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Will you buy Nike equipment/apparel this year?
Yes, because I'm a fan of Rory. If it's good for him, it's good for me
3%
 3% [ 3 ]
Yes, because their product line are looking good this year
7%
 7% [ 6 ]
Yes, I've always been a Nike golf user
7%
 7% [ 6 ]
No, I'm not a fan of Rory. I'll stick with my favorite tour players' clubs
2%
 2% [ 2 ]
No, I don't care what Rory or tour pros plays. Won't affect me.
48%
 48% [ 43 ]
No, I don't like Nike's products this year
2%
 2% [ 2 ]
No, I don't like Nike. Period.
17%
 17% [ 15 ]
Maybe, I need to check out Nike's line first
14%
 14% [ 13 ]
Total Votes : 90
 

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pushslice
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PostSubject: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:47 am

So Rory's going to Nike is the biggest news of the day...Nike was rumored to pay a whole lot of money to have him. Couple of smaller names like Watney and Stanley and N Seung Yul have moved to Nike camp as well.

I am curious if all these big signings will affect our selections of golf equipment and apparel. Will paying tons of money for big names drive the sales?

Appreciate your vote and thoughts

thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:52 am

I won't be affected by defection, play only what I like or can afford!

But this year might be changing driver.
So interested in the Covert VRS Tour driver, but it's only consideration.
Looking at 913,Fit Xtreme and maybe TM RBZ Stage 2 too!

Key consideration is bang for bucks! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:57 am


Me wont change anything too.... Am already struggling with all the changes.. Sad

But I hope Rory will bring out some better designed and quality golf shoes... Addidas, FJ and perhaps Puma are miles ahead of Nike in this product line..

cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:59 am

Driver is really the only thing I would look into. Would like to give it a go.
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:09 pm

@chien, good points on the shoes. Its ironic that theyre first and foremost, a sport shoe company. I owned two nike shoes and they were inferior to the FJs.
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:11 pm

Thanks pushslice.

The results from this poll will be very interesting for understanding the pull factors that entice consumers, or more specifically, the golfing consumer to part with their golf budget each year.

Will Nike be able to take a large chunk of marketshare from the leaders? Their line this year looks really slick.

My guess is Nike will take marketshare this year, but not enough to challenge the incumbents. Over time things will change though, and they do have Rory for a long time don't they? Like a Star @ heaven
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:18 pm

No way! Period!
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Definitely not. Nike has still some way to go in terms of their equipment. They should have put all that money into bettering their equipment.
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:58 pm

Interesting results, seems like the is not much Nike support here
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:03 pm

Interesting results, seems like the is not much Nike support here
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:03 pm

pushslice wrote:
@chien, good points on the shoes. Its ironic that theyre first and foremost, a sport shoe company. I owned two nike shoes and they were inferior to the FJs.

Can't agree more!
Have used Nike foot wear before and honestly they are not up to mark compared with the other leading brands.

After the Nike experience, I would prefer Adidas or FJ

I always tell my friends that only Tiger can use Nike clubs, cuz he can do without any help!
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:30 pm

Definitely not. Evil or Very Mad

Am in Nike Golf camp since pickup golf.

But have to agree that Nike need to create something more special for Rory.
Just like Orange Cobra Smiley for Rickie, Pink Ping Golf for Bubba...
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:36 pm

They did Vr for Tiger....maybe some type of Victory green line for Rory. Maybe that occurs after a few years and he starts to delve into product design like El Tigre'..
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:36 pm

sob wrote:
pushslice wrote:
@chien, good points on the shoes. Its ironic that theyre first and foremost, a sport shoe company. I owned two nike shoes and they were inferior to the FJs.

Can't agree more!
Have used Nike foot wear before and honestly they are not up to mark compared with the other leading brands.

After the Nike experience, I would prefer Adidas or FJ

I always tell my friends that only Tiger can use Nike clubs, cuz he can do without any help!

Nike shoes tend to split at the front/side if one does not wear them for sometime. I have given up on Nike golf shoes but I might revisit the Nike TW13 sneaker like golf shoes.
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:38 pm

kenkong79 wrote:
Definitely not. Evil or Very Mad

Am in Nike Golf camp since pickup golf.

But have to agree that Nike need to create something more special for Rory.
Just like Orange Cobra Smiley for Rickie, Pink Ping Golf for Bubba...

.............. and white Cobra Smiley for Ian Poutler,
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Had the same problem with Nike golf shoes (couple of pairs, not just one pair)

Guess I'm not alone. I even bought the top of the range TW line of shoes, same problem

FJ and Adidas shoes for me anytime.

These pros get a new pair for free. For us mortals, their built quality gotta be better, else it's quite hard to part money for them


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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:12 pm

Nop. I m staying Titleist
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:37 pm

Nope. I like white & have already gone white. Even if Nike does white, I don't like their dog-collar shaft adaptor.
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:12 pm

I don't care what Rory plays. He's a great golfer. The rest is secondary.

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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:21 pm

Only TW! Regardless who Nike signs, TW is the cornerstone of golf.
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:04 pm

Turbo wrote:
sob wrote:
pushslice wrote:
@chien, good points on the shoes. Its ironic that theyre first and foremost, a sport shoe company. I owned two nike shoes and they were inferior to the FJs.

Can't agree more!
Have used Nike foot wear before and honestly they are not up to mark compared with the other leading brands.

After the Nike experience, I would prefer Adidas or FJ

I always tell my friends that only Tiger can use Nike clubs, cuz he can do without any help!

Nike shoes tend to split at the front/side if one does not wear them for sometime. I have given up on Nike golf shoes but I might revisit the Nike TW13 sneaker like golf shoes.

Just to share on this guys...

Nike make their shoes using certain polyurethane foam material.. This material is compressed and wraps around the air bag to form what you call, the mid sole of the shoe. This is also the part which makes you feel bouncy and soft when you pound on the shoes while running...

Most if not all the time, the shoes are shipped and stored in the warehouses here in Singapore, pending orders or delivery...

Sad to say, this mid sole composite is still not the most lasting material to withstand the humidity of our climate.. Together with the temperature of the storage in warehouses, the mid sole has the tendency, though not admitted by the company, to disintegrate over time...

How do I managed this?

I usually buy the latest models, with little chance of the shoes stored over long period in the warehouse.. Also, I don't keep my shoes in shoeboxes, but either in the open or cabinets not directly in the sun..

Hope it helps guys...

Gong Xi Fa Cai !

Hooray
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:19 pm

I still cant believe that he went to nike.
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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:21 pm

Najibapark wrote:
I still cant believe that he went to nike.


he got 250 million reasons to go Nike......

i surely would..... dun need to think


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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:24 pm

Najibapark wrote:
I still cant believe that he went to nike.

US$ 250,000,000 !

Won't you ???!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Will you follow Rory to Nike?   Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:30 pm

I would rather go to what im comfortable with and play the game my best. Its not about money. Its about how well he'll do to make his position steady. I wont just experiment and just crash. #justmyopinion
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