11-16-2008, 09:37 PM #2891
11-16-2008, 09:45 PM #2892
I am not sure whether the racket is real. If they are selling on ebay and got so many positive feedbacks from different buyers, it might be real. However, I am doubtful because of the price. I don't know how could someone sell Yonex 9000 for $45 when the actual price is $225.
11-16-2008, 10:04 PM #2893
Fake Yonex 9000
This is the response I got from Yonex 9000 seller. Unfortunately I already ordered and now I learn that it's fake
it's clone,but the quality is very good.
and it feeling just same as the original.
it mark as "made in japan"
real feeling,strung as 24 Lbs.
i believe you will like it.
11-23-2008, 08:48 PM #2894
I ordered a Yonex Nano Speed 9000 Type S from htd8000 (who has 100% positive feedback from 107 members (all of them buying rackets from him too I think) on eBay. Here's the specific link -
It came out to $50-$60. I read some of the earlier posts saying that if some purchases seem to be too good to be true, they most likely are. So I was wondering what people thought about this. After reading those earlier posts I'm assuming that this is just fake so I shouldn't be too excited or anything.
Edit - The guy said, "Hi,I need to tell you this racquet is clone-made directly from China Yonex OEM factory.But it's almost the same excellent quality and outlook in your hand as the authentic one
Do you think it's true or will my racket suck and break right when I get it?
11-23-2008, 09:01 PM #2895
11-23-2008, 10:25 PM #2896
The price is obvious so the rackets are fake.
11-23-2008, 11:00 PM #2897
11-24-2008, 03:42 AM #2898
Whether it would play like the real thing is an unknown. I have seen fakes that look just like the real thing but are so head heavy they could almost be used as a baseball bat, or it could be rather similar to the real deal.
Would it be as durable as the real thing? Who knows? It could break at the first smash with the head impaling itself into the back of your partner's head or it could last for years.
The point is that a fake is variable and unknown - but you'll have a racket which you can show to your friends and say " Hey, I've got a Yonex 9000 (looky-likey)!"
Question - Why not buy a clone from one of the many manufacturers (Fleet, Ashaway, Apacs etc etc) if you are even bothered about whether it plays well or is durable? Most even have a similar paint job (albeit without the word Yonex).
11-24-2008, 03:57 AM #2899
11-24-2008, 12:09 PM #2900
11-24-2008, 12:11 PM #2901
11-24-2008, 02:09 PM #2902
I was in China for a week in September and I have to say that genuine racquets are pretty expensive there as well. I forgot how much anything was but I was suprised. I guess it really depends where in China. I was at a smaller city GuiYang and the prices were a fair bit more expensive than Hong Kong. As for the so called "clones" on ebay...its all BS. There is no such thing as a clone from OEM factories in China. If that was the case, the butt of the racquet should say "China" instead of Japan. Like always, beware if things seem too good to be true.
11-24-2008, 02:34 PM #2903
There are real Yonex rackets to be found on Ebay but, for me, I would steer clear of all the China sellers and be very careful with other Yonex sellers. Learn to read the serial numbers and what to look out for in fakes. Asking questions on Ebay, and on here, **before buying** is a good thing. Until you know what to look for, I would advise not to buy Yonex on Ebay.
As you are in a club, ask if your friends would mind lending you their racket so you can knock a few shuttles with it. If it's a reasonable sized club you should find a racket you like. Don't be too bothered about the name.
Better luck on your next racket and, as a beginner to this game, I hope you find it as beautiful as most/all of us do.
11-24-2008, 04:39 PM #2904
I'm not in any club officially, but the only Colorado clubs I can seem to find are from http://www.northwestbadminton.org/colorado.php So I've been emailing the people on there to see if they still meet up and everything since I guess the site hasn't updated the page in awhile. The only club I've checked out so far only had about 8 or so members, and I think all of them only brought 1 racket, unless they had other ones in their cars.
The Pikes Peak Badminton Club on the site said it's better to not go there because they're all really good and they don't have any beginners But there's a club that plays for 4 hours every Thursdays that's about 45 minutes away that I think I'll check out with a friend or 2 because I think they have more players, so I'll definitely ask around there if I can see other people's rackets. Thanks.
11-25-2008, 04:18 PM #2905
Hi there, please confirm for me this racquet before I buy it. Thanks a lot to everyone who's helping!
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racket model: Yonex Nanospeed 7000
shaft serial: 7012141
cone code : 100775CD
source : BC Forumer
price : $ 160 CAD (not paid yet)
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11-25-2008, 04:53 PM #2906
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