Discussion in 'Racquets' started by lucu, Oct 25, 2007.
visiting hong kong in november, any good tennis shop?
looking for Fischer, volkl, becker.
MASTERGEAR on Jaffe Road, behind the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay. Also on Electric Street in Tin Hau, right by the taxi stand, and close to the tennis courts in Victoria Park.
so, they have the fischer and becker there?
how much are they there?
MasterGear definitely has Becker and Tecnifibre gear... not sure about Fisher, but I think they have those as well... here's their address... the folks there are pretty friendly and knowledgeable...
13/F, Richmond Plaza, 496 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island.
theres also another shop called Wah Sang... they have a fantastic selection of rackets (and a lot of old stuff as well)... but the guy there can come off as a bit rude... proceed with caution... I'll try to find an address for you...
Racquets are really expensive in Hong Kong at least 25% more than the US.
i heard from someone price in HKG is similar to the us...and some said better deal in hkg on volkl's
Not that I have ever seen I buy all my gear when I visit the US & friends of mine that live here order from US mail order sites.
just wonder do they have volkl c10 pro in hkg?
Major tennis shops in HK.
Shops with ** are my personal recommendation with good experience.
Location: 1/f., 660 Nathan Road, Mong Kok
Location: 2B, LG/F, 6 Peace Avenue, Mongkok
Location: 2/F Lladro Centre, 72 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong
Location: 102A 102A Fa Yuen St, Mong Kok
Hong Kong Island：
Location: 13/f., Richmond Plaza, 498 Jaffe Road, CWB.
Best Top Sport & Tennis Training Centre
Kornhill Plaza, Shau Kei Wan
Rose Sports Goods & Sports Clothing
Classic Pro-Shop Ltd
Victoria Pro Shop
Triumph Ct, North Point
Some of these are real poor stringer. i bet you guys from other countries can find a good bargain in HK, not to mention some AK, An90, and the new Dunlop 100.
But you better string it back home, except in MRS, and Classic Pro.
Don't forget to have some great Chinese cuisine and local HK style food. It's GREAT !
not like the "China town" Chinese chicken, noodle in yr neighbourhood.
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Jack & Coke,
i always order natural gut , multi,replacement grip, overgrip from TW.
had ordered racquets too, however the import charges in my country is high, and can go up to 25-30% import tax..
that is the reason when i visiting singapore and hkg, i am going to look for volkl c10pro, fischer m speed pro 1 #98..
sorry the link i tried don't work.
So delete it. Sor sor
lol one of the most stupidest tennis buyer i guess??? u must went to places that sell expensive racquets... go to mong kok and places and u'll find that its 20 percent cheaper than US noob
just visited MRS in MongKok. pretty good selection. very very good pricing on brand new Fischer No Tolerance racquets. HK$990 for M Pro.1s and M Comp 95! (about $125). also carries most major brands. The other one I visited was MasterGear. nice selection of used sticks. Racquets they carry include HEAD, Bab, yonex, Prince, Wilson, Tecnifibre. very good selection of strings too.
any volkl or becker ?
used sticks? expensive ? good condition? any head (austrian made)?
yes Becker frames were in most stores I visited.
not too many volkls if I remember correctly.
most stores have some used frames. MasterGear and MRS certainly. Another store is called Wah Sung, in Causeway Bay. They have many many old frames like PT690 and Radical Tours (made in Austria), and many old Yonex's. The owner though seemed to get annoyed while I browsed and kept asking me what I was looking for. All his frames were hung from the ceiling so you can't really handle them. But great selection
is stringing machine available in hong kong. i am looking for babolat star 5?
going to hong kong on christmas.
you mean to buy a machine there? I have no clue sorry
but in shops I have seen Babolat machines that stringers use.
I brought 2 Technifibre Tflight 335 from the Master Gear shop today as I stop by HongKong for the weekend. Nice selection of used racket too. They have selections of Technifibre, Head, Prince, Wilson, Becker, Volks, Yonex. Nice lady, let you search around without much trouble.
K90 Asian for 1120HKD.
Thanks for good info from TW
Does anyone now the address of Wah Sung or is it Wah Sang in Hong Kong?
Be very careful when buying racquets from local shops in Hong Kong, especially if the price seems very low, because there's always the possiblity that it may be a fake.
^ yeah, but MasterGear and Wah Sang are both legit spots... and yes, the guy at Wah Sang can be a bit of a jerk sometimes, but their collection of old stuff is amazing... I'll dig around for an address...
I don't know but I've heard some things about MasterGear that leads me to believe that there's a possibility that they may also sell some fake racquets alongside the authentic ones.
Hey Sinner, have you got the addresses for Wah Sang? I will be in HK early Jan and would like to see if I can get some rare older racquets and stuff.
really? that is too bad. I was there 2 weeks ago and ran into a delivery guy making a Tecnifibre delivery. their stuff does look legit to me. I have bought 4or 5 racquets from them and they seem to be ok.
Think I could help you out with this because I live in Hong Kong. I would say go to Classic Pro Shop in Victoria Park (yes its near the tennis courts). I can get the exact adress if you like. That place is awsome, i get great discounts and they string great (They even strung for Federer, Sharapova, Venus etc. when they were in Hong Kong!
Fake rackets in HK shops
i would not be surprised if U can find some fake rackets in the Used racket collection in some local stores. The boss seems not really concerned about the legit of those rackets put there for trade by their customers.
