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    Default Broken Victor Rackets

    The first Bravesword 08, bought in December 2010 from Malaysia, broke somewhen in March. Broke when hitting a slow shuttle. Then I bought the famed SW35 from Taiwan. Which broke within two weeks when clashing with a friend.

    What do you think? Any chance for repair? I was thinking of repairing it in Malaysia when I get back over my summer break, but if anyone knows of a good cheap place in London that does it well, let me know.













    I really like the SW35, and I am thinking of getting another one. But after two broken Victor rackets in a row, I'm really doubting it.

    Thanks!

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    You managed to break a SW35 ? That thing is practically indestructable (or so I thought)

    I have never had a problem with the durability of the SW35 despite me being famed for smacking my rackets of the floor regularly at high(ish) tension (26-29lbs)

    What tension are you using ? If it was a hard clash, then any racket will break. BS08 is quite a fragile racket.

    Definetly buy another SW35.

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    Hmm..from the email with the seller, 26lbs. It wasn't that hard a clash btw.

    You would reckon that this is unrepairable?

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    I would say the damage is terminal yes. the crack is right through the grommet, making any sort of repair tricky, and even if you could repair it, it wouldn't be worth it, as max tension would be much lower than you play with currently.

    I would get another SW35 though, I have never seen a broken SW35 before today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kritikos View Post
    Hmm..from the email with the seller, 26lbs. It wasn't that hard a clash btw.

    You would reckon that this is unrepairable?
    in UK it would be around 40 to repair a racket

    for me, it is not worth to repair a racket, buy a new one would be a better option
    if you do like the SW35, then buy another one, or maybe go for MX80?

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    I play too much doubles to use the MX80. Or am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kritikos View Post
    I play too much doubles to use the MX80. Or am I wrong?
    MX80 is more suited to doubles than SW35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kritikos View Post
    Hmm..from the email with the seller, 26lbs. It wasn't that hard a clash btw.

    You would reckon that this is unrepairable?
    It can be.But the overall feel of the racquet would be different.And you cant string at high tensions,according to my stringer.
    And you might grow to despise it so might as well get a new one

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    Get a new racket and a new partner.

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    I actually broke one of my SW35's today, at pretty much the same position as the OP.

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    hahaha you might want to reconsider whacking the floor that often..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kritikos View Post
    hahaha you might want to reconsider whacking the floor that often..
    actually I had clashed it earlier in the session, then it broke later when I dived and hit it off the ground by accident.

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    Got the MX80 when if first came out, really liked it but it died a quite death yesterday during warm up. I think new rackets are a magnet for clashes with inexperienced players. First bad clash which made 2 large chips was because the other player stretched on their backhand to put their racket in the path of my forehand swing.

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