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Has anyone broke Ti during normal playing?

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by Ben, Dec 19, 2000.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest

    i'm considering buying a Ti, but have heard people breaking it while playing normally without clashes
    is it durable? especially those slim one (Ti10, Ti7)
    compared to iso or cab?
    THanks to all replies
     
  2. justin

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    I figure the crack on my Ti-10 frame is not due to any crash, but more of manufacturing fault. My friend's Ti-Swing Power has the same problem. His friend to him this is a common problem with Ti-10 and similar range.

    I broke a Ti-8 crashing with another racket.

    Both are good rackets though. Ti-10 is the best racket I have ever used.
     
  3. Ben

    Ben Guest

    is it also because of ur string tension being too high?
     
  4. Don

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    I've broken a Ti-10 about 2 inches below the T-joint. I don't know how it happened, but I went for a smash then found the racquet bent at 90 degrees afterwards. I got it replaced based on a manufacturing defect. Other than that, the replacement racquet has lasted for 6 months and is strung to 30 lbs. No problems thus far.
     
  5. Ben

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    how often do u play?
    also, is the breakage due to the slim shaft?
    what happens if i string mine at around 21-22lbs
    that isn't too high to crack the frame rite?
     
  6. cooler

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    just a friendly reminder that stringing over 20-22lb exceeds yonex OEM specs and one can't blame yonex if u go over specs. In general the Ti racket is no stronger than other yonex rackets. Beyond 22lbs, it all come down to stringer skill. Although i dont own any Ti rackets (regular readers here know why), i have strung many Ti's range from 23 to 27 lbs. All but one failed to date ( a 3U Ti-8 at 24lbs from racket clashes with a aluminium cab8).

    Why so many stories of Ti breakage?
    Answer: Yonex marketing promoted Ti-Mesh so well that gotten most people confidence up to have their Ti-10 and 8 strung beyond 20-22 lbs.

    cooler
     
  7. Ben

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    but if i get one
    i'm just gonna string it at around 20-22 which is the specification of the Ti7
    so i don't think that would void the warranty right?
     
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    u should string it the way u like it not what yonex wants. If u want more than 22 lbs, make sure u get a good stringer.
     
  9. Ben

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    i'm not a power player, so don't think i want to string it too high
    and when i use my friend's 24 lb, i have like no feel...
    also, do u think that the Ti7 will break faster because it has the slim shaft??
     
  10. Don

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    I play on average 20 hours a week. I don't know if the slim shaft was the reason for the breakage, but yonex replaced it for me with out any fuss. Like I said, it just snapped over when I went for a smash. I've friends that string their racquets from 25 to 40 lbs and no problems yet. As long as you're careful in not banging you racquet with anyone elses or banging it against a hard object then you should be fine. May you keep in mind that high tension is a personal preference, it helps with some but not all.
     
  11. Alvin

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    Come on,don't worry.just string it at the tension u like.it won't break so easily.i got my ti-10 strung at 23lbs with BG65Ti and it's so nice.it's also holding up .Like my kind of smash,very little people could survive it and my racquet is in damn fine condition.i think u worry too much.Even 24lbs is kinda safe to be.Just try to avoid clashes and that's all.
     
  12. vince poon

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    Off topic!
    Are you sure you play 20hrs a week or you mean 20hrs month? The place I play, everyone said I play too much, no one is more compulsive than I. I play between 4 to 6 days a week, 2.5hr a day, so the most I play is 15hrs a week and I think that is too much, I plan to cut down to 3 times a week for one of my new year resolution. Are you playing that much because you are in some training program?
     
  13. vince poon

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    I agree, you shouldn't worry about the tension, anywhere between 18lb to 26lb is fine, but what you should worry is who is stringing your racquet. Two of my racquets broke due to bad stringer, one is carlton boron 200, and cab21. Don't risk your expensive racquet to an unknow stringer, always ask badminton buddies to recommend good stringer near you.
     
  14. Byro-Nenium

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    I broke a Fleet Ti-99 which is an imitation of a Yonex Ti-7 trying to do an "in-between" the legs shot and i hit my leg. I know it was a stupid move but i barely swung at it and it still snapped. Maybe coz it was made by Fleet.

    I've never broke a Yonex one though. The Ti-10 seems pretty durable....
     
  15. Don

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    I'm sure,
    I play from
    8 to 1 and from 3:30 to 5:30 on Sundays, that's about 7 hours.
    3 to 5 on Monday, that's about 2 hours.
    3 to 5 on Tuesday, that's about 2 hours.
    7 to 11 on Wednesday, that's about 4 hours.
    7 to 11 on Friday, that's about 4 hours.
    3 to 5 on Thursday, that about another 2.

    This happens every other week seeing how I play squash too.
     
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    under normal use, the slimmer shaft should not break
     
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    OT

    Don, are you on Freedom 35 program?
     
  18. Don

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    RE: OT

    I have access to courts on campus, anytime I want.
     
  19. Ben

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    Also, is extra stiff racket harder to use??
     
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    i cant answer that. your question is too general.
     

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