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TheBoiledEgg
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:44 AM
adidas “3 stripes”
From 26 June 2006, the ITF and Grand Slams will consider the adidas “3 stripes” as a manufacturer’s identification and all Chair Umpires and Supervisors are required to ensure that the “3 stripes” are within the new size limitations outlined above. Until 26 June 2006, there is no restriction on adidas “3 stripes” at ITF and Grand Slam events.

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/2006dresscode.asp

tenn_ace
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:56 AM
adidas “3 stripes”
From 26 June 2006, the ITF and Grand Slams will consider the adidas “3 stripes” as a manufacturer’s identification and all Chair Umpires and Supervisors are required to ensure that the “3 stripes” are within the new size limitations outlined above. Until 26 June 2006, there is no restriction on adidas “3 stripes” at ITF and Grand Slam events.

http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/2006dresscode.asp


not sure why you say they will be banned :confused: They just will probably be reduced in size, but that only fair. Nowhere could I find anything about ban and about Wimbledon

Martina2
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:58 AM
The current adidas outfits (Henin, Hingis) havent got that many 3 stripes on anyway.

tenn_ace
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:07 PM
The current adidas outfits (Henin, Hingis) havent got that many 3 stripes on anyway.


but the size also matters. Currenty the size is larger than 4 inches (especially on mens shirts)

Vass22
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:23 PM
In Dubai, next to the court booking desk there was a sign saying something very similar.

The 3 Adidas stripes are NOW considered as sponsor's logo and hence must adhere to the logo size requiremnets. Players should not wear the Adidas 2005 line of clothing, with some exceptions, which i don't remember...


I see it as a fair, but unfortunate move.
I loved the stripes.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:26 PM
not sure why you say they will be banned :confused: They just will probably be reduced in size, but that only fair. Nowhere could I find anything about ban and about Wimbledon


start date is June 26, when Wimbledon starts.

komorli
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:21 PM
That's kinda dumb because the 3 stripe has always defined "adidas" :shrug:

TeaMMashA
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:26 PM
the dress code at Wimbledon is way too strict!

starr
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:30 PM
This is due to Nike's vociferious complaing about Adidas because they think the three stripes are the same as the Nike swoop and are pissed that Adidas gets to include three stripes as part of their design element on costumes when Nike can't.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:33 PM
the dress code at Wimbledon is way too strict!

the new rules have nothing to do with Wimbledon
but will ve standarised across all the slams and ITF comps.

We dont wanna see Nadal and his hideous shirt like last yr :rolleyes: :o

wally1
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:36 PM
the dress code at Wimbledon is way too strict!This is an ITF decision that will affect all Grand Slams, not Wimbledon alone...

PamShriverRockz
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:48 PM
but the size also matters. Currenty the size is larger than 4 inches

*teehee* ;)

Seriously, I'm not that surprised. Wimbledon *loves* being ridiculously strict.

Ryan
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:41 PM
This is due to Nike's vociferious complaing about Adidas because they think the three stripes are the same as the Nike swoop and are pissed that Adidas gets to include three stripes as part of their design element on costumes when Nike can't.


Well when you're logo is a 'swoop' then it's your own fault, and you can't complain. :tape:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:45 PM
What the hell is wrong with Wimbledon?! Stupidest idea ever

Carmen Mairena
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Oh well. :o

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:54 PM
How stupid :rolleyes:

wally1
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:55 PM
What the hell is wrong with Wimbledon?! Stupidest idea everJust once more, this is a decision made by the ITF NOT WIMBLEDON!

tenn_ace
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:58 PM
start date is June 26, when Wimbledon starts.


still, the thread name is misleading... nobody is talking about a ban, let alone Wimbledon

smiler
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:05 PM
I guess it's only fair that adidas must stick to the same rules as everyone else. I don't really understand why the need for strong rules about logo's like this, i mean surely sponsorship only brings more money into the sport and companies would pay more to have their logo bigger? Just a thought. I don't really see how a logo can detract from the sport but hey.

clonesheep
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:57 PM
This is all very dumb. I say let the players wear whatever they want, or nothing at all if they wish!

Kimmi
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:00 PM
I'm sure I read somewhere that the rules on logo size had been changed to allow the three-stripes? I dunno, maybe I was tripping.

Seems pretty pathetic if you ask me.

cartmancop
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:45 PM
The bitching by Nike, etc. about this issue has gone on for long enough... Does it really matter how big the advertisements are on their clothes.. Some players can wear revealing outfits, etc but they're more concerned with how big the nike swoosh or 3 stripes are... Remember when NIKE had Nadal wear that shirt with the HUGE swoosh on it? That was hilarious... I think they should let the players come out dressed as billboards with huge labels, like milliondollarhomepage.com if they wish... :)

A'DAM
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:52 PM
Stupid...

Alicia Rocks
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:57 PM
Ridiculous :retard:

thomas.chung
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:17 PM
You know, if they can't bring the 3-stripes back, bring the Adidas Original logo back! That's what people recognize Adidas as nowadays, more of a fashion company then a sporting company, further more, I think the current Adidas logo is kind of dull, the Original logo is very classy. And there is always this talk about Nike being aggressive on the tennis fashion end with all the dresses, maybe Adidas could release a line of Original tennis series like they did with the Stella Macartney x Adidas with Maria (not the other Maria) during the AO. If I were the president of Adidas, I will make the Original team desing a line of tennis outfit.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:34 PM
:yawn:

Reuchlin
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:39 PM
I think that in the "spirit of" the logo rule the three stripes should be allowed.
I think the rule is there to keep players from looking like walking billboards-- three stripes does not = billboard.

Reuchlin
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Anyways...players should be able to wear whatever they want.

Reuchlin
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:48 PM
Anyways...players should be able to wear whatever they want.

Havok
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:16 AM
Good. I always HATED those huge 3 stripes Adidas always plastered on all their tennis outfits lately. I miss the Hingis/Korunikova days where they almost never had those 3 huge stripes, but the actual Adidas little logo somewhere on their shirt/skirt and it wasn't so noticeable.

Prizeidiot
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:11 AM
It's all because of the Nike complaint last year, with Nadal wearing the giant swoosh on his back.

borisy
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:14 AM
I could make a dress with three stripes and adidas wouldn't be able to sue me so it's not exactly a logo.

rhz
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:15 AM
It's all because of the Nike complaint last year, with Nadal wearing the giant swoosh on his back.

They also had Myskina wore a huge nike logo as well!

Meteor Shower
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:59 AM
I think its not stupid at all, it is right.. and I think in some places it was banned already from the start of the year.