That subject (identifying counterfeit rackets) would make for an interesting thread in the Rackets Section. Especially if people have rackets they know are fakes compared side by side with a known genuine frame. The obvious things, weight, balance, beam width, string spacing and pattern, pallets, butt caps, flex rating, grommets, etc. Would be interesting to see the differences pointed out. Maybe we need an Official Counterfeit Racket Club thread. In this case, the "fake" may well prove to be an upgrade. However this buyer wanted a 27 inch frame and a plain ol' consumer frame so the pro stock version may not suit his needs. I suppose he could have taken a hack saw to the frame and amputated a 1/2" off the handle.