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    Default AT800 Offensive Real or Fake???

    This racket was bought on Ebay from 'Tommysonlinestore'

    It's an Armortec 800 3U/4G
    The shaft # is 5341135
    The SN is 240152JP




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    mostly likely a fake.........

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    the serial number looks fake

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    Is there any way to check if your serial # is authentic?

    I took in consideration from other threads, such as the '0' for the last 'Armortec 800' contained half red and half gold, and my racket did have that.

    But I'm still not really sure, since I got this racket for $90

    Here are some more pictures (Sorry is quality is bad):





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    one way to tell is to hold your racquet by the head and the grip and twist it in opposite directions, if the grip twists, it's fake because it does not have an built in t-joint, also you can remove the grip and if there's a barcode under it then it's genuine

    EDIT: also to clarify, the serial number is fake if it is printed on the racquet, so run your fingers over the shaft and cone, and if you can feel the serial number, it's real, and if not its fake. From the pictures, the serial number on the shaft looks way to fat to be engraved.

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    I can feel both the serial numbers, it seems that it has been engraved. I can't really feel any movement of the racket twisting, or maybe I am doing it the wrong way.

    Are there any other ways to find out? I don't want to remove the grip, since i COULD return it, only if it is undamaged in everyway.

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    that's a good sign that ther serial numbers are engraved, if it real then you got a very good deal for a JP racquet. I guess you'd need to wait until someone who works with yonex comes and verify your serial number, go post it in the serial number stickie.

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    Thanks for your help Zerius! This is my first time buying a racket from Ebay

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    i need a closer pic of the cap, and a pic of the handle oem grip, and a pic closer of the grommets near the ti strip area.

    so far, it still look fake to me
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    The two stripes on the shaft doesn't look right. The two white stripes should run down the near the end shaft, not stop before the serial number.

    Here is a picture of ibuysport.com(which I believe is an authorize yonex dealer)http://ibuysports.com/images/AT800_OF_Handle.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by zasboy
    The two stripes on the shaft doesn't look right. The two white stripes should run down the near the end shaft, not stop before the serial number.

    Here is a picture of ibuysport.com(which I believe is an authorize yonex dealer)http://ibuysports.com/images/AT800_OF_Handle.jpg
    good call zasboy

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    with closer inspection of the head the paintjob near the 9 - 11 position looks unlike the paintjob of an authentic at800, also check the grommets on your racquet, they should look like


    also use comparison of this



    yours is

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    well spotted!!!

    the serials look about right though, which is confusing ...

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    Closer picture on the 'O'

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRain
    Closer picture on the 'O'
    no more pics needed. All indications point to a fake.

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    return the racquet

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    Fake O on the racket and on the case. Instant give away.

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