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    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolunewbie
    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
    Once you have both the original and the fake in hand, you will know the difference.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolunewbie
    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
    they seem good by your newbie(as stated in your nic) standard but no real good players use fakes unless he is extremely poor or extremely dumb but all good players i come across are not dumb.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.leung
    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...
    it's not only about ethic, it is about safety.
    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.

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    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    it's not only about ethic, it is about safety.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    it's not only about ethic, it is about safety.
    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.
    I remember a few years back when I played badminton at my high school. I was getting ready to serve and a racquet head flew right across in front of me. It was a fake Yonex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper2005
    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?

    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?
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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.leung
    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...
    no flames intended
    this could be a life and death decision u know

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    they seem good by your newbie(as stated in your nic) standard but no real good players use fakes unless he is extremely poor or extremely dumb but all good players i come across are not dumb.
    disagree.... some fakes are as good as real
    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simp84
    disagree.... some fakes are as good as real
    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...
    But the original post stated that the elite players made comparision and draw a fault conclusion (bad influence) say, fakes are almost as real. As an elite level player, s/he should know better that they are setting up an image for the sport as well. Any claim like they made about fake is better than real stuff, is very bad for the sport itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper2005
    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?
    Even if the racket breaks during normal usage, real rackets have legit business firm behind it to take responsibility. A less than critical (when compare to personal injury) example is the warranty policy. Legit company offers warranty, and if a breakage is due to manufacture defect, they will replace with a new one. Never heard the fake ones have such policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
    Any claim like they made about fake is better than real stuff, is very bad for the sport itself.
    i like to add that if elite players claim their fakes are as good as real, then i doubt his honesty and them saying it is for purely monetary gain, ie marketing and/or sponsorship. Many previous gosen sponsored players use yonex in competition, Kenneth J use AT700, wang chen use cab20. Anyone can correct me here but I have not seen any yonex sponsored players using non-yonex rackets in serious competition. There are many good brands of rackets out there but saying good decent players knowingly using fakes have their own motive, be it the promotor or the player himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simp84
    disagree.... some fakes are as good as real
    disagree on your disagreement
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    i like to add that if elite players claim their fakes are as good as real, then i doubt his honesty and them saying it is for purely monetary gain, ie marketing and/or sponsorship. Many previous gosen sponsored players use yonex in competition, Kenneth J use AT700, wang chen use cab20. Anyone can correct me here but I have not seen any yonex sponsored players using non-yonex rackets in serious competition. There are many good brands of rackets out there but saying good decent players knowingly using fakes have their own motive, be it the promotor or the player himself.
    i like to add so not to confuse with clones. Clone makers usually use their existing proven products and do minor mods and color change to come close to real brands. Any buyers would not be confused or misled thinking they are buying something else. Fakes are meant to misled and fool buyers. Money is fake's one and only motive. Therefore, fakes use the cheapest craps to make it as long as it pass the eye test. Even yonex's prototype ARE NOT FOR COMMERCIAL SALE
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