I was hitting the shuttlecock when the handle just split into two parts. We ordered 3 of these rackets from badmintonplanet.eu for 3 different players, and from 2 of them the handle broke (third one has a broken frame). The first racket broke after a couple of months, and mine was first used for a few months, then the racket wasn't used for ~a year. I started using it again, and got to use it for maybe a month before the handle broke. I sent an email to Forza with pictures but they never even replied to me.