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N90 real or fake?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by jason1975, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. jason1975

    jason1975 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I just bought a n90 from an authorized dealer in NZ. There is something that I am a bit curious about.. As i can see some of the pictures of n90 posted in BC, most people have their serial numbers near the grip. My n90's serial number is near the t joint (that really long serial number), and only KNZ near the grip.. Is it still consider genuine?
     
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    lindanfan321 Regular Member

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    Most probably yes, the new logo of n90 has a serial no. Near the t joint
     
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    yea and recently my friend also bought a new lining logo n90 and it has no serial no. near the t joint, only the KHx near the handle only.. I am really confused about lining products >.<
     
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    my n90 has no serial numbers either....just the letters KHZ near the cone and some scribble on the other side...although im almost 100% sure its legit since i bought it at a national tournament and it came with all the papers from li ning

    is there supposed to be a serial number?
     
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    yea its the same for my friend's one.. he also bought it from a reliable source.. From what I get in this forum.. some of other people's li ning racquet also doesnt have the serial number either..
     
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    The Li Ning rackets produced from the year 2010 onwards have the K** letters engraved near the cone. This is different from the products manufactured in 2009 where there are numbers engraved near the cone. My Li Ning N90 has numbers engraved near the cone while my N50ii has KHZ engraved near the cone. Both are genuine. So don't worry, they should be genuine.
     
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    If i am not mistaken, someone mentioned in this forum that fake N90 have more grommets than the original. Original N90 1st gen has 72 grommets while the fake has more than 72, probably 74 or 76.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, that is correct, Licin
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    last night i play with N90 1st gen, i do not notice the shaft code nor K** code, but i do count grommets on the N90. Yes, it has 72 grommets. It is quite heavy head as well, with the weight distributed to the head & T-Joint area.
     
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    If you want to confirm whether it's genuine or not, I'll need non blurry pictures of:

    -buttcap
    -t-joint "LI NING"
    -inner frame logo at the T-joint
    -12 o'clock PCF Reinforcing Technology
    -General shot of the gromets

    Let's start with that~ And please use macro mode no flash!
     
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    However, fakes can have 72 grommets too, it is just a matter of drilling a hole and putting them inside. So I don't suggest confirming your racket is genuine after you count your grommets.
     
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    From the main warehouse of the Li Ning is genuine,Now N90II:AYPF002 and AYPE016.Price:$300
     

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