How do you spot a counterfeit tennis racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by dt101, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. dt101

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    Maybe this is a dumb question but how can you spot a counterfeit tennis racquets? I like buying racquets made from the 80's and 90's so I usually only get them used. I heard that there are fake Prestige Classics being sold on ****. Is this true? What other racquets from the 80's and 90's are also being counterfeited?


    Who the hell is sleazy enough to make a fake racquet and then sell them on **** just to make a couple of bucks? Who the hell who go through all that trouble just to make a fake racquet? I am guessing it is a difficult process to copy a racquet, but maybe I am wrong. Can someone shed some light on this topic?
     
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  2. armsty

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    Look out for the throat shape, also a real obvious one is when the frame you want isn't supposed to be shiney, but the seller has a picture where it seems like it is...
     
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  3. pow

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    No single way to judge them all, just have to compare them to the real thing.
     
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  4. Bud

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    Buy from a reputable seller.

    Check seller's feedback and history for any hint of customer dissatisfaction.

    Always be wary when buying a brand new racquet that's no longer in production.

    Ask seller for additional pics.
     
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