Do Fake Racquets really play that differently?

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  1. GorillaPeanuts

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    Anyone know?
     
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    uh huh. They will usually be ultra light HH things made of heaven knows what. If they don't destroy themselves on teh first decent groundstroke they will certainly give you TE.
     
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  4. GorillaPeanuts

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    If you lead them up to 400 grams they'll play great!
     
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    with natural gut and a leather grip, of course...
     
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  7. Roadway

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    I've played a fake K90 before.
    I wasn't bad than i had expected.
    It sure had diffrernce with the real one.
     
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    I've also played a fake K90 before.. it had some differences with the real one, but same like you, I didn't play bad like what I had expected.. the racquet is lighter than the real one and I still can control my shot better.. but I don't know why, I had some problem with my backhand, everytime I hit the backhand, I feel the ball has no power, but when I used the real K90 or other real racquets, I can hit my backhand properly.. Last, I was recommended not to strung it for over 55 pounds or the racquet will get a crack.. I am not sure if others experience the same thing with me, but I heard fake K90 was quite popular in my country before because it is lighter compare to the real one..
     
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  9. goran_ace

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    there is no definite answer to this question. that's the thing with 'fake' rackets. you don't know where they came from. maybe they are seconds from a wilson factory that didn't pass QC cosmetically, or maybe they are something completely different in composition, shape, quality, etc. non-authentic rackets don't all come from the same place so you can't just make a sweeping generalization.

    not worth the price difference. do yourself a favor and buy from an authorized dealer like TW.
     
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  10. Rorsach

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    I've got a couple of fake APDC's and they play very different from the original.

    Not bad, but different. Flexier and more HH, kinda like an old school fibreglass racquet.
     
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    Way different from looking, holding and playing with a guys fake APDC. The writing is backwards, the weight and balance gives it away, and it plays a lot different to the authentic.
     
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    I tried a Pure Drive. Didn't really love it, but it was solid.
    Then I tried a fake one. Just a little off in terms of specs. Way off in terms of feel. Not solid at all.

    I tried an actual, off the shelf Radical. Felt fake to me even though it was legit.
    Tried a paintjob Radical with the fake LM ridges (D1 college player who played futures and challengers). Felt solid like a Prestige MP even though it was a little lighter than a Prestige.
     
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  13. GorillaPeanuts

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    Lol my APDGT's aren't fake, just been wondering cause at my club heaps of people are bringing in fake racquets usually PDGT's and Microgel Rad's
     
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    When i played with the fake k90, I can handle it as i handled the real one.
    But i feel it was not as stable as the real one. And it tended to vibrate a little.
    The dealer recommanded me to string under 60lbs. I strung it at 58lbs. No cracks happened.
     
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  15. PrinceMoron

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    Anyone who thinks a fake K90 plays in anyway similar to the real deal should not be using a K90, it is that simple.

    Oh, btw, the dye used in the grips is carcinogenic and you will die a fool.
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  16. Sanavan

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    Why would you buy a fake racquet anyway? The weight, balance, materials are completely different.

    If you want to play with a racquet that feels like a fake k90, just buy a decent one with the same specs...
     
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  17. courtking

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    yeah... I had a friend who bought a fake K90 and was bragging how cheap and good it is.. 3 days later it broke.. he did not even mention about the fake racket ever since
     
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  18. woodrow1029

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    How exactly does one play tennis with a "Fake Racquet?" Can you play with fake balls too? It's either a racquet or it's not.
     
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  19. suppawat

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    Let me share what I just posted in another thread today.

     
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  20. corners

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    A fake racquet is merely a replica of a real one. It's not meant to be played with, only purchased.
     
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  21. Mick

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    the lower level players probably can't tell the difference but the more accomplished players probably would.
     
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    I played with a fake babolat and the ball kept flying out. The strings were terrible though...
     
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  23. gregor.b

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    I bought a fake APDGT and it played awesome.I leaded it up to 340,got to the regional finals and it snapped across the throat in the final while hitting a forehand about 6 weeks after I got it.We lost.Ah well.
     
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  24. PrinceMoron

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    Funny! Even funnier when people are playing with a fake and they don't realise.
     
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