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extra extra head heavy mp-88

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by Jax, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Jax

    Jax Regular Member

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    As some of you might have read before, I broke my mp-88 within the first month of getting it. I just heard someone say that it is possible to fix rackets.....I'm not sure how they would go about doing that....anyone here have any ideas? I'm told that performance isn't greatly affected, but the place where the mending takes place might end up being slightly heavier due to extra materials used. Heh, lucky I broke the racket right at the top, I might end up getting an extra extra head heavy mp-88. Those of you who know how people go about fixing rackets, do you think I should go for it? Or just let the poor racket rest in peace? =)
     
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    Hi Jax,

    There was some discussion about repairs in (among others) the following thread :

    http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5996

    I think the chances of repair probably depend on how badly you broke your racket. Anyway, i haven't tried repairs by myself. Maybe you can ask Yogi, he has experience with this.

    Yong
     
  3. Darren

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    It certainly is possible to repair broken graphite racquets. Here in the uk, we have a superb badminton specialist retailer called Centralsports based in Coventry, I realise that is a little out of your way in Canada, but proves it can be done. The web address is: www.centralsports.co.uk if you are interested.
     
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    Well, just got the broken mp-88 back today, all fixed (the repair guy actually spray painted the tip to make it look original) =).

    Only tried it out a few times so far, but form what I see, it is actually now an improved version of the mp-88. It is still very light and responsive, while the extra head-heaviness gives it quite a bit more power!

    Heh, all you mp-88 owners out there might consider breaking the mo-88 at the tip of the head and getting it repaired! j/k =)
     
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    Jax,
    Do you know how the guy did the repair?

    I have two broken racquets that I would love to try fixing. I guessed I have to drop by some toy modeling store to pick up the right epoxy glue and fibre glass materials.
     
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    From what I understand, the process actually includes remoulding the graphite and rebaking....I'm not exactly sure offhand which company I got it fixed at, I dealt through the Sweet Spot in Edmonton and the guy there shipped the racket somewhere in Calgary to be fixed. All I know is that the company that did the repair specializes in graphite stuff...ie rackets, high jump poles, etc.

    If you want, I can find out more for you!
     

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