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Please advise: Real or Fake MP100?!?

Discussion in 'Identify Fake Racket (Price/Source/Serial/Photos a' started by Hardogei, May 9, 2007.

  1. Matt

    Matt Regular Member

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    Nope, it's just like any other counterfeit racket. Same giveaways as usual.

    Here is an example of the instant give away. Look at the "3" and "0" for instance - Yonex does not use that kind of font style. Then look at the other numbers.

    Just to confirm that, even thou I do not need to - Look at your own racket (it does not have to be the same model because we're only interested in a certain feature) or look at Optiblue MP100 CD, you will notice the difference easily.
     
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    like i said in the early stages of this thread....the racquet is counterfeit =(
     
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    Wohooo...that means u know less about fake then.Fakes do not look so cheap anymore.Some of them even have the real cone already.Those r classed in different prices as well(in china).The cheapest is about $10 something,with a printed serials,tension limit only up to 22 lbs,and the most expensive is about $30 something,with well laser-engraved serials,better paint job,real cone,better raw materials,can hold up to 26 lbs.All of them were grip wrapped preety nice..
     
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    it is a fake. the serial number font is wrong.
     
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    OK, we got a problem here. These are 2 different racquets (might be 3). Which one are we talking about here? I was still on the first 1 with TW code. The second one might not be the same as 2nd one. The 3rd one has CD code which is different than the 1st one.

    The racquet in 3rd group picture is fake. Which I am worry because it is a CD coded.
     
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    i was refering to the first TW racket.

    why do you think the CD one is fake?
     
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    There is only TW and CD.

    Stop with the non-sense / BS etc... with the random guesses because the CD is genuine.
     
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    i agree, the CD is genuine while the TW is counterfeit.
     
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    I could be wrong.
    1st one the 0 font is different then the real one. Grip is different also. But I do not have a MP100 to verify that. So I did not make a call.
    2nd the shaft ser# is to thick and almost looks like a printed to me. Of all the Yonex I have and pass my hand, none of the laser engraving are so thick. Also, the top of #4 has white ink/paint outside of engraving.
     
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    fake

    BTW, the serial number for the first one (TW coded) is out of sync. For a racket made in 12/07/2005, the serial number should have started with 564*

     
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    Silent,

    The CD was purchased from a Yonex authorized dealer as Optiblue mentioned in one of the threads. It also happends to be the same shop I shop at as well.
     
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    Totally agree. I should not make a quick on the post on the CD coded racquet is a fake. I should rephrase my proir post to I have question on the ser# on the shaft.

    SORRY.
     
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    That's a very good idea - Because it shows who knows their stuff and who does not.
     
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    now now now, Matt. be nice.
     
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    Yeah, I thought it was a fake too, mainly because of the grommets and the shaft serial font. I thought I shouldn't have said anything until better pictures were provided to give more clarity.
     
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    Wow, i have to admit this is the first time I saw a racquet imitating the MP grommets. I know nothing is impossible to imitate but this racquet.. other than the font on serial, everything else looks perfectly neat. I mean.. should they be able to reproduce same fonts (which i dont think is harder than reproducing the grommets) and put in a real legitimate serial code... even the experienced ppl can be fooled. And look at the serial on this MP100, it's really not far from sync.,
     
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    Fumoffuu,

    There was a rumor on the forum supposedly about the perfect counterfeit however, no proof or pictures shown to support that that they exist.

    About the counterfeits, they are most likely not going to spend the time to make it perfect, all they want is to make it close enough to fool the unsuspected. More like counterfeit DVDs and CDs, you do not see them perfect to the genuine article rite?

    About the MP100 which some of us had a laugh offline. The grommets and holes look werid - like someone drilled holes in it or something since they look a bit big ROFL!!
     
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    Hi all..

    In order to help the people who have problems to see a real racket ( don't forget sometimes this is difficult to see because for example in my country they don't sell yonex rackets. Mine I had to buy from France...) I did make some pics of the MP 99, which I think is genuine due the help of Leehsim, Matt and other contributors.
    Sorry for the hand made grip not showing all the parts ;-)

    Enrique

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    now i will make really more attention before buy something on the market lol where do you catch this FR version of mp?
     

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