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hoons
03-04-2008, 11:04 PM
I was at the public courts last weekend, waiting for my turn. I was watching these two guys play what i call "angry teen tennis", where if they missed anything they'd go all Safin on everything. needless to say, on set point, the guy who lost absolutely clicked it and threw his racquet pretty hard. It cracked, so he didn't bother to keep it and just left it there and i adopted him:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g240/philippa_chan/DSC00052.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g240/philippa_chan/DSC00055.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g240/philippa_chan/DSC00058.jpg

Is this fixable, and even if it is will it still roughly play the same?

JackSkellington
03-04-2008, 11:05 PM
that thing is done

vndesu
03-04-2008, 11:07 PM
nope.
cant fixed cracked rackets.

you can junk it or either try asking wilson.
but they dont like abusers haha

mattyc
03-05-2008, 12:56 AM
u pikey:evil:

satchman
03-05-2008, 07:57 AM
Can you give me their contact numbers so I can ask them where they hide their money tree?

jcstennis
03-05-2008, 08:29 AM
i hear TAPS playing somewhere in the distance.... RIP 6.1 :(

Rabbit
03-05-2008, 08:48 AM
stick a fork in that frame.

Loco4Tennis
03-05-2008, 09:00 AM
nope.
cant fixed cracked rackets.

you can junk it or either try asking wilson.
but they dont like abusers haha

try asking wilson as vndesu said, who knows you might get lucky

Capt. Willie
03-05-2008, 09:18 AM
Can you give me their contact numbers so I can ask them where they hide their money tree?

You need to see if Mommy and Daddy will adopt you. Once he starts paying for his own stuff this behavior will end fast.

anirut
03-05-2008, 09:30 AM
Use it to test DIY paint job.

You can try paint striper on certain parts to see if it would damge the graphite. Or try sanding off the paint on a small area to see how far you can sand down before ruining the graphite. etc.

You can do a lot of things to it to learn more.

nikdom
03-05-2008, 09:49 AM
Smart suggestions Anirut!

I would also suggest taking off the butt cap to try adding weight (just as a trial) and fixing it with hot glue. Maybe even try shaving the handle to reduce grip size - just experiments one cannot perform on something that is paid for :)

anirut
03-05-2008, 10:08 AM
Smart suggestions Anirut!


Thanks nikdom.

I've "stolen" many broken rackets from the club I play at to test a lot of things, from sanding to cutting to burning them up, all sorts of fun stuff -- just to see what it'd be like.

TheShaun
03-05-2008, 11:31 AM
try saving the leather grip, if it still has one!

JRstriker12
03-05-2008, 11:34 AM
That racket cover still looks usable ;)

drakulie
03-05-2008, 12:23 PM
Demo another frame just like it, then return this one. :evil:

quest01
03-05-2008, 12:27 PM
Just slab some gorilla glue between the cracks and then sell it on an auction site for 100 bucks.

Bud
03-05-2008, 12:33 PM
Demo another frame just like it, then return this one. :evil:

Lol! Then they charge you full-price for the demoed (and demolished) frame :shock:

Bud
03-05-2008, 12:34 PM
Just slab some gorilla glue between the cracks and then sell it on an auction site for 100 bucks.

Lol! Very good and quick way to get a really crummy reputation selling racquets on Fleabay. Not to mention, you'll have to refund the money and eat the shipping since it was obviously broken in a fit of anger.

Bud
03-05-2008, 12:36 PM
Salvage any good pieces... butt cap, leather grip, cover... sell or trade them and use the frame to experiment on... like others have stated.

sruckauf
03-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Take that stick with you to every match. Then when you feel the urge to go postal, pull that sucker out of your bag and go to town. You'll get benefit of the tantrum, without destroying your own stick.

:)

hoons
03-06-2008, 05:43 PM
oh well. Im still up a racquet case and a pretty cool dampener (not pictured). I wonder who will be the lucky friend who gets this as their next present

meowmix
03-06-2008, 05:50 PM
Take that stick with you to every match. Then when you feel the urge to go postal, pull that sucker out of your bag and go to town. You'll get benefit of the tantrum, without destroying your own stick.

:)

That's what my friend did with a N6 OS that he hated. At the end of about a month, the racket was in 4 pieces: a handle, the upper hoop of the frame, connected to the side of the frame, connected to the bottom of the racket. It was in shambles!

leon505
03-06-2008, 05:50 PM
Does anyone else get really ****ed off when they see "angry teen tennis"? Speaking from perspective, i cant stand those types of people. That was a really nice racquet that he just cracked. At least if your going to play "angry teen tennis" play it with cheap $30-$60 racquets. Geez...

meowmix
03-06-2008, 05:50 PM
oh well. Im still up a racquet case and a pretty cool dampener (not pictured). I wonder who will be the lucky friend who gets this as their next present

And that racket still looks practically new...

LanEvo
03-06-2008, 06:01 PM
dang that n 61 was also a rarer wilson its the n61 18x20

Young Pete
03-06-2008, 10:53 PM
just hang it up on a wall. its a nice colored racquet. when ur freinds come to your house and they see u hang a "player's" racquet on the wall, they will think that you are a pretty good player.

KFwinds
03-07-2008, 08:18 AM
I'm still cracking up about "angry teen tennis"... :)

meowmix
03-07-2008, 11:59 AM
I'm still cracking up about "angry teen tennis"... :)

At tryouts today, the singles players were playing each other. This one senior who happened to be sporting a n 6-1 95 (practically brand new) loses a point, goes down on the court, taps the racket on the ground LIGHTLY (just as light as one would tap a finger on a table) and the racket cracks right at the handle. He got ****ed, to say the least.

PimpMyGame
03-07-2008, 12:08 PM
Oh dear me, abandoned rackets at the court are a ****** ever since we're not allowed to put them in a sack and throw them in the river. Remember boys and girls, a racket is for life not just for Christmas.