03-11-2013, 12:18 PM #528
Pretty devastating damage to both the handle and the frame. I must beg your pardon, I do not completely understand what really happened given the way you described it. My guess is that the wood could not stand up to the torque of the swing and splintered. Similar to Sho Sasaki's racket. Why the frame would crack without any weight behind it, since it already parted with the handle when it landed on the floor, is a puzzle to me.
That said, I think this is a first reported instance of PRO9000 breaking by itself. I play doubles with it and had numerous clashes and have to say that this is one of the most durable racket I have used.
Last edited by soulless; 03-11-2013 at 12:30 PM. Reason: grammar
03-11-2013, 12:34 PM #529
You understood well. I was in the back of the court and my racket was behind me ready to hit the shuttle. When I hit the shuttle with a downwards movement the frame broke and came off my grip. Due to the clash on the ground the head cracked at 2 points. One thing I'm sure it that the racket was always well threated and kept in excellent conditions.
Source of bad wood? Bad production?
03-11-2013, 12:43 PM #530
Since this is the Turkey blue batch it it is the earliest ones made by Eric. I think the wood all came from the same source but could be wrong. I think the major manufacturers such as Victor only offer warranty for a few months, but if the damage is to the handle from normal use then they would replace at discretion.
03-11-2013, 12:46 PM #531
03-11-2013, 02:03 PM #532
03-11-2013, 03:21 PM #533
With such a devastating death grip and user name, are you perhaps related to King Kong?
03-12-2013, 01:20 AM #534
03-14-2013, 04:44 AM #535
I have also the red orange color of 9000PRO but I have not that good 'feeling' that I had with my blue turkey colored 9000PRO. The head frame seems to be different, can it be? Anyone that saw that too?
I want to order a new blue one (because I have a few matches in the next weeks) but they are all sold out
Last edited by kingskawn; 03-14-2013 at 04:53 AM.
03-21-2013, 07:05 PM #536
Just got a heavier xp70 (listed 87g 297mm, measured 86.2g 297mm, head wt 38.0g).
As compared to my first xp70 (listed 85g 297mm, measured 84.1.g 297mm, head wt 37.7g).
Now this is the perfect wt for me. Slightly slower due to the increased mass, but still fast in defence due to the aero frame, and has much more noticeable heft on drives, smashes, clears, backhands, and power shots. Wrist shots are amazingly easy to execute for some reason; just think, and it's there.
Strung with zm62 at 23 lbs, powerful, fast, accesible, accurate and stable, this is now my go-to racket over my Revelation, Precision Pro, and MX70. This is an amazingly excellent racket! How does Eric do it so well?
I also ordered a few other ones (xp60, 70, 80) for a few of my friends to try out. One is to replace a NR700rp that I clashed with and broke , and the others are to replace an aging AT900T and MP45. I think I got the correct specs matching their rackets, and I'll know what they think of them when they play tomorrow night.
03-21-2013, 07:18 PM #537
05-07-2013, 02:49 PM #538
Anyone suggest an RKEP racket similar to BS LYD? Preferably just as fast but punchier. I am addicted to fast flat play and smashing (but to a lesser extent) so am looking for a racket that could boost my back court effectiveness without sacrificing driving.
05-07-2013, 03:14 PM #539
Maybe you can get a more head heavy XP70? Check out link in the previous message by Visor and you will see a lot of discussion on that racket.
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