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Thread: Fake Racket vs Original Racket
05-23-2005, 04:44 AM #1
Fake Racket vs Original Racket
Hi guys ..
as i know, nowadays, a lot of fake racket esspecial Yonex. But, whats are differences between ori and fake racket? Can u feel it is fake racket if the owner wouldnt tell u about it?
For Yonex AT800, original one will cost me RM800++ but fake one i can get it less than RM200.
is it a good deal if buy fake racket?
**RM3.80 = USD1
05-23-2005, 11:45 AM #2Originally Posted by afham07
Not to mention their weight/balance/performance are totally off from the original. A fake 2U racket could weight less than a 4U racket.
05-23-2005, 12:04 PM #3
Truthfully, buy a real racket, its more economical (quality vs cost) than a fake, but dont buy it in malaysia. I bout my 800 OF (4U/G4) (String/Grip/Bag) in singapore for 285 sing, which by todays currency conversion rates, is 675 RM, so its cheaper across the causeway.
05-23-2005, 12:41 PM #4
I broke so many fake
And most of them werent mine...
05-23-2005, 01:58 PM #5
In the past 3 weeks, there's been one report, that may, or may not be due to fakes, but highly suspected of it. The racket broke at the shaft area, in mid stroke and the broken off racket struck a player in the eye. This player succumbed to his/her injury and died.
In the past 2 weeks, there's another report where the fake racket broke at the shaft and the broken piece flew across the court. The player on the receiving end ducked before the racket could struck him in the head.
Think the thread is called "Killed In Action" if I recall correctly.
05-23-2005, 02:06 PM #6
fake yonex rackets dont have a t-joint
05-23-2005, 02:26 PM #7
Why bother with fake. CLONEs of the same model are cheaper and made close to the real if you don't have the money for a real YY. Many clone makers are/were OEM maker for YY or other major brands. They are good enough for many beginners. I assume if a player have been playing for 5 years or more, he/she could have save up more than $100 for a real YY in a auth. dealer.
05-23-2005, 02:37 PM #8
Fake sellers use the similar or identical color scheme to trick the buyer. The racket itself, they don't care. If they care, they actually care to get it as cheap as possible, which mean bad in quality, in order to save up cost.
So, many fakes could not take high tension, and breaks easily. A real racket might cost US$150, but u can use for years. A fake might be only US$30, but u can break it in 2 days, and no where to claim warranty.
05-23-2005, 02:53 PM #9Originally Posted by afham07
Fake Rolex...do you think that will be as good and long lasting as a real Rolex?
Originally Posted by afham07
Originally Posted by afham07
otherwise its a waste of money
05-23-2005, 03:18 PM #10
I totally agree with OTHER. I think the 2 main reason for a person to buy a fake racquet is
1. Has no money to buy a real good one to show off while he can not play.
2. Loss a match 15-0 15-1 and the excuse is. "Damn, I should not use a fake racquet..."
A maybe reason. You want to kill a badminton player and make it look like an accident. Break a fake racquet during a smash and stab the person in the heart with a follow through. Let's see how LAPD solve this one.
05-23-2005, 03:22 PM #11
yes, fakes actually cost more than a real one.
u risk health and performance buying fakes.
U only match the look part from fakes, like in jewellery, fake purse and fake shirt which is ok. However, would u buy fake medicine, car parts?
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05-23-2005, 09:53 PM #12
alot of comments i have here .. all are negative about fake racket .. but .. from my eyes, i saw the best player in my place using fake Yonex 800OF.Fyi, he is ex-state player. His smash and backhand damn fast. But that racket do not brake at all. I asked him, "do u know how to know that racket is fake and another is ori?". He answered, "Not. Nowadays, we cant know which one is fake. FYI, im also using fake Yonex 800OF which is cost me RM170 last time. If ori, it should be more than RM800". That y im thinking to get fake AT800OF which is cost me around RM170 only. Haha.!!
05-23-2005, 10:00 PM #13Originally Posted by afham07
The worst part is, once bad things happen, u not only lose ur $$$, and there's no one can take the responsibility.
05-23-2005, 10:56 PM #14Originally Posted by afham07
Last edited by cooler; 05-23-2005 at 11:06 PM.
05-24-2005, 03:16 AM #15Originally Posted by wood_22_chuck
its very unfortunate for something like that to happen.. but what i heard was that it was one of those aluminum rackets provided by the community center?
05-24-2005, 03:36 AM #16
05-24-2005, 03:47 AM #17
I think it's a waste of time for you to seek approval from the rest of us in regards to fake racquets. That ex-state player you know is good because of his skills, not his racquet. I am sure he can hit just as hard, if not harder, had he been using a real YY racquet. On the other hand, a newbie with a fake YY "top of the line" racquet is still a newbie. Like others said before, if you can't afford a genuine YY, why not get other brands which do stand behind their names and quality? They are cheaper but still have acceptable quality in their products. Do you really need a "top of the line" racquet to practice?
This is the last time I am gonna be posting in a fake racquet related thread. It's really pointless to convince someone who couldn't see beyond his own selfish concern.
I also suggest that all other forum members refrain from posting in these kinda threads since the person asking the question wasn't really interested in taking advice... making it a waste of time for everybody. The person is gonna buy that crap anyway, so why bother? If it's for public knowledge, I am sure the stickies as well as other more prominent threads would have informed the public already.
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