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"Oops!...I did it again!" (Yet another broken racket)

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by DinkAlot, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. DinkAlot

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    I'm in a singing mood this morning (3:42am) so in case you didn't get the lyric in the title of my post, it's by Britney Spears. :p

    Anyway, here's what happened, in a nutshell:

    -Playing doubles against my coach Alex and I'm going all out on the dinking

    -Opponent lifts short, I go up for a jump smash, mishit/mistimed the shuttle, framed it and my favorite racket collapsed. :crying:

    No, no clashes or anything like that, I just framed the shuttle and heard a "crrrrrrack".

    Other data: shuttle was a RSL Tourney # 1, Speed 77; string SOTX BS-963 at 28lbs. Consolation: we won the point and the set.

    Anyway, here's the picture, the top part broke first (where I framed the shuttle), then the side collapsed a few seconds afterwards.

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    "And I still haven't found what I'm looking for." -U2

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    part of the string is brown, is that burn mark?!? :O
     
  3. DinkAlot

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    Oh no, when I was pre-stringing the racket, a gal stepped on the string, hence the dirt. :p
     
  4. EastDevil

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    She stepped on your string, you whacked her with the racket. That's why it broke right? Now now, you cooked up a story of breaking in a game to cover that, didn't you? :D :D :D

    Is there anything that you won't break?
     
  5. DinkAlot

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    I would never raise my hand, much less a racket, to a girl. :eek:

    Uhhhh, I haven't broken the net yet. Oh wait, I have. Uhhhh...I haven't broken my Nalgene 64 ounce water bottles...yet. :D
     
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    You can always fill your Nalgene with superheated water that's beyond 154 degree celsius. :D

    How exactly do you break a net?
     
  7. DinkAlot

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    Dinking and hitting the net in the same place too many times and the net broke. Go figure. :p
     
  8. Alaric

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    Dink, I always love reading the latest stories of what you've broken this time and seeing the pictures.

    It's the highlight of my day reading your antics, though my work colleagues are never quite sure why I'm in fits of giggles.:D

    I've only been playing for about 5 years, but so far I haven't even managed to break a string, I guess I'm just not trying hard enough.;)

    Keep up the good work with your "quality testing" you make the world a safer and certainly funnier place!:p
     
  9. DarthHowie

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    It's a good thing you managed to take some pictures of the D600 before it was broken in the Diamond Series thread. I guess we're expecting the review for the D600 soooner rather then later?

    Do you think that the female who stepped on your stringbed might have put some pressure that may have weakened the racket frame? I'm not insinuating that the female that stepped on your racket was "large-boned" but you never know..

    hope you're not giving up on using this racket.
     
  10. silentheart

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    is it still under warrenty? I think a raquet made by Ti alloy will not be able to stand any of your dinking too. Keep on dinking Sir DinkALot.
     
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    are u using thick BG65 strung at 16lbs?
    :p anyway i think you should cut your strings and string higher tension.
    The only reason to why you haven't broken a string for 5 years is because the tension has gone off so much that u can't call it a racket anymore. Might as well call it a net for catching butterflies:cool:
     
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    The tension is still good, I guess it's just me that isn't.

    Have just got a new Armotec 500, maybe I can break that!;)

    On the plus side though the score currently stands at
    Alaric 4 - Butterflies 0 :)
     
  13. DinkAlot

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    Thanks Alaric but I wish I didn't have to be the highlight of your day. :p

     
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    Darth, you misunderstand, when I was pre-stringing, she stepped on the string only, not the racket nor the string on the racket.

    I really enjoy the D600...don't know what I'm going to do next...
     
  15. DinkAlot

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    Yes, still under warranty. Ibuysports.com takes care of all my SOTX warranty issues. Errrrrr, for that material, all my badminton needs. :)
     
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    DinkAlot is the master of breaking rackets!! =)
     
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    Not me, just a stroke or two of bad luck, I mean a swing or two or three or four...
     
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    Or a few strokes of your right hand???:D
     
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    That's why he is called Sir Dink :D.

     
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    Dink.. i think you should have used a steel racket instead.
     

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