Discussion in 'Racquets' started by GorillaPeanuts, May 29, 2011.
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.
If you lead them up to 400 grams they'll play great!
with natural gut and a leather grip, of course...
I've played a fake K90 before.
I wasn't bad than i had expected.
It sure had diffrernce with the real one.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
Let me share what I just posted in another thread today.
A fake racquet is merely a replica of a real one. It's not meant to be played with, only purchased.
the lower level players probably can't tell the difference but the more accomplished players probably would.
I played with a fake babolat and the ball kept flying out. The strings were terrible though...
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.
Funny! Even funnier when people are playing with a fake and they don't realise.
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