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Different types of the same racket

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Lindanftw, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Lindanftw

    Lindanftw Regular Member

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    I recently tried my friends z slashes, and they feel completely different. They bought them both from the same shop Southport Sports or something and have the same strings! The only difference i can think of was the grip. Anyone know why?? I dont think either of them are fake but the little tags like "CS Carbon Nanotube" are wearing off on one of em.
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    You have to look at the Serial Number and Cone Code on the side of the racket
    to know if it is fake or not
     
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    Different specifications: weight, grip size and racket tension

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    Each brand of manufacturers make different series of rackets. Within each series manufactured, there are different models. And within each model manufactured, there are different specifications: weight, grip size and racket tension.

    Click on this link located at;

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...ion-quot-specifications-of-a-Badminton-racket
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    But you also have to look at the Serial and Cone code
     
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    Lindanftw Regular Member

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    thanks guys but do you think theyre different because of the place they were made in maybe?
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    can you ask your friends if you can look at their rackets and write down the number on the side
    e.g.
    xxxxxxJP = this is made in Japan
    xxxxxxSP = this is made in South Pacific
    xxxxxxUK = United Kingdom

    ^ this are where the racket are bought
     
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    Lindanftw Regular Member

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    Isnt it where the racket was made? They bought them in the same shop.
     
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    But the UK typically only imports a single weight and gripsize. So these Arc Z-Slashes should be the same (if UK coded) ...
     
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    That's where they should be sold (not made; All Z-Slashes are made in Japan). The grip could make difference yes if one has a much fatter grip than the other ... (and the string tension if not factory strung)
     
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    Arc Z-Slashes should be the same (if UK coded)

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    I am surprised that the UK typically only imports a single weight and grip size.
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    http://www.yonex.co.uk/Badminton/Product.aspx?ProdID=689

    It's quite common in Europe actually. Maybe it's a certain volume of each weight/gripsize combo they have to import that limits having a big variety ... Thank god for the internet :D

    http://www.yonex.co.uk/Badminton/Product.aspx?ProdID=418

    3UG3 Arc9's! Good luck ladies ... even here they had the common sense to import (3U)G4.
     
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