Re: Tennis Thread
I play Wilson W6 Wild Crimson. Interesting story about that racquet. It's basically a version of their N Code Series. One of their marketing guys got an idea to spiff up the looks and try to market it as a 'Women's racquet'. Well, the racquet came out looking great but everyone knows that there is no such thing as a 'women's racquet and a 'men's racquet. It bombed, big time.
I had just bought an 'N Code' @ about $150.00, IIRC and I got an e-mail from the pro shop at the San Diego Tennis Club claiming that Wilson was liquidating all of these 'womwn's racquets' and that they had bought the entire stock. They were offering them for , I think $80.00. But! the $80.00 covered the sales tax, cost of the stringing (as well as your choice of a number of types of strings strung at whatever tension you wanted, plus free ground UPS shipping. Seemed like a deal to me so since I knew the Wilson rep in L.A. County so I called him up and asked him if this was a legitimate deal. He said, Yes, the story is true and it's a terrific racquet, so, I ordered two. San Diego is only about 75 miles from Newport Beach and the 2nd day after I placed the order they were at my door. Played with them that weekend and loved the racquet and got a lots of compliments on the looks by a number of players. So, on Monday I tried to order 2 more. Unfortunately, they e-mailed back that they had sold out the entire stock in about 5 days. (Supposedly the stock had been 50,000 frames.) Really regret not originally ordering 4-6 of these frames at that price. But, ya just never know.
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