PDA

View Full Version : how do u know when a racquets cracked?


LanEvo
08-29-2009, 01:02 PM
this has been a question im wondering about, not like physically or visually, but what would the feel be like ? like people say they see hairline cracks and stuff on their racquets, how would they know that its cracked ?

wyutani
08-29-2009, 01:05 PM
when u hear a "tak".

khw72004
08-29-2009, 01:15 PM
Some time the rackets do not feel the same. I have had some rackets with cracks that vibrates like crazy. Usually hairlines are still playable but for collecting its a drag.

Kirko
08-29-2009, 01:19 PM
tap the strings with your hand and loses all the playability it had before it cracked. most "marks" that look like cracks are just flaws in the paint that become more apparent while using it.

Mansewerz
08-29-2009, 05:21 PM
I didn't find out until the buyer of one of my racquets pointed it out to me. I never felt it, but it may have been cracked from when I first played with it. I have no idea for sure.

pshulam
12-06-2009, 05:13 AM
Is this a crack? If so, is it repairable?

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5SOm5Plsq50/Sxu9NOa2-5I/AAAAAAAABPA/OKhiE4vVyTM/s576/small_crack.PNG

agassi fan
12-06-2009, 06:03 AM
doesent look like a crack, does it go through

dr325i
12-06-2009, 06:04 AM
Is this a crack? If so, is it repairable?

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5SOm5Plsq50/Sxu9NOa2-5I/AAAAAAAABPA/OKhiE4vVyTM/s576/small_crack.PNG

I'd say it is a paint crack, not a frame crack, but hard to tell...
Try tapping gently around the frame and in that area and see if the sound changes...

pshulam
12-06-2009, 06:20 AM
doesent look like a crack, does it go through
No, it does not go through.

pshulam
12-06-2009, 06:28 AM
I'd say it is a paint crack, not a frame crack, but hard to tell...
Try tapping gently around the frame and in that area and see if the sound changes...
Thanks .. no significant difference in sound .. it might be a little more muted in proximity to the area in question due to a rubber band tied to two strings above the bridge of the throat.

alex92130
12-06-2009, 06:36 AM
Tap it on the floor on both sides! IF it is the same sound on both sides good! IF not :(

pshulam
12-06-2009, 07:07 AM
Tap it on the floor on both sides! IF it is the same sound on both sides good! IF not :(
It seems to be the same.

Irvin
12-06-2009, 07:19 AM
Some times you do not know if a racket is cracked or not. When they are cracked they may still play the same with no noticeable sound difference. When they are cracked and you string the racket they could break. When I string a racket the first thing I do is look for a damaged racket. If it looks like it may be cracked I tell the owner and let them make the determination if they want it strung or not. If it is a obvious bad crack I do not string the racket.

Irvin

pshulam
12-06-2009, 07:27 AM
If it looks like it may be cracked I tell the owner and let them make the determination if they want it strung or not. If it is a obvious bad crack I do not string the racket.
Well, does it look like a crack to you? What would you say to your customer when you see something like that in the picture?

Fedace
12-06-2009, 07:32 AM
Is this a crack? If so, is it repairable?

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_5SOm5Plsq50/Sxu9NOa2-5I/AAAAAAAABPA/OKhiE4vVyTM/s576/small_crack.PNG

Looks like Paint chip but if you must be 100% sure, you will have to strip off the paint in that area and see if the graphite underneath is still intact and not cracked. Impossible to tell from here.

pshulam
12-06-2009, 07:40 AM
Looks like Paint chip but if you must be 100% sure, you will have to strip off the paint in that area and see if the graphite underneath is still intact and not cracked. Impossible to tell from here.
Thanks. 100% assurance is not needed for now.:)

Fedace
12-06-2009, 07:55 AM
Thanks. 100% assurance is not needed for now.:)

Did you string this yourself ?? if not, it looks like it was scratched during the stringing process. with something with sharp edge.... That is what might have happened...... Looks like a Long scratch...

pshulam
12-06-2009, 08:15 AM
Did you string this yourself ?? if not, it looks like it was scratched during the stringing process. with something with sharp edge.... That is what might have happened...... Looks like a Long scratch...
No, I did not string the racket. You might be right that it has something to do with stringing since there is a small paint chip on the bridge of the throat near the crack.

Fedace
12-06-2009, 11:17 AM
No, I did not string the racket. You might be right that it has something to do with stringing since there is a small paint chip on the bridge of the throat near the crack.

Amateur stringer. You need to find the best of the best that is available in town.....

pshulam
12-06-2009, 11:55 AM
Amateur stringer. You need to find the best of the best that is available in town.....
Fedace,
Thanks for the advice.
pshulam