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Fake Yonex Armortec 800

Discussion in 'Identify Fake Racket (Price/Source/Serial/Photos a' started by ants, Jun 3, 2004.

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    Details and pics will be up soon. Plus review as well from me.
     
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    Comparison between the Original OF and Fake DE

    See the cone.. and the picture of the PBSI. The fake's shaft is slightly longer than the orginal one.
     

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    The left one is fake..

    See the difference of the grommets.. suprisingly the fake also have the extra grommets on the 10 and 2 oclock.
     

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    Pics of the shaft.. 1st one is fake 2nd one is real.. see if you can spot the difference.. reviews later..
     

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    that is amazing. the real AT800 is just coming out in some countries, and fakes are already in the market. ants, where did you get this fake from?
     
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    Which brings to the next question...
    How can a buyer tell the difference between both ?
     
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    hi ants,

    i thought u mention the pics above are the comparison between original OF and fake DE....but the shafts of both racquets have same color??!!
    anywaz, the fake are catching up real fast, or even surpass Yonex itself...... remember the AT900 :p

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    Well just see the pics, you can already identify the fakes.. see the grommets , the shafts , the seal etc..
     
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    yes, with magnified images. However, most buyers aren't that informed nor bring along magnified glasses when shopping for rackets. I have to admit the fakes are getting better and better comestically.
     
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    The real one.. at the zero in the middle there is green and red. The fake one REd only. If you see the Defence word.. the letter D connects to the dark green.. when the fake the letter D have some space.
     

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    Ants, fake makers aren't consistence as yonex so the differences seen from 1 comparion may not extend to other batches of fakes. We are picking on some really small details here, even I don't know yonex are that consistent either. Remember at one time some said mp 90 and mp99 have slight different shades of yellow?
     
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    more pics. Sticker
     

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    The At800 comes with this bag.. the fake ones comes with the old at700 bag.
     

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    The "FAKE AT800" Review.

    When i first hold it , i already know its a fake.. its too light. Even balanced or head light. When i use it to hit , i felt so much vibration. It was strung with bg66. No power , no stability. I'm sure the OF version of fake will also be the same , just that the color is OF color.


    Kwun : the fake is from one of my friend. based on my source , OF version will come out in maybe 2 or 3 weeks time. DE "original" version is more sellable , so they make the DE fake's first.
     
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    I put both rackets on the table standing , The left one is the REAL. right one is the fake. If you can see the fake silver paint overlapped the original one. Both are AT800.
     

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    This is probably the best indication of the difference. The others are quite minute IMHO.
    Yes the fakes are getting better & it's impossible to tell one form the other thru the naked eye.
    Just got the DE version yesterday - glad to know I have the Genuine version..
    Thanks for the pics.
     
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    no prob , glad to help.
     
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    Geee the fakes are indeed getting better and better. And they are now introducing their products much earlier as before. Ultimately I believe that these fakes would equal the appearance of the original Yonex. The only way by then to differentiate the two would be on performance, which would be hard to gauge especially when the buyer isnt familiar or hasnt tried the original product. Guess the safest bet would be to buy at reputable stores or at authorized Yonex outlets to be safe. Thanks for the info ants :)
     
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    Great pics and comparison Ants! I will try to post pics of my AT800JP. In Japan, the AT800 and even the MPs do not come with any racket bag. They just have a black cloth sack with drawstrings :rolleyes:
     
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    I think all JP rackets come with that black bag. Actually I prefer it to the standard bag. I got so many of those standard badminton bags lieing around. On the other hand, those black bags are very useful. I can slip my rackets into it before placing all of them inside my big bag, thereby avoiding them touching each other and scraping.
     

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