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    Quote Originally Posted by angchor View Post
    Broken fb, while stringing, 24 pounds.Attachment 151952
    A six point machine might have saved the FB from breaking.

    Also, what stringing pattern are you using? Seems like there's an extra cross at B8?

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    No frame supports or load spreader on probably the most fragile racquet on the market? Surely it was always going to break?

    Quote Originally Posted by angchor View Post
    Broken fb, while stringing, 24 pounds.Attachment 151952

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    No frame supports or load spreader on probably the most fragile racquet on the market? Surely it was always going to break?
    You know, the 30 lb job I did on one of these is looking more and more like an outrageous fluke...

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    It was a repainted VTZF

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    You know, the 30 lb job I did on one of these is looking more and more like an outrageous fluke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vajrasattva View Post
    "graphene" is a "lie" sometimes

    you can scratch your pencil on a surface and peel it off with an adhesive tape to get very small pieces of graphene, perhaps only visible through magnification. real large sheets of graphene is almost impossible to build and not to even talk about moulding it into a racquet. what you are getting, is probably tiny flakes, or simply graphite, mixed into loads of resin

    unless one day they find ways to cheaply stitch the sheets together, having tiny flakes is still nonsense, you dont get strength as the glue to graphene joint is the weakest. a big load of "marketing" bull sometimes
    Graphene currently costs around $250-500 per gram - you've got to wonder just how much can be used on a $200 racket...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    It was a repainted VTZF
    A 77 g, even balanced VTZF? Without Tri-Voltage?

    Tbh, you're asking for trouble not using six-point with badminton rackets, and especially that fly-swatter.
    Last edited by Mark A; 11-21-2013 at 08:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Graphene currently costs around $250-500 per gram - you've got to wonder just how much can be used on a $200 racket...
    precisely... i have collaborators that work with graphene in research and they always laugh at all the talk of graphene in racquets.. which in principle is just simply a fancy name for graphite (carbon) unless they found a way to cheaply stich large sheets of graphene for racquet molding (unlikely)

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    Hi
    my FB was fractured at 7 o'clock of the frame. Sent back yo shop in Qw as it's still under warranty. But shop keeper told me it wld take upto2 mths for Sunrise to issue credit note. Until then he advised me to get from him a new racquet if I need it urgently ...
    any advice here the market turn around time? And what can I do to expedite the process?
    Can I approach Sunrise direct?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyquist View Post
    Hi
    my FB was fractured at 7 o'clock of the frame. Sent back yo shop in Qw as it's still under warranty. But shop keeper told me it wld take upto2 mths for Sunrise to issue credit note. Until then he advised me to get from him a new racquet if I need it urgently ...
    any advice here the market turn around time? And what can I do to expedite the process?
    Can I approach Sunrise direct?

    thanks
    I would like to add; another 1 month is needed for the racket to be shipped to Japan & inspected by Yonex and returned back to you. If you would go personally to Sunrise (I'm not quite sure whether this is possible/allowed or not), the entire procedure would take approximately 3 months to complete. There's nothing that you could do to hasten up the process.

    (Sorry for the bad news. I hope this info might assist you to decide whether to get a new racket or not as it was provided to me by a local retailer around 2 years ago)

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    If urgently, get a new racket but not another FB. It is normal to claim warranty that take 2 whole months

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    Thanks Shin, noted. Will avoid such a delicate piece. Thus far voltric I force is a good evolution fr FB

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    Hi MjolnirSlinger thanks advice too.

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    my friend has broken 3 already and I witnessed 2 among them. 1 while warming up playing high clear, 1 clashing with my 900T

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    broke 3 already? he must really love the FB

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    Broke my 4-mth old 5U version of the FB. My guess is that I hit the bird on the rim and it snapped (cos I only realised that it was broken only after winning the rally). Lol!

    Sadly, this racket was in pristine condition -- no scratches, dings, paint chips or clashes. It mysteriously broke..


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    I thought of getting FB myself , but seen so many review of broken , i better switch for another one !

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    Victor Lightfighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrerkiko View Post
    I thought of getting FB myself , but seen so many review of broken , i better switch for another one !

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