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Can your frames withstand birdie hits?

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by yeahehehehe, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. yeahehehehe

    yeahehehehe Regular Member

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    Just wondering if your racket frames is still alive even with numerous birdie hits . My older models can . Can your yonex rackets can? If no , then i fear that mine wont do the same . If they didnt survive , about how many hits did it take for your racket frame to bend/break?
     
  2. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

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    It's like russian roulette and depends on position of the frame, how hard you hit the frame, how much stress does the frame take (hitting the frame with high tension like 30lbs and beyond) and is the frame weaken due bad stringers, clashes or hitting the floor.
    Nobody can predict. I never broke a frame due just mishitting which was in mint or good conditions and strung under 30lbs.
     
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    Try an FB and live in fear... :p
     
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    Mark A Regular Member

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    Case in point: I recently did an F FB at 30 without breaking it, and brought it to the club to find a 24 lb FB in the bin after a kid - who weighs 100 lb soaking wet - hit a shuttle off the frame.

    Russian roulette, indeed.
     
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    visor Regular Member

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    ^ Ah, but if your 30 lb FB is similarly hit by a shuttle on the frame by even a 70 lb 10 yr old kid, it'll be history. :p
     
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    Today, broken Z Speed with tension 29lbs. Why? Hitting the birdies.
     
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    Ive been using my armortec 800 for a couple of years and honestly i think use the frame more than the string bed and it is still going strong :)
     
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    It really depends on the particular model. I'd have no problem playing a whole game on the frame with the n90. But problem won't last two shots with the FB.
     
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    Mark A Regular Member

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    Pictures of this, please.

    Nothing personal, but I'd enjoy seeing a broken ZSP...
     
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    Wow, Z Speed? Mind sharing the pic?
     
  11. TeddyC

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    Know someone broke his N80 when the birdie hits the frame...to think that I was contemplating it.
     
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    Never broke mine before
     
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    My xp70 has received quite a bit of abuse from miss hits, still going strong.

    same with my old zspeed.
     

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