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    Default Is there a risk for my racket due to quick temperature change?

    I've just received my new racquet which I ordered online. After I had taken it out of the parcel it felt really really cold, now it's lying at room temperature. I'm afraid it might break tonight when I play with it, because I've heard of people who'd broken rackets because they've let them lie in the back of a car, exposed to heavy sun. I now fear that the same might happen with my racket because of the quick change from cold to warm. Any advice?

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    Get a bag with thermal lining?

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    The bag's not the problem (I own a good Yonex one), my problem is that the racquet had been cold during transport for a few days and that it's lying warm now, so I wonder whether I can play with it immediately or whether I should wait a few days until it's "acclimatisized".

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    Just wait then. Better to be safe than sorry.

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    you know your racket sucks when my ipod has a better operating temperature range than your racket, LOL

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    leave it in your room for a while. a few hours of "thawing" should be fine.

    it'll probably only break if you use it straight out of a freezer (T2000 style)

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    I play in a badminton hall, which is pretty much a tin shed. No heating at all, when it's cold outside it's colder inside, when it's hot outside it's a furnace in the hall.
    None of my racquets have ever snapped from being in my thermal bag, in the covers they come in to hitting shuttles in the hall.
    The strings will go before the racquet does, I've had strings go, but no racquets

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    If Carbon is so fragile due to temperature changes, would they use it in a Formula 1 car, or any car at all?

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    Carbon fiber is an extremely strong and lightweight material. Ideal for lots of application. cars, planes, boats and rackets.

    However, it does have its own problems

    1) fatigue endurance limit (ie micro stress fracture that cannot be easily be detected by the naked eye, which then leads to ultimate sudden failure. seems to be quite frequent on bicycle)

    2) delamination of the layers ( a risk when use on planes. ie moisture getting in between layers and then freezing (expanding) when it is very cold at high altitudes.

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