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    Default Sho Sasaki's Racket Just Disintegrated During Play At the Thomas Cup 2012


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    At least he could still use the bare wood though....haahahha

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    I thought rackets had string in them to keep the head from flying away when it snaps ... Obviously not the Wilsons.

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    The must have been one HELLUVA backhand...

    Best Badminton Photo of 2012 nominee.
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    And it was coming from a backhand. Kepala otak dia !

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    now im on a hunt for the video

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    Is that the recon or the blade?

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    OMG,

    this is hilarious, the power and the fury of sasaki.
    Betcha Wilson were none too chuffed.
    Hope no one was injured

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolsticeOfLight View Post
    I thought rackets had string in them to keep the head from flying away when it snaps ... Obviously not the Wilsons.
    I think it is a defect in the racquet that causes this. I had this happen to me last year, exactly the same spot too. The sad part was, I had just gotten it off warranty and the Yonex would not replace it for me, thankfully the dealer did, definitely going back to them.

    I am by no means nearly as strong as Sho Sasaki.

    To talk about your point, my racquet did not have any string in it. I had a Yonex Voltric 80 CD coded.

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    That was one hell of a backhand! Wonder how taufik's look like

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    I doubt I'd ever break a racquet on a forehand let alone a backhand! What racquet is he using btw?

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    I know in wilson blx rackets the shaft extends throughout the cone. maybe this makes it easier to bend?

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    Hope he didn't get his racket from Central Sports

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    I saw Xie Zhongbo do this to an NS9000X, also with a backhand, at the 2007 All England (SF, I think, against Clarke/Kellog). The look on his face... "whaaaaaaaaaaaa???"

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    First thought as I saw this pic "Wow he must be really strong"

    During tonights training:
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    Quote Originally Posted by phili View Post
    First thought as I saw this pic "Wow he must be really strong"

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    I think you might be gripping the racket too tightly .

    Joking aside, how in hell did that happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappySachs View Post
    I think you might be gripping the racket too tightly .

    Joking aside, how in hell did that happen
    But I love my racket so much, can't let go of it

    It happened during a stick smash. Luckily my towel grip held the rest of the racket so that it did not fly around.

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