Does this racket look legit to buy from?

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  1. ioxyg3n520

    ioxyg3n520 Regular Member

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    Kid,
    With the price plus shipping, you can walk into Badminton alley and get 1 for ~10 to 15 more and get 1 year warranty in US. And only wait for 1 hr for stringing.
     
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    ioxyg3n520 Regular Member

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    But wouldn't it be $225+ tax at badminton alley. Plus I don't really live near one. Btw, if I buy and get it strung at badminton alley, would I have the choice to string it to the color of my choice INCLUDING the logo of whichever brand?
     
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    Personally, I bought all my YY rackets from a local dealer. It saved me $200 over a broken VT-80 with the warranty. However, US version doesn't have G5, so if you prefer G5 over G4, this may be a better choice. Eric from squash_mart even has an account here. I believe if you ask him directly, he might give you even better discount. Just recommendation from a happy customer.
     
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    ioxyg3n520 Regular Member

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    How do I contact him? What is his account?

    Thanks.
     
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    Ha Ha Ha.

    It's the same guy...Eric from RKEP on Ebay aka squash_mart. He's a reputable seller as I have personally bought 3 rackets from him (Yonex VT80 LTD, Victor MX80, and Babolat X-Feel Blast) on a group buy with other forum members.

    You can choose the string and tension. No logo on the strings though.
     
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    haha wait, what do you mean "its the same guy?" can I contact him in any way through this forums? Oh and, is there any way I can sting a racket with my choice of color with logo anywhere?
     
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    Eric from RKEP on Ebay is known for selling real yonex rackets. Personally i have bought over 25 rackets from him (not all for me lol) and have bough other yonex gear as well. If you want a genuine yonex racket for a cheep price get it from him.
     
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    Yesh...

    From the link you provided...it goes to ebay store called RKEP. If you look at the webpage...you'll notice that it is maintained by squash_mart. His real name is Eric and also goes by Squash Eric here in these forums. He also sells grips (which I also bought a ton) and a thread about it is here http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php/81662-RKEP-Grip/page41

    If you scroll down on the link you provided...you'll see a whole whack of Yonex strings to choose from and the available colour he has. He does not stencil on a Yonex logo on the strings...so you'll have to go elsewhere for that or do it yourself (ie. buy stencil ink and yonex logo stencil).
     
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    Shipping is super fast too! RKEP Eric is definitely recommended!:)
     
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    Listen to this man. The warranty is a good piece of mind.
     
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    but + tax and stuff its like almost $40 more
     
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    Do you know what grip size you prefer? G4 (normal) or G5 (smaller grip size)? If you like G4...buy it from the US. If you like G5... buy it online.
     
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    My hands are pretty small so I think G5 should be good. But I'm not sure are they really that much of a difference? And I think badminton alley sells the G5 version in store too so that's good.
     
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    usually most of us use an overgrip as well. ie cheaper and easier to just change the overgrip on a regular basis rather than changing the original grip.
     
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    btw. bg66 or bg66 ultimax? =]
     
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    BG66 (as available in the South East Asian region incl. HK). Ultimax only comes in two colours :p ...

    Is that Badminton Alley 3UG5 even a US coded?? ("The Yonex Voltric 80 (3UG5) is a special ordered racket. It is a heavier racket and it has a smaller grip than the regular Voltric 80 (4UG4). Limited Quantities available".)
     
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    Does it matter if it is US coded or others like Taiwan? Because I just bought one that is from Taiwan. And what do you mean the 3UG5 is a special ordered racket lol. and they can both have G5 grip so how is it smaller than the 4ug5 o_O
     
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    Yes, 3U Vt80 was offered to about 6~10 dealers in US on one time special order only. not sure if it was G5 or not.
     

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