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    Default Is IP coded rackets worth more / collectable?

    Since they are quite rare and (some say) better quality than normal retail rackets?

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    I don't know since when people said they are better than normal rackets

    IP is short for International pacific

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post

    today i talked to a well respected owner of a badminton store. the store has been around for over 25 years, and the owner has always have a close relationship with Yonex Sunrise all those times.

    said shop owner upon seeing IP distributed coded rackets in the market, asked his close friends in Sunrise, the Yonex Sunrise marketing manager told him what it meant.

    IP actually stands for International Pacific. rackets printed with IP code have no specific distribution in mind when manufactured. you can consider the IP code to be a generic distribution code. when Yonex have extra racket manufacturing capacity, yet they don't have any allocation for a specific distribution code in mind, they will mark it with IP. therefore, it is possible to find IP rackets in non-Sunrise distribution region. when demand arises in a certain region, Yonex will simply ship these IP coded rackets to fill the demand quickly.

    so there it is. the reason behind the IP code.
    source: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...hlight=IP+code

    so what is rare and better quality about them? they are some "spare" rackets that shipped if there is a shortage

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    There is common understanding in my country whereby IP is a specific code designated for Indonesian national players sponsored by YY. This code consists of (i) IP code without PBSI Logo / Blank, and (ii) IP code with PBSI Logo.

    Nevertheless, for top Indonesian player(s) sponsored by YY, there is also another IN Code. During Indonesia Super Series 2012, my friend won the auction of Arcsaber 10 IN Code from Taufik Hidayat. I have the pics at the time, but now I forgot where did I save such pics in my hdd. Further, I recently heard that there is also Nanoray 800 IN and Arcsaber FB IN, which are used by Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan, respectively.

    Last but not least, I have to put a disclaimer whereby this is a perspective, which is based on the common knowledge held by my colleague from our local badminton forum.

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    Well, I did managed to get an IP coded Voltric 80 from a certain member here used by Tony Gunawan himself which would probably not see any court time at all as I'll just have it as a collectible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonvan View Post
    Well, I did managed to get an IP coded Voltric 80 from a certain member here used by Tony Gunawan himself which would probably not see any court time at all as I'll just have it as a collectible...
    wow, nice
    but Tony Gunawan is not Indonesian player anymore, and as VT80 is produced long after he is retired, then maybe it is just by chance he has the IP code.

    but it is funny (and incompetent) if Yonex have 2 IP code which is International Pacific and Indonesian Player

    **plus some reported the KP (korean player code) is actually has thinner shaft, one thing for sure it will break really fast

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    which is based on the common knowledge held by my colleague from our local badminton forum.

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    Revision:

    "local badminton forum " means a nation-wide online forum in Indonesia.

    It's a common known perspective representing almost all online badminton fans / community here

    I personally consider such information would be sufficient to be trusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clawhammers View Post
    Revision:

    "local badminton forum " means a nation-wide online forum in Indonesia.

    It's a common known perspective representing almost all online badminton fans / community here

    I personally consider such information would be sufficient to be trusted.
    tepokbulu.com ?

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    yes.

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    I don't think that different coded rackets perform differently. If you believe that it is different, you're gonna believe that it feels different when you play it. It's all psychological. I'm saying this because I've tested 2 arc10s (JP&SP) and they felt pretty much the same.

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    I agree that there is not much difference in performance between the codes. Actually, as they are pretty much handmade, each racket may feel slightly different! Sometimes, like in the case of Z Slash TH, there is a slight different in color between the JP and SP code that I have. However I am not sure if that was just due to different production date / batches

    I can believe that Yonex reserved the cosmetically better finished (probably by more experienced workers) products for the Japanese market, as they are more picky in this sort of things.

    Once when I was in Japan, I went to get some crispy biscuits with a local friend. When I just stuffed the biscuits into my backpack, the sales lady was in shock. Later on my friend told me she was afraid that I would ask for a return later if those biscuits broke in my backpack! This is what the Japanese market is like, customer service is king!

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