It's an ArcSaber 11 racket, and Yonex flying clamps where used, but as this is the first cross-string, the clamp was placed on the other side (while pulling the first 2 crosses), and the next clamp was not even near this spot (at the BG80 logo). Also note, it's on the underside of the racket while mounted on a stringway BL-90 (supports at main string 5-7).
Also there seems to be horizontal impact (dark line), while a clamp should have caused a vertical 'scar'.
Note : This is in relation to my previous post about damage and refunds.
Racket was bought by the owner from a sport store 2 weeks ago.
I replaced the shared grommets and may have cut this one a little bit too short, although I tend to cut them short intentionally. Most new yonex rackets have paint which goes inside the tube on the inside, so no sharp edges, and the longer the tube, the sooner is splits.
I also think its a scratch (because of the dark center line), but not a scratch which I would not have noticed during stringing. I'm not using string movers and just cut the string and put it through by hand on all shared holes with this racket.
Probably for pulling string to force through the shared hole. Maybe the new grommet is too tight and that adds to the frustration.
Note that because of the pattern the string was pulled through both 9 & 10 by hand, and pulled at tube 10 from the other end. Could this have caused enough stress for the paint to chip of between 9 & 10 ?!?
If this can happen, it's also possible the frame is cracked or just paint damage ?