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    Recently (3 months ago) I bought this Yonex Voltric Zeus (similar to the VT-D39). Yesterday during a training (backhand smash) it crashed against a window, the glass broke, and the strings were cut. To my amazement the head was intact unless for some cracks on the top part.

    http://i.imgur.com/sJkdt6D.jpg

    From the first time I tried it on the court I was thinking of restringing it for I felt that the tension was too low.
    With this racquet came a BG-85 string, but a friend of mine reccomended a Nanogy-95.
    I think of restringing it on 29 lbs.

    What do you think? Should I buy that Nanogy string or go with the BG-85, and should I restring it with such high tension, considering the head is slightly damaged?

    Thank you for the time.

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    Think of it this way: what use is the racket if you don't string it?

    You can

    a) leave it alone, and buy a new racket, or
    b) try and string it.

    Go with a) and you are guaranteed to be out of pocket; go with b), and you only might be.

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    Good logic. Unfortunately, I borrowed my other two rackets to a friend and I need this one to a tournament. I think I may go restring it with that BG-85 at a "safe" tension.

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    The tension is all your preference, so I'll leave that out. If your strings are cut (your stringbed is no longer whole) then definitely cut your strings and get it restrung. If your strings have little cuts on them (the stringbed is intact), I wouldn't necessarily restring. I'll assume the string is broken. Depending on the size of the cracks, I have had rackets that I am uneasy tensioning at even 24 pounds. I need a picture to give advice.

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    I think I left a link on the post. Yes the strings are broken, so restringing will be necessary, my main issue is the tension, for the head of the racket has small cracks on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielSilva View Post
    I think I left a link on the post. Yes the strings are broken, so restringing will be necessary, my main issue is the tension, for the head of the racket has small cracks on it.
    The VT Zeus is a low end racket, while you could probably have it strung it at 28lbs, it is not recommended. I think the recommended tension for that racket is 24lbs.

    29lbs is quite high, I'd only recommend this kind of tension for very advanced players (usually national calibre players). It is up to you to judge if that fits your level or not.

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    Well I expect to be on the Portuguese Junior nationals this year. But youŽre right, 29 is really quite a lot, even with the standard tension my arm would start to hurt, because of the balance on the tip of the head.
    I knew this racket was low-end, I actually bought it for my brother, but it really surprised me and I kept it for me. Gave my armortec to him.

    Thanks for the advice, think iŽll go for the BG-85 at 24lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielSilva View Post
    Well I expect to be on the Portuguese Junior nationals this year. But youŽre right, 29 is really quite a lot, even with the standard tension my arm would start to hurt, because of the balance on the tip of the head.
    I knew this racket was low-end, I actually bought it for my brother, but it really surprised me and I kept it for me. Gave my armortec to him.

    Thanks for the advice, think iŽll go for the BG-85 at 24lbs.
    I had one to string this week and I must admit that I was impressed by the quality of the racket (paint, details, features). It definitely seems better than most random named exclusive rackets that are usually available.

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    Sorry, I didn't see the link. Those are minor dents (in MY experience). I strung a similar Muscle Power 7 at 28x30, without any problems. If you can handle this tension, and like it most this way, then use that tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielSilva View Post

    Thanks for the advice, think iŽll go for the BG-85 at 24lbs.
    Very reasonable. I would also be concerned about unseen internal damage. So the racquet frame will not be able to withstand 29lbs for too long. 24lbs will see the racquet last longer. You would want to minimise the chance of it breaking just before, or during your important tournament.

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    I strung a Zeus 24x26 a few weeks ago. It has a really slim frame profile. I was sceptical but I think it can take a bit more, but not a few lbs. I think a high tension without some spares is a bad idea for a tournament.

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