Can I repair my Raquet?????

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  1. mat01200

    mat01200 New Member

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    Hi, I was playing with my racquet when the handle splintered and the shaft came clean out. The shaft and the rest of the racquet is fine it just has no handle. So...is it possible for a new handle to be fitted? Is it something I am able to do or would a professional need to do it? How easy is it to do(if it can be done!!)?

    Thanks for any help

    **Excuse the dodgy spelling of racket!!**
     
  2. Kimmysolucious

    Kimmysolucious Regular Member

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    Is it possible for you to post pictures? So that way we can get a clear understanding of what is wrong and need to be fixed
     
  3. Dreamzz

    Dreamzz Regular Member

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    hahaha, that's how i spell racquet as well!
     
  4. drifit

    drifit newbie

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    yeah, need mat to furnish us some photos for us to see whether it can be rectified or ........ buy new. as far as dictionary.com explain, racket = racquet. my guess, USA mostly use racket, UK using racquet as their spelling... something like taxi-cab. in usa, use cab to identify, others using taxi on normal usage.
     
  5. mat01200

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    As requested here are some pics. As you can see the shaft is still intact, the handle has just splintered and come clean away from it. I like this racket and feel really comfortable when playing with it so would be glad if it is fixable!!

    (apologies for the not so great quality of the pics!)

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  6. Dreamzz

    Dreamzz Regular Member

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    i don't know if you can mend it in the uk, but you can definitely do it say in malaysia. it's really just a matter of finding a replacement handle, and screwing it on.
     
  7. gsloh

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    I think Cramp Sports still have their racket repair service, from carbon resin repairs to shaft/frame, and the handles. Check out:

    http://www.crampsports.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=repair

    They are based in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire.

    Otherwise, if you have kept the broken handle - try doing a DIY repair, using epoxy glue (i.e. 2 part type). I'd recommend using the type that sets in minutes (don't go for the one that sets in seconds as that's too soon, or the one that sets in an hour, as you might have to hold it in place for that long!!!!)

    Once set, then bind the handle (to prevent splinters causing injury) with electrical or duct tape.

    The downside to the DIY repair is that you'll probably shift the balance of the racket more towards the handle.
     
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  8. stumblingfeet

    stumblingfeet Regular Member

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    Don't think of it as a repair... think of it as an opportunity to mod/pimp your racquet. Who hasn't dreamed of a custom made racquet handle?
     
  9. morewood

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    WD Strings do a replacement handles and cones for about £6 so, that some glue and a new grip and your back in business.
     
  10. yongkewu

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    I can repair it for you if you are at Bay area.

    I play at UBC 6:00pm-9:00pm Monday - Friday, 1:00pm-5:00pm weekends. You can come any day
     
  11. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

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    Dear Mr. Wu,
    Did you see that mat01200 is from UK? It is cost effective for him to come over and visit us in US...
     
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    it is for Bayarea badminton lovers only :)
     
  13. suria76

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    You can check out racketrepair.com
    seem to be pretty good.
     

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