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    Quote Originally Posted by drew tze en View Post
    I hear that JP and SP clothing are different
    Something about the material the clothes are made from.
    Quote Originally Posted by druss View Post
    quite frankly, unless we get an actual yonex factory worker or similar, all these threads are speculation. none of us know for sure, we're just guessing.
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    well since this is in the "racket recommendation/comparison" section of course I mean rackets... the fact that the entire discission so far has been focused on rackets could have been a hint as well

    I cannot comment on the clothes as I don't wear yonex clothes, the bags are obvious but... I have owned jp and sp shoes and see no diffrerence.
    Didn't help you posted it right after the above comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by demolidor View Post
    Didn't help you posted it right after the above comment
    I realize that english is probably your second language but maybe look up the definition of "focused" as opposed to "exclusive".

    Nice to see that you're more "focused" on picking on supposed errors in other peoples posts instead of the topic itself since I notice you didn't comment on anything else in my post.

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    Its pretty much known that the 2-letter codes are just distribution codes. The manufacturing of the top-end racquets are mostly all done at the YY factory in Japan, unless that has changed in recent times. Manufacturing info is clearly printed either on the end-cap or the shaft.

    So how would Yonex churn out marginally differing specs or finishes for lots destined for different codes? I don't know. In terms of process optimization, it does not make much sense. If this (difference in finish) is true, does it have to do with higher QC or ISO requirements for products destined for Japan as opposed to say, Philippines or Malaysia? If there is truth in the claim that there are different finishes for different codes, then we should observe that difference uniformly in say all SP coded products as opposed to all JP coded products. Otherwise, I would put it down to "systemic anomaly"

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    Only Yonex knows...

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    I am not sure about SP vs JP, but I have a TW and a US NS9900, both are 3U. I can tell from my personal experience that the US one feels heavier and stiffer than the TW. I don't know why. Others at my club also think the same when they hold the rackets.

    The difference could be well just the weight range of 3U (85-89g). The paint job looks the same to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadokenuh View Post
    I am not sure about SP vs JP, but I have a TW and a US NS9900, both are 3U. I can tell from my personal experience that the US one feels heavier and stiffer than the TW. I don't know why. Others at my club also think the same when they hold the rackets.

    The difference could be well just the weight range of 3U (85-89g). The paint job looks the same to me.
    That is simple thing, because the American more bigger and stronger than the Taiwanese.
    Also, Europe and America market, Yonex racquets grip only have G3 and G4.
    G5 and G6 are for Asia market.

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    I have owned 3 original Arc Z-Slash with 3 different codes (SP, TH and JP) and the difference I can tell is only based on the finishing/painting quality. I noticed that my TH coded was the lowest quality with the font spacing of the "Z-SLASH" emblem written on the 7 o'clock was not even. It looked like a "Z-SL ASH" instead. I have noticed that flaw when I bought the racket but the other piece left on the shop was even worse with some other flaws.
    The SP coded was better but still some flaws can be spotted under granny's style of inspection. When I looked at the racket from the cone straight to the frame, I noticed the wordings written on the shaft were slightly shifted (not geometrically straight on a line) and it has a couple of sharp-edge grommets on the frame.
    The JP coded so far has no finishing/paint job flaw under my naked eyes inspection... or maybe not yet !
    Too bad I did not take any picture of those two TH and SP coded before I sold them but I personally believe that the JP coded has passed a higher standard of QC.

    In terms of material quality, weight, balance and durability, they are all pretty much the same and should be within the range of manufacturing tolerance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SieuSIM View Post
    That is simple thing, because the American more bigger and stronger than the Taiwanese.
    Also, Europe and America market, Yonex racquets grip only have G3 and G4.
    G5 and G6 are for Asia market.
    the sample size is not large enough. You can't draw a conclusion on just two racquets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    the sample size is not large enough. You can't draw a conclusion on just two racquets.
    Agreed with Cheung. It is all about sample size all the time when it comes to difference in products of the same product being sold at different nations. One might say that it is the same, one might say the contrary. The bigger your sample size is, the higher the probability that your hypothesis is correct, and vice versa.

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    well..looking at the uneven cross sections of racquets.. its definitely possible that there is even variation within a series itself.. and how yonex may do some selection. I would if i were them...

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