With the release of the new version of the Babolat Aeropro Drive GT in 2010 an inevitable wave of fake or counterfeit copies that will also flood the market.
It is a pity that the market already has less reliable copies of this racket, as it is a relatively new addition to the tennis market.
It also seems that counterfeiting is becoming more and more accurate art, and this makes it increasingly difficult for the untrained eye to distinguish a real thing from a counterfeit.
This can be an expensive as well as a frustrating lesson if you are one of the unlucky people who sells what is not what he claims to be.
However, there are a few steps you can take to minimize your chances of doing so.
Some things you can use to identify a fake racket include;
- Inside your racket will look disorganized and poorly constructed if you remove the cap.
- The central partition should be straight in the true copy but skewed in the forgery.
- The background where the text “GT Technology” is located should have a gray background with small lines. Fake copies will almost always have a black background with no lines visible to the naked eye.
The Aeropro Drive GT is a moderately expensive but extremely popular racket, and it has become popular due to the fact that Rafael Nadal openly claims to use this racket in competitive matches.