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crack in frame

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by sirbass, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. sirbass

    sirbass Regular Member

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    i have a small crack in the top of my raquet frame
    wat should i do?
    will it get bigger and eventualy cause my raquet to break?
    is there some kind of clue of somthing to fill the hole and stop the growth of the crak?
     
  2. phandrew

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    If there is a crack there is no point using that racket anymore. Just get a new one.
     
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    Sad, but true! You can technically play with it until it caves in, but that won't take very long. If it were a stringer issue, maybe you can take it back and get it warrantied. If it was from a clash, that's pretty much the end of its life!
     
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    If it is at 12 o'clock on the frame that would most likely be the stringers fault.
     
  5. sirbass

    sirbass Regular Member

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    its not at 12 but its prety close
    maybe at like 1ish
    but how can a prove its the stingers fault
    and i cant buy a new one , it would cause to much, and the store is in BC (and i dont live in bc)
    and just to slow the crak size down, i thought of puttin in some kind of glue?
    would that help to slow the process? (maybe like super glue? that stuff is hard)
     
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    I play for about half a year at 23lbs with a crack in my main racket. It's exactly on top of the racket and one day it will break. But I restrung it several times now and it's staying the same. I believe it's maybe only a crack in the upper layer of the rackets frame.

    But in your case, when it's at 1oclock, i doubt it's the stringers fault, because I don't know any stringing machines that have supports at 1oclock.
     
  7. sirbass

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    asumin that it will brake eventualy
    is tehre a chance that there will be warenty?
    like ive only had my raquet for liek 2 monthes ish
    and i take very good care of it
    ive never hit ground or another raquet
     
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    yes you will get warrenty
     
  9. sirbass

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    just to make sure its from black knight
    they give said warenty correct?
     
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    If it's from a defect, it will be under warrenty. However if it was due to user error or stringer, than no but that would be at the discretion of the maufacturer.
     
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    Try to look for a Badminton racquet repairer. As long your racquet is a graphite, there is a chance repairing it. A friend of mine got his racquet repaired from totally broken to usable.
     
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    where would i find a ruquet repairer?
    like sport chek or a specialty shop?
     
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    cut the string and use super-glue. If the crack isn't that wide, it can still be saved.
    If you only play at 22~23lb, I don't thinkit's a big problem.
     
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    show us the picture of the tinycrack:D
     
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    From experience, don't use the super-glue at all... The racquet will break much faster.

    Just find a repairer via google. The repairer that I had found here is base in Adelaide.
     
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    well i called the company and they said to mail it in and they will look at it
    guess ill have to wait
     
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    I hope you get the replacement racket. If you don't, my advice is just keep the racket for memory's sake. Don't use it and don't try to repair it. Just my two cents. :)
     
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    not trying to jack the thread, but i find that AT900p has this weakness. 2 out of 5 of my 900p has 4-6 o'clock crack. i always strung my racket at 30-31 and never had this problem with other model. ive been told that theres 2 other models from at series with same weakness. at30 and at60. anyone has the same experience? dont bother asking if its out of clash or hitting the shuttle with the frame =) one of them is brand new!
     
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    That's some serious tension. Unfortunately some model holds a high tension than the other.
     
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    AT900 of any country code,whether it's CP,JP,IP,KP,SP,TH,TW or anything else.has the common weakness,which is their lower frame position (4-5,7-8 o'clock position) is fragile,or not strong enough to handle high tension.Doesn't mean that they'll brake when strung at high tension,but the frame surface around the string hole will cave in if strung at high tension.

    I have a solution to handle this problem,which is to cut a thick IC card into small pieces that is small enough to be set between and under the infected area's gromments.My AT900P TW has the same problem,n with this solution,i can restrung it for 4 times at 28lbs,without having it getting any worse.
     

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