I had other minor clashes with beginners before and no chip. For this one I was going for a smash and the girl came from the side and crossed right in front of me. I tried to stop mid smash but we still hit. I have also mishit birdies PRETTY HARD and no chip. For reference I broke a Yonex MP100 this way. Also my MX80 is strung at 28lbs with ZM65. For me it feels genuine. It's the stiffest racquet I have and also the most accurate. Grommets are holding up really well.