Fake Yonex Alert - Beware

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Fake or Genuine - How to tell the difference from the code.

Ever wonder what the code on your Yonex racket tells you? The code on a Yonex racket actually have hidden meanings to it, understanding the code lets you know more about your racket. Read on to find out!


There are actually 3 separate parts to the code. Part 1 is the actual serial number, part 2 is the date code, and part 3 is the distribution code.

The serial number is a simple 7-digit serial number that increases with each manufactured racket. This number is unique.

The date code tells us when the racket was manufactured. It is coded this way DDMMYxCC

Where DD is the day, MM is the month, Y is the year after 2000.

The CC is the distribution code, it tell us where the racket is destined for. We will talk about this in the 2nd part of this article.


For example, 3897217 030723SP says the serial number is 3897217; the racket was manufactured in 3rd July, 2002. And the distribution code is SP (Singapore)

With this information, you can tell exactly when your racket was manufactured. The distribution code

The CC two digit codes is the country of distribution code. This is the distribution code, and it is NOT manufacturing code. In other words, it absolutely does not tell you which country the racket is made in.

SP is a very common country code as SP (Singapore) is the main distributor of Yonex rackets in the SE Asia region. So there are many SP racket there.

The known codes that we know of are:

AS - Australia

BR - Brazil

BX - Belgium/Netherlands

CD - Canada

CH - China

CN/CP - Chinese National Team

DK - Denmark

FR - France

GR - Germany

HK - Hong Kong

ID - India

IN/IP - Indonesia

JP - Japan

KR - Korea

MA - Malaysia

NZ - New Zealand

SD - Sweden

SP - Singapore

SW - Switzerland

TH - Thailand

TW - Taiwan

UA - United Arab Emirates

UK - United Kingdom

US - USA

There are also other more mystery distribution such as; SPY; for the old style code.

Dont forget! that new Yonex rackets also have hologram stickers, laser engraved serials
and weight type. Fakes can have a genuine feel, but the ultimately the performance well
let you down.

All the best!!
y0nex


By the way, heres yonex's guide to fake finding:

http://www.yonex.com/img/jpg/bad/notice.jpg



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