Babolat Missing Bar Code

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by royfrombigd, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. royfrombigd

    royfrombigd Rookie

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    Hi guys. I recently acquired a 107 Pure Drive Gt from a trusted seller. Looks great, but way too much power for me. I was going to sell it, but noticed it doesn't have a bar code in the throat of the racquet that most Babolats have. I see a previous thread on several Pure Storms bought through TW that don't have bar codes and I assume it is the same issue with this, but never saw a definitive answer as to why Babolat did this. Were they sick of fielding calls from folks wanting to confirm the bar code number? I would have to think if the racquet were fake, the bar code would be the easiest thing to produce. Plus, I've never heard of a fake 107 so I think the stick is legit, but got to admit that bugs me a bit. Anybody know for sure why Babolat did this? Thanks.
     
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  2. jjs891

    jjs891 Semi-Pro

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    You might want to look under the grip. Bar code is placed there too.

    I'm not an expert on figuring fakes. Maybe others can give you more info.
     
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  3. royfrombigd

    royfrombigd Rookie

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    I did look take the grip off and there was no bar code underneath. The pallet was tightly wrapped in heat shrink plastic and had a "3" (3/8th grip size) stamped on it. The pallet was off white and this seems consistent with Babolat. Thanks.
     
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