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12-24-2006, 01:25 PM #1
Yonex question: price different sp version and jp version.
Why does the price change between jp and sp version?
nano8000 jp version = 235 US
nano8000 sp version= 188 US
12-24-2006, 01:43 PM #2
i heard JP racquets were higher qaulity and were made for the pro's use, i'm probably wrong though.
12-24-2006, 02:16 PM #3
Recently, I have taken to weighing all my rackets (unstrung, factory grip). I don't have a lot of rackets, but I have noticed that the JP versions tend to be at the upper end of the weight range. (2U 90-94.99g, 3U 85-89.99g).
Test weight (100g) ~ 99.9g
Test weight (31.1g) ~ 31.1g
Cab30 MS 2U-G4 JP ~ 94.7g
AT700 3U-G4 JP ~ 89.5g
I'm not sure if higher weight translates to higher quality... I find all of my Yonex rackets with various country codes (JP, HK, CP, TW, CD) to be very high quality. The only country code I have noticed "less than high-quality", at least, on a superficial level is the US version. The paint finish isn't quite as good on the US version compared to other versions. However, as long as it plays well enough for me, it's all good . Cheers.
12-24-2006, 02:30 PM #4
So in your opinion the difference not is so important to pay 47USD more, no?
12-24-2006, 05:44 PM #5
I don't think the JP versions are heavier, in general; I believe that just luck of the draw.
Raider: if you think U.S. has lesser quality you need to see the TH code rackets.
12-24-2006, 05:44 PM #6Originally Posted by Simone_olivelli
12-24-2006, 06:28 PM #7Originally Posted by DinkAlot
Originally Posted by Simone olivelli
12-25-2006, 07:01 AM #8
I have played until now only with Victor Inside Magan 1500:
VICTOR IW MaganŽ 1500
Description: New frame with V-Inside Wave construction fpr precise maximum hitting effect.
weight: abt. 86 gr
balance: abt. 28 cm
stringing tens: 12 kg
string: ASHAWAY Micro Power XL
extras: IW, NEC, T-JS, NF, Hi-F
Now i would but two Nanospeed 8000, in your opinion i should buy a 2U or 3U?
12-25-2006, 09:08 AM #9
I think they are priced according to the economy in that area.
Japen have higher cost of living,thus i believe that the reason why the racket are priced more expensive that SP
As for the difference,there no way we would know unless someone is willing enough to experience with.
hmm..aren't top end racket say NS8k make in japen under the same production line?
12-25-2006, 09:08 AM #10Originally Posted by Simone_olivelli
12-25-2006, 10:20 AM #11Originally Posted by Simone_olivelli
This is very subjective. There may be quality differences but is it worth to pay that much more? Are they all made in the same factory or?
For their shirt lineup, they've different quality for markets in Japan, Singapore, US etc. They're made in different factories if I'm not wrong. This is very apparent in this thread. http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...t=38425&page=3
So it's up to you to judge for yourself.
Last edited by modious; 12-25-2006 at 10:24 AM.
12-25-2006, 10:16 PM #12
Again and again, the quality debates among all the different codes. Personally, I've seen so call "superior" JP rackets bite the dust in 2 weeks, and i also know so call "lower quality" TH rackets stand still after years, going through crazy clashes, but still in good shape. So, go figure.
There are always believers and non-believers. Whether you want to pay the extra $$$ or not, it's down to yourself. Yonex JP always claim all the Yonex rackets are with the same quality regardless distribution codes.
12-25-2006, 11:53 PM #13Originally Posted by Simone_olivelli
12-25-2006, 11:57 PM #14Originally Posted by modious
Last edited by cooler; 12-26-2006 at 12:01 AM.
12-26-2006, 02:18 AM #15
Even if there's a difference in quality, I find it hard to justify the costs so I'll unlikely buy any JP rackets again soon. (yes, I've woken up, 300+ for 1 racket is just....)
I've 1 Iso Ti Swing Power SX SP and one TH. They both seem the same to me! But the TH racket frame does seem to shrink slightly more than the SP (@ 26lbs) as commented by the stringer.
Anyway, there was a thread in which mongoose, jhl and |r|s tried 2 different codes and came to the same conclusion.
Last edited by modious; 12-26-2006 at 02:23 AM.
01-09-2007, 11:18 AM #16
if u believe in high quality then u better buy a jp.If u just wanna buy the original but cheap..then the SP is ok.CH is also an option..it's better than the SP but lil bit less than JP.The price range is also in the middle of two.Ur choice..
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