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    Unhappy Cracked Racket, Useable?

    I received a racket for as a gift, and noticed a small crack on the head of the racket going along the sides of one of the holes for where the string goes. The crack is on the inside of the head but hasn't made its way around to the outside of the head. Its kind of hard to explain, hope you can sort of picture what it looks like. It has not changed the shape of the actual head, it has not strings at the moment. I was wandering if it could still be used and strung? Thanks in advance The racket is a Carlton Airblade superlite.

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    best if you post up pictures... but usually if you suspect it of being a crack, the racquet has become a decoration ornament and definatly not worth wasting strings on!

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    Maybe you would like to exchange it from the store or owner where you bought or got it from? If you don't think that's a good idea, go to a badminton store and let them inspect it for you and see if the racquet is suitable to string. Most cracks may not be the graphite but just the paint, so it should be fine.

    Note: You must consult an expert if you cannot determine the cause.

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    Thanks for that, I will go to the local store and ask for their advice. If the they say it can be strung and it breaks anyway, its a great idea to hang it up on the wall. The racket was bought in England so I don't think I can go back to the store owner.
    PS How do you post pictures?

    Thanks again!

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    Depending on how big the crack is you can still string it at a very low tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    Depending on how big the crack is you can still string it at a very low tension.
    second phandrew.

    you can start with 18 lbs, and see how that goes.

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    Marcima, where in Nz are you based in ?

    If you are in Auckland, you can usually contact the local professional badminton-shops to get the racquet shipped to Asia to be fixed for NZD60, including the stringing.

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    Nah Im not in Auckland, Am in Christchurch. But If I do ship it to Auckland to be sent off, does it matter if the racket was bought in England?
    And also regarding to the other comment, I really dislike having my strings strung at such a low tension, maybe I should just keep it hung up on the wall.

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    it would probably cost just as much to get it fixed than buying a new racket.

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