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Irritating logo on the net

uNIVERSE mAN
02-12-2009, 08:54 PM
Anyone know anything about this? I saw this at the Brazil Open as well as ABN AMRO, surely the players wouldn't vote for an eye sore like that. I can't stand it.

Yves.
02-12-2009, 09:03 PM
What do you mean exactly?

maconick
02-12-2009, 09:05 PM
yer seems to be at all tournaments from now on

JMG
02-12-2009, 09:56 PM
Yes, it was tested and started in Heilbronn & Carson and they want to do this in all ATP tournaments.

Yves.
02-12-2009, 10:00 PM
Yes, it was tested and started in Heilbronn & Carson and they want to do this in all ATP tournaments.

Oh, in the net :o

docking34
02-13-2009, 12:09 AM
god that logo is ugly to look at. rubbish.

Voo de Mar
02-13-2009, 12:10 AM
Yeah, very wrong idea with the logo. I think it's even more distrubing for the players because they see reversal letters from the one side of the net :o

Laba
02-13-2009, 01:02 AM
It's useless.

smitty8
02-13-2009, 01:21 AM
It's ugly and distracting.

Ilovetheblues_86
02-13-2009, 01:33 AM
I don´t find distracting at all.

Nathalia
02-13-2009, 01:42 AM
First it was the "what a beautiful view from the spaceship" new look of the ATP website. Got used to it.
Now this huge, useless, annoying logo on the net. The carnival of bad taste continues.

GugaF1
02-13-2009, 02:02 AM
You guys need to get out more....lol...

Xristos
02-13-2009, 04:49 AM
I agree. It is very annoying.

HattonWBA
02-13-2009, 07:13 AM
Who cares it is just a net

sammy01
02-13-2009, 08:35 AM
im so retarded i thought it was superimpossed like the score on the screen lol, it really is a waste of time and ugly to see.

ORGASMATRON
02-13-2009, 10:53 AM
I saw it at Joburg too it was annoying.

Venle
02-13-2009, 04:28 PM
I watched Zagreb last week and today Brazil Open.

It really, really annoys me, the logo. And probably the players too! I think they should have a word on that.

I miss the basic, "classic net" :o

GlennMirnyi
02-13-2009, 05:18 PM
You guys need to get out more....lol...

And you need to stop fanboying the ATP and take your head off their a**es.

kalisita
02-13-2009, 06:47 PM
I watched Zagreb last week and today Brazil Open.

It really, really annoys me, the logo. And probably the players too! I think they should have a word on that.

I miss the basic, "classic net" :o

I believe that Federer and Nadal tested the net out at either IW or Miami and that neither of them were fond of it. But, I don't think it really matters to the ATP if the players like it or not. :shrug:

I miss the basic net too. :sad: Im sure I'll get used to this, but it can be annoying. It's not too bad for this week's tournaments, but last week in Zagreb it was really distracting since the color of the court really caused the logo to stand out. I found my eyes drawn to it.

MrExcel
02-13-2009, 07:52 PM
Yeah, very wrong idea with the logo. I think it's even more distrubing for the players because they see reversal letters from the one side of the net :o

Unless I'm going mad, from the reverse side it looks exactly the same! I'm not sure how they've done it, as the net around the letters (and the letters themselves) are see through. But when you see a reverse camera angle it looks the same as from the front. Anyone else noticed that?

trixtah
02-13-2009, 08:28 PM
pics or it didn't happen

decrepitude
02-13-2009, 08:44 PM
Unless I'm going mad, from the reverse side it looks exactly the same! I'm not sure how they've done it, as the net around the letters (and the letters themselves) are see through. But when you see a reverse camera angle it looks the same as from the front. Anyone else noticed that?

I must say I had the same impression, but it seems impossible!

MrExcel
02-13-2009, 09:08 PM
pics or it didn't happen

Are you referring to my post?

I had a quick look but its difficult to find a good pic of each end which includes the net and where you can actually tell the difference between each end!

If anyone finds a couple though please post them as it does seem impossible!

federernadalfan
02-13-2009, 09:32 PM
they should get rid of it for sure

Saumon
02-13-2009, 09:48 PM
I must say I had the same impression, but it seems impossible!

Right after I read MrExcel's post, I checked during a replay and it's indeed possible to read it on both sides.

MrExcel
02-13-2009, 10:05 PM
Right after I read MrExcel's post, I checked during a replay and it's indeed possible to read it on both sides.

That's definately how it is, but how! The net and letters on it are see-through, so how don't we see the other letters on the other side?

tangerine_dream
02-13-2009, 10:16 PM
Too damn distracting.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/Tennis-Art/RODDICK%20Andy/3268412067_245d5eb80c.jpg

decrepitude
02-13-2009, 10:39 PM
It is there, I suppose? Not just superimposed by the cameras? Come on, those of you who have been to a tournament live, let us into the secret!

star
02-13-2009, 10:41 PM
I hate it. And :rolleyes: Do they think we don't know it's an ATP match??? What's the point?

