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Yonex Authenticator

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by michael23, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. michael23

    michael23 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    Saw this interesting Yonex Authenticator in an eBay ad for a racquet. Never knew they existed. Not that I need it, but where can I get one?

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    i have seen it. but i think they don't sell to consumers.

    the way it works is that when viewing the hologram sticker, it will appear clear through one window, and black through the other window.
     
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    Yonex only give it to the retailers when restringing rackets and etc
     
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    get a polarized lens and see your self. But we don't even see it in US.
     
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    can Yonex Authenticator mistake fake holograms with real?
     
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    Here showing how it works...
     
  7. Shinichi

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    is that pics taken from 3 sports resources?
     
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    i tried with a circular polarizer it doesnt seem to work. should i get a linear polarizer instead?
     
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    Finally received mine from Yonex. Looks like these will be coming in non asian countries.
     
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    I also like to know that
     
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    I'd really doubt that the fake rackets manufacturers put enough money in RnD to copy Yonex's stickers...
     
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    Sorry guys. The sticker is old version. Yonex has revised it 2x since then...
     
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    can you conform that Yonex Authenticator can detect the hologram on the fake racket?
     
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    I'd need a fake racket to test! I'll come back with results when someone brings me one (I get fake rackets to string every couple weeks).
     
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    My stringer thought my racket was fake when I brought it from hk. I said it was genuine as I had the serial and cone checked out here and the normal visuals. So he whipped out the fake detector and then said its genuine be-grudgingly. He said the flex on the shaft didn't feel right compared to the same racket he was selling and he get a lot people bringing fakes in. Hopefully the fakers don't fine a way to fool the detector.
     
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    I see more fakes than real Yonex when I string for others. The authenticator is an interesting tool for the sticker. It should be easy enough to find a polarizer that does the same, though I must admit, I know nothing about polarizers or photography, etc.
     
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    Anyone know where I can purchase one? Tried searching on eBay but nothing :mad:
     
  18. Shinichi

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    I don't think that they sell them.
     
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    I finally got a fake racket to string a couple weeks ago and can confirm that the authenticator does work. The fake racket did not pass the test.

    Interesting fact is that it works even with older rackets (tested with MP99), so Yonex has been using this for a long time. It still works with the newest rackets.
     
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    Nice. can you show us the pics?
     

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