Thread: Fake Yonex Rackets
08-03-2006, 07:51 AM #1
Fake Yonex Rackets
Some Good badminton players here in the philippines use fake badminton rackets. So I thought its okay to use fake rackets. Can somebody tell me what is the difference from a fake and original racket. Some told me that the only difference is Durability. They say same flexibility. And i want to confirm this. I am planning to buy a fake racket cause of it's low price
08-03-2006, 04:07 PM #2
Sure the prices are lower, and the quiality worse. But it all comes down to supporting the cause of badminton. It is like sheet music. You can buy the original or you could photocopy ot. But you are depriving the artists, or in this case most of the time Yonex. In response, the company may have to raise the costs of rackets.
But really, there is no difference. It is only a matter of conscience
08-03-2006, 04:39 PM #3Originally Posted by jolunewbie
The worst case is you can break the fake one within a couple of hours and your money spent on that fake (althogh less than buying the original) is totally wasted.
08-03-2006, 05:57 PM #4Originally Posted by jolunewbie
08-03-2006, 06:04 PM #5
i definitely disapprove with the use of fake, pirated, stolen... etc etc... stuff
so fake racquets are usually not good
i'd rather use a crappy racquet that is genuine from a company than a fake "yonnex"
i mean like... it almost robbery... if you think about it...
i hope you can become an advocate for genuine articles
and for sure, price and quality comes hand-in-hand
think of buying racquets as an investment rather than just spending money blindly...
08-03-2006, 06:14 PM #6Originally Posted by b.leung
fakes break apart in action and projectile debris can hit someone else.
search topic on fakes and flying frame.
In one case a person died from this.
08-03-2006, 06:41 PM #7
I see a reason for argument here!!!
It is true that fakes are dangerous and not safe, no argument there, but...
I've see real yonex break apart in racket collisions and break into pieces and fly out and hitting someone (thank god no one was hurt). My point is that even real rackets can have flaws and defects and can break and hurt someone. Does this mean that we shouldn't buy YONEX?
Originally Posted by cooler
08-03-2006, 06:43 PM #8Originally Posted by cooler
08-03-2006, 06:59 PM #9Originally Posted by Viper2005
this is not manufacturer defect.
if a gm car slam into a toyota car and both drivers died, do the family sue the car makers? If this accident caused 5 more collision afterward, do they sue gm and toyota too? U provided a poor analogy
at the very worst, u can sue yonex.
on fakes, r u gonna sue china?
Last edited by cooler; 08-03-2006 at 07:02 PM.
08-03-2006, 07:23 PM #10
quite clearly this will soon turn into a flame war, all are good arguements, but just let's keep it at: try not to use fake racquets, use your racquet (whether fake or not with utmost care) and common sense... etc etc
and just have fun!
all in all, a good racquet definitely helps a player, but is doesn't replace the player
so don't be so uptight about getting the good quality racquets such that you end up buying fake ones becuase they're close imitates of real ones...
08-03-2006, 08:00 PM #11Originally Posted by b.leung
this could be a life and death decision u know
08-03-2006, 10:01 PM #12Originally Posted by cooler
please dont call peolple dumb or poor.. they might not know anything about fake... and there are good players that use fakes without the knowledge or even care that its a fake...
08-03-2006, 11:02 PM #13Originally Posted by Simp84
08-03-2006, 11:04 PM #14Originally Posted by Viper2005
08-03-2006, 11:39 PM #15Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
Last edited by cooler; 08-03-2006 at 11:44 PM.
08-03-2006, 11:59 PM #16Originally Posted by Simp84
yes* some fakes can be ok but can never be as good as real. We have people disagreeing on real rackets performance on the same model already, how can we believe someone say their fakes are as good as real
*Unfortunately, some fakes are good are not good enough. Since lives and health are at stake, would you buy car tires that fails 50% of the time or fail catastrophically even at 1% rate? (Ford learnt that lesson at costs of lives and billion $$ in fines even though their failure rate are even lower than 1%) Fakes are time bombs, we don't know which one will fail at the wrong time. Each batch is different. From the same fake source , the one u bot maybe good today but may not be good on the next batch.
08-04-2006, 12:09 AM #17Originally Posted by cooler
Last edited by cooler; 08-04-2006 at 12:11 AM.
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