Imo, the mother company wanted a bigger part of the market asap. Although Adidas was selling very well, it was not enough for them. Also, the huge royalty fees.
??? Maybe you’re mistaking different brands for different stores?
Andro had made great process in rubber space. I am big fan of R47 .
Yes, really a giant leap for the mankind But i didnt like the discontinuation of the whole last series. The Andro Rasant Grip were really one of the best. What a low throw, and the ultraspin with that. Could stand in the hall and laugh high with that rubber after an "impossible" retaliation.
Too bad Adidas is not around anymore. The P7 rubber was the best and their blades were really good.
Hmmmm you’d have expected them to pay a lot to sponsor more top players... maybe it was the lack of signature equipment which is a fairly big part for EJs...?
Stiga make badminton equipment too don’t they?
It makes me feel like they’re cheating on table tennis. Like why would any company choose to produce anything other than table tennis equipment?!Absolutely.
The Banda allround, the Waldner off, the Dorada, the Dacota were real bestsellers in our region.
Same goes for the coppa rubbaz before first SKITT and then Donic assimilated them.
They seemed to follow a different strategy. They had Sabine Winter and a couple more signed up though.
Absolutely. But not only that
Lawn mowers, lawn mowing robots, Gardening equipment, but also a lot of winter sports equipment too.
But Stiga is famous for their bad spin.
The blades are awesome, but i have tried 139 rubbers, 24 of them Stiga-rubbers, and i agree with the spin-thing.
Just for fun i i recently visited Revspin, and sorted the 100 best rated rubbers spinwise. Stiga got 1(!) of the 100 rubbers with most spin...But i think Stiga Magna 2 TX have good spin, also the Mantra, and the Genesis 2. But it is far far away from Rasanter, Revolution, Tenergy and so on.
Their clothes doesnt have the same quality either, have Butterfly-shirts played with for 5-7 years, but Stigas shirts and shorts i see often thrown away from the sponsored players after couple of months. Also 2 Medium or Large Stiga-shirts differs with like 5 cm sometimes. The finishing on their blades can also been nasty sometimes, i have get a Rosewood or a Ebenholz where there are two outer plyes in 2 parts, glued, so it builds a little "mountainline" right from top to bottom.
My Rating, 5 best providers of TT-equipment:
Nittaku, Tibhar, Andro, Butterfly, Yasaka
(But as i said i like Stigas blades, and 5 of my 11 blades are Stiga.)