View Full Version : Real or Fake? Psh, it's all about Clash or Stringing!



GunBlade008
03-07-2007, 11:53 PM
So I decided to show everyone a picture of one of my cracked AT700. Was the crack caused by a clash or poor stringing?

azn_123
03-08-2007, 12:03 AM
Not sure..but could you state what tension you used because yonex's warranty might do the trick.

GunBlade008
03-08-2007, 12:10 AM
Oh no, I'm not worried about the crack, I know exactly what caused it, but I just wanted to see if the BC community could spot the difference :D Kinda like those Real or Fake challenges. BTW more pics will be put up later on!

azn_123
03-08-2007, 12:16 AM
Oh no, I'm not worried about the crack, I know exactly what caused it, but I just wanted to see if the BC community could spot the difference :D Kinda like those Real or Fake challenges. BTW more pics will be put up later on!

Ohhh.. I see..I'll be waiting for more pics!!!:)

Yogi
03-08-2007, 02:17 AM
I shall take a poke at it!

I can say that it was broken while playing and not while stringing! To actually say whether the break was due to a poor sting job or not, i shall wait for some more photos.

As of now i am leaning more towards a clash on a swing and then followed by a smash that actually broke it!

MING PARIS
03-08-2007, 06:48 AM
I have amortec 800off near top the string do not share grommet ,there are small grommet!!!!!!!!MING

CoolDoo6
03-08-2007, 09:00 AM
Another fake or real challenge ? In that case, I know the answer before Matt. But I won't post the answer I know until more detailed info about the racket is made available.

silentheart
03-08-2007, 09:17 AM
Can you take a better picture with enough lighting for the next batch?

malayali
03-08-2007, 10:17 AM
It looks like a "clash" accident.
Reasoning:- that spot is a very common spot for clashes...

DinkAlot
03-08-2007, 10:37 AM
Why would you suspect poor stringing?

Erwin
03-08-2007, 10:39 AM
It could be a combination of both of course.. Tensioning the crosses from the bottom to the top makes a racket more vulnerable to breaking at the 2-o-clock position. In that case, a clash could do the trick

eggroll
03-08-2007, 11:15 AM
Another fake or real challenge ? In that case, I know the answer before Matt. But I won't post the answer I know until more detailed info about the racket is made available.

You're taking this too far. Let it go, both of you. Take it up personally instead of publicly.

eggroll
03-08-2007, 11:25 AM
Either way not a manufacturing defect so either you get your stringer to replace it or you groan and buy a new racket. Due to the poor quality of the picture it is hard to tell but looks like a clash.

Matt
03-08-2007, 11:29 AM
You're taking this too far. Let it go, both of you. Take it up personally instead of publicly.

Actually you mean CB6 since he's trying to get attention. Just disregard his post.

GunBlade008
03-08-2007, 03:55 PM
:) Pic #2 Stay on topic and no bashing please

Matt
03-08-2007, 04:18 PM
:) Pic #2 Stay on topic and no bashing please

You must of bashed it on the ceiling ehheh! Whops!! j/k

malayali
03-08-2007, 04:19 PM
Oooh, i take back what i said before; it is bad stringing.....

:) Pic #2 Stay on topic and no bashing please

silentheart
03-08-2007, 10:42 PM
Sorry for your lost. It is due to bad stringing imho.

Joseph
03-08-2007, 11:28 PM
Isn't it usually the case of bad stringing if the crack is right on the grommet?

HKChua
03-08-2007, 11:37 PM
Oooh, i take back what i said before; it is bad stringing.....

Agreed.

From the way it broke; broke outwards, it is certainly due to stringing at a tension that the frame could not withstand. There is nothing to do with your stringing techniques, it is just the frame material. Most probably it is a fake.

Thanks

GunBlade008
03-09-2007, 11:36 AM
FYI everyone, it is a genuine AT700 3U, CD coded! And please people, don't feel sorry for my lost, I took it as a sign and bought two 4U AT700's that I love even more in its place!! Hahaha, Keep the guesses coming! :D This is the last picture/clue btw. Let's see who can spot what really happened to the racquet!

Neil Nicholls
03-09-2007, 11:56 AM
What tension was it strung at?

