Fake ?

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  1. geekydeveloper

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  2. mrtrinh

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    its real, 100% sure... go play tennis. close this thread
     
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  3. geekydeveloper

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    how can you tell ?
     
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  4. WhereIsMacMac

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    Where did you buy your APD? It would help if you'll be able to post more pictures.
     
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  5. GenesisTurbo

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    I 100% agree, it's REAL
    - half of the racket is shiny half is matte
    - barcode inside throat
    - "GT Technology" is not shiny

    3 reasons it's not fake...

    close thread
     
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  6. geekydeveloper

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    what do you want me to picture ?
     
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    I have a question for the people who can tell a fake is a fake. Can't you tell by how it plays, or is it just going to be prone to breaking off a mishit.
     
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  8. GenesisTurbo

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    i have played with a couple of fakes, apdgt and pdgt.
    the racket is just not as solid, hollow feeling, but i could still rip forehand winners with though hahaha.
     
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  9. GenesisTurbo

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    geekydeveloper- the aeropro drive gt is real, it's NOT FAKE...
     
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    I read online that the gt logo should feel different from the rest of the racquet is that true ?
     
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    sorry for the double post, I just don't know how to edit comments . . .
    Here's a photo of the butt cap:
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. db10s

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    Where Did You Buy It?
     
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  13. geekydeveloper

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    in a local store . . .
     
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    and again a double post because I don't know how to edit ><
    i bought it in my club
     
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    if you bought it from a local store then I dont understand your paranoia of the racket being fake? and how I know its legit is by the Graphite Tungsten (GT). You can clearly see its there. As you can see the metal pieces in the GT are different sizes and angled differently (signs of an authentic babolat). Fake babolats are painted on and the metal pieces are straight and the same size.

    So as I said before, no need to worry and enjoy your racket.
     
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  16. geekydeveloper

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    Because I dont feel the GT it feels like the yellow near it ...
     
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  17. geekydeveloper

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    help ? I really need to be sure .
     
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    I'm really sorry for the triple post,
    but I need to ask.
    In all of the APDGTs the little lines are align the same way ?
    because mine is a little different from the picture in TW . . .
     
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  19. geekydeveloper

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    here a photo of the racquet in packaging :
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. WhereIsMacMac

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    looks legit. but look at that speed over there.
     
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  21. LanEvo

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    It's real, seriously, you got it at a local shop. If you got it on the bay you can be suspicious, but it's from a local store (tennis shop I am assuming), there shouldn't be anything to worry about.

    If you are really that concerned, return it and buy one from TW.
     
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    I'm worried because a read that the gt logo should feel different from the rest of the racquet but it feels the same. And I can't buy babolat from TW. Because I live outside of the US
     
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  23. zultekmilennia

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    That's just a QC issue. Its real. If you REALLY want to be sure, just unwrap the grip and see if the code there matches with the one on the bottom cap.
     
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  24. geekydeveloper

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    but I never done it and maybe I won't be able to wrap it back
     
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    The gt logo should feel different ?
     
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    Ok.... This thread needs to be dead.... It's real, don't stress over it. Just play. And you're not supposed to be able to re wrap the grip.... Thats why you buy a replacement grip. And its real. The Babolat QC isn't the best, thats why the GT doesn't feel different....? And why would a local tennis shop be selling fake goods. If the word got out, they would be broke. It isn't a risk worth taking.
     
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    Oh, btw the GT "technology" is a big scam... It does nothing. Same thing with cortex. Why do you think Nadal doesn't use a racket with cortex.... or gt (not sure about gt).
     
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  31. db10s

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    So, YOU can give this guy a definitive answer... But you can't answer your own question.... Which happens to be THE SAME QUESTION that this guy is asking! :mad:
     
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  32. geekydeveloper

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    [​IMG]
    This aero logo looks different from the picture at TW why?
     
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  33. LanEvo

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    IDK what you are seeing, but they look the same.

    Ok seriously, as many have answered already it is real!! Just play with it. And as I have said before, if you really worry about it, then return it, and buy one from TW. This is getting too repetitive... Not trying to sound mean or anything, but you are going to worry yourself to death over this issue before you ever get to take it out for a hit, it's real enjoy it and take it out to hit.
     
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  34. db10s

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    It doesn't look different at all
     
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  35. db10s

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    GeekyGuy! Listen to him ^^^^^^
     
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  36. LanEvo

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    Wait, what do you mean bottom cap? As far as I know to match the serial numbers, it is the one on the throat to the one on the handle when you unravel the grip.
     
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  37. geekydeveloper

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    I meant about the line that is there in the TW it goes futher then in my racquet
     
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    UHHHH.....NO it doesn't
     
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  39. db10s

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    I'll sell you a fake one to show how different they really are.
     
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  40. LanEvo

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    Are you really gonna go that in depth into it? Every racquet is different, they cannot all be the same, or the whole world would be rich... This is QC issues, when they do the PJs or stamp the logos on, every racquet will be off by a little, whether it be mm, cm, etc.

    Bottom line... yours is real. It can be seen by the matte over the glossy of a fake one. Now go hit with it!
     
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    Owned.....
     
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    there is something in the way that girl is sitting (the one holding the racquet in the pic) that suggests she is a bit sick of hearing this too.
     
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  43. geekydeveloper

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    Last time I promise :p
    I read online that if the two cortex pieces are glued together it's fake:
    [​IMG]
    And here's inside the butt cap:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Last time I promise :p
    I read online that if the two cortex pieces are glued together it's fake:
    [​IMG]
    And here's inside the butt cap:

    [​IMG]
     
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    It doesn't matter unless you can play with a fake and a real one and tell the difference by feel.
     
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  46. geekydeveloper

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    because I want to know . ..
     
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    Alright, this is getting nuts LOL.

    I'm heading to my pro shop tonight to pick up some rackets, I'll check all the APDGT's they have in for you to compare the cortexs and what not. :)

    -Fuji
     
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  48. geekydeveloper

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    Tnx lol i just have to know
     
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  49. mrtrinh

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    Seriously, from my first post I told you the racket is authentic. And you just confirmed it by opening the butt cap. You have a clean divider with staples. The fake babolat has nails not staples. And the cortex system is like that on all babolats, regardless its just a piece of plastic anyways that babolat supposedly says is their dampening system. You can even remove it. I'll say this again for the last time, your racket is authentic. Now quit worrying and go hit
     
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  50. ucr_tennis90

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    i have 2 APDGT and mine look exactly like yours. it's real.
     
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