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Thread: Distributor...CH vs. SP
02-11-2005, 02:07 PM #1
Distributor...CH vs. SP
I read an article from here, saying that distributor does not mean where the racket is made in.
But I am just wondering, will a SP racket better than a CH one?
I have 2 Armortec 800 OFs with me, one is SP and the other is CH...
and somehow the CH is shorter than the SP
so.... I don't know...
Please help me out here~
02-11-2005, 03:08 PM #2Originally Posted by carmenkaka
1. get a scissor
2. cut main and cross on both ch and sp racquets
3. now compare length
4. they should be same length now
02-11-2005, 03:16 PM #3Originally Posted by cooler
02-11-2005, 04:21 PM #4
The head compresses during stringing. The more tightly strung the racket (higher tension), then the head compresses more.
If the two rackets have different tensions, then this could account for the difference in length that you observe.
02-11-2005, 04:45 PM #5Originally Posted by carmenkaka
02-11-2005, 04:51 PM #6Originally Posted by other
02-11-2005, 05:02 PM #7Originally Posted by cooler
i mean, carmen has 2 At800OF, very top of the line racquets but was until recently unsure what the distribution code was, and also isn't experienced enough to say what tension, weight etc the two racquets are at....well maybe he/she was busy at the time of posting...so there is a small chance that they unwittingly bought a fake for their sake, i hope not
02-11-2005, 08:00 PM #8Originally Posted by other
And the cover is different too~ one of them is just.. Yonex then Armortec, but the other one would have Yonex, 800, then Armortec...an extra "800" on the cover....
they are just different... i thought they would be the same....
and i want to ask too... the difference between 3U and 4U is not that noticeable, right? Because it seems like they are different in weight too....
Last edited by carmenkaka; 02-11-2005 at 08:02 PM.
02-11-2005, 08:27 PM #9Originally Posted by carmenkaka
02-11-2005, 08:39 PM #10Originally Posted by leehsim
CH: 3694416; 270238CH
02-11-2005, 08:39 PM #11
well, there you go. your SP is a fake racket!
you need to double check you copied down the numbers correctly.
02-11-2005, 09:38 PM #12Originally Posted by carmenkaka
02-11-2005, 09:48 PM #13
I say they are probably both fakes
There aren't that many genuine CH rackets on the market. I say 95%+ of CH rackets I have seen so far are all fakes.
02-11-2005, 10:53 PM #14Originally Posted by carmenkaka
From my list I have 2 items closest to your CH serial no. of 3694416 270238CH:
(1) Ti 10 Titanium Mesh 3694572 270226SP (Date=27 Feb 2002)
(2) Isometric Ti Swing Power 3694607 270224SP (Date=27 Feb 2002)
The 1st AT800 in my list is a Armortec 800OF 4783688 250342JP (Date=25 Mar 2004), ie AT800 is marketed in early 2004.
The serial no. of 3694416 is too small (ie it should be close to or bigger than 4783688) for AT800.
The date code should be sometime close to or after March 2004 and not 270238CH (Date=27 Feb 2003)
If the CH serial no. 3694416 and date code 270238CH are the same as what are printed on the shaft and the cone, then IMHO the CH is also a fake.
02-12-2005, 01:13 AM #15Originally Posted by carmenkaka
AT800 is 2004 model, the 5th digit on the cone for SP is "8" means 2008, the 5th digit on the cone for CH is "3", means 2003.
02-12-2005, 05:57 AM #16Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
hmmm..... must be extra careful next time. but much thx to the wonderful people here on BF. now i also know how to read the serials.
02-12-2005, 07:04 AM #17
i feel so stupid
is the serial number the only way to find out if it is real or fake?
i asked back this person who sells me the rackets, he still so sure that they are real.
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