Thread: Crack on Panda Power Trinity Pro
02-16-2012, 11:32 AM #1
Crack on Panda Power Trinity Pro
Hello fellow badminton players and panda lovers,
I come to you to have your advices.
I had my racket strung to 10.5 kg and what I got back was this:
I did not check the stringing pattern at first but when I received my brand new TPro from Mark (Thanks again for your patience with me and fast service), I compared the 2 rackets and discovered a huge difference.
I told the guy who gave it to the stringer that it was not normal and that he should check with the stringer to have it fixed.
Yesterday, I got the racket back but with a remark: There was a crack on the frame:
(The pics are poor due to the quality of my cell phone camera)
The crack goes all the way around the frame.
I honestly did not notice if there was a crack before giving it for stringing but I think there was no crack.
Could this be bad luck or could it be the stringer's fault for having the frame break?
I will go the the shop on saturday to discuss specifics about refunds, etc but I wanted to have enlighted advices from stringers roaming the forum.
Thank you for your help on this matter.
02-16-2012, 12:16 PM #2
Hmmm, guess the post got removed. Anyway Flixor, the string pattern was not correct on the racket. I'm surprised at the number of stingers who do not know the OSP (Old String Pattern) with 5-shared grommets at the 2 and 10 position. That stringer only did 4-shared, 20 mains not the standard 22 mains.
Flixor, if you have any problems, please contact me or your distributor at your convenience, we'll try to help out, thanks.
02-16-2012, 12:47 PM #3
Thank you sir Dink.
Apparently, it was the replacement stringer who is not used to string badminton racket.
I posted in the "Broken racket" subsection if you want to have another look at the pictures.
The racket went from "no crack" (I do not recall having seen one) to this state in 3 weeks. Could the stringing pattern used put too much pressure on the frame and broke it?
02-16-2012, 12:59 PM #4
For this Panda, it should not even be posted as you said it yourself, "it was a replacement stringer who is not used to string badminton racket."
You should ask the stringer/pro-shop to replace your racket.
02-16-2012, 01:26 PM #5
I don't think that is the correct stringing pattern... At least that is not how I used to string all my racquets with shared grommets.
02-16-2012, 04:15 PM #6
Flixor: there's really no point in posting this as you have stated in another post it was strung by a non-badminton stringer.
The string pattern is completely wrong, 20 mains instead of 22; supposed to be 5 shared not 4 at the 2 and 10 position.
Also, the knots are tied-off in the wrong place and an extra cross on at bottom at 8 (but this is not a big deal).
02-16-2012, 04:28 PM #7
pretty obvious it is the fault of the stringer. what is with these tennis stringers? long ago i have had a tennis stringer string 20 mains and insisted that is the proper pattern. maybe they cannot imagine why they had it so easy in tennis with 16 or 18 mains while badminton needs 22.
02-17-2012, 01:59 AM #8
I was pretty sure it was the stringer's fault but I wanted your enlighted advices
Thanks for your answers.
Now, I'll have to see how they propose to solve this issue.
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