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Marcell
May 9th, 2006, 12:27 PM
Wilson announced today that they are launching the new W line racket designed with the help of Venus and Serena. The rackets will hit retailers in July 2006 for $270.

Venus' racket is the "W5 Divine Iris" (White with chocolate and golden swirl inspired by 19th century artist Gustav Klimt).

Serena's racket is the "W3 Gypsy Rose" (Pink and Brown in accents inspired by her style icon Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton).

http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?fun=showarticle&newsid=15262&bannerregion=

esquímaux
May 9th, 2006, 12:42 PM
:tape: :lol:

Andy.
May 9th, 2006, 01:37 PM
Cool thats pretty unique and funky

tenn_ace
May 9th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Bravo Wilson! They are really business geniouses there :banana: :haha: :p

xr6turbo
May 9th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Cool :D

V-MAC
May 9th, 2006, 02:05 PM
unusual names - "gypsy rose" .......ok.

xr6turbo
May 9th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Divine Iris is pretty cool.. Implies some sort of circular object.. Like a racket :)

Lulu.
May 9th, 2006, 02:40 PM
I want to see what Serena's looks like. Sounds pretty cool

Maryamator
May 9th, 2006, 03:02 PM
when we getting pics?

SelesFan70
May 9th, 2006, 03:06 PM
$270? :unsure:

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 03:25 PM
$270? :unsure:
My thoughts exactly. Who does Wilson think will actually spend $270 for ANY tennis racquet, much less the W Line?

volta
May 9th, 2006, 03:40 PM
i wanna see the Rena one :bounce:

xr6turbo
May 9th, 2006, 03:49 PM
when we getting pics?
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/2006_05_03_01/2087.jpg

MisterMan
May 9th, 2006, 03:51 PM
These rackets are special - you only have to use them once a year, they get hurt, then you can retire them to your closet !!

Maryamator
May 9th, 2006, 04:20 PM
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/2006_05_03_01/2087.jpg
oh not bad lol

TomTennis
May 9th, 2006, 04:24 PM
I Love Venus; new raacket, and I would go out and definetly buy it, BUT it is a W-Line, and it would look pretty sad me buying it :lol:

Serena's sounds intriguing! Cant wait to see it!

greenfunkTHREE.
May 9th, 2006, 04:29 PM
marc jacobs and louis vuitton. :confused:

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 04:34 PM
sounds nice

LH2HBH
May 9th, 2006, 04:35 PM
They'll be on sale next year for $99.99

lee station
May 9th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Venus' racket is the "W5 Divine Iris" (White with chocolate and golden swirl inspired by 19th century artist Gustav Klimt).Gustav Klimt, I like that

ys
May 9th, 2006, 05:05 PM
My thoughts exactly. Who does Wilson think will actually spend $270 for ANY tennis racquet, much less the W Line?

You won't buy it? :eek: I hope I can reserve in advance mine, six of each..

lee station
May 9th, 2006, 05:12 PM
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1637/klimt20esteri20balaban0uj.jpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1448/gustavklimtkissthe5ed.jpg

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 05:16 PM
I Love Venus; new raacket, and I would go out and definetly buy it, BUT it is a W-Line, and it would look pretty sad me buying it :lol:

Serena's sounds intriguing! Cant wait to see it!
So you're saying that if that stick didn't have the W Line name on it, you would spend $270 plus sales tax for it? :cuckoo:

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 05:21 PM
They'll be on sale next year for $99.99
You're being optimistic. I think the price will be cut in half by the US Open. I mean, I haven't seen anybody playing with Venus' n4, and it retails for "only" $189.00.

