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saqdeez
08-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Slipped out of my hand today hitting a serve. Whose fault is it? the piece of crap gamma pro that is all tacky and shiny but the minute your hand sweats you are screwed. Anyway i essentially spiked the racket on the ground after hitting a big serve and pronating. It cracked right above the cortex completely around it. Bought it at an authorized place (tossed the receipt but have the bank statement showing $210 spent). Will i have any problems getting a new one? Had it for less than a month!!! Who wants to see a picture?!?

samster
08-17-2007, 04:08 PM
I want to see a picture.

boobik2371
08-17-2007, 04:08 PM
let me at it the picture that is

king of swing
08-17-2007, 04:14 PM
lets see pics!!!

saqdeez
08-17-2007, 04:16 PM
Wow. I have a pretty sweet camera dont i!!




http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/2789/img1105zs7.jpg

muggy
08-17-2007, 04:17 PM
ouch. hope u get another racquet...

danix
08-17-2007, 04:19 PM
If you were pronating, shouldn't you have hit it head on, at 12 o'clock??
That kind of break looks more like the the impact was at 9 or 10 o'clock.

saqdeez
08-17-2007, 04:20 PM
Do you guys think any other racket would have cracked like that? Like i said i prety much spiked it on hard courts after a serve. I have a feeling that PD and APD rackets are very fragile because of the material they are made of. My pure control seems a lot more solid

saqdeez
08-17-2007, 04:22 PM
Nope...i spiked it on the twelve, and I am no physics major, but it looks like that is where the energy from the impact exploded.

danix
08-17-2007, 04:25 PM
Fragile material, thin walls. Max 200G these are not...

SFrazeur
08-17-2007, 04:27 PM
Nice camera work. Shame it didn't crack through the Babolat symbol, that would have made a great avatar, still might.

Hope you get a replacement!

-SF

Rafa freak
08-17-2007, 04:30 PM
get a new racket.

onkystomper
08-17-2007, 04:33 PM
i had an ntour 90 do a similar thing when it slipped out my hands. wilson changed it for me after i wrote to them

saqdeez
08-17-2007, 04:49 PM
onky, did you email them? Or just send the racket somewhere with a note?

Rafa freak
08-17-2007, 05:11 PM
Wow. I have a pretty sweet camera dont i!!




http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/2789/img1105zs7.jpg

What camera is it lol.

Duzza
08-17-2007, 05:57 PM
Hmm I took my broken Yonex into the store I got it from, replaced on the spot :D. They even let me keep the old Yonex. SUCKKERRS!!!!

iplaybetter
08-17-2007, 06:28 PM
What camera is it lol.

i second that question, also that really sucks

jonline
08-17-2007, 06:38 PM
That is a bad crack. ooh. That hurts just to look at it! Good luck with getting a replacement!

king of swing
08-17-2007, 07:11 PM
ouch sorry.... hope you get a good replacement

hjminard
08-17-2007, 08:37 PM
What camera is it lol.

Canon Powershot SD300 (Digital Elph)

Hope you don't mind me answering, saqdeez ...

SFrazeur
08-17-2007, 08:41 PM
Canon Powershot SD300 (Digital Elph)

Hope you don't mind me answering, saqdeez ...

Darn, it didn't occur to me to check the file for the camera information until you gave the answer.

-SF

Micky
08-17-2007, 09:02 PM
Slipped out of my hand today hitting a serve. Whose fault is it? the piece of crap gamma pro that is all tacky and shiny but the minute your hand sweats you are screwed. Anyway i essentially spiked the racket on the ground after hitting a big serve and pronating. It cracked right above the cortex completely around it. Bought it at an authorized place (tossed the receipt but have the bank statement showing $210 spent). Will i have any problems getting a new one? Had it for less than a month!!! Who wants to see a picture?!?

Hola saqdeez,

Sorry about your racquet. I had the same thing happened to me with my PDC+ and it broke at 11 and 1. My overgrip was a Babolat Syntec. Damn.

saqdeez
08-18-2007, 09:03 AM
Micky, and did you retrurn it to babolat?

yes it is sd300 ! Canon makes the best cameras, will never buy anything else. Howd you guys check the file!!?

