Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Li Ning N50 (Broken) Fake or Real ?!

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by Mesmy, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Mesmy

    Mesmy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Study
    Location:
    Quebec
    Here's my story, i purchased three rackets from li-ning like 6 months ago.

    I just started playing with my n50 three months ago, so it's about 75~ hours of play.

    I was playing simple praticing technique and jump smashing a lot then my racket broke when I was in the air doing my swing, the grip stayed in my hand and the shaft and the head flew and smashed on the floor.

    I don't know what to think right now, I checked the serial number and it's a true li-ning racket.

    Do I have a guarantee or something ? Is the racket even repairable ?

    Thanks







    IMG_0501.jpg IMG_0502.jpg IMG_0503.jpg IMG_0500.jpg
     
  2. faiyazk

    faiyazk Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC
    holy! shouldnt you contact the company you bought them from , or li ning themselves about this?
     
  3. CanucksDynasty

    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Working to pay for badminton stuff
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Umm...I can't tell from the pic but...does the shaft extend all the way to the base of the handle? From the 3rd pic (close up of the handle)...it doesn't look like it does. I'm inclined to think it's a fake if it doesn't. Not sure if it is supposed to but I would think it should.

    Which shop did you buy it from?
     
  4. johnv

    johnv Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Wow, I saw failure in a red Li Ning racket in KL about a month ago (late dec 2011) which looked just like this. Didnt pay attention to the model at the time, just that it was Li Ning.

    The wooden grip snapped open and there was no rod inside. I remember thinking at the time it was strange that there was no central rod extending nearer to the butt.

    At the time it was laughed off with clone/cheap jokes despite the owner inisisting it was neither.

    At least Li Ning QC department should be interested in these failures.
     
  5. Mesmy

    Mesmy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Study
    Location:
    Quebec
    Actually the rod broke too, it was going to at least 1/3 of the wooden grip one part stayed on the top racket as you can see on the picture and the other part of the rod flew i don't know where.

    I buyed it from someone i met on Ebay, the serial is scratchable, but the li-ning site to check if it's genuine or not with the code doesn't work right now.

    I think li-ning is just kicking in north america, so if I have no more feedback i'll have to go see when stores will open in montreal.

    OK, Finally found IT

    Im sure I got fake ones, they look exactly like the real ones, the serial is working, everything looks fine, but my n90 does a little sound when I swing the racket and when I flex it, a sound in the shaft ( the rod that bends the wood so my n90 will break too eventually.. so sad
     
    #5 Mesmy, Feb 1, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  6. vincyboy

    vincyboy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Québec
    Wow I was there when its arrived and i dont even thought that can happened !! I've tried these racket and I am completly satisfied. Before Li-Ning I played with an arcsaber 100 and the Li-ning racket is SOOOO better than the arcsaber 100. So if Its a fake i dont imagine what the feelling is with a real one. Finally, I think that is a real one !
     
  7. CanucksDynasty

    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Working to pay for badminton stuff
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Do you remember what ebay account/person that sold you the Li-ning? So at least the rest of us can avoid future purchases from him/them?
     
  8. Mesmy

    Mesmy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Study
    Location:
    Quebec
    Of course I know it, I messaged him at this subject and sent him the link of this page as a proof, so i'll see what he answers before saying anything wrong. Maybe it's just a poor batch or some **** we'll see.
     
  9. twang338

    twang338 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Marketing
    Location:
    Sunnyvale, CA
    The site to check serial number is http://www.li-ning.com.cn/fwcx/

    Access from outside of China requires a ".cn"
     
  10. dontmakeme

    dontmakeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    vancouver,BC
    Just a tip, don't buy from rackets from ebay. Majority of rackets sold on ebay are fake, do not be persuaded by the low price on the racket. There are rackets that are sold on ebay that have a real price but I suggest not to buy it from ebay. Just buy one at certified shops or online shops. I believe badmintoncentral has a list somewhere with listed certified shops in North America, Europe, and Asia(not sure about Asia). Just in case, DO NOT BE PERSUADED BY THE LOW PRICE.
     
  11. Mesmy

    Mesmy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Study
    Location:
    Quebec
    I just reentered the code and it's genuine, must be some kind of bad batch, i'm really deceived by li-ning.
     
  12. twang338

    twang338 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Marketing
    Location:
    Sunnyvale, CA
    There should be a contact for Li-Ning over in Canada. Maybe you can contact them thru their facebook page and see if you can get some support. http://www.facebook.com/LiNingCanada
     
  13. CanucksDynasty

    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Working to pay for badminton stuff
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    l read somewhere that the code is useless cuz it can be copied (or something like that).
     
  14. johnv

    johnv Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Hong Kong


    hmm, might want to send that idea over to the "post your racquet numbers here list" ... what a goldmine for pirates!

    Imagine that, buyng a fake racket with your own serial number on it.
     
  15. Mesmy

    Mesmy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Study
    Location:
    Quebec
    Thanks, i added the li-ning canada page, but you can't send them any message on the page.

    The code it's probably impossible cause mine never been entered on the website and i scratched it, i even have the bag and the li-ning authencity card.

    Yea, it can certainly work, but they said the last time somebody entered the code was the date I entered it so :p. Nobody could have used this code before me.

    I have just to assume li-ning makes poor quality racket..
     
  16. Mesmy

    Mesmy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Study
    Location:
    Quebec
    Ok, i'm sending the name of the dealer that sold me the rackets on EBAY.

    donyuan47 , he is a fake li-ning seller, so if someone have the name of the thread where the fake sellers are listed, do it !
     
  17. a|extan

    a|extan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Messages:
    810
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    singapore
    A word of caution Be careful when u buy onlineGet from source which u know n trust
     
  18. johnv

    johnv Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Agree! Its too easy to get fakes in real shops already without leaving it to luck online.

    Know your supplier.
     
  19. drew tze en

    drew tze en Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    London
    Have you thrown this racket away ?
    If you still have it you can a handle replacement from mybadmintonstore and take out the broken handle and replace it with the spare handle.
    http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25_29_144&products_id=909

     

Share This Page