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Bubba
08-15-2007, 01:51 AM
Hit a hard overhead and my prized St. Vincent PS 85 broke at the 5:00 position.

Question: I intend to write a nice letter to Wilson and ask them to replace my St. Vincent. Know they can't give me another St. Vincent but should be an easy call to replace with a current PS85...

I know asking a company to replace a 20+ year old racquet is asking a lot, but I figure nothing lost... and I am a big Wilson user (5 K90's, 2 n90's, 2 K95's, 3 PS85's)

Anyone tried a similar approach?

Thanks

nickb
08-15-2007, 02:02 AM
I have seen the racquet....its not a pretty sight :sad:

classic tennis
08-15-2007, 02:27 AM
I think you have a lot of nerve asking a company to replace a racquet that is clearly out of replacement range. Really dude dont waste their time.

Bubba
08-15-2007, 02:34 AM
I think you have a lot of nerve asking a company to replace a racquet that is clearly out of replacement range. Really dude dont waste their time.

Perhaps I do... lighten up a little... not coming out of your pocket.

classic tennis
08-15-2007, 02:44 AM
Good luck !

Mr. Hokey
08-15-2007, 03:30 AM
my condolences. do you have more than one? if not, why did you play with it?!

Mad iX
08-15-2007, 03:43 AM
There's no replacing a St. Vincent.
No harm in writing a nice letter. Nothing to lose, although personally I wouldn't bother. Just remember the good times you had and may it rest in peace.

TripleB
08-15-2007, 04:38 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss. I doubt Wilson will replace the racquet...typical warranty on a racquet is 1 year.

That's why I never play with my St. Vincent model of the 85...it's hanging nicely on my "Wall of Frame."

TripleB

dragonxking
08-15-2007, 05:05 AM
I think you have a lot of nerve asking a company to replace a racquet that is clearly out of replacement range. Really dude dont waste their time.

wow...
dont listen to this guy. its def worth a try

nickb
08-15-2007, 05:37 AM
I think you have a lot of nerve asking a company to replace a racquet that is clearly out of replacement range. Really dude dont waste their time.

Waste wilson's time? haha

They wasted my time when they sold me 5 n90s that all played like different racquets.

Mogwart123
08-15-2007, 07:24 AM
Might as well give it a try except your probably wasting your time.

Ronaldo
08-15-2007, 07:59 AM
Why not write to Mr Pete Sampras instead, heard he got a large stash of them.

Seriously, you got more chance of a threesome with Ivanovic and Jankovic, then getting anything from Wilson.

Wilson was the best at replacing racquets, cracked several Ultras and always received a replacement.

gsquicksilver
08-15-2007, 08:49 AM
i've tried before to get a replacement, as one of my st. vincents cracked at 5 and 7 o'clock positions when i hit an overhead. they wouldn't even give me a taiwan replacement, and this was 10 years ago.

PrestigeClassic
08-15-2007, 12:24 PM
That sucks but oh well now my St. Vincent frames are pushed up in value.

bossass
08-15-2007, 02:19 PM
Customer service at Wilson won't understand/care about the significance of a broken St. Vincent. You're no different than some joker trying to get them to replace a broken Sledge Hammer or (insert any one of hundreds of forgetable wilson frames).

You should take the time and effort to write a letter to a local or state politician about some political issue that's important to you, or a change you'd like to see.

LanEvo
08-15-2007, 05:46 PM
atleast its worth a try, also when u mail wilson a letter to replace a broken racquet do u have to send them ur broken one back?

Micky
08-15-2007, 05:59 PM
Waste wilson's time? haha

They wasted my time when they sold me 5 n90s that all played like different racquets.

This post ^^^^^ has to be in the hall of fame of posts hahahahaha. So funny!!!!!

LanEvo
08-15-2007, 06:00 PM
do u think u can get a new racquet from wilson if u just break it by smashing it onto the ground? (still having warranty)

Kirko
08-15-2007, 06:05 PM
This post ^^^^^ has to be in the hall of fame of posts hahahahaha. So funny!!!!!

