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02-22-2006, 05:24 PM #35Originally Posted by cooler
02-22-2006, 05:45 PM #36
No need! I will torture your racquet with my machine .
Originally Posted by DinkAlot
02-22-2006, 08:20 PM #37Originally Posted by Pete LSD
...at least I never tried 30x33...maybe I should just for fun.
Back on topic: I hope DaMaster gets a replacement/refund and I sincerely hope the stringer does a better job.
02-22-2006, 08:28 PM #38Originally Posted by Pete LSD
02-22-2006, 09:32 PM #39
I probably forgot to update my profile . . . but I do appear in HK from time to time .
Originally Posted by forrestyung
02-22-2006, 09:55 PM #40Originally Posted by daMaster
02-23-2006, 02:51 AM #41
What a coincident, I broke my newly restrung Armortec-800(of) today too. Honestly it is quite heart-breaking to break a pricey racquet like that, cosidering its only 3-4 months old, bought it from HK and hand-carried it back to Vancouver like a precious baby.
This happened when I was playing game with friends at Cleartwo tonight, after it's 1st restrung from Clearone. The rim cracked at 2:00 and 10:00 position, tristed, cramped as if I just smashed it at a concrete wall.
This is the 1st restringing of the racquet, putting BG65-Ti at 24 lbs to it. This racquet surely is designed to hold this amount of tension without any problem. I'm not sure if I've just missed anything.
Maybe it's a good idea for me to stay away from those pricey new racquets for a while, since I really cannot affort another one yet. That AT800 costed me $1140 HKD (about $170 CAD), where the same thing sells at $250-300 CAD in Vancouver. I'll go back to my oldest Ti-7, which happens to survive the longest time. After this incident, I finally started to realize, that no matter how much technology advanced, how much science has been applied to racquet manufacturing, and how much people trying to push the limit of physic further, sometimes those older classic racquets are simply the best. As recommended by some expert players, perhaps the old-school Carbonex series is the best line of product ever; or, if you are a truely good player, racquet should no longer be a concern to you anymore.
This is totally a big lesson for me
02-23-2006, 06:46 AM #42
could jeepu's exp seems a BAD string job to all you exp stringers out there? Or would it be coincident that it was damaged before the string job(tiny crack was developing before it was strung). Just curious...... thx.
02-23-2006, 11:13 AM #43
So now Sports Experts is telling me they will replace the racket, but Yonex needs to see the racket first to confirm that it is not a fake. Yonex says there are a lot of Armortec 800 counterfeits out there, but mine doesn't have any signs of being a fake, and if it is a fake then it's the best fake I've seen ever.
02-23-2006, 03:39 PM #44
Is a good sign(start) at least! If yours is totally real, then should be okie... I mean don't try to give me BS about how fake racquet is much easier to break and stuff(at least seem like the sports experts might be hinting such a possibility), to my experience, Yonex's original isn't THAT long lasting either. Good luck.
02-23-2006, 06:11 PM #45
don't blame stringer because yonex's racket is not good enough and can't support high tension. so for me, i don't like yonex's racket that's waste money and bad service. change brand! victor, mmoa, proace and rsl.
02-23-2006, 07:15 PM #46Originally Posted by davidcheng
02-23-2006, 07:38 PM #47Originally Posted by davidcheng
Very few (but of course, not none) are due to actual manufacture defects.
02-24-2006, 01:14 AM #48
Ohhh that makes me mad!
Dodgy stringers......I once had a racket break like that from a dodgey stringer who did not admit fault!......I was only 13 and my parents blamed me saying I hit my racket on the ground.......when it was not my fault .
Longreach is now a very angry and resentfull man when it comes to bad stringers!
If only The Arms of Longreach were Long enough to reach Canada.........I would ring his neck till his eyes go like this and make him cry so next time they will be more carefull with someones pride and joy and take the neccesary precautions.
02-24-2006, 02:03 AM #49Originally Posted by davidcheng
2/ If you don't think yonex rackets are worth its price, then don't buy it. Each racket has its feel, and some people like that feel, so they think it's worth it.
3/ how can you justify that other brands are "good enough" and can support high tension? if it breaks then are the rackets not good enough as well?
Sorry that i had 2 point all that out... jus felt that davidcheng's post wasn't fair on yonex's rackets
02-24-2006, 02:22 AM #50
This thread actually brings out a valid point - that besides production/material fault from factory and unfrotunate crashes during the play - stringing (or rather poor stringing) is a major cause of broken rackets.
But being purely a player such as myself (and I believe many others) have no or limited knowledge of stringing technic. Very often we have to leave this entirely in the hand of the stringer. And as far as I know in this part of the world, there is no certified stringer (i.e. the stringer has passed a specific competence test) or authorised stringer (i.e. they are authorise to string by a specific brand) from any badminton brand. I only know such thing exist for tennis, e.g. Wilson.
The badminton owner will either have to try by error or rely of reputation. Neitehr of this is foolproof.
As the equipment is getting more sophiscated and therefore more expensive, the stringing, which is an important factor in badminton playing, does not seem to catch up fast enough to offer the racket owners a peace of mind whenever the rackets are sent for re-string. (with the excetion to the few BC members who do this themselves! )
I just wonder if there is anything the general badminton playing public can do about this?
02-24-2006, 02:32 AM #51Originally Posted by Linus
Hmm linus...but i tink the Classic Sports boss Mr Soh (tpy safra) did have some stringing certificates but dun tink its from yonex. I seen them pasted there since the many times i been to the shop but always cannot remember the exact words and certs...maybe somebody who got took note can clarify. I myself is also not very sure.
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