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Thread: Buying fake racquets
07-22-2008, 04:37 AM #52
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07-24-2008, 09:27 PM #57
Maybe the player is not worse...
I remember in my early teens when I felt really good about my new ProKennex Ceramic 858. I faced off with this guy who played a Cab8. So a 1 piece all carbon latest tech stuff vs. a half carbon with a T-joint showing... I got whacked quite badly.
Taught me a good life lesson about humility especially to avoid being a gearhead.
03-26-2009, 08:07 PM #58
Fake yonex racket is produce by the same factory that make Apacs. Heard about it before?
I have a fake Cab 21SP and it feels like original. Advertisement & marketing cost makes Yonex racket expensive. Also, Yonex have to fork out money for sponsorship.
Like DVD producers, they can't make money from only making/selling original DVDs. They make counterfeit too, secretly. This is what I understand from my factory visit.
Maybe the factory that make Yonex also using the same die/mold to make fake rackets ???
03-26-2009, 09:08 PM #59
03-26-2009, 09:44 PM #60
03-27-2009, 08:08 AM #61
If you are happy with a fake racket then good for you. I'd personally think worrying about the thing self-destructing mid swing would affect my game play. Who knows, it might never happen.
I'd also suggest by buying from the larger companies, some of the money goes towards
- ensuring good working conditions for the employees
- health and safety
- the technology that the racket is all about
- the guarantee that if it breaks it will be replaced (making certain assumptions)
It's one thing to defend people buying fakes, but to question the logic of 'getting what you pay for' is an argument you'll never win.
APACS make their own rackets, they don't make fake YYs
Film Manufacturers don't sell counterfeit DVDs... doesn't take a genius to work out why.
Last edited by mhigham; 03-27-2009 at 08:11 AM.
03-27-2009, 12:14 PM #62
If knowledgable and good players know that fakes perform as good as the originals, then they would get fakes too and yonex will be out of business. Only noobs uses fakes because they can't tell the difference. As beginners get better, he/she will migrate to real brand rackets. Personally, I never seen experienced players downgrading to use fake rackets.
03-29-2009, 08:19 PM #63
If there is no fake, the original price will shoot up. Fake helps to bring original price down.
If the professional players don't know that he using a fake and still wins, he will say the racket is good .
03-29-2009, 11:03 PM #64
03-30-2009, 05:38 PM #65
03-30-2009, 05:51 PM #66
Whilst I may not agree, I understand that people with little money will buy fake rackets as they are cheaper than even the cheaper brands.
People who can afford to spend $30 or more on a racket have no excuse though. Real rackets will be more consistent, reliable and more stable than a fake. And with a fake racket you don't know if you can get another similar one.
I would never buy fake, but I wouldn't neccessarily buy Yonex
03-30-2009, 10:58 PM #67
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