I can believe that there can be fakes of Apacs. On Ebay, there are Yonex NS7700 for GBP22.50 (Buy-it-now price) delivered from HK to UK. So there is margin for them to work into a delivered racket for that money. I just don’t believe there is sufficient global demand for APACS to be made to justify the expense.
It almost sounds as though the APACS dealers are doing a whisper campaign to say “Yes, there are fakes of our rackets *just* like Yonex because our rackets are that good!”. As I said in my earlier post, I have yet to see one in the wild, not just talked about in a showroom, and I would be most interested to know if anyone saw one being offered on our favourite auction site.
>>>>original apacs rackets come with hologram stickers.
Oh, the fakers are REALLY shaking in their boots now!!! How many people have come up with stickers, 3D holograms etc which are copied by the fakers a few weeks later. Sunrise stickers, PBSI logos anyone??!!
As Phandrew said, the sticker is not on older Apacs rackets either. I have some rackets from an Apacs dealer without the sticker.
Also, if they do fake APACS, why not fake Fleet, Ashaway, or any other of the recognised clone brands? It’s just a spray job away….