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crazylevity
12-07-2006, 09:58 AM
Hi all. On my RDS 001 Mid, there are 2 extra letters behind the 001 on the throat of the racquet, and it says "SP". Does anyone know why? Everything else about the racquet is normal...serial number, grip size etc. It plays as I expect from the specs of the racquet so it's not a fake, I'm pretty sure. Just wondering if anyone knows about this.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95833155@N00/316576450/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95833155@N00/316576453/in/photostream/

pham4313
12-07-2006, 10:02 AM
how about special edition?

crazylevity
12-07-2006, 11:35 AM
I highly doubt that...seeing as there's nothing else very special about it

BreakPoint
12-07-2006, 11:42 AM
Did you buy it in Singapore?

I know Yonex puts country codes on the side of their frames after the engraved serial numbers, such as "123456US" or "123456JP", for U.S. and Japan, respectively. This is to indicate which market the frame is distributed to, perhaps for warranty purposes or perhaps the specs are slightly different for each country? Not really sure why. Maybe they started putting the country codes in larger font on the throat as well? Just a guess.

vkartikv
12-07-2006, 11:43 AM
south pacific. this same issue was raised by dennis chan, do a search and you will see that these racquets were meant for distribution in that region of the world. nothing special about them or fake either.

Vitaly Evchenkov
12-07-2006, 11:58 AM
might we have another "bargain shopper" using an auction site and then getting disappointed when it is not the same as found on TW?

I guess this is partly due to the dumb MAP policies of racquet companies... it will allow auction sites to make a lot of sales from importers taking stock from where the dollar is strong, or where grey market or fakes are produced cheaply.

good luck with you SP version... just say it has the EXACT string spacing as Hewitt and you might be able to sell it for 5x in the classifieds! (j/k... making fun of federer asian version sticks)

crazylevity
12-07-2006, 09:38 PM
nope. Bought it legitimately from a well respected and authorised dealer. Yeah, I just searched it, it's just a distribution codes.

Thanks for all your input.

kurniadis
12-07-2006, 10:18 PM
I read this before in TT (like 3 weeks ago, now forgot whats the thread name) and some people were suggesting SP = srichapan paradom? hehe .. iono. But I didnt get the notion that people were suggesting it to be fake.

milo
12-08-2006, 07:49 AM
i've made a thread about yonex and their SP letter. it means that yours is meant to be distributed in Singapore. just like BP said.

Dennis Chan
12-08-2006, 03:09 PM
Hi all. On my RDS 001 Mid, there are 2 extra letters behind the 001 on the throat of the racquet, and it says "SP". Does anyone know why? Everything else about the racquet is normal...serial number, grip size etc. It plays as I expect from the specs of the racquet so it's not a fake, I'm pretty sure. Just wondering if anyone knows about this.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95833155@N00/316576450/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95833155@N00/316576453/in/photostream/

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=106438