But Most if not All would not sell fake new rackets here. If U are looking for antique, check out with Wah Sun opposite to Regal hotel in Causeway Bay (downtown). They also have the lowest price maybe. If U look for service and confidence, check out Classic Pro in Tin Hau MTR station, just next to CWB and Victoria Park. I strung there twice lately. just USD9 for labour with world class quality. (both shops don't have 2nd hand collection)
I don't know for sure and I have no proof but all I've heard is that they may be selling more of some models of racquets per month than they are getting from the official manufacturer's distributor. So your guess is as good as mine as to where the extra racquets are coming from. Perhaps that's one of the reasons that they can sell some racquets for such low prices?
hey BP, did you actually buy a fake racket at either MasterGear or WahSang, cause when I look at the Technifibre and the Wilson that they have, it look authentic to me.
No, I haven't, and I'm not saying that they are definitely selling fake racquets. The fact is, I don't know. I've just heard some things that appear to be inconsistent.
In any case, I've heard that some of the fake racquets from China look so real these days that it's almost impossible to tell them from the authentic ones anyway.
I have been to some of these factories turning out the really high quality fake goods... if you look at the racquets in person, you can always tell... especially if you have an authentic one side by side. But the sure give away is the colour of the leather grip (if you are talking about stuff like the K90). Nowadays they even get the balance about right but the weights are usually quite out of range of the authentic ones... for example, a very good fake K90 would weigh in at about 290g-300g unstrung.
But for customers that have never seen an authentic K90 in person, they may not be able to tell that a K90 is fake from just looking at at. I've heard that cosmetically, they look like the real racquets. However, playing with it and its performance is a whole other story. But, of course, you can't play with it until after you've bought it and strung it up so by then it's too late if you discover that it's a fake. That's how these sellers get you, especially if you're a tourist just visiting for a few days and won't actually get to play with the racquet you bought until you return to your country.
another place i visited for the first time on this trip was MRS at 660 Nathan Road on Kowloon side (Mongkok). they had a fair selection of new and used stidcks and prices were quite low. the NT Fischer M Pro 1s and M Comps were going for HK $990. that's about US$120. A red flag was rasied right away in my head but upon closer inspection they seem to be geniune items (weight, balance, paint..., and I own 2 M Pro 1s). worth checking out if you are in the neighborhood.
Hey BP, are you in the Bay Area and how often do you travel to Asia? I am in San Mateo county and I go to Asia (in Asia now, again) almost every month for work
in hong kong, do they carry the racquet grip size of 4 1/2...?
as most shops in jakarta, singapore, i had a hard time to find my 4 1/2 grip size..mostly they carry 4 1/4 and 4 3/8..
Actually, the strange thing is that in mainland China and Hong Kong, the majority of fakes are sold as exactly that (fakes that is)... there is so much competition among the fakes that most LOCALS know exactly what a fake one is so there is no attempt to con. The majority of the fakes are taken to the US and it is the people in the US (American citizens or otherwise) that sell these fakes on that big auction site. In China, surprisingly, most shopowners will tell you straight off that a racquet is a replica and not original. They may try to stiff tourists though, but just go in acting as if you know what you are talking about... that will usually make any shop owner contemplating anything evil to reconsider.
I just got an email from a guy that bought a fake K factor (supposed to be Asian specs) from a seller on the auction site. Below is the information he provided...some of these fakes are still crappily made. I asked him how he knew it was fake and this was his response...waiting for some pics too.
Craftsmanship, rounded frame, crappy authenticity sticker, white wrapped grip, no grip size sticker, pre strung, etc. etc……
Curious..how much do they sell the Asian K Factor Tour 90?
They usually don't but if you stay in HK for 3 days then you could get it. Cause it take them 1,2 days to orders. I order some Technifibre last Friday at MasterGear and able to pickup on Sunday.
Yes I am but I don't travel to Asia any more like I used to all the time on business. It's been quite a while since I've been there. In fact, the very first graphite racquet I ever bought was a Dunlop Max 200G I bought at a shop somewhere in Mong Kok in HK back in 1987. I hope you're having a good time in Asia.
Yes, but some tourists are VERY easy to spot in Hong Kong. I mean if you're white, don't speak a word of Cantonese, have to pull out a calculator to figure out every price in your own currency, ask questions that most locals don't need to ask, then the odds are pretty good that you're not a local.
As with most fake goods, the quality of a fake racquet can vary greatly. The fake racquets selling for US$25 are probably very easy to spot as fakes, whereas, the ones selling for US$100 will likely be better made and look much closer to the authentic racquets. I've even heard of fake nCode 90's that are painted blue instead of red.
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
I'll get it to you in a couple of days... anything specific you're looking for?
what store in hong kong would have the largest second hand collection?
Last time I visit Mastergear, they have a bunch of 2nd hands stuff.
I remember seeing a barely used Microgel Radical, old school Prince POG OS, Prince POG w/TT Mid, Yonex QRS1, Ncode N1, Ncode 95, they have a good selection.
I am looking for a Head Prestige Classic 600 and also a PK Heritage Type C Redondo (new or close to new). Would also be interested in a Laver Heritage Type C. Maybe HEAD Edge if I can find one in good condition.
Google Maps is the best, true dat/double true!
The green dot is MasterGear, the blue dot is Wah Sang...
Thanks a bunch Sinner.
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