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I think my Taylormade driver is fake


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#1 lilgarcia

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:47 PM

In March i bought a burner driver and rescue and now i think they are fake. The rescue doesnt have a serial number and the drivers serial number is lighter than the one in my home club. It says Head made in china, shaft made in china and assembled in china on mine but the one in the store says assembled in usa shaft in china and head in china..


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#2 muxi87

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:49 PM

:lol:

with pics, we could tell ya yes or no pretty quick though...

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:58 PM

dó not have any pics but trust me it looks realy alike the real one. If it would be a fake then it would be the best fake ever

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:50 PM

call TM and give them the serial number

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:53 PM

See if a magnet will stick to the face....


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Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:12 PM

View Postlilgarcia, on May 7 2008, 02:58 PM, said:

dó not have any pics but trust me it looks realy alike the real one. If it would be a fake then it would be the best fake ever

All of the counterfeits I've seen look pretty similar to an authentic unless you spend a lot of time around clubs (like I do:).  Pictures would really help.  I've seen several counterfeits of Callaway, Cleveland, and TM clubs and these are the tell-tale signs I noticed:
Slightly (very slightly) different shaft color scheme.  Have to compare side-by-side with one you know for certain is real.
Grip has very little or no taper (i.e. the entire grip is almost the same diameter).
Wider/narrower or shorter/longer scoring lines.
Swingweight is way off.
Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head, find some calipers or someone who has good eyes and take it to your proshop to compare.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:22 PM

the biggest thing youll notice is the sound, alot of the counterfeits are made of aluminum

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:23 PM

View PostBFC, on May 7 2008, 03:53 PM, said:

See if a magnet will stick to the face....

LOL. I'm going to China this winter. I'll go do an expedition where I'll find some of these fake golfing factories. I'll take pictures, take photos with the employees. Buy them dim sum. Get them drunk. Have them spill the beans on their counterfeit golf club industry. The whole nine yards.

Edited by furrankee, 07 May 2008 - 10:26 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:01 PM

A quick way is to run your finger along the outside top edge of the toe around back to the hosel.  A taylormade will be smooth and perfectly curved, a fake will feel like a bumpy road.  The naked eye cannot tell the difference.  I do not know which model you have but if  it is a superquad there are many more ways, about 5 easy ones off the top of my head.  These people are good especially when you use calipers to compare the score lines, face dimensions and such, but the stuff most people would not even think about is where it is easy to tell.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:14 PM

View Postsupercharger, on May 8 2008, 06:01 PM, said:

A quick way is to run your finger along the outside top edge of the toe around back to the hosel. A taylormade will be smooth and perfectly curved, a fake will feel like a bumpy road. The naked eye cannot tell the difference. I do not know which model you have but if it is a superquad there are many more ways, about 5 easy ones off the top of my head. These people are good especially when you use calipers to compare the score lines, face dimensions and such, but the stuff most people would not even think about is where it is easy to tell.


What is it w/ superquads?  I would really like to know.


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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:04 PM

The r7 on the face will line up with the top score line instead of being a fraction higher.  The weight ports will be drilled off center from  the housing and the threads will a bronze color instead of titanium silver.  The matt silver paint will be of poor quality with casting marks .  The i.d. of the hosel will be around .350 instead of .335.  The weights will look like the real ones only a bronze color mainly on the tip.  The inside of the face will not have the inverted cone.  This is for the tp model.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:40 PM

See if it floats.




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