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enwar3
08-14-2007, 05:37 PM
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So yea. Would you string this? The whole racquet is really beat up, got graphite showing in spots, my mom bought it off some dude for 10 bucks. I get what I pay for! It's a Spectrum Comp Series 90..

And if this one is cracked (*subtle hint that I may be in the market*)....

gdsballer
08-14-2007, 05:42 PM
it'll probably snap if you try to stirng it

JMS
08-14-2007, 05:45 PM
I would not string that

snoflewis
08-14-2007, 05:46 PM
it'll probably snap if you try to stirng it

the crack's not THAT bad...although i wouldnt recommend it

that definitley looks like a structural crack...paint cracks aren't that drastic, nor are they that long.

stevekim8
08-14-2007, 05:46 PM
seeing that the crack goes from VERY noticeable to noticeable, it's probably not a paint crack. i'm thinking it's a frame crack

enwar3
08-14-2007, 05:49 PM
Drat... now where can I find another SC90?

netman
08-14-2007, 06:31 PM
Keep searching the big auction site. They come up regularly.

-k-

gsquicksilver
08-14-2007, 07:55 PM
yep, it's a frame crack.

good luck in finding a replacement.

VikingSamurai
08-14-2007, 08:00 PM
enwar, I have 3 Prince Graphite Pro Series 90's that I am looking to give a good home if you are interested? One is in mint condition. iizukaenglish@hotmail.com

jonline
08-14-2007, 08:05 PM
That crack is grande-sized. On the bright side, you can carry it in your bag and show people what the forehand of '07 did to your racquet. Backhand would be more impressive, but less believable. Good luck finding a replacement.

JW10S
08-14-2007, 08:13 PM
Drat... now where can I find another SC90?Why would you want one? It's a 15-20 year old racquet. Do you own anything else that old?

Lindros13
08-20-2007, 06:19 AM
enwar3: I got your e-mail, but I no longer have my Spectrum Comp racquet. That was years ago, and I probably sold it at a garage sale. Sorry I couldn't help you out with finding another.

Forehand Forever
08-20-2007, 06:39 AM
My PD cracked in the same spot the cracks look identical. I sent it to Babolat and got a new one.

uk_skippy
08-20-2007, 07:34 AM
Drat... now where can I find another SC90?

Auction site number 280144503383

regards

Paul

enwar3
08-20-2007, 08:07 AM
Yea I saw that but it was in the UK. Watched another one end at $25 yesterday.

I already have one coming though.. thanks to a helpful TT member =D

borrachodemierda
08-20-2007, 05:22 PM
mmmm, hard to tell, but I recall the SC being a composition of fiberflass, maybe it's just the outer layer that's cracked (fibreglass). I have a tricomp with a couple of cracks similar to yours, maybe not that big, and it plays fine. I guess you have nothing to loose it you remove the outer layer and see if the crack goes through the frame.

jck01
08-20-2007, 05:53 PM
The crack does not look like it'll affect the stringing. If you have your own stringing machine, you might want to trying stringing it. Of course, if you want to string it with an expensive string, that's another story.

A.T.S.
08-20-2007, 06:16 PM
What I've experienced, paint cracks usaully don't make the paint chip up like that, usually paint cracks are still smooth to the touch and are usually cracked under the clear coat. That my friend, is definitely a structural crack. BTW racquets usaully crack there because that is where most of the flex stress occurs as the racket flexes on contact and then reverts back to it's original state. Every time it flexes it breaks bonds in the fibre. This will continue to happen until.... well you can see it first hand for yourself.

enwar3
08-20-2007, 07:19 PM
I was thinking about taking the paint off and seeing... especially since they're just sitting around doing nothing. Be good experience =D

What would I be looking for? An obvious break in the graphite? (/fiberglass?)

A.T.S.
08-21-2007, 09:33 AM
I was thinking about taking the paint off and seeing... especially since they're just sitting around doing nothing. Be good experience =D

What would I be looking for? An obvious break in the graphite? (/fiberglass?)
you would be looking at an obvious crack in the material. Run you nail or something with a tip over it and if you feel a rough part or the tip get's stuck in that place it's definitely a crack.

Bud
08-21-2007, 10:26 AM
Fleabay has them all the time and they usually go for under 20 bucks. I have one myself and love hitting with it. The old Prince 90 racquets with the 14 mains are spinmonsters.