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Yonex Armortec 800 Offense review and broken :(

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by 450450, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. 450450

    450450 Regular Member

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    I got this raquet last week; a beautiful one as well! handled nicely and in my opinion; better then the defence version. My shots were much accurate and powerful.

    In comparison with the Yonex Nanospeed 8000/Ashaway Nano Supreme and Armortec 800 defence; the Armortec 800 offense was a lot better. But I only have used it for a week only... I bought the Yonex Nanospeed and Armortec 800 defence just a week before the Armortec 800 offense.

    I had a collision with another person and the frame broke... :(

    Attached are the pictures;

    http://72.34.35.127/i/armortec800of.jpg
    http://72.34.35.127/i/armortec800of2.jpg
    http://72.34.35.127/i/armortec800of3.jpg
    http://72.34.35.127/i/armortec800of4.jpg

    :eek: :mad: :crying:
     
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    PandaLord Regular Member

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    Holy cow, the first picture looks heart wrenching ! Such pain.
     
  3. khwong

    khwong Regular Member

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    Ouch! What a dreadful CLASH!!!:eek:
     
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    khwong Regular Member

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    That's exactly what happened to my beloved Ti10 a while ago!
     
  5. Lin Dan-Fan

    Lin Dan-Fan Regular Member

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    Holy crap my exact same armortec broke in the exact same spot, it's resting peacefully in my friend's car trunk because i dont want my mom to see it. She might give me a lecture about how i should take care of expensive things that she pays for.
     
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    eww... since you only bought it for a week. there should still be a warranty on it right? I broke my AT500 4 months after I bought it, and got shipped a new one =)
     
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    but the clash was your carelessness. i'm yonex warrenty doesn't cover you either if you throw your racquet out of an airplane either...
     
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    one crash only? holy is it a sp racket?
     
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    please state 4u or 3u..........
     
  10. 450450

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    3U. :crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying:

    Lesson learnt: Always call for it when your partner is close!

    I wonder what raquet to buy next...
     
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  11. MING PARIS

    MING PARIS Regular Member

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    HI if you want give to give to your YY racket a second life you can sand it to me I'll pay you sanding fees back, my adresse LAM 5 rue du 29 juillet 75001 Paris FRANCE!
    MING
     
  12. player x

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    What you plan to do with it??
     
  13. 450450

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    The seller is is checking with Yonex whether to determine to replace it with out charge or to replace with paying half price. We'll see.
     
  14. blinan8088

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    Hopefully you get a new racket replacement. I keep my fingers crossed for you. Keep up informed with the result. :)
     
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    MING PARIS Regular Member

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    to give it a second life!I can repair,why not!
    MING
     
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    Hi,
    Which racket would u recomend to a player who is offensive, hard hitter, more repulsive? a NANOSPEED 9000X or ARMORTEC 800 OFFENSIVE? People say Nanospeed is not worth it cuz it can break faster if hit? I don't get that?
     
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    I don't think Nanospeed or any particular racket "break faster", unless if you tie it at very high tension or with incorrect technique. I've had multiple rackets and none of them had ever broke from mishit or proper usage, only one slipped out of wet old grip and smashed into the ground and have survived multiple clashes and ground digs either to retrieve shuttle or get balance.

    If you are a hard hitter, why not try nanospeed x it is head light and will help your defence too. If you are weak and smash need a bit more power, get Armor 700, or 800 Offence or Ti 10.
     
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    holy thats some clash. Broke all the strings too.
     
  19. J.u.s.t.i.c.e

    J.u.s.t.i.c.e Regular Member

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    my fren got a broken AT800 OFfense same spot broken. He got replacement but he didnt clash..
     
  20. chickenpoodle

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    broken frames usually result in warping too, so you can't lay the racquet down on its side or put it back in a bag, since the strings are tight, pulling on the frame in all directions.

    cutting some strings will relieve the tension on the frame, allowing it to go back to its "normal" shape...

    while clashes can result in broken strings at the site of breakage, strings do not break all over the string-bed.
     

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