KarlyM
02-13-2009, 10:49 PM
Too damn distracting.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/Tennis-Art/RODDICK%20Andy/3268412067_245d5eb80c.jpg That is distracting. :help: It's not like the ATP is desperate for money and absolutely needs to put a company logo on it. They just put the new tour name on it! :rolleyes: Why don't they put it on the netposts or the back wall? :shrug:

peacechick
02-14-2009, 11:11 AM
It is there, I suppose? Not just superimposed by the cameras? Come on, those of you who have been to a tournament live, let us into the secret!

Yes, it is actually there, nothing to do with the cameras :p
I must say it didn't really bother me while watching :shrug:

Ilovetheblues_86
02-14-2009, 01:30 PM
It may be distracting for the crowd, but not for the players, they don´t look on the net whila playing.

decrepitude
02-14-2009, 01:43 PM
Yes, it is actually there, nothing to do with the cameras :p
I must say it didn't really bother me while watching :shrug:

It doesn't really bother me either, though I would rather it was not there. It looks naff.

But I am really fascinated that it looks exactly the same on both sides! How on earth is it done?

trixtah
02-14-2009, 10:15 PM
Are you referring to my post?

I had a quick look but its difficult to find a good pic of each end which includes the net and where you can actually tell the difference between each end!

If anyone finds a couple though please post them as it does seem impossible!

haha nope, was just too lazy to look for some clearer shots than the ones I saw myself but now that I've seen it in it's entirety, doesn't look that distracting after all

pogotheorist
02-14-2009, 11:38 PM
It doesn't really bother me either, though I would rather it was not there. It looks naff.

But I am really fascinated that it looks exactly the same on both sides! How on earth is it done?
Nothing to it - all they do is paint the strings. Paint is only on one side of the string.

MrExcel
02-15-2009, 12:25 PM
Nothing to it - all they do is paint the strings. Paint is only on one side of the string.

The letters are solid, if you look at the holes in the net there's plastic (or whatever they're made from) there!

Venle
02-15-2009, 12:34 PM
I believe that Federer and Nadal tested the net out at either IW or Miami and that neither of them were fond of it. But, I don't think it really matters to the ATP if the players like it or not. :shrug:

I miss the basic net too. :sad: Im sure I'll get used to this, but it can be annoying. It's not too bad for this week's tournaments, but last week in Zagreb it was really distracting since the color of the court really caused the logo to stand out. I found my eyes drawn to it.

Yeah, it's kinda odd that players' opinions don't matter to them. After all, it's the players that have to stand the new net, not the ATP members :shrug:

Me too :rolleyes: I was thinking all the time "they gotta be kidding me, it's awful!" But they seem to be serious with it :lol: :help:

uNIVERSE mAN
02-15-2009, 01:01 PM
It'd look backwards on the other side of the net, but since the camera is only on the one side that's intended for the tv viewers obviously.

MrExcel
02-15-2009, 01:12 PM
It'd look backwards on the other side of the net, but since the camera is only on the one side that's intended for the tv viewers obviously.

No there's been plenty of reverse camera angles/photos showing it's the same both sides.

peacechick
02-15-2009, 03:37 PM
Yup, I've been there and seen it :p It's perfectly normal on both sides

Yappa
02-15-2009, 04:20 PM
What annoys me even more, is the scoreboard with the big new ATP logo for the Brasil Open. I guess that's supposed to be the new scoreboard for all ATP 250 events? It's way too huge and distracting.

pogotheorist
02-16-2009, 07:48 PM
The letters are solid, if you look at the holes in the net there's plastic (or whatever they're made from) there!
Optical illusion. If it were true, you'd be able to see the shape of the backwards letters on the other side - and there's no hint of it.

MrExcel
02-16-2009, 08:21 PM
Optical illusion. If it were true, you'd be able to see the shape of the backwards letters on the other side - and there's no hint of it.

I see what you mean about the optical illusion thing. If I were allowed to post a Getty Images pic of Murray standing at the net (which I don't think I can?) I think it proves you right :)

peacechick
02-16-2009, 09:05 PM
not murray, not getty, but no solid letters either :D

Henry Chinaski
02-16-2009, 09:10 PM
It looks shit and it's pointless but it's no big deal. It'd be worse if it said Coca Cola or something which I guess is what the ATP is hoping for in the longer term.

uNIVERSE mAN
02-23-2009, 10:46 AM
Is it me, or has the logo been reduced in visibility in the Dubai Championships?

delpiero7
02-23-2009, 10:52 AM
I agree. It's either that or we must have got used to seeing the logo on the net so it doesn't bother as much as before.

MurrayFan1
02-23-2009, 11:23 AM
I like it. I dunno how much I'd notice it if I was playing, surely they look more at the ball as oppossed to the bottom of the net.

uNIVERSE mAN
02-23-2009, 12:16 PM
or maybe it was the angle of the sun, it magically reappeared!