SFrazeur
08-18-2007, 09:05 AM
Saved the file to computer, right clicked on the file. Clicked properties, then clicked the details tab.

-SF

Zets147
08-18-2007, 09:14 AM
I got a Canon PowerShot SD550! Is that better or worse than the sd300?

I don't know if I can take pictures like that lol
(I'm not that great of a cameraman though)

PBODY99
08-18-2007, 12:38 PM
Sorry about your lost. It seems that the Cortex did it job by blocking the shock before it reaches the grip. The fact that this causes a area of high stress on the frame, means that barring a slip from a players hand they should breakdown nicely around that area in a couple of years.

None of the tacky grips work real well when wet. That is why Tournagip and the clones are around for those who don't towel down their handles.

Jeronimo
08-18-2007, 01:00 PM
Dont worry, mine also broke like that but a little bit more up, thats why i bought to TW 2 head's microgel extremes.. they arrived to my home yesterday! :)

Mister G
08-18-2007, 01:16 PM
I have a question for both of you PD users. Do your racquets have a glossy finish above the lower white Babolat horizontal stripe, and a matte finish below that?

Gantz
08-18-2007, 01:21 PM
ohhh....sucks. try getting a smaller grip next time and get a overgrip on it.

Rafa freak
08-18-2007, 01:23 PM
Canon Powershot SD300 (Digital Elph)

Hope you don't mind me answering, saqdeez ...

thats nice.

DavidG92
08-18-2007, 04:08 PM
Sorry to hear about that. Hope you get a new one.

J011yroger
08-18-2007, 05:46 PM
Busted my 3rd N90 this year today, so far I have busted them at 11' 9' and 7' o'clock. Never in my life busted one in the handle. Maybe something to do with the box beam/solid racquet? I dunno.

J

IanRichardson
08-18-2007, 09:15 PM
if you paid with a debit card you can probably go to wherever you bought the racquet and they can pull a copy of the receipt for you. When i had a prince racquet crack after an overhead i was able to get the store to do that for me. Look on your bank statement and find out the date and they should be able to do it no problem, provided they keep semi-decent records.

Micky
08-18-2007, 09:37 PM
Micky, and did you retrurn it to babolat?

yes it is sd300 ! Canon makes the best cameras, will never buy anything else. Howd you guys check the file!!?

Hola saqdeez,

My friends from Babolat in Bolivia don't give you anything back. What I did is give the broken racquet to my ball-boy and his father fixed the racquet for him and he won the Bolivian under 10 championship with it. Cool ha?

Ambivalent
08-18-2007, 09:59 PM
Wow, everyone seems to be breaking their Babolats off serves and stuff. My friend broke 2 out of his three PD originals.

I've never heard of anyone breaking an nCode or k6.1 off a serve slip though. Nanotechnology = win?

kanjii
08-19-2007, 12:27 AM
I got a Canon PowerShot SD550! Is that better or worse than the sd300?

I don't know if I can take pictures like that lol
(I'm not that great of a cameraman though)


With 5 mega and 5x zoom..it should be better. I have the sd630...pretty sweet camera. Oh, sorry for your loss.

hjminard
08-19-2007, 04:46 AM
Saved the file to computer, right clicked on the file. Clicked properties, then clicked the details tab.

-SF

It's even easier for me ... I dabble in photography and have a little program called "Opanda IExif". I can right click on most photos on the web and view "exif" information (embedded info).

Forehand Forever
08-19-2007, 05:46 AM
I've returned two of my PD/C to Babolat. Got two brand new ones back. If I were you I'd go to your authorized dealer and ask for their Babolat rep and whatever. Then see if they'll send it back for you.

Zets147
08-19-2007, 08:20 PM
With 5 mega and 5x zoom..it should be better. I have the sd630...pretty sweet camera. Oh, sorry for your loss.

what is "5 mega"?