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 05:27 PM
You're being optimistic. I think the price will be cut in half by the US Open. I mean, I haven't seen anybody playing with Venus' n4, and it retails for "only" $189.00.


obviously some people are buying Venus' n4 because Wilson would not be wasting their time with a new more expensive one.

new-york
May 9th, 2006, 05:29 PM
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1637/klimt20esteri20balaban0uj.jpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1448/gustavklimtkissthe5ed.jpg

:worship:

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 05:29 PM
obviously some people are buying Venus' n4 because Wilson would not be wasting their time with a new more expensive one.
Would you spend that much money for a tennis racquet?

Paneru
May 9th, 2006, 05:41 PM
Would you spend that much money for a tennis racquet?

People, with enough money to. ;)

SelesFan70
May 9th, 2006, 05:44 PM
People, with enough money to. ;)

But the average, every day, recreational player can't afford that...I don't understand the marketing behind this at all. :confused:

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 05:50 PM
People, with enough money to. ;)
That's not what I asked. Would YOU spend almost $300 for ONE tennis racquet, regardless of who was endorsing it?

Venus+Serena#1fan
May 9th, 2006, 06:02 PM
I still think it's totally absurd that Serena is using a Wilson with a 3 swing. A 3 has a high power level and is more suited toward an old person with zero power....makes no sense.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 9th, 2006, 06:15 PM
If they start winning tournaments again then the racket will sell like hot cakes :D :bounce:

Paneru
May 9th, 2006, 06:19 PM
That's not what I asked. Would YOU spend almost $300 for ONE tennis racquet, regardless of who was endorsing it?

You asked,

"Who would spend"
not "Why".


If I had the extra money to buy it
and it worked for my game, yes, I would.

Paneru
May 9th, 2006, 06:22 PM
But the average, every day, recreational player can't afford that...I don't understand the marketing behind this at all. :confused:

Then why do(some)the average, everday,
working parent buy their kids $150 basketball snikers and so forth?

If people want something bad enough,
they'll find away to get it.

And it obviously is working because the marketing
technique is still working across the board in all
different sports.

cynicole
May 9th, 2006, 06:26 PM
The name of Serena's racquet makes me think of a the burlesque stripper star Gypsy Rose Lee. (Was that totally intentional?)

Kinky. :o

SelesFan70
May 9th, 2006, 06:33 PM
Then why do(some)the average, everday,
working parent buy their kids $150 basketball snikers and so forth?

If people want something bad enough,
they'll find away to get it.

And it obviously is working because the marketing
technique is still working across the board in all
different sports.

I understand that point...personally, I would NEVER pay that much for shoes...but people do need shoes. Not everyone needs a tennis racket. I'm not faulting them...if they can make money more power to them. :worship:

Yonexforever
May 9th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Wilson has several sticks at that price point.. so do other manufactures.. the bigger question is do they expect any MEN to buy those rackets?

Paneru
May 9th, 2006, 06:48 PM
I understand that point...personally, I would NEVER pay that much for shoes...but people do need shoes. Not everyone needs a tennis racket. I'm not faulting them...if they can make money more power to them. :worship:

I'm with you.


Yet, if someone is out their selling you
will most likely always have someone who
is out there buying.

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 07:08 PM
You asked,

"Who would spend"
not "Why".


If I had the extra money to buy it
and it worked for my game, yes, I would.
No, I asked a particular poster if they would spend $270 on a tennis racquet. Then I asked you the same question, which you answered. Personally, I think anyone who pays retail price for any racquet is a sucker, because if you just wait a few weeks, you could buy the demo model at any pro shop for much less.

