Let's Play A Game: To be or not to be cracked? That is the question.

Discussion in 'Broken Rackets' started by DinkAlot, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Update: the hairline crack was a bit larger than I first thought. :p

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  2. Mark A

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    Yep, that's definitely a crack.
     
  3. coleismybear

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    now you make me fear my ns9000s <_>

    ouch and RIP
     
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    It busted...i was wrong that is was not a crack..
     
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    am i wrong or not?
    that break-off point is different from the 1st photo posted....:eek:
     
  6. DinkAlot

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    The hairline crack went down the length of the side of the racket, not pictured.

    It wasn't pretty...

    ...I smashed, mishit, because I looked directly into the lights, heard a "CRRRRACK!!!" Checked the racket and the hairline crack became a very visible crack. Continued to play with the racket and about 4 points later, light to moderately clashed rackets with my partner and the racket folded up into 3-pieces.

    I cut the string and the end result is what you see above. :p
     
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    Wow, RIP racket. you said that the hairline crack became a very visible one, so it was cracked before the mishit that made it an even bigger crack?
     
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    Yes, it is a crack. And it is going to get worse..... unfortunately. <---- too late, didn't read the entire post..... By the way, Dink, what was your tension with this broken NS?
     
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    I guess the demo is arriving just in time...
     
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    What's the gold stuff on the inside? And does the elastic ti look any different from regular graphite?
     
  11. DinkAlot

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    Here's a close-up of the inside:

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    Looks like bread or twinkies cakes on the inside!!!
     
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    Oooo...interesting to see what's actually in the racquet.:DHmm what was the tension on this racquet?
     
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    Yonex's amazing shock absorbing technology: fill the frame with a sponge.
     
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    I think it's the powerder stuff for SFC.
     
  16. DinkAlot

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    26.5/29.25lbs. = ~27.75lbs.
     
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    Yes, please see the first post.
     
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    Dink, was that NS9000-X a 3U? or 2U?
     
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    US Code, 3UG4, . I clashed with a 4UG4 AT900T that only received a chip. I slowed my swing down a lot as I realized I was going to clash with my partner's racket. I highly doubt the X would have broken it if were not for the initial crack(s).

    I feel the 9000 is quite durable overall. :)
     

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