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10-03-2008, 05:09 PM #1
Rackets just arrived. authentic or genuine?
my AT700, MP100, & ARC10 just arrived today and took some pictures right away, just wanted some help to identify if these are in fact genuine yonex rackets. thanks
MP100> 090667>1p OR ip ......i really don't know?
10-03-2008, 05:12 PM #2
10-03-2008, 11:06 PM #3
from the engraved serial, it looks genuine but that alone can not be used to determine its authenticity
10-03-2008, 11:21 PM #4
The arc 10 comes in orange grip?
10-03-2008, 11:23 PM #5
Grip should be red but I guess it is the white balance of the camera that shows it as orangey ?
10-03-2008, 11:33 PM #6
10-04-2008, 12:12 AM #7
Hi Johnny P,
I not a good person to judge your racket..but seem abit weird. First is the SP(Singapore), meaning it is for asia/asian region distribution. How come it reach to your region?
Also i'm doubt about the manufacturing number, it seem unlogical numbers. As you can see, mine is an Carbonex 21SP bought in Malaysia.. that why it is an SP version. Futhermore, research on the year of the model. For example, ArcSaber i think it is an 2007/2008 racquet models. Mines is carbonex series started in early as mid 80's i think. But still, carbonex series are still the favourites, therefore YONEX keep making them. I bougt my carbonex about 3 weeks ago(26/09/2008).
Mine is 080785SP - year 08 month 07 batch no. 85 = 080785SP
Your seem to be over dated i think. As i said, maybe i'm wrong. Refer to other members here. They surely handy to help.
10-04-2008, 01:17 AM #8
That is a misguided reading of the distribution code. The first two numbers are the day, followed by the month, and then the year after 2000, along with a random number that may not have a defined purpose or real significance to us. The codes look fine.
10-04-2008, 01:36 AM #9
10-04-2008, 03:32 AM #10
10-04-2008, 05:25 AM #11
His codes do look fine though. It's hard to tell from the pictures if they are real or fake.
For your Carbonex, it's Manufactured on the 8th of July 2008. For the SP region (Asean region for Sunrise) and it's a pretty sweet deal for you! you just got yourself a 2 month old racket!! Straight off the manufacturing plants and not kept in some warehouse..
10-04-2008, 05:27 AM #12
Btw, to address your doubts Johnny, it's not 1p, but IP. IP = distributed in indonesia
10-04-2008, 07:01 AM #13
It's real.Have fun using it..
10-04-2008, 08:23 AM #14
I agree with Smichz. No doubt! Just play focus on your game, don't bother about the genuinity issue anymore.
Yes my Carbonex is so fresh when i bought, still got the that fresh smell.
But now only got my hand smelly smell at the grip.
BTW, CAB21SP is good racket! For 'old-school' fellow who like classical touch with that metallic hitting sound.
10-04-2008, 10:52 AM #15
thanks guys for the helpful comments I guest these are real then, as for the MP100 the dealer said it was a discontinued version, as i remove the plastic cover from the grip it dose seem kinda old.
i got these from eBay, the seller is badmintondeals.
they are all 3U4G. string and string job is free.
Arc10> BG65 23lbs
MP100> BG65 23lbs
AT700> BG80 24lbs
10-04-2008, 12:21 PM #16
10-05-2008, 12:37 AM #17
Tried to post a higher quality photo, but whats with the size limit of under 280 kbs
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