Rocketta
May 9th, 2006, 07:12 PM
as always...whatever the girls do it's a problem to some... :tape:

Anyway, all they would have to do is have several signings and I bet lots of people would buy the racket... Not me cause I'm cheap like a mug but other people would. :o

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 07:13 PM
Wilson has several sticks at that price point.. so do other manufactures.. the bigger question is do they expect any MEN to buy those rackets?
Wilson is marketing the W Line as racquets made specifically for women. I'm sure they don't care who buys them, but I've talked to sales clerks at three different pro shops, and they all say they haven't sold any W Line sticks yet.

borisy
May 9th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Wilson announces:

"An inspirational racket for carrying with you, rather than using - inspired by the Williams sisters"

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 07:27 PM
as always...whatever the girls do it's a problem to some... :tape:

Anyway, all they would have to do is have several signings and I bet lots of people would buy the racket... Not me cause I'm cheap like a mug but other people would. :o
It's not about being cheap, Rocketta, it's about being smart. You're making my point for me; no one with any sense is going to pay almost $300 for one tennis racquet, especially without demo-ing it first. There's also another issue at play here: Venus and Serena have been credited with helping to bring tennis out of the country club and making it available to the masses, and now they're endorsing racquets that a large chunk of their fan base can't afford. I'm sure they had nothing to do with setting the retail price, but they're the ones who will get the heat it the sticks don't sell, and I don't see them selling too many at that price.

Rocketta
May 9th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Wilson is marketing the W Line as racquets made specifically for women. I'm sure they don't care who buys them, but I've talked to sales clerks at three different pro shops, and they all say they haven't sold any W Line sticks yet.

maybe Oaklanders are just cheap? :tape: :shrug:

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Wilson announces:

"An inspirational racket for carrying with you, rather than using - inspired by the Williams sisters"
And, what do you inspire borisy? Hate, jealousy, trollery?? :wavey:

Summer Snow
May 9th, 2006, 07:33 PM
My thoughts exactly. Who does Wilson think will actually spend $270 for ANY tennis racquet, much less the W Line?
sometimes i have to wonder if you're a w fan ;) :p

CrossCourt~Rally
May 9th, 2006, 07:33 PM
as always...whatever the girls do it's a problem to some... :tape:

Anyway, all they would have to do is have several signings and I bet lots of people would buy the racket... Not me cause I'm cheap like a mug but other people would. :o

And to some people they can do no wrong...so it all evens out at the end... :lol: ... :wavey:

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 07:33 PM
maybe Oaklanders are just cheap? :tape: :shrug:
:lol:

Rocketta
May 9th, 2006, 07:34 PM
It's not about being cheap, Rocketta, it's about being smart. You're making my point for me; no one with any sense is going to pay almost $300 for one tennis racquet, especially without demo-ing it first. There's also another issue at play here: Venus and Serena have been credited with helping to bring tennis out of the country club and making it available to the masses, and now they're endorsing racquets that a large chunk of their fan base can't afford. I'm sure they had nothing to do with setting the retail price, but they're the ones who will get the heat it the sticks don't sell, and I don't see them selling too many at that price.

No it's cheap....I carry around with me everyday a $300 palm pilot and a $300 ipod both of which I didn't really get to demo before I bought them. It's all about priorities... if getting a racket is what I want to spend my money then I would.

Just because Venus and Serena have brought a different audience to the tennis scene doesn't mean they are limited/pigeon-holed to only endorsing products that the poorer masses can afford....next you'll be saying they should only endorse things black people like because that's who looks up to them? :o :tape:

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Would you spend that much money for a tennis racquet?


Yes, especially as collectors item.

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 07:36 PM
No it's cheap....I carry around with me everyday a $300 palm pilot and a $300 ipod both of which I didn't really get to demo before I bought them. It's all about priorities... if getting a racket is what I want to spend my money then I would.

Just because Venus and Serena have brought a different audience to the tennis scene doesn't mean they are limited/pigeon-holed to only endorsing products that the poorer masses can afford....next you'll be saying they should only endorse things black people like because that's who looks up to them? :o :tape:
:worship:

Rocketta
May 9th, 2006, 07:36 PM
And to some people they can do no wrong...so it all evens out at the end... :lol: ... :wavey:

I haven't met a person yet who thinks they can do no wrong....I think people confuse letting people be who they want to be with approving every choice that person makes. :shrug:

