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    Hi all, first post at this great site! Anyway, right to the point:

    I have a fairly old Yonex Aerotus-77 SP badminton racket, and according to the bottom of the handle, it was made in Japan. However, I have concerns that it might possibly be a fake racket. It doesn't have the new Yonex logo, but rather has the double Ys with a line going through the top of each Y.

    Also, I've never seen an Aerotus-77 with the SP notation after it, so that leads me to further speculate this might not be a genuine Yonex racket. There is no serial number, but there's a holographic Genuine Yonex sticker at the top of the handle (the "cone" part) and a 5 to the left of that.

    Can anyone help me out a bit here? Thanks for all responses!
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    still more
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    PBSI logo here, even though it appears VERY VERY blurry...it's very crisp and detailed on the racket
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    Uhhh, I couldn't get a pic of the "Genuine Yonex" sticker clearly, because it refracts light, but here it is. There's a "5" printed to the left of the sticker.
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    I don't think it is fake. I ran a search throughout the forums and it seems to be a discontinued product from Yonex that was manufactured before Yonex started the serial numbers so I doubt it is fake.

    http://badmintonforum.com/vb/showthr...ght=aerotus+77

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    It is a genuine model. The Aerotus-77 comes in two versions; the original and a SPecial version.

    The logo is the old Yonex logo with two triangles and circles.

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    I think it is a real one.

    The serial number is just behind the sticker. I have sold many YY rackets in this arrangement long time ago in my summer job.

    Is the racket bought in HK??

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    Thanks for all the quick responses everyone! This was an urgent matter to settle, because I'm in the middle of trying out for my high school's badminton team and when a few friends of mine noted the fact that they've never seen the Yonex logo before, there was speculation that it could very well be a fake racket.

    Is there any significance between a regular model and a special (SP) model of the same racket? Um, I actually bought the racket in Beijing, China about 2 or 3 summers ago.

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    Default the more important question

    do you like playing with the racquet? If it plays well, and you enjoy using it, does it really matter if it's a fake or genuine. For instance, prior to your friends questioning it's authenticity, did you smash hard and play well with it? After your friends asked, did the racquet suddenly fail to perform as well as before?

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    Default Re: the more important question

    Originally posted by badrad
    do you like playing with the racquet? If it plays well, and you enjoy using it, does it really matter if it's a fake or genuine. For instance, prior to your friends questioning it's authenticity, did you smash hard and play well with it? After your friends asked, did the racquet suddenly fail to perform as well as before?
    If it did, then iz jus phychological effects man! dont let it get to ya!

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    tell your friends they're newbies, and that they can shove their new yonex's up their racquet bags.

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    Tell your friends that they were babies when this racket was made. It is probably about 10 years (or more) old.

    Ron

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    Originally posted by palydu
    Thanks for all the quick responses everyone! This was an urgent matter to settle, because I'm in the middle of trying out for my high school's badminton team and when a few friends of mine noted the fact that they've never seen the Yonex logo before, there was speculation that it could very well be a fake racket.

    Is there any significance between a regular model and a special (SP) model of the same racket? Um, I actually bought the racket in Beijing, China about 2 or 3 summers ago.
    i don't get it. so your team won't allow you to join if you are using a fake?

    the racket is genuine. the logo is the old Yonex logo.

    as for the SP, it doens't stand for special, but instead singapore, which is the distribution designation for countries in the SE Asia region.

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    Originally posted by palydu

    Um, I actually bought the racket in Beijing, China about 2 or 3 summers ago.

    Which store u bought this one? Is that www.bbesports.com (xin lan tian)? If yes, I guess u don't have to worry. They are a reputable store, and should not sale the fake stuff, even though I don't think they are an authorized dealer, that's why the price is kinda high.

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    Originally posted by LazyBuddy
    Which store u bought this one? Is that www.bbesports.com (xin lan tian)? If yes, I guess u don't have to worry. They are a reputable store, and should not sale the fake stuff, even though I don't think they are an authorized dealer, that's why the price is kinda high.
    Yeh, once I saw it on that site, I remember that I've been linked to this site several times and figured it was definitely not a fake.

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