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    Default Is this ARCSABER Z SLASH real?

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    racket model: Yonex ArcSaber Z Slash
    shaft serial: 7513236
    cone code : 050110SP
    source : Play It Again Sports, Los Angeles
    price : $99
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    Thanks in advance!

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    this was bought at a place where they sell used sports equipment...

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    it is a FAKE racket

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    Unfortunately that would be a fake one ... .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    it is a FAKE racket
    Quote Originally Posted by demolidor View Post
    Unfortunately that would be a fake one ... .

    curious... how can you tell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayawak69 View Post
    curious... how can you tell?
    http://yonex.com/sports/badminton/pr...g-counterfeits

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    Codes looks like printed ones. Price too low. Not sure about the stringing but looks weird to me. Just ny 2cents not completely sure about my theory. Gurus can enlighten me!

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    i have seen this and i tried peeling the sticker and its hard to remove. I even checked the serial numbers and they aren't printed, they are actually imbedded. i'm just trying to understand so i dont make the same mistake again.

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    Perhaps the buttcap? The edges looks a little rounded. Or might be because of the cameras

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiTronic View Post
    Perhaps the buttcap? The edges looks a little rounded. Or might be because of the cameras
    the buttcap still retains the original plastic cover on it, so it kinda distorting the photo. and i just compared it to my other rackets and i don't notice rounded edges.

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    I think the most obvious is the buttcap... the logo just seems off from the genuine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davlee View Post
    I think the most obvious is the buttcap... the logo just seems off from the genuine...
    i just grab my friends newer racket and i see your point... thanks.

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    Rounded edges on the logo indeed and the shaft serial doesn't correspond with the cone code (way too low/old for the cone code digits). Also the 6th digit on a retail racket will "never" be a zero. Paintjob is off too on certain details which you would only know of from comparing it to a genuine one ...

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    the cone code and shaft serial is wrong
    the butt cap is def wrong the logo is between O and the other shape is too far (and too high)

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    For me the most obvious error will be the cone and shaft code. After reading and trying to understand codes, I think I can kinda estimate which shaft code should be for which year.

    Your cone indicated your racket is produced on 5th Jan 2011, and your shaft code is 7xxxxxx.

    I think for 2011, to be genuine the shaft code should be around 8xxxxxx, as 2012 currently is at 9xxxxxx.

    Not sure if my theory is 100% correct, but just my 2 cents.

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    Only a couple million off ...

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    Thanks for all your help! Returned the racket and got a full refund! :-)

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