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 07:38 PM
I haven't met a person yet who thinks they can do no wrong....I think people confuse letting people be who they want to be with approving every choice that person makes. :shrug:
:clap2: Girlfriend, you are on a roll today. :yeah:

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 07:48 PM
It's not about being cheap, Rocketta, it's about being smart. You're making my point for me; no one with any sense is going to pay almost $300 for one tennis racquet, especially without demo-ing it first. There's also another issue at play here: Venus and Serena have been credited with helping to bring tennis out of the country club and making it available to the masses, and now they're endorsing racquets that a large chunk of their fan base can't afford. I'm sure they had nothing to do with setting the retail price, but they're the ones who will get the heat it the sticks don't sell, and I don't see them selling too many at that price.


The new racquets are high-end products, there are people who spend that kind of money on racquets, in stores like Target, they do sell tennis racquets endorsed my Venus and Serena for cheap, because I brought my niece one.
It you can't afford or will not buy their racquets someone else will.

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 07:52 PM
Afterall when Venus was seen in Warsaw with the new racquet it was drawing a buzz, so I'm sure Wilson is doing something right.

harloo
May 9th, 2006, 08:02 PM
The new racquets are high-end products, there are people who spend that kind of money on racquets, in stores like Target, they do sell tennis racquets endorsed my Venus and Serena for cheap, because I brought my niece one.
It you can't afford or will not buy their racquets someone else will.


As someone mentioned in this thread the price point is standard procedure in the industry. It would be nice if the sisters joined forces with Wilson and produced a high end affordable racket kind of like Nike did with some of it's basketball stars. However, if people have the money to spend and the desire to have one they will pay the $250.

I usually get my rackets from a big chain store. I'm pretty much cheap but if I really wanted one of these rackets I would pay in a heartbeat. I guess it depends on your mindset where money is concerned. Most in the general public really don't care what the price is if it's something they truly desire.;)

Infiniti2001
May 9th, 2006, 08:08 PM
No it's cheap....I carry around with me everyday a $300 palm pilot and a $300 ipod both of which I didn't really get to demo before I bought them. It's all about priorities... if getting a racket is what I want to spend my money then I would.

Just because Venus and Serena have brought a different audience to the tennis scene doesn't mean they are limited/pigeon-holed to only endorsing products that the poorer masses can afford....next you'll be saying they should only endorse things black people like because that's who looks up to them? :o :tape:

Did someone spike your drink at lunch?? :lol: :worship:

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 08:21 PM
Yes, especially as collectors item.
Well, you're just the sucker--I mean, customer that Wilson is looking for.

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 08:34 PM
The new racquets are high-end products, there are people who spend that kind of money on racquets, in stores like Target, they do sell tennis racquets endorsed my Venus and Serena for cheap, because I brought my niece one.
It you can't afford or will not buy their racquets someone else will.
Like whom, for instance? The racquets sold at Target are made for recreational use, not for serious players. The racquets sold at pro shops, like the W Line, are for serious players, who will demo a racquet before they buy it, no matter who endorses it. Besides, after you buy the stick, you have to buy the strings, and unless you have a stringer at home, you have to pay to have the stick strung, so you're looking at dropping about $350 before you hit one ball, and that's just for ONE racquet. Wilson Sporting Goods is gambling that there are a lot of women players out there with some serious disposable income, and I don't think that's good business on their part.

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Well, you're just the sucker--I mean, customer that Wilson is looking for.
That's mean darrin.

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 08:36 PM
Afterall when Venus was seen in Warsaw with the new racquet it was drawing a buzz, so I'm sure Wilson is doing something right.
Drawing a buzz is one thing, but selling product is another. Will you buy one?

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 08:37 PM
Well, you're just the sucker--I mean, customer that Wilson is looking for.

Well then I'm a sucker :baby: :baby:

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 08:39 PM
That's mean darrin.
Perhaps, De, but you know I'm right. As big a fan as you are, would you spend that much money on one tennis racquet, even if they threw in the strings for free? After all, that's the real issue.

