant be missed. made my laugh out loud the first time i actually saw it on court.

    :)
     
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    I always thought about getting a custom logo to paint on my strings. Maybe something like Pacman or something :p
     
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    i've seen a smily face....and it isn't all that....maybe a smiley face on one side and an angry face on the other?
     
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    Wondering where can I get the ink in US. My Cab30ms comes with the logo pad, all I need is the ink (red, i guess).

    I know there's a kit being sold in badmintonalley, but $6? I don't want to spend too much, especially i have the logo. :(
     
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    use those spray paints. like graphiti pain. it works, but make sure dont pain on the frame cuz it wont ever come off. unless u scrubb and scrubb until all the pain got scrubbed off.

    or even easier, use a permanent marker!!!
    I'm trying to make a rainbow pattern on my old raquet strings. pretty raquet for a pretty good player ;)
     

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