fake flexpoint radical tour?

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  1. tennistensai

    tennistensai Rookie

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    im currently bidding on this flexpoint radical tour. The color seems a little odd to me what d u all think i hope im not offending the seller by using his pics

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  2. fallen.

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    looks fine to me
     
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  3. Regulator

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    Man looks fine to me as well. I just got a flexpoint radical midsized version, I realize its not the same racket as this one but it looks the same pretty much. I'm debating whether I want to string it now or pass it on to someone else cuz I'm enjoying my PS 6.0
     
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  4. lidoazndiabloboi

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    yea, it seems a little redish
     
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  5. dannyjjang

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    that is definietly a fake
    you see the rubberband its not suppose to be there
     
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  6. Regulator

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    Man mine is redish too and I got it from a reputable sports chain in Canada. I'm actually kinda indifferent with how it looks, but then again I prefer boring looking frames lol.
     
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  7. tennistensai

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    so the red color is ok cuz the ones at TW looks totally orange
     
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  8. Regulator

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    Ya i'd say it looks like sports car red although I can see under certain lighting and in photos it is orangish.
     
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  9. tennistensai

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    dammit the guy offers no refunds so if no else bids higher im screwed over
     
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  10. Regulator

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    Dang well the dirty thing to do would be to retract ur bid. Or not pay for it even if u win, resulting in u getting a non-paying strike. If ur not confident don't take it man.
     
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  11. dannyjjang

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    tennis i believe that is real..i once had a flexpoint and it looks exactly like that one..
     
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  12. Regulator

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    I think people are paranoid cuz of all this recent fake frame talk
     
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  13. tennistensai

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    well i just dont wanna get stuck with a fake racket and the ironicly the color stood out like a sore thumb after i placed my bid -_-
     
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  14. Regulator

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    I hear you man how much did u bid??
     
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  15. tennistensai

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    i think about 45 so its not that big of a loss but im a non working high school senior so its still sucks if its a fake frame.
     
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  16. Regulator

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    Ya I hear u. I am 27 now but I remember spending most of my part-time work money on rackets in highschool and ever dollar counts. Everything else went to court fees etc.
     
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  17. tennistensai

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    o one more thing the frame is from canada does that explain for the color??
     
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  18. DX_Psycho

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    there's nothign wrong with teh color. they look like that. stop worrying.
     
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  19. Regulator

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    Nah I doubt it man they are all the made in China now. I wish they were still made in Austria like the Ti Radical a few years back.
     
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  20. jonolau

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    It is not a fake, looks exactly like the FXP Rad Tour that I used to own.

    Besides that, the demand volume for the Rad Tour is not high enough for counterfeiters to consider producing it. They would rather copy Babolat and Wilson.
     
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  21. onkystomper

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    It looks fine to me too. Just like the one i had. It is your mind playing tricks on you!!!!
     
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  22. neo

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    I don't know what color this frame is supposed to be, but I do know that TW has wrong white balance (shifted colors) in many of it's product images. It is especially annoying with apparel which turns out to be different color when you receive it.
     
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  23. Pr0DiGy

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    check the users feedback, simple as that. Also, if he started his account like a day or two before he started the auction, you should take caution

    it looks ok to me, it might be because of the bright lighting
     
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  24. snoflewis

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    same with rackets. the colors are generally brighter in the pictures. take a look at the rds001 or mfil200. in real life, they're no where nearly as bright.
     
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  25. vinnier6

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    its real, and yes the color looks correct...
     
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  26. TaintedWisdom

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    Right before anyone had replied I read this thread.
    Sadly I was unable to post since I had JUST REGISTERED AT THAT MOMENT (which by the way took 3 days to validate me X_X).

    Anyways, I was demoing that exact racquet, and YES IS NOT A FAKE.
    Looks identical to the one I have right now next to me.

    Note: Oh and by the way, this forum is great.
    Can't wait to learn from ya guys a few things here and there.
    If any of you who has some experience is willing to chat with me (a total noob) using aim, msn, or yahoo messenger, send me a PM. I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks.
     
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