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 08:40 PM
Perhaps, De, but you know I'm right. As big a fan as you are, would you spend that much money on one tennis racquet, even if they threw in the strings for free? After all, that's the real issue.
Probably, but you can't go by me. I've spent more than that on one purse.

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 08:43 PM
darrinbaker00


Wilson knows what they are doing leave it up to them. Like I said there is a market for people who buy $300 tennis racquets. If you can't afford one or refuse to buy one, move on to another thread, becuase there are some people that are going to buy it. If the W line fails, that's Wilson's problem not Mine, yours, or the Williams sisters.

harloo
May 9th, 2006, 08:44 PM
Probably, but you can't go by me. I've spent more than that on one purse.

Ok, how many Coach bags have you purchased?:lol:

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Ok, how many Coach bags have you purchased?:lol:
Uhhhh, just Coach right? :o

MrSerenaWilliams
May 9th, 2006, 08:48 PM
I agree that it is a BIT expensive and the fact that it is W-Line isolates the men from the market. I mean I bought the N4 at retail...well I argued it down to $150. I like it, but the main reason I bought it is because I saw Venus use it and win Wimbledon. If the Williams sisters come back to tennis in similar form to 1999-2003, the racquets should sell fine, because celbrities can endorse products, but WINNERS sell products. Why do you think so many people spend $200+ for leather foot covers (shoes)? Because Michael Jordan has his name on it. I mean as far as I've heard, W Line hasn't been that great anyway, so maybe this is just something to throw in the mix, beause it really seemed like for a while that W-Line was quazi-recreational. It remains to be seen how long they will last @ $270, they should come down to about $200 by the end of the year, and that's reasonable. I would have wished that they made new racquets for men too....nearly all of the high performance racquets that I have used have been WS racquets. HyperCarbon 6.3, Wilson H6, Wilson N4, so....I'm moving on to the N6.2, but I hope they find a way to incorporate their male fans somehow....OH and I agree about Serena having a 3 racquet?!? Are you for real? She has WAY too much power for that thing. Hopefully, they tune this one down for her.

harloo
May 9th, 2006, 08:50 PM
Uhhhh, just Coach right? :o

Douney and Burke, etc. It's time to confess Denise!;) :lol:

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 08:52 PM
Probably, but you can't go by me. I've spent more than that on one purse.
Actually, De, you're a perfect representative of Wilson's customer target for the W Line. Maybe I'm wrong on this, but I just can't see any serious player paying that kind of money, especially when you consider that no serious player buys just one racquet. If you buy three of Venus or Serena's new sticks at full retail price, you're looking at around $1,000 after stringing and sales tax. More power to Wilson if they can get away with it.

MrSerenaWilliams
May 9th, 2006, 08:55 PM
darrinbaker00
Wilson knows what they are doing leave it up to them. Like I said there is a market for people who buy $300 tennis racquets. If you can't afford one or refuse to buy one, move on to another thread, becuase there are some people that are going to buy it. If the W line fails, that's Wilson's problem not Mine, yours, or the Williams sisters.

Thank You! Obviously Wilson (which has been around for a WHILE) isn't run by novices. There must be a market for women who want to spend money on high end racquets or else they wouldn't make a WHOLE spearate divison of racquets! I mean, Wilson just wanted another way to show how much faith they have in the marketing power of the Williams Sisters! Let them deal with the consequences if it fails, because whether or not this idea bombs (which I think it WON'T btw), Wilson, and the Williams sisters, and hopefully you too, will move on!

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 08:58 PM
darrinbaker00


Wilson knows what they are doing leave it up to them. Like I said there is a market for people who buy $300 tennis racquets. If you can't afford one or refuse to buy one, move on to another thread, becuase there are some people that are going to buy it. If the W line fails, that's Wilson's problem not Mine, yours, or the Williams sisters.
Actually, it is the Williams sisters' problem if the racquets don't sell, because their names and faces are being used to sell them.

