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Dennis Chan
11-20-2006, 01:17 PM
What does SP stand for on the RDS 001 Mid? Thanks.

Voltron
11-20-2006, 01:23 PM
Im looking at my RDS 001 mid and nowhere on the raquets do I see "SP", maybe you are seeing "SQ" just above the throat.

Dennis Chan
11-20-2006, 01:30 PM
Mine is like this : http://new.photos.yahoo.com/ckh1101/album/576460762345116590

Dennis Chan
11-20-2006, 02:16 PM
Could it be for a certain yonex pro? I wish. ;-) Which yonex player has SP as his/her initials?

mfa81
11-20-2006, 02:26 PM
Could it be for a certain yonex pro? I wish. ;-) Which yonex player has SP as his/her initials?

Paradorn Srichaphan

p0w3r
11-20-2006, 02:44 PM
Mine is like this : http://new.photos.yahoo.com/ckh1101/album/576460762345116590

image doesnt work:sad:

Dennis Chan
11-20-2006, 03:30 PM
Refresh, or try this : http://new.photos.yahoo.com/ckh1101/album/576460762345116590/photo/294928803685055031/0

Dennis Chan
11-20-2006, 03:32 PM
Paradorn Srichaphan

So I would have a RDS 001 Mid Srichaphan Paradorn version then. Great! :D

vkartikv
11-20-2006, 03:42 PM
Your pics are still not loading. Do they seem to play different from your other rds?

Dennis Chan
11-20-2006, 03:49 PM
Pic is working now. You can trust yahoo photo's private/public option. ;-)

Don't know how it plays yet. Still at work, although not doing much obviously.

p0w3r
11-20-2006, 03:56 PM
whoa thats weird...also, wuts that sticker-looking thing on the side of the throat say? You know, the thing that looks like those "Wilson Genuine" stickers. My RDS Mid doesnt have that thing ethier.

bertrevert
11-20-2006, 04:50 PM
neither does mine

Byakuya
11-20-2006, 04:58 PM
Where you get this mysterious RDS001??

vkartikv
11-20-2006, 05:03 PM
Where you get this mysterious RDS001??

He got it from me and I got it from another Dennis in HK, China. I am curious to know how this turns out.

TonyB
11-20-2006, 05:06 PM
I have a demo from TW and it has neither an "SP" nor a sticker on it.

Askmeo88
11-20-2006, 05:21 PM
It's the South Pacific (SP) distrubition code. If you check the serial number on your RDS, it'll conclude with SP (Singapore), TH (Thailand), or some other South Pacific distribution location.
The "SP" is not present on racquets distributed to North America, Europe or Japan. A "CH" is found on racquets destined for China.
This info is all from my badminton days; Yonex badminton racquets have similar markings. Your racquet is totally fine.

Dennis Chan
11-20-2006, 05:31 PM
It's the South Pacific (SP) distrubition code. If you check the serial number on your RDS, it'll conclude with SP (Singapore), TH (Thailand), or some other South Pacific distribution location.
The "SP" is not present on racquets distributed to North America, Europe or Japan. A "CH" is found on racquets destined for China.
This info is all from my badminton days; Yonex badminton racquets have similar markings. Your racquet is totally fine.

Cool. What an insight. But then what's the difference between SP, CH and the US/EU/JP ones?

TonyB
11-20-2006, 05:37 PM
Very cool. The serial number on my racquet ends with a "US".

Cool beans.

Askmeo88
11-20-2006, 07:00 PM
Well, in the badminton equivalent of the TT Forums (;)), there has always been speculation that the QC tolerances for Japanese distribution racquets (with serial numbers ending with JP) are tighter. Personally, I don't think that there's much of a difference. My guess is that Yonex deliberately marks racquets in these Asia markets to make counterfeit racquets (common in these places) easier to spot.
If anyone's interested, there's another piece of information in a Yonex serial number: date of manufacture.
The bottom row takes the form of:
DDMMYXCC
Where:
DD is the day
MM is the month
Y is the year (200Y)
X is an unknown to me
CC is the country code

For example, my RDX has:
220755US, which means that it was made July 22, 2005 and was made for the US market

vkartikv
11-20-2006, 07:05 PM
Well, in the badminton equivalent of the TT Forums (;)), there has always been speculation that the QC tolerances for Japanese distribution racquets (with serial numbers ending with JP) are tighter. Personally, I don't think that there's much of a difference. My guess is that Yonex deliberately marks racquets in these Asia markets to make counterfeit racquets (common in these places) easier to spot.
If anyone's interested, there's another piece of information in a Yonex serial number: date of manufacture.
The bottom row takes the form of:
DDMMYXCC
Where:
DD is the day
MM is the month
Y is the year (200Y)
X is an unknown to me
CC is the country code

For example, my RDX has:
220755US, which means that it was made July 22, 2005 and was made for the US market



Thank God, I was scared it might be a fake and I would lose Dennis' trust. Good to know that it's all ok.

maynardsson55
11-20-2006, 07:10 PM
Very cool. The serial number on my racquet ends with a "US".

Cool beans.
where is the serial number located?

maynardsson55
11-20-2006, 07:13 PM
where is the serial number located?
Never mind, I found it.

Dennis Chan
11-20-2006, 10:58 PM
Thank God, I was scared it might be a fake and I would lose Dennis' trust. Good to know that it's all ok.

Don't worry. I never doubted you even I didn't know the details yet. Glad that now we all learned something new. :)

AznArtist209
11-21-2006, 08:19 PM
sp usually with yonex means it's from singapore =P it's a yonex thing