GunBlade008
03-09-2007, 12:28 PM
I can't tell you that, its too much of a giveaway lol

DinkAlot
03-09-2007, 12:30 PM
I can't tell you that, its too much of a giveaway lol

I know! It was strung at 45lbs.! :p

Neil Nicholls
03-09-2007, 12:49 PM
The top cross is missing isn't it?
First cross looks like it is through grommets 8 rather than 7.

Pete LSD
03-09-2007, 01:04 PM
Did you hit something with the racket? Or was it an industrial accident?

Viper2005
03-09-2007, 01:32 PM
looks like a 30/25 lbs string job....:eek: :eek: :eek:

CoolDoo6
03-09-2007, 04:30 PM
Rare though it may be, the breakage is most probably from stringing, possibly the result of an already existing crack. I can see no sign of the breakage from a clash, from framing the shuttle, or from mis-hitting.

azn_123
03-09-2007, 08:35 PM
Let me have a few guesses. I think it's due to bad stringing or either you dropped it on the floor and SNAP-bye bye racquet. And added to the high tensions you used??? Who knows..except you.:D

Pete LSD
03-09-2007, 09:14 PM
Second Opinion: the crack seems to originate from stringing.

Stealthboy
03-09-2007, 09:37 PM
I know you were about to smash and a Pigeon flew in and you literally smashed the birdy!!!!!! Resulting in a a dead racquet and a critically ill birdy or is that the other way around hehe:p .

azn_123
03-09-2007, 09:57 PM
Let me have a few guesses. I think it's due to bad stringing or either you dropped it on the floor and SNAP-bye bye racquet. And added to the high tensions you used??? Who knows..except you.:D

Let me change that, it's due to poor stringing. :D

Stealthboy
03-09-2007, 10:00 PM
Let me change that, it's due to poor stringing. :D

No i'm quite sure it must be the Pigeon theory!:p

GunBlade008
03-09-2007, 11:44 PM
As much as I'd like to say it was from stringing. I abused this racquet in many ways to cause its demise. The first, I accidently clashed with the floor, therefore deforming the head of the racquet (I hit the racquet square on the frame, as if I was using it as a knife). The second, I was on the floor and tried to return a shot and hit the ground. Hard. This time it was like I was using it like a paddle and that is when the crack occured. Even if it were a poor string job, I think the clashes with the floor contributed more to the crack. Therefore, the demise of this racquet can only be blamed on my clumsiness...but we'll just say it was clashes lol. BTW, this racquet was strung at 24lbs with bg-65

azn_123
03-10-2007, 12:19 AM
Let me have a few guesses. I think it's due to bad stringing or either you dropped it on the floor and SNAP-bye bye racquet. And added to the high tensions you used??? Who knows..except you.:D

DARN I should have went with teh dropped on the floor--abusing the racquet.

Matt
03-10-2007, 12:35 AM
GunBlade, that was very bad!!!!!!!! You should of done with Azn_123 did and the ceiling! ^.^

GunBlade008
03-10-2007, 01:16 AM
Hahaha, after making a crack, I continued to play with it trying to get it to break. All I can say is that using that AT700 tricks the user more than the opponents hahaha.

Matt
03-10-2007, 01:28 AM
Ahh I see. Well, are you doing to do warrenty claim on it?

GunBlade008
03-10-2007, 01:32 AM
It's well past the purchase date, I bought this sometime in 2004 and it broke in the fall of 2005..

Yogi
03-10-2007, 01:46 AM
I shall take a poke at it!

I can say that it was broken while playing and not while stringing! To actually say whether the break was due to a poor sting job or not, i shall wait for some more photos.

As of now i am leaning more towards a clash on a swing and then followed by a smash that actually broke it!

So i guess, i was kinda right! Even though the sting job was poor as per the second and third photos, the demise was indeed due to abuse...

Matt
03-10-2007, 01:52 AM
It's well past the purchase date, I bought this sometime in 2004 and it broke in the fall of 2005..

You could still do it, it's worth a shot.

Stealthboy
03-10-2007, 08:49 AM
Did the Pigeon recover?

Smichz
03-10-2007, 10:56 PM
I guess it was from the clashing