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Thread: made in taiwan vs made in japan?
04-05-2009, 09:03 AM #18
04-06-2009, 01:14 AM #19
2# is right, top racquets are made in Japan,but I dont know the real difference among CH,JP,SP and TW.
04-06-2009, 01:30 AM #20
04-06-2009, 01:33 AM #21
I think the USP (unique selling point) for high end Yonex to be made in Japan, is the reputation of Japanese manufacturing as opposed to China or Taiwan. Made in China is synonymous with cheap inferior products. Taiwan is sort of middle between Japan and China.
It also justify the cost of the racquet as we know the cost of craftsmanship is higher in Japan than in China. For this reason, people are still willing to pay a premium if they think the quality and reputation justify the cost.
04-06-2009, 02:20 AM #22
actually here is how i see it. if you are currently playing for fun and/or high school level then made in taiwan or japan doesnt really matter. i have a muscle power made in taiwan and it works really well. but if you are a hardcore player in tournaments and those things i think made in japan is your best bet cause you make some insane hits.
04-08-2009, 08:36 PM #23
ok guys, i am all confused with the answers so far. i think the original thread was asking what is the difference between a TW version and a JP version, comparing the same model. for instance what is the difference between a AT900P TW version with a AT900P JP version. are they both made in japan and just distruibuted to different country hence the country code stamped on the cone or is it a TW version made in TW and vise versa. if that's the case then, no, TW doesn't just produce low to mid range rackets because all of my AT900Ts and NS 9000s all have TW on them.
SO back to the orinignal question comparing the same high end model with different country code, what is the difference?
04-30-2010, 05:28 AM #24
my question is the racket made in taiwan inferior to the made in japan?
im talking about the quality of the racket not performance. cause performance is depending on price and the player itself.
04-30-2010, 06:31 AM #25
"Made in Japan" /= "JP" nor is "Made in Taiwan" <-> "TW"
"Made in Japan" can be JP, TW, TH, SP, IP, KR, CH, UK, US, etc. And likewise "Made in Taiwan" can be JP, TW, TH, SP, IP, KR, CH, UK, US, etc.
04-30-2010, 06:32 AM #26
Tink TS is asking taiwan made vs japan made racket, which one is better?
TS is not referring to whether the cone coding TW or JP coded...
Look underneath the grip handle, it indicates Made in Taiwan or Made in Japan, Made in China.... dat's what's he referring to..
From what i observed, higher end / cost YY rackets mostly "Made in Japan".
Anyone come across the same top of the line YY racket model "Made in Taiwan"?
If yes, compare the same racket model - one Japan made, the other Taiwan made, then give TS the answer...
Last edited by cephas_chan; 04-30-2010 at 06:35 AM.
04-30-2010, 06:34 AM #27
There are no top of the line "Made in Taiwan" yonex models, therefore there is nothing to compare so it's a non-issue.
If you want to make a comparison you can just have a look at the technologies incorporated in the different models. The lower you go in a model line the less technology will (usually) be incorporated.
If you want to make a generalization: the "Made in Japan" models use better materials and include more technology than the "Made in Taiwan/China" ones.
In theory the "Made in Japan" ones should be better. In practice whether you can tell the difference is up to you ...
Last edited by demolidor; 04-30-2010 at 06:42 AM.
04-30-2010, 06:37 AM #28
04-30-2010, 06:38 AM #29
we as a consumer just label the racket made in japan is high end and, regardless the number and the price. are they less inferior?
thats my question.
for example if yonex did not tell you where the racket was built and the price.
is the one made in taiwan somehow less inferior as far as quality ?
Last edited by t1nosupr1mo; 04-30-2010 at 06:41 AM.
04-30-2010, 06:40 AM #30
Why are JP coded rackets more expensive than other cone codes for the same racket i.e. on mybadmintonstore
04-30-2010, 06:48 AM #31
Last edited by demolidor; 04-30-2010 at 06:51 AM.
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