Is this a fake or real racket? Based on these pictures

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  1. Brandon Poh

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    As far as i know 4U rackets max string tension is 27. I have not seen 20 - 28 for yonex 4u rackets

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    Check this pic.. may be you can check other pics posted in other forms where cone or racket and weights/ string tensions are spoken abt..


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    Hello

    For Astrox 99, 4U rackets advised tension by yonex is 21-28 lbs. I have confirmed it
    It's the SP letters on the PBSI logo that seems suspicious
     
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    Ok.. thanks for the information


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    Still 21 - 28 and not 20 - 28. I am still skeptical abt that. Logo is not crisp and seems inked to me !! Dis u remove the original grip and see if u can find a screw and barcode in the wood??


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    I will try doing it as you advised.
    Thank you
     
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    I am assuming that u already checked the scratch sticker and other usual stuff for genuine check..

    A simple google will give you the list if all the checks..


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    These pictures are from an online retailer.
    Hence, I'm unable to do the physical checks myself.
    The seller is selling this yonex Astrox 99 at 50USD
    He said he's a distributor. So I'm wondering if that price is really too good to be true?
     
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    If i were u, i would not buy it. No one call sell a $250 racket for $50. I am 100% sure its a copy. Choice is urs.

    The first thumb rule in checking a fake racket is price!!! If they can give the racket for dead cheap value then its a fake..

    Again choice is urs. If i were u. I will not buy it.


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    Thank you so much for your input!
    I doubt I'll buy it as the seller is really dodgy
     
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    your hunch is correct.

    the price alone already prove that it is a fake. no need to look at anything else.
     
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    Hello

    Thank you! I appreciate your input :)
    I look forward to learning and growing with you guys!
     
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    It's also fake because the text looks weird and it has the Japan SG mark + PBSI!
     

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