Yes !! its there !! a loser who busted his "wall hanging" racket. you know it should be hanging over his over-stuffed chair. so he can bend the ear of the noviciate with his dr. grabow pipe clenched in his teeth.

hrstrat57
08-15-2007, 06:15 PM
I use mine still....I have no worries I could hunt down another....patience my friend...

commence search....

flea bae, 2nd hand sports, yard sales....

be persistent and you will score.

sorry about your loss

armand
08-15-2007, 08:06 PM
lol some good posts in this thread.

Hey let's see some pics of the busted St. Vincent

Bubba
08-16-2007, 01:56 AM
Customer service at Wilson won't understand/care about the significance of a broken St. Vincent. You're no different than some joker trying to get them to replace a broken Sledge Hammer or (insert any one of hundreds of forgetable wilson frames).

You should take the time and effort to write a letter to a local or state politician about some political issue that's important to you, or a change you'd like to see.

Who says I'm writing CUstomer Service?!?!? I don't screw around with 'normal' channels... my letter is going to a higher up.

Bubba
08-16-2007, 01:58 AM
I use mine still....I have no worries I could hunt down another....patience my friend...

commence search....

flea bae, 2nd hand sports, yard sales....

be persistent and you will score.

sorry about your loss

Yeah, I will... thanks. The TW FS Thread has some pop up every once in a while.

Bubba
08-16-2007, 01:59 AM
lol some good posts in this thread.

Hey let's see some pics of the busted St. Vincent

Will post some this weekend. To add insult to injury... had just strung it with VS Gut in the Crosses. Seish!

Bubba
08-16-2007, 02:05 AM
do u think u can get a new racquet from wilson if u just break it by smashing it onto the ground? (still having warranty)

No. You can tell how a racquet has been broken. Only breaks under 'normal' playing conditions fall within warranty.

nickb
08-16-2007, 02:08 AM
Yes !! its there !! a loser who busted his "wall hanging" racket. you know it should be hanging over his over-stuffed chair. so he can bend the ear of the noviciate with his dr. grabow pipe clenched in his teeth.

He was talking about my post not Bubba's.....

PimpMyGame
08-16-2007, 02:26 AM
No. You can tell how a racquet has been broken. Only breaks under 'normal' playing conditions fall within warranty.

I broke my Wilson by smashing it on the ground. Pro shop (in full knowledge of what I did) said the crack looked unusual and passed it onto Wilson who gave me a replacement. lol.

origmarm
08-16-2007, 02:28 AM
Waste wilson's time? haha

They wasted my time when they sold me 5 n90s that all played like different racquets.

Glad to see I'm not the only one, no more Wilsons for me
Love the post

tennis_hand
08-16-2007, 08:24 AM
Hit a hard overhead and my prized St. Vincent PS 85 broke at the 5:00 position.

Question: I intend to write a nice letter to Wilson and ask them to replace my St. Vincent. Know they can't give me another St. Vincent but should be an easy call to replace with a current PS85...

I know asking a company to replace a 20+ year old racquet is asking a lot, but I figure nothing lost... and I am a big Wilson user (5 K90's, 2 n90's, 2 K95's, 3 PS85's)

Anyone tried a similar approach?

Thanks

I thought you used a Big Bubba.

Gorecki
08-16-2007, 09:08 AM
...and my prized St. Vincent PS 85

Any tennis lover should personally wack you for taking a original St. Vincent to the court. and for breaking one... i think the penalty it is death inducted by angry mob.

Now for real, i think you should be very sad. i am and the stick is not even mine. as for the rep, i dont really think it is worth the time.

BigBUBBA
08-16-2007, 09:11 AM
I thought you used a Big Bubba.

I use the big bubba...

Look at my username. LOL

pro_staff
08-16-2007, 09:12 AM
They won't replace it. I broke my ProStaff and they sent me a nCode. Hated it. Sold it. Bought a new racket.

nickb
08-16-2007, 12:13 PM
Any luck sticking it back together?...superglue might work :D

nickynu
08-16-2007, 12:19 PM
maybe if you buy a racket that is not beyond your an average player this disaster would never have happened.

