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Amit
05-02-2005, 03:14 PM
My ncode tour 90s have been exposed to slight rain a couple of times, and Im wondering if that effects just the racket it self in any way. Thanks

erik-the-red
05-02-2005, 03:32 PM
Slight rain? Almost not at all.

Amit
05-02-2005, 03:34 PM
does rain ever effect a graphite racket, regardless of the ammount? Because i wash my rackets sometimes too =D

Kirko
05-02-2005, 03:39 PM
you're okay i have gotten rackets wet by accident thru out my life wood to graphite no probs. except the gut got "fried".

tom4ny
05-02-2005, 03:42 PM
coming from a chemistry background i'd surmise that you're racquets will be okay. just dont dry them with a hot air gun (hehe).

Amit
05-02-2005, 04:07 PM
kthx just checking ^_^ some kid told me that it would lower the stifness and whatnot... lol

supersmash
05-02-2005, 04:19 PM
damn that punk..

Amit
05-02-2005, 04:21 PM
ya soo many kids like that claiming to be racket experts blah blah.... funny thing is that they all suck at tennis ^_^

Gaines Hillix
05-02-2005, 05:02 PM
My ncode tour 90s have been exposed to slight rain a couple of times, and Im wondering if that effects just the racket it self in any way. Thanks

Graphite/carbon fiber is waterproof. I wouldn't want to get a bunch of water inside the frame and down into the handle however.

ffrpg
05-02-2005, 05:27 PM
I played tennis in the rain once with my Tour 90. It was fun. It didn't ruin my racquet at all.

anirut
05-02-2005, 06:26 PM
Other than playing in rain, I even dipped my racket in hot water (about 75 Celsius) just to lower the string tension (using heat to soften the string and hitting) and no problem. My racket's still going strong.

POGO
05-02-2005, 06:31 PM
Other than playing in rain, I even dipped my racket in hot water (about 75 Celsius) just to lower the string tension (using heat to soften the string and hitting) and no problem. My racket's still going strong.
didn't the racket become heavier when you dipped it in water? The handle part inside of the racket is foam. Wouldn't the water be absorbed in the handle, and make the racket heavier and more headlight?

pchoi04
05-02-2005, 06:34 PM
Yeah... I played in the rain once... It was POORING and it was really fun.

anirut
05-02-2005, 06:59 PM
Hi POGO:

The dipping in hot water was temporary. I dipped it head-down so the handle won't get wet. I swing the racket grabbing on the handle and let water spray out from the head-end before banging the string-bed on a basketball. Anyway, the tension lowered slightly as desired by about a pound or two.

Redflea
05-02-2005, 08:16 PM
Yeah... I played in the rain once... It was POORING and it was really fun.

Not to steal the thread, but tennis in the rain, have some great memories of that from Hawaii. Every once in a while when it rained we'd assemble on the local courts w/the most worn out tennis balls we could find and whack the crap out of 'em...spray spinning off the balls looked so cool...

Amit
05-02-2005, 08:31 PM
ya exactly =D good times good times lol sliding around the hard courts like theyre clay lol, but ya its pretty dangerous, nevertheless good fun ^_^

MChong
05-02-2005, 09:50 PM
I think I will try it one day... I'll have to wait until winter time, unfortunately... living in Sacramento, California and all :)