Broken Yonex ARC-FB (Arcsaber Flashboost)!!

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by kwun, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. pcll99

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    what factors are the most important in preventing breaking your rackets?

    A. tension of the string
    B. The type of string used
    C. The type of grommets used
    D. No clash with other racket
    E. No hitting your racket at the floor
    F. No hitting your racket frame at the birdie
     
  2. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    I also had the misfortune of breaking my fb within the first 2 hours of usage...same manner as kwun's picture....managed to get a replacement racket. Strings and grip on my expense, which I thought was fair enuff....

    fingers crossed it doesn't happen again...and in an act of extravagance, I bought another one....

    *smiles sheepishly*
     
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    Did anyone elso notice that there is a wooden racket frame in the picture!
     
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    something new and something old. :)
     
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    Just copying from my post on other thread on Arc FB:

    I can confirm that the frame of the Arc FB is ABSOLUTELY FRAGILE.

    I was tempted to get it soon after it was released because I thought this racket was promising and looked so beautiful, but now I'm so glad I didn't do so. It happened to a friend of mine that he just used this racket (JP coded) for three hours and it cracked after a MINOR CLASH with other racket. We were all shocked when we knew it cracked like hell. After that, he contacted the Yonex Japan (since we are living in Tokyo) and was told that he could get a replacement for free of charge.

    You might think it was a happy ending, but the story didn't end yet. Yesterday, he broke the FB again from the same cause (a minor clash). He had only been using the racket for less than two weeks. He said that he would try to contact the Yonex Japan again for claiming a replacement. Even though Yonex's customer service here in Japan is a top class, I think the Arc FB is a very disappointing product because its frame is fragile and therefore you will always feel insecure everytime you play with it.

     
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    wow jheeze, looking at all these stories of FB's, i'm glad I can get rid of my FB while I still can >_>' thanks for your advice guys and sorry about your Arcsaber Fast Breaks ;)
     
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    sound really scarry
     
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    *Originally Posted by*Mike1337
    Did anyone elso notice that there is a wooden racket frame in the picture!

    *Originally Posted by*kwun
    something new and something old.

    Just taking a wild guess.. Voltric Z-Force 88 Limited?
    By the way, hello everybody.. =)
     
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    1 more bite the dust.
     
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    deaf bc ?
    :eek::cool::p
     
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    any pics on how the inside frame look like?
     
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    It has no inside... it's too light to have an inside:)

    Would that make it a Klein Bottle?
     
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    hollow frame you meant?
     
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    The graphite looks to be fine strands. At the damaged area, fine shards of broken graphite. In the middle is all a hard yellow foam. Like those found inside helmet.
     
  17. pcll99

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    is kwun hearing this??

    :D
     
  18. cschun86

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    Broke mine back in April,
    10 o'clock, it look hollow frame to me...
    Failed to claim warranty too,
    most probably cause by I have double string at the bottom,
    so my money burnt...
     
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    I can add myself to this list, my 9 year old rimmed the bird on a shot, snapped clean at 8 o'clock.
     
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    ^ Your 9 yr old must be powerful. :p

    But I'd expect a rim shot to break from 10 to 2 o'clock where it's the thinnest, not at 8 o'clock where it's quite thick and sturdy.

    Nevertheless, speaks volumes about the fragility of having 6-8g less graphite at the frame.
     

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