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How did your rackets break?

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by yy_ling, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. yy_ling

    yy_ling Regular Member

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    Hey guys, most of you have broken rackets right?
    post here and tell us about what happen that made it break
    example. stringing 50lbs
     
  2. Javalina

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    So far I have broken only one racquet and it is not broken by me. It was done by my friend who borrowed it and broke it when he smashed at a birdie.
    He repaied me with a better racquet though thus I was not too sad :D
     
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    Are you trying to find curiosums? My Guenlon was destroyed in doubles play by my partner.
     
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    2 - oh dear lol

    first one - was walking on court, think i looked behind me - to my now girlfreind but then girl i wanted to be with, next thing i know my racket goes between my legs i don't realise and the dreaded "snap" and falling over


    or more recently, i went to return a net shot that someone i was playign with decided to pull out, i got the shot over, but as it was nearly on the floor, and i had to run from the back court, my momentum followed through onto my racket, again, that "snap"

    i blame the g/f - she asked me why i took two rackets, cos one was never going to break - least i proved her wrong
     
  5. LazyBuddy

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    1st, I was going to say the proof is very costly. However, since she's your gf now, I guess it totally worth it. :p
     
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    this is true :p but you know, i was kinda hoping for an excuse to get a new racket, i just never saw the point cause i liked the one i had - but you know, snapping it was kinda the breaking point (no pun intended) to get a new one:D
     
  7. morewood

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    Lost count of the racquets I’ve broken over the years some of the recent casualties;[/FONT][/SIZE]
    Last one a Yonex MP the shaft snapped about ¼ point up above the cone during a rally.
    Previous one Yonex Carbonex the head loop sheared.
    Before that had two Carlton Airblades both had shaft failures, a third was returned before it broke completley.
    Before that a Babolot which I clashed with another player and knocked out of shape.
    Before that a Karakal where the head loop sheared.
     
  8. DinkAlot

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    Lots of broken rackets. Mostly broken at the shaft just above the conce or at the 8 o'clock position due to mishit smashes and the remaining were snapping and/or cracking the handle.
     
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    I only have 1 racquet broke in my life. It was the stringer's fault. I bought my own machine after that. I use to break tennis racquet every year when I was in highschool because Yonex has 1 yr warrenty. After the store stop carring Yonex (reason unknow). My tennis racquets lasted me forever. Go figure...
     
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    clashes, damn clashes.
    mainly due to miscommunication with partners or over-zealous play, though i haven't really broken that many, maybe 5 or slightly more.
     
  11. vince_kan

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    Broke 4,

    1. Prince broke during normal play, cracked at the frame...
    2. Yonex Aerotus during normal play also, cracked at the frame...
    3. Apacs Armourpower cracked during clash with another racquet.
    4. Wilson N4, cracked during stringing....got a replacement....sold it since....
     
  12. coops241180

    coops241180 Regular Member

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    hmmm... usually beating calves with them cracks them, then they break during rallies.

    altho i managed somehow to get my racquet between my legs during a rally and as i straightened up snapped it mid shaft and in the handle... tis in 3 pieces now :(

    oh well.. good thing i like cheap racquets.

    Coops
     
  13. vindikattor

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    -Mishit during smash at 10 or 2 o'clock position. I noticed the rackets that I broke only those that were strung at 30 lbs. I supposed a high tension string rackets reduce its durability.
     
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    3 for me which really sucks because they're good ones

    1st - NS8000, i was swinging it in my [small] room and i hit the corner of a desk at the 5 o'clock position

    2nd - NS9000X (replace the ns8k) i actually have no idea how this one broke, i opened the case once and it was already broken ~ i recently mailed it to yonex for a warranty

    3rd - AT700, i assume it was the cold Canadian winters that broke this one since it's from Thailand. First it had a crack on one side, then it spread to the other, after that, a simple clear broke it.
     
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    broke a victor super nano
    collision with my partners racket at 3 o'clock
    his mp99 didn't even scratch T.T
     
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    Exact same for me:crying:
     
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    1st - Yonex NS8000 during doubles.

    I was preparing a smash to punish a half-court lift to my side of the court. For some odd reason, my partner decided that his backhand block could do better. He stretched out, blocked the shot and my racquet. Cracked at 11:00 and broken clean at 2:00.

    2nd - Yonex NS9000-X (also doubles)

    Different partner here :p
    Made the mistake of stepping too far back, hence I thought a high drive down the middle line was my shot. I stepped back, prepared for a backhand clear. I hit the shot, with my partner trying to forehand drive the shot through. Hit the shaft - snapped it in half. That was... today :crying:

    I retired an Armortec 800 OFF when a crack was developing at 11:00 due to a clash.

    Off-topic: I also recently destroyed my SHB-99LTD :crying:. Torn the sole apart (not as bad as Dink's :p)
     
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    I've Broken 2
    my first was this really old Carbonex, i was walking onto the court and i don't even know what happen. i was bouncing it up and down on my hip, with the Shaft (Stupid Idea by the way) and then it jsut kinda snapped...lol wasn't good..haha but it was a nice excuse to get a new racket.

    My second one, kinda broke, ok i was on a bus, and i was getting off at the back of the bus/middle of bus. I basically got off where they have those really small doors, that one person can barly fit through, anyways, i was walking down the steps and somehow my racket (Aromortec 300) got caught inbetween the door frame, and i didn't actually realize this, and when i did i already was stepping down to another step, so i had to much downward momentum and then i heard the CRACK and i was all like "NOOO"
    so took it out of its case and looked at it, and it turns out that only the paint/outer layer like snapped off, cuz i jsut chipped off all the cracked stuff, and the shaft is fine, whitch is strange. But now its like Super Flxible, probably too flexible, but it still works...lol but it has been moved down to a back up racket, cuz i actually at first thought it was permanently destroyed, so i went out and got another racket/better racket.
     
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    well a new degree of racket flexibility? hahaha maybe call it Armortec 300 Flex
     
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    CrimsonCards Regular Member

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    hahaha I like that, i think i will lol. and then ill submit a letter to Yonex saying that i have developed a new racket flex, then ask them if they would like to be bussiness partners lol:p
     

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