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    Default Fake Yonex Vs real $30 dollar rackets

    Have any of you tried the fake yonex NS 9000 rackets? I saw one for about $30s and heard from some people that they actually play really well and tend to hold up well. $30 seemed quite cheap I figured, even for a fake. I might buy it as a backup.

    I was wondering how they compare to other $30 beginner rackets on the market? How is the swing? The weight? The durability? The power? The control? The feel?

    I know this is a silly question, but I'm also curious , since both the real yonex and the fake yonex look almost exactly the same, shouldn't they have similar characteristics (excluding the fact that one's made from cheap material). How does the fake yonex fair against the real yonex?

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    There are a variety of fake Yonex rackets. I really doubt two people would receive the same one unless they bought from the same seller. Condoning and endorsing the sale/use of fakes is also not ethical, I should say. It would at least be better if the racket was a clone rather than a fake.

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    The thing is...the quality between each and every counterfeit racket varies a lot more than say a genuine low end racket. Just stay away from them...

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    If i were you i would just save up some money and buy a real racket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    If i were you i would just save up some money and buy a real racket.
    true that. Fakes are exactly what they are called. There is no replacement. no benchmark, no assurances. many companies offer better products for only a little more money. Get a back up from there. Think about Genji rackets. They have some Decent $40 rackets.

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    as a friend once told me, fakes have one purpose and one purpose only: to profit.
    The only thing good about it is their paint jobs - I have a fake Nanospeed 8000 (can't remember the number), arcsaber 10, ti-10, - they do not hit well at all, lack any power whatsover, and are heavy or not the same specs as its parent racket.

    Hope this helps.

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    Who said stuff that looks the same play the same?? I could sell you a steal racquet that's got a paintjob that looks exactly like a real Yonex and it'd play completely different.

    No QC for fake racquets, and lots of factories making them; each will play differently and if you have an okay one you're lucky. Most of the time, they're garbage.

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    fake is not a brand, therefore u can't do 1 to 1 comparison with a racket of known maker.

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    APACS clones racket for cheap - check them out.

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    I have some quite high end clones. They're not half bad too! One is quite similar to the AT900P and my friend, who plays professionally, could barely tell.

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    if you want to be poser and want people see you hold a racket that looks like a real Yonex, buy one of the clonex ones. Apacs, Winex, whatever.

    Clonex brand tend to have quality and spec control. as opposed to fake ones, which number one goal is to make the racket out of the cheapest and lowest quality material possible.

    i have a fake ARC10 that i bought for US$12 in China. i compare it to my real ARC10. other than the paint color, they have no similarity. it is less than half as stiff as the real one, and things like grips and grommet started falling off.

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    So... The idea is that a fake racquet = a legal racquet? So what's the difference between a stone lion with life-like paint and a real lion??? Haha...

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