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 09:02 PM
Actually, it is the Williams sisters' problem if the racquets don't sell, because their names and faces are being used to sell them.

Then let Venus and Serena deal with it.

V-MAC
May 9th, 2006, 09:03 PM
And, what do you inspire borisy? Hate, jealousy, trollery?? :wavey:

heh-heh, good one. ;)

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Then let Venus and Serena deal with it.
How am I stopping them?

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Actually, De, you're a perfect representative of Wilson's customer target for the W Line. Maybe I'm wrong on this, but I just can't see any serious player paying that kind of money, especially when you consider that no serious player buys just one racquet. If you buy three of Venus or Serena's new sticks at full retail price, you're looking at around $1,000 after stringing and sales tax. More power to Wilson if they can get away with it.
Oh, and you're a serious player as a 3.0 and I'm not. :lol:

But, since I'm a perfect representative of Wilson's customer target, that being a middle aged professional woman or homemaker, who plays recreational tennis at the club with a disposable income, I'd say yes. I'd buy it.

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Oh, and you're a serious player as a 3.0 and I'm not. :lol:

But, since I'm a perfect representative of Wilson's customer target, that being a middle aged professional woman or homemaker, who plays recreational tennis at the club with a disposable income, I'd say yes. I'd buy it.
"Serious" and "good" are two different things, De. ;)

If you would buy Venus and/or Serena's W Line stick for $270 retail, good for you, but for the money Wilson is paying Venus and Serena ($1 million each per year before they re-signed in January, which was more than anyone not named Andre Agassi; I would imagine it's even more now), there needs to be a whole lot more women out there like you for them to make money on this.

SAEKeithSerena
May 9th, 2006, 09:46 PM
awesome news!!!

dreamgoddess099
May 9th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Wilson Sporting Goods is gambling that there are a lot of women players out there with some serious disposable income, and I don't think that's good business on their part.At a $289 pricetag they only need a few hundred thousand to buy it (which is totally possible) in order to make a huge profit. That's very smat business. Tons of products are sold for much higher prices and there is no shortage of people buying them. I mean look at all the people who can't afford playstations or xboxes but buy them anyway.

ico4498
May 9th, 2006, 11:11 PM
my kid saved every penny of his allowance to add to the $50 bucks i'd give him so he could get MJ's outrageously overpriced stuff back in the day. folks/suckers do it every day ... Wilson knows more about this than your average tax collector.

what was PT Barnum's line?

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 11:13 PM
"Serious" and "good" are two different things, De. ;)

If you would buy Venus and/or Serena's W Line stick for $270 retail, good for you, but for the money Wilson is paying Venus and Serena ($1 million each per year before they re-signed in January, which was more than anyone not named Andre Agassi; I would imagine it's even more now), there needs to be a whole lot more women out there like you for them to make money on this.
You'd be surprised ;)

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 11:14 PM
You'd be surprised ;)
Apparently so...

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 11:21 PM
Douney and Burke, etc. It's time to confess Denise!;) :lol:
That's Dooney & Burke, if you please. ;) :lol: And, I refuse to say anything else like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Tod's, Burberry, Ferragamo...uhhh on the grounds that it may incriminate me. :tape: :bolt:

Summer Snow
May 9th, 2006, 11:26 PM
How am I stopping them?
How about you just shut your face! :rolleyes: Stop sipping on that hatorade!

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 11:40 PM
How about you just shut your face! :rolleyes: Stop sipping on that hatorade!
How am I hating on the sisters? If anything, I'm hating on Wilson for overpricing their racquets. You need to get your prescription for chill pills refilled.

