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!

Yonex ArcSaber 10, Fake or Not? [PiCS]

Discussion in 'Identify Fake Racket (Price/Source/Serial/Photos a' started by Badmint, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Badmint

    Badmint New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    marks
    Since my last racket broke and I started searching for a new one, I somehow managed to find my way to this one sell&buy site in my country. A person who has thousands of positive feedbacks given is selling a Yonex ArcSaber 10 for 80€ [EUROs], which in dollars is 107 USD. Im wondering, can this racket be a fake one? I searched multiple pictures of fake rackets from the internet and followed guides to spot a fake racket. Judging by the pictures, it looks real and legit.

    These are the pictures:

    A1.jpg

    A2.jpg

    A3.jpg

    A4.jpg

    A5.jpg

    A6.jpg

    It does look legit, doesnt it?

    Im just wondering whether the bag looks totally legit and the paper thing on the racket. I couldnt really find SO MANY matching pictures, many arcsabers had that different bag and paper on them before taking it off from the racket.

    So whats your opinion guys?


    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. kwun

    kwun Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    39,269
    Likes Received:
    540
    Occupation:
    BC Janitor
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    fake.

    too cheap for a JP racket.
     
  3. Thom_bad

    Thom_bad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,511
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Canada
  4. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    10,557
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    @Hollanti
    A "JP" racquet doesn't have JP on the shaft. Secondly a JP racquet doesn't come with the ArcSaber bag but a universal black soft cloth bag:
    And thirdly the letter O on the plastic wrap is the wrong font by the looks of it (too round). Interestingly the serial seems plausible again (maybe from Maylam99? There's a reason those auctions are private ;):D)). The font of the black sticker on the plastic wrap is incorrect as well and I don't think the plastic bag is the proper one either ...
     
    #4 demolidor, Sep 22, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  5. Thom_bad

    Thom_bad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,511
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Canada
  6. Badmint

    Badmint New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    marks
    Thanks for the tips guys! This was very useful since I wasnt sure whether it was a fake. I kind of had my own suspicions aswell but I couldnt prove them really.

    great! Now I know that its a fake and Ill start looking for a more expensive one and a legit one.
     
  7. Thom_bad

    Thom_bad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,511
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Canada
    hey....sell it to a newbie guy haha :p:p:p:D
     
  8. cutesam

    cutesam Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    malaysia
    From 3rd picture ... you can see that the YONEX logo is not in the middle of the joint.
     
  9. xxpreoxx

    xxpreoxx Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    i bought a racket and am wondering if it is fake as well
    it had the same packaging over the grip with the bar code.
    as well as the JP ending the cone code
    check for the alignment of the words to the right of the arcsaber 10 logo on the shaft

    hope that helps!

    and how did you upload photos to your post?
     
  10. ryim_

    ryim_ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Capital Market Research
    Location:
    Hong Kong SAR, China
    This is definitely a counterfeit...a few clues (there could be more)
    -JP coded racket...with Chinese product tags...pamphlet etc
    -JP coded racket should come with the cloth bag
    -JP coded rackets do NOT have JP on the shaft
    -font seems off...too much spacing in between each number...could be just the angle
    -the sticker on the handle...the font looks different
    -look at the t-joint, the symbol seems off centered...
     
  11. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,013
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    MIA
    what if the serial code is legitimate? Still a fake racket?
     
  12. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,013
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    MIA
    -JP coded rackets do NOT have JP on the shaft

    then what should supposed to be at the shaft for an original JP racket.. sorry, i'm newbie in JP racket.
     
  13. kwun

    kwun Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    39,269
    Likes Received:
    540
    Occupation:
    BC Janitor
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    nothing. there is no extra writing on the shaft.

    only SP and CH rackets have extra "SP" and "CH".
     
  14. kwun

    kwun Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    39,269
    Likes Received:
    540
    Occupation:
    BC Janitor
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    those are just check items. even if it passes all check, it can still be a fake. but if it fails one, then it is for sure a fake.

    a $107 ARC10 is a bit on the high side, but still too low.
     
  15. maa2003

    maa2003 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,696
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    JP coded has a special code as like "S" on the cone ....
     
  16. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand, New Z
    Just to clarify, it's on the gripsize/weight sticker, on the cone. It's called the "SG" mark (it has nothing to do with Singapore though)
     
  17. ryim_

    ryim_ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Capital Market Research
    Location:
    Hong Kong SAR, China
    Always thought that one day, counterfeit rackets would come with serial/date codes that actually make sense. Like the others have said...having a legitimate serial/date code only means that its passed 1 of the many indicators for genuine rackets.
     
  18. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    10,557
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    @Hollanti
    Check it out! Fake GR code with plausible digits. Oh wait, nope would've failed the check but still only two days off. Other than the obvious flaws ...
     

    Attached Files:

    #18 demolidor, Nov 24, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  19. eleehl

    eleehl New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    Quick sign that it's fake is to check the weight sticker....if it's not a sticker (ie. inscribed), it's fake. I've owned many Yonex racquets and never came across one with inscribed weight and tension strength on the racquet. Don't get me wrong... doesn't mean it's real if it's stickered!
     
  20. ryim_

    ryim_ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Capital Market Research
    Location:
    Hong Kong SAR, China
    it doesn't mean its counterfeit either...it depends when the racket was manufactured.
     

Share This Page