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Repairing broken rackets

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by david14700, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. david14700

    david14700 Regular Member

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    Central Sports, one of the biggest badminton retailers in the UK, have a repair service that they say can repair broken graphite rackets.

    They have a photo of a racket with the head completely smashed at the nine o'clock position, and an 'after' photo of the same racket looking brand new.

    Has anyone heard of this kind of repair? And is the racket any good afterwards?
    From what I know of racket manufacture, the graphite in the racket is rolled from large sheets into tiny rods at high temperature and bent into shape. I would have thought it would be impossible to repair it to the same strength after it breaks.

    All my friends have broken expensive Ti series and SwingPower series rackets, but none of them have tried getting one repaired before.

    Anyone out there tried it?
     
  2. Steve willis

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    I offer the same service as Central sport.The frames are sent to the same place.
    The repairs come back hard to spot and very little weight is added.
    I don't now how much Central charge, but because the original strings have to be cut out to do the repair it can sound expensive. The repair itself is about £17 + the restring.
    What racket is injured and where is the break?
    Want anymore info please let me know
     
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    I forgot to say all frames have a 3 month warranty
     
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    In the past month I have had 6 Yonex swing powers to do.
    Sounds like a problem to me, as the owner of the rackets are of a fairly low standard and find it hard to get any power.
     
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    Oh I've seen plenty of Swing Powers break, they seem very fragile. I've had one for over a year, don't use it much, but it's actually okay.

    The racket that needs repairing is an old Cab 20. It has a crack at the nine o'clock position. The crack doesn't go right through, about 3/4 of the way. I have played a few games with it as the strings are still good, but it doesn't feel very solid. If you look at the head from the side, you can see a slight bend to one side where the crack is.

    How much weight is added on when you repair a racket?
     
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    Between 2- 3 gram, which is nothing on a 85 G racket.
     
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    Dear Steve,

    What is the max tension that the frame can support? Would you accept overseas order?
     
  8. Steve willis

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    I restring repaired rackets at normal tensions 20-23lbs.
    Have not done any over 23lbs. It really depends on the type of frame?


    forrestyung, What racket is it? how many breaks
     
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    one is Boron 2 IN at 9 o'clock

    one is Cad 20 SPY at 9 o'clock
     
  10. Steve willis

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    I have tested some of the rackets that have been done and i can see or feel no difference. the only way is when you spin the racket in your hand, it slightly wobbles due to the slight weight on one side of the frame.Most players have to be told this before they notice.
    Are you thinking of sending these to me?
     
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    Dear Steve,

    I can go to post office once a month (since I would have holiday on office hour for every three Saturday). If everything OK, I would send them out on Dec.

    I will send PM to you about the racket repairing.

    Thanks!!
     
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    What I don't understand is how someone can actually bend their own racquet! Is the racquet so lousy that is can bend? Or so light? I've barely even managed to dent my racquet.
     
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    It's not bent. It's broken! Many people have broken rackets before.....

    This usually happens if you string at very high tension or if you clash your racket frequently with others. It's very common.... Pros break their rackets once in a while too.

    Recently in the Singapore Open, I saw a Thailand International broke 3 MP100s in a set!
     
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    Must be the TH version, huh? :D :D :D
     
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    http://www3.telus.net/sporttech/

    The above url is from a racquet repair place in Canada. They fix all types of racquets, charging $48 Canadian, which includes stringing and return shipping. Seems like a pretty good deal.
     
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    Can anyone fix mine?

    Hi, since everyone is getting their stuff fixed, can anyone fix my really old Carbonex 8? That's such a sweet racquet. It's a JP version and is over 9 years old. It's broken at the 12 o clock position right on the head. I love this racquet dearly. It's the green shaft racquet. I heard this colour was one of the best ones made as opposed to the other colours they have.
     
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    Sean,

    Send it to the place in my post. $48 Canadian and it's done.
     
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    Broken? Wow. Hope that never happens to me!
     

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