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Thread: Fake Yonex Arc ZSTH (JP coded)?
04-13-2011, 05:46 AM #1
Fake Yonex Arc ZSTH (JP coded)?
Need further confirmation on the authenticity of this Jp Coded Yonex Arcsaber Z Slash (TH)
that I bought earlier today from a fellow bcer at SGD180 (The price has more or less suggested its authenticity). I've uploaded a couple of pictures.
From the pictures, the buttcap looks kinda weird to me. The original red grip as well, the aarow on the grip seems to be larger than normal. Lastly, I'm not sure if this racket has started it's production on the 28th of Oct 2009 (As suggested by the cone serial) since it was released in April 2010 or so. Needs help to clarify/confirm my doubt. Thanks.
P.S: I've posted my shaft and cone serials on the check your serial thread. But decided to upload a couple pictures to help in the verification. Sincerely apologise on posting twice.
04-13-2011, 05:48 AM #2
Just to clarify on the shaft and cone serials as the picture is a little blur.
Shaft serial: 8785769
Cone serial: 281093JP
04-13-2011, 05:57 AM #3
Hey there I had a look at your racket and it does look somewhat weird. Does the shaft at the end of the Arcsaber Z slash logo have the words Taufik Hidayat on it (picture 3 - can't quite make it out)? Anyway, I can take the same pictures you've taken on my ARCZTH tonight so you can do a proper inspection along with the code verifications.
04-13-2011, 05:59 AM #4
SGD180 is not even enough to buy a SP coded ZSTH, too good to be true for that price for a JP coded ZSTH.
Could you upload other side of the cone that showing the specs?
Last edited by niGht kiD; 04-13-2011 at 06:05 AM.
04-13-2011, 06:01 AM #5
can you also post the picture of the bag?
04-13-2011, 06:10 AM #6
04-13-2011, 06:11 AM #7
Arsnic: Yes there is. Basically ive compared the frame to images I can find online it kinda seem identical. But the aarow printed on the grip seem somewhat larger.
Night kid: Yes I did mention that the price is what convinced me the most that it'd highly fake and that's why I need advise around here.
Avenger: There is no racket bag that comes along. I thought Jp coded rackets are suppose to come with the cloth bag.
Its my mistake as I did not check properly on the serial and assume that it's sp coded as I was rushing for time. It was only after the deal that I realize it's Jp coded.
04-13-2011, 06:11 AM #8
Who is this fellow BCer who's selling fake rackets?
04-13-2011, 06:34 AM #9
Whats the texture of the grip like? Usually the quality of the PU grip can give the racket away very easily. Just my 2cent.
04-13-2011, 06:40 AM #10
04-13-2011, 06:53 AM #11
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04-13-2011, 07:43 AM #14
One last thing for you to do is to strip the handle of the plastic and leather grip all the way down to the wood. Lets see if it has the Yonex specification and barcode sticker on the wood.
04-13-2011, 07:47 AM #15
04-13-2011, 07:57 AM #16
The barcode on the wood of the racket, is also very important to determine the rackets authenticity. That is your last chance to determine wheter or not the racket is legit. Personnally I think that the cone codes and serial is too early for when this racket came on to the Market.
04-13-2011, 08:08 AM #17
Still, it would be interesting to see further details on this fake although I would leave it as is and get me money back (from the local seller, email address and hp number available in the buy & sell section ).
Last edited by demolidor; 04-13-2011 at 08:11 AM.
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