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 11:41 PM
That's Dooney & Burke, if you please. ;) :lol: And, I refuse to say anything else like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Tod's, Burberry, Ferragamo...uhhh on the grounds that it may incriminate me. :tape: :bolt:
That ship already sailed, De... ;)

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 11:46 PM
That ship already sailed, De... ;)
Really??!! :o

winone23
May 9th, 2006, 11:52 PM
How about you just shut your face! :rolleyes: Stop sipping on that hatorade!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:spit: :spit: :spit: :spit:

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2006, 11:53 PM
Really??!! :o
As long you're not starving or living in the dark to support your handbag habit, it's all good. ;)

Denise4925
May 9th, 2006, 11:55 PM
As long you're not starving or living in the dark to support your handbag habit, it's all good. ;)
Did I mention, there's also this shoe thing. :unsure:

darrinbaker00
May 10th, 2006, 12:04 AM
Did I mention, there's also this shoe thing. :unsure:
There's only one woman I know who doesn't have a shoe thing, and I'm marrying her in two months. ;)

GracefulVenus
May 10th, 2006, 12:20 AM
If it is still the Wilson N' Code 5 I say she should do away with it. I demoed that racquet and I hit long too often (like Venus has been lately). It does create spin, but If you hit the ball flat (like I do on two-handed back hands) FORGET ABOUT IT!! Venus usually hits long on her fore-hands.

jean_genie
May 10th, 2006, 12:30 AM
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1637/klimt20esteri20balaban0uj.jpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1448/gustavklimtkissthe5ed.jpg

The Kiss is one of my favorites.

Kenny
May 10th, 2006, 02:18 AM
Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.. very nice Serena! :)

Kenny
May 10th, 2006, 02:19 AM
I think that racquet is the best racquet Venus has ever had...

BK4ever
May 10th, 2006, 02:30 AM
Some people have nothing to do but whine. $270 is the average price of most high-end rackets. That's what I paid for my last racket. Folks who can afford it will buy it, folks who can't will trek to target and get a pre-strung racket ;)

Rockie..watch out girl...you tongue is like a lightening rod today...had a glass of wine at lunch eh :D

Rocketta
May 10th, 2006, 02:34 AM
Some people have nothing to do but whine. $270 is the average price of most high-end rackets. That's what I paid for my last racket. Folks who can afford it will buy it, folks who can't will trek to target and get a pre-strung racket ;)

Rockie..watch out girl...you tongue is like a lightening rod today...had a glass of wine at lunch eh :D

:lol: I wish, actually I wish I like wine. :p

No, my friend went crazy and said some needless things in an email and made me mad. My apologies everybody. I meant what I said but I didn't have to be so curt. :hatoff:

Summer Snow
May 10th, 2006, 02:50 AM
There's only one woman I know who doesn't have a shoe thing, and I'm marrying her in two months. ;)
:awww: Congratz! :hug:

winone23
May 10th, 2006, 03:01 AM
Some people have nothing to do but whine. $270 is the average price of most high-end rackets. That's what I paid for my last racket. Folks who can afford it will buy it, folks who can't will trek to target and get a pre-strung racket ;)

Rockie..watch out girl...you tongue is like a lightening rod today...had a glass of wine at lunch eh :D

:lol: :lol:

neptuneslims
May 10th, 2006, 10:47 AM
Wasn't Gypsy Rose a stripper???? Interesting choice...

I think it's very cool... it would be great if one day one of the other players came out on court to play Venus, and used the racket V had helped design!

Josh.
May 10th, 2006, 10:56 AM
i dont like em..

esquímaux
May 10th, 2006, 01:24 PM
They'll be on sale next year for $99.99Oooh *DEAD*, but sooo true :lol:

Meesh
May 10th, 2006, 02:37 PM
People will pay for it if it's good. Have you ever seen the equipment issue of Tennis magazine? Good ones are expensive.
I get my racquet at "PLay it again Sports" store... it's for used sports equipment. I'm cheap :lol:
but I do splurge and get my son the expensive ones.. but still the most I've spent was 150.xx