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Did I get a fake Taylormade R1?

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#1 Gmoney1996

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

I Just bought a R1 off the bay and there is no serial # located on the driver head.  Is it at all possible that this isn't a fake?  Everything else looks legit so just wondering if Taylormade puts out a prototype or if there could be a senario where there wouldn't be a serial # on the head?   I'll attempt to post some pics in a bit.

Thanks in advance,

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Pics Added.  The more I look the more I think it's fake.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Does it have blue paint in the weight port and a laser etched shaft?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

I do see any trace ammount of what looks like blue marker in the weight port on the heal.  I just bought the head son no shaft to look at..  To me the paint scheme on the top of the head is slightly different from any other stock photo I have seen.  The orange paint goes onto the hossel and the silver paint seems to be closer to the face.

Edited by Gmoney1996, 06 February 2013 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

A portion of fake drivers don't have titanium heads.  Have you done the magnet test?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

UK Seller?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

View PostOUZO Power, on 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

UK Seller?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Hard to say from the pics. If its a fake its a really good one. The earliest pictures released on the R1 are of heads which did not have serial numbers. I think I have also heard that the heads on the tour vans may not have serial numbers but I am not sure of that.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

Better slap a magnet on it and see.  When I get home, I can take a look at mine to compare it vs. your pics.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 06 February 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:

Better slap a magnet on it and see.  When I get home, I can take a look at mine to compare it vs. your pics.

I would greatly appreciate it.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

The red/orange paint looks a lot closer to the hosel than every picture of the R1 that I have seen.  Could just be the angle of the picture though.  Here is a photo from Golf.com to compare:

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Edited by Lann, 06 February 2013 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Looks legit from the outside. The paint and lettering all looks good. Do the magnet test.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

I did find a  # under the Face Angle Adjuster it is....  G22R77

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

View PostLann, on 06 February 2013 - 03:50 PM, said:

The red/orange paint looks a lot closer to the hosel than every picture of the R1 that I have seen.  Could just be the angle of the picture though.  Here is a photo from Golf.com to compare:

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That's what I'm saying it actually goes onto the Hosel, and the Grey Part goes closer to the face of the driver and is slightly curved.

Edited by Gmoney1996, 06 February 2013 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

I think its difficult to judge whether the club is a fake from looking at the graphics on the top of the club. To me, the red stripe looks different, where it goes thin to thick on the point of the white 90 degree angle, the red seems much wider on the genuine club. Looking at that, for me it is definitely different, also the very thin grey line under the red is also thinner on the genuine head photo. Is it possible there could be slight variations in the paint finishing? Especially with prototype/test heads, where they may have posibly revised the graphics before releasing the final product?
For me, to buy one of these, it would have to have a serial number, that could be checked and clarified by TaylorMade. There are far too many fake clubs and heads out there, to take a chance. Hope it is a genuine one tho mate!


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

It's prolly 'fake' so I'll take it off your hands for ..$20? :)

All joking aside, if it is fake, it's one of the best fakes I have seen. I personally don't see anything that cries fake. Little minute differences can happen on legit clubs, now if there was blue pain in the weight ports or something then yeah that screams fake. This one is a great fake if it is indeed fake.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

View PostSarbyturbo, on 06 February 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

I think its difficult to judge whether the club is a fake from looking at the graphics on the top of the club. To me, the red stripe looks different, where it goes thin to thick on the point of the white 90 degree angle, the red seems much wider on the genuine club. Looking at that, for me it is definitely different, also the very thin grey line under the red is also thinner on the genuine head photo. Is it possible there could be slight variations in the paint finishing? Especially with prototype/test heads, where they may have posibly revised the graphics before releasing the final product?
For me, to buy one of these, it would have to have a serial number, that could be checked and clarified by TaylorMade. There are far too many fake clubs and heads out there, to take a chance. Hope it is a genuine one tho mate!

Having a serial number isn't really going to mean that much.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

View PostSarbyturbo, on 06 February 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

I think its difficult to judge whether the club is a fake from looking at the graphics on the top of the club. To me, the red stripe looks different, where it goes thin to thick on the point of the white 90 degree angle, the red seems much wider on the genuine club. Looking at that, for me it is definitely different, also the very thin grey line under the red is also thinner on the genuine head photo. Is it possible there could be slight variations in the paint finishing? Especially with prototype/test heads, where they may have posibly revised the graphics before releasing the final product?
For me, to buy one of these, it would have to have a serial number, that could be checked and clarified by TaylorMade. There are far too many fake clubs and heads out there, to take a chance. Hope it is a genuine one tho mate!

