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MethodTennis
03-14-2009, 12:59 PM
me and my coach have had 6 KBlades between us 4 of which have snapped on the inside of the neck where it meets the frame is this a known problem.

dr325i
03-14-2009, 03:20 PM
me and my coach have had 6 KBlades between us 4 of which have snapped on the inside of the neck where it meets the frame is this a known problem.

I have 5 (3 which are used for more than a year), no issues here...

ufg8r
03-14-2009, 07:10 PM
I've broken atleast 4 or 5 KBT's in that exact same spot that you mentioned, and I never abuse my racquets at all. But recently I've switched to a softer string and strung it at a lower tension, and I haven't broken a single racquet.

william7gr
03-14-2009, 07:22 PM
How long have you had them for? Wilson should replace them for you, that shouldn't happen.

The_Question
03-14-2009, 07:48 PM
I've broken atleast 4 or 5 KBT's in that exact same spot that you mentioned, and I never abuse my racquets at all. But recently I've switched to a softer string and strung it at a lower tension, and I haven't broken a single racquet.

So you predict to be high tension and string type...normally, I would assume to be the way it was strung...

MethodTennis
03-15-2009, 10:00 AM
How long have you had them for? Wilson should replace them for you, that shouldn't happen.

about 11months got it last april when i was playing a tournament in the usa and with me living in the uk kinda hard to go back to the place i got it

MethodTennis
03-15-2009, 10:00 AM
ohh and ive been using big banger alupower rough can't remember the tension

yebo
03-15-2009, 10:02 AM
my friends kblade tours both did this, think its a weaker part structurally because one of the times he did it by hitting it hard against the heel of his shoe

MethodTennis
03-15-2009, 10:06 AM
should i try complaining to wilson

ag200boy
03-15-2009, 10:31 AM
should i try complaining to wilson

yes definitely

ae1222
03-17-2009, 05:00 PM
In the last year I have probably broken 10 of them in that exact same spot. I string mine at 55 lbs with big banger and it seemed like they broke pretty easily (usually on forehands for me). I even had one break when I hit myself in the calf lightly with it. I just send them back to wilson and they send me a new one in 10-14 days. I like the racquet but have switched now because they keep cracking. I have a friend here who plays with it and he has broken several as well.

Chris De Tone
03-17-2009, 05:28 PM
I am amazed at the amount of you that have broken your KBlade Tours. I have 3 and have not had this happen. However, like someone mentioned earlier, I do use NRG2 18g at 60. Obviously a soft string. You guys must be pretty high level players ripping the ball with high swing speeds and stiff strings. How else can it be explained? Interesting...

psp2
03-17-2009, 09:59 PM
A buddy of mine plays on the ATP tour and he must have broken at least 5 KBlade98 just above the handle at the "Y". Wilson has replaced every single one of them, obviously.

sixone90
03-18-2009, 12:00 AM
How long is the warranty on tennis racquets?

dr325i
03-18-2009, 03:55 AM
unbelievable, played with the KBT on and off (went to Prestige pro for about 8 months) now for about 2 years -- a total of about 7-8 KBTs, fairly hard hitter, hard serve, NEVER had this issue...