RDS 001 Mid SP

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  1. Dennis Chan

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    What does SP stand for on the RDS 001 Mid? Thanks.
     
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  2. Voltron

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    Pffft, like I'd know
    Im looking at my RDS 001 mid and nowhere on the raquets do I see "SP", maybe you are seeing "SQ" just above the throat.
     
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  3. Dennis Chan

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  4. Dennis Chan

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    Could it be for a certain yonex pro? I wish. ;-) Which yonex player has SP as his/her initials?
     
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  5. mfa81

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    Paradorn Srichaphan
     
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  7. Dennis Chan

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  8. Dennis Chan

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    So I would have a RDS 001 Mid Srichaphan Paradorn version then. Great! :D
     
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  9. vkartikv

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    Your pics are still not loading. Do they seem to play different from your other rds?
     
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  10. Dennis Chan

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    Pic is working now. You can trust yahoo photo's private/public option. ;-)

    Don't know how it plays yet. Still at work, although not doing much obviously.
     
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  11. p0w3r

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    whoa thats weird...also, wuts that sticker-looking thing on the side of the throat say? You know, the thing that looks like those "Wilson Genuine" stickers. My RDS Mid doesnt have that thing ethier.
     
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    neither does mine
     
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  13. Byakuya

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    Where you get this mysterious RDS001??
     
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  14. vkartikv

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    He got it from me and I got it from another Dennis in HK, China. I am curious to know how this turns out.
     
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  15. TonyB

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    I have a demo from TW and it has neither an "SP" nor a sticker on it.
     
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  16. Askmeo88

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    It's the South Pacific (SP) distrubition code. If you check the serial number on your RDS, it'll conclude with SP (Singapore), TH (Thailand), or some other South Pacific distribution location.
    The "SP" is not present on racquets distributed to North America, Europe or Japan. A "CH" is found on racquets destined for China.
    This info is all from my badminton days; Yonex badminton racquets have similar markings. Your racquet is totally fine.
     
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  17. Dennis Chan

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    Cool. What an insight. But then what's the difference between SP, CH and the US/EU/JP ones?
     
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  18. TonyB

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    Very cool. The serial number on my racquet ends with a "US".

    Cool beans.
     
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  19. Askmeo88

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    Well, in the badminton equivalent of the TT Forums (;)), there has always been speculation that the QC tolerances for Japanese distribution racquets (with serial numbers ending with JP) are tighter. Personally, I don't think that there's much of a difference. My guess is that Yonex deliberately marks racquets in these Asia markets to make counterfeit racquets (common in these places) easier to spot.
    If anyone's interested, there's another piece of information in a Yonex serial number: date of manufacture.
    The bottom row takes the form of:
    DDMMYXCC
    Where:
    DD is the day
    MM is the month
    Y is the year (200Y)
    X is an unknown to me
    CC is the country code

    For example, my RDX has:
    220755US, which means that it was made July 22, 2005 and was made for the US market
     
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  20. vkartikv

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    Thank God, I was scared it might be a fake and I would lose Dennis' trust. Good to know that it's all ok.
     
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  21. maynardsson55

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    where is the serial number located?
     
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  22. maynardsson55

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    Never mind, I found it.
     
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  23. Dennis Chan

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    Don't worry. I never doubted you even I didn't know the details yet. Glad that now we all learned something new. :)
     
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  24. AznArtist209

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    sp usually with yonex means it's from singapore =P it's a yonex thing
     
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