I'm about 99.9% it's a fake, I went to a golf store, dude took one look and was absolutely sure it was fake....   Anybody want to sell me a Real R1 Head :stink: ...............Hoping I get my Cashola back...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

View PostGmoney1996, on 06 February 2013 - 05:03 PM, said:

View PostSarbyturbo, on 06 February 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

I think its difficult to judge whether the club is a fake from looking at the graphics on the top of the club. To me, the red stripe looks different, where it goes thin to thick on the point of the white 90 degree angle, the red seems much wider on the genuine club. Looking at that, for me it is definitely different, also the very thin grey line under the red is also thinner on the genuine head photo. Is it possible there could be slight variations in the paint finishing? Especially with prototype/test heads, where they may have posibly revised the graphics before releasing the final product?
For me, to buy one of these, it would have to have a serial number, that could be checked and clarified by TaylorMade. There are far too many fake clubs and heads out there, to take a chance. Hope it is a genuine one tho mate!

I'm about 99.9% it's a fake, I went to a golf store, dude took one look and was absolutely sure it was fake....   Anybody want to sell me a Real R1 Head :stink: ...............Hoping I get my Cashola back...
Didn't they have any real R1's to do a side by side comparison?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

View PostOUZO Power, on 06 February 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

View PostGmoney1996, on 06 February 2013 - 05:03 PM, said:

View PostSarbyturbo, on 06 February 2013 - 04:32 PM, said:

I think its difficult to judge whether the club is a fake from looking at the graphics on the top of the club. To me, the red stripe looks different, where it goes thin to thick on the point of the white 90 degree angle, the red seems much wider on the genuine club. Looking at that, for me it is definitely different, also the very thin grey line under the red is also thinner on the genuine head photo. Is it possible there could be slight variations in the paint finishing? Especially with prototype/test heads, where they may have posibly revised the graphics before releasing the final product?
For me, to buy one of these, it would have to have a serial number, that could be checked and clarified by TaylorMade. There are far too many fake clubs and heads out there, to take a chance. Hope it is a genuine one tho mate!

I'm about 99.9% it's a fake, I went to a golf store, dude took one look and was absolutely sure it was fake....   Anybody want to sell me a Real R1 Head :stink: ...............Hoping I get my Cashola back...
Didn't they have any real R1's to do a side by side comparison?

Yep about 5-10 small differences in the club, now someone sell me a legit one......


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Your paint lines also appear curved. In the Golf.com R1 pic the lines seem a lot straighter.

It could just be the angle, but that is what I am seeing.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

Wow.  That is a pretty good looking fake.  At least you can get your money back since you bought it on the Bay.  What was the seller's name?  Do they have other auctions up?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

View PostTripleGrindSole, on 06 February 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

Your paint lines also appear curved. In the Golf.com R1 pic the lines seem a lot straighter.

It could just be the angle, but that is what I am seeing.

It's not the angle,

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

View Postblink3665, on 06 February 2013 - 05:26 PM, said:

Wow.  That is a pretty good looking fake.  At least you can get your money back since you bought it on the Bay.  What was the seller's name?  Do they have other auctions up?

ebay name deepdivin7........  He does sell some other golf things on there, and did say that he had got a "few" of these heads from someone.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

I was under the impression that all TM heads have a serial irrespective of their origin. The paint also looks a lot closer to the hosel and face as already mentioned.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

I honestly think this seller didn't know it was fake, he probably got a "deal" and didn't think anything of it.   At the same time maybe I give people the benefit of doubt.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

View PostSean25rp, on 06 February 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:

I was under the impression that all TM heads have a serial irrespective of their origin. The paint also looks a lot closer to the hosel and face as already mentioned.

I was told by TM Customer Service that no head leaves the production warehouse without a Serial #....

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

callaway do this with their early release clubs that come direct off a tour van. the best way to tell is to tap a ball off it then do the same with a 100% genuine r1 thats in a pro shop or something....  if it sounds a bit tinny then you have a fake...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

View PostGmoney1996, on 06 February 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostSean25rp, on 06 February 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:

I was under the impression that all TM heads have a serial irrespective of their origin. The paint also looks a lot closer to the hosel and face as already mentioned.

I was told by TM Customer Service that no head leaves the production warehouse without a Serial #....


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

Although it would probably require some time and work.. a buyer beware thread on this site would be great addition for letting members know about ebay sellers who are not legit.

Edited by Gmoney1996, 06 February 2013 - 06:23 PM.


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