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    Smile How to distinguish a fake racket??

    Hi everyone:

    I need some help here. I am currently looking around to buy a new racket. I came across an ad from some liquidation place and their prices are pretty low compared to other places. You know what they say, if it's too good to be true maybe it is. Here are their prices btw

    Yonex Nanospeed 9000- $160
    Yonex Armortec 900 Power- $160
    Yonex Armortec 900 Technique- $160
    Yonex Nanospeed 7000- $155
    Yonex Nanospeed 6000- $140

    I am a little suspicious and i was wondering if you guys can give me some tips about how to tell a fake racket from a real one. I am looking at the NS9000 or the AT900P/T. Please help me out.

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    would u happen to have any pics of the racquets? its a bit hard to tell just from the price, although they are suspiciously low...

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    Well usually low class - mid class fakes have a blotchy butt cap with the yonex sign and the "japan" font is uneven. Also make sure the paint job is symmetrical, thats a big tell. Serials and pictures would be better xD

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    FYI, those are possible liquidation price. Make sure you can go to the place and verify the racquet before you buy. Also, if it is in USA, if those racquets are stung, it is most likely fake because all high end YY racquets in US are sold frame only and stung by shop owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsh-07 View Post
    would u happen to have any pics of the racquets? its a bit hard to tell just from the price, although they are suspiciously low...
    yeah sorry i don't have any pictures. Apparently they do "local meet up appointments only" ( even more suspicious right? i can just imagine some guy with a few rackets in the back of his van :P ) that's why i want to learn how to differentiate between real/fake so when i do see the rackets i wont be taken for a chump :P. Thanks for the link about the serial numbers anything else other than paint job and strung racket?

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    Basically, not much else to add but you must be able to reconize what a genuine racket should look like. Once you know this, looking at a fake around, you should be able to know within a blink of an eye after having a quick scan of the racket.

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    yea u should knw wat the racquet actually looks like, and not jus focus on the serials, etc. wouldnt want to end up with a pink armortec, would we now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsh-07 View Post
    yea u should knw wat the racquet actually looks like, and not jus focus on the serials, etc. wouldnt want to end up with a pink armortec, would we now?
    Perhaps thats not so bad . I'd be happy with the pink AT....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Basically, not much else to add but you must be able to reconize what a genuine racket should look like. Once you know this, looking at a fake around, you should be able to know within a blink of an eye after having a quick scan of the racket.
    good point. I am trying to arrange a meeting with the liquidator to see if they are willing to let me check them out or even take a few shots. I will definitely check out the racket itself from the yonex site. unfortunately i have just moved and dunno anyone here that has NS9000 or the AT900P/T.

    lol yeah i wouldnt want to have guys winking at me cause of mine pink AT

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    There are pictures on the forum, just scattered in member's posts including mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    There are pictures on the forum, just scattered in member's posts including mine.
    thanks matt... i will definitely spend sometime digging around for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swing and miss View Post
    thanks matt... i will definitely spend sometime digging around for them
    just dont swing and miss....

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifit View Post
    just dont swing and miss....
    lolol i'll try not to

    the guy replied and said he doesnt mind me taking some pictures and compare them. i'll post them here once i get them. Thanks a lot guys/gals.

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