How to Spot a Fake Babolat Tennis Racket
Check websites such as pro direct tennis and PWP for their current prices. The latest Babolat rackets are usually £140 and up. eBay fakes usually are listed for 'buy it now prices' of around half this. However this does not prove the racket it fake but is a good sign.
Genuine and a fake comparisons
Price tag and hologram
Fakes usually have all the information on the swing ticket written in an Asian language, normally Chinese. This indicates a fake racket. Fakes will also include a hologram to copy the genuine rackets. Look for holograms not aligned straight and be aware a genuine racket only has one serial number sticker.
Grommets on the genuine Babolats are high quality and all the same. On the fakes grommets can be torn or bent and even different sizes. On the Aeropro Drive 2013 the grommets should be all black.
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The balance of the racket should be almost even balanced on your finger. The counterfeit is extremely head heavy.
Also be careful of the 'bait and switch'. It seems that some sellers have displayed photos of the original purchased here in the UK, but will send you a counterfeit. Make sure you research the seller and ask questions to verify whether the item could potentially be a counterfeit.