Use a Tweener and you will surely hit the strings and not have to break the frame :oops:

drakulie
08-16-2007, 12:28 PM
I stopped counting how many Vincent's I have cracked.

Good luck with your letter. Let us know what they say.

VGP
08-16-2007, 02:21 PM
I'm sure you wanna know if it ends up in Bubba's favor, Drak.......

Then you'l be primed and ready to send in all your cracked PS 85s.

Maybe they'll send you a stack of k90s!





BTW......why did my earlier post in this thread get deleted?

nickb
08-16-2007, 02:27 PM
BTW......why did my earlier post in this thread get deleted?

They have delted a page of posts from the thread....not really sure why...some were very funny.

LuckyR
08-16-2007, 02:44 PM
All this talk of a StV's stick playing like "thus and so" is kind of comical since sticks change their playing characteristics as the graphite fibers break until they fail (as the OP's stick eventually did). That is not to say that how the stick played was poor, but it definitely wasn't the same as the day it was manufactured. There are probably many other sticks that would have a closer spec to a StVs (as it was originally intended) than an actual StVs in 2007.

Ronaldo
08-16-2007, 06:10 PM
I use the big bubba...

Look at my username. LOL

Big Bubba, nooooooooooooo trouble http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCBA7iFZ4ZI

Bubba
09-03-2007, 04:00 AM
Ah, but at last... a kind Tennis Warehouse Forum Seller sold me 2 very nice St. Vincents at a very good price... so, thoe 2 combined with my other 3 newer versions take me back up to 5.

hrstrat57
09-03-2007, 05:15 AM
Ah, but at last... a kind Tennis Warehouse Forum Seller sold me 2 very nice St. Vincents at a very good price... so, thoe 2 combined with my other 3 newer versions take me back up to 5.

Very nice!

goosala
09-03-2007, 03:16 PM
It looks like you will be buying a PS85 6.0 and adding lead tape to it. The current Chinese ones are lighter so you will need the extra weight.

Bubba
09-08-2007, 03:09 AM
Okay... here are the long awaited pics of the Broken St. Vincent.

Glad to report that my stock is back up to 5 racquets... 2 St. Vincents and 3 Newer models (2 brand new from TW)
http://images.kodakgallery.com/photos2985/5/54/86/45/58/7/758458654505_0_ALB.jpg

http://images.kodakgallery.com/photos2985/5/54/86/45/58/9/958458654505_0_ALB.jpg

http://images.kodakgallery.com/photos2985/5/54/96/40/65/4/465409654505_0_ALB.jpg




[Sorry about image links broken first time around




At least it was a winner overhead!!

nickb
09-08-2007, 12:47 PM
pics are not working..

PrestigeClassic
09-08-2007, 02:26 PM
Nice, broken links to a broken St. Vincent. Someone might have problems...

nn
09-08-2007, 02:45 PM
I got replacement of wilson hyper hammer even if I hit on ground..good replacement policy from wilson.. now using nBlade but never try to do it again otherwise no dinner at home

Bubba
09-10-2007, 03:20 AM
Pic links should be working now... apologies.

J011yroger
09-10-2007, 03:32 AM
Any tennis lover should personally wack you for taking a original St. Vincent to the court. and for breaking one... i think the penalty it is death inducted by angry mob.

Racquets are meant to be played with, not looked at. If they break, they break.

Hanging a racquet on a wall, because you are afraid to play it and hurt it is like having a child and keeping it locked in the closet 24/7 so it never gets sick or hurt.

J

Bubba
09-10-2007, 04:01 AM
Racquets are meant to be played with, not looked at. If they break, they break.

Hanging a racquet on a wall, because you are afraid to play it and hurt it is like having a child and keeping it locked in the closet 24/7 so it never gets sick or hurt.

J

Agree 100%... as I say with golf balls that I slice deep into the woods... can get more... they make 'em in China every day!

nickb
09-24-2007, 10:41 AM
So did you get it replaced?....I think not:grin:

Bubba
09-24-2007, 01:08 PM
No word yet young gun.