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Slazenger07
07-21-2010, 07:59 AM
I was serving yesterday and my racquet slipped out of my hands and smashed into the court and cracked. I couldnt believe it at first, I had just had the racquet for about a month. Fortunately it wasnt a total loss, as I won the set I was playing against a very good hitting partner. Sucks though

pyrokid
07-21-2010, 08:36 AM
Y'know, I read all these stories of people doing this on here, and I never really thought it actually happened.
Until I met Brandon, who has a bag with 4 broken frames in it that his whole HS team swears were broken in that fashion.
I played him a while ago, and he did it in our match. The racquet didn't break, but I guess it does happen.

Did you hit it fairly hard, or did it just hit a weak spot?

Macro80
07-21-2010, 08:41 AM
Haha oh dear! This actually happened to me 5 weeks ago, i destroyed a PDR on a serve. Im looking for some sort of grip resin to help out.

russell
07-21-2010, 09:16 AM
My deepest condolences for your loss. Hopefully you'll be able to get a replacement especially after dishing out so much praise for the X-1 here :)

I was trying to experiment with loosening up my grip on my forehands a couple of weeks ago and a shank caused some serious slippage. I tried diving for my racquet as it cartwheeled across the court but it was too fast for me. Luckily there was no serious damage.

vb2374
07-21-2010, 09:33 AM
Please accept my condolences. Quite a coincidence - I was practicing serves, and my brand-new Slazenger Pro X1 (which I acquired from the same shop as you did) slipped out of my hand and hit the court. Fortunately, the racquet was fine, however, the bumperguard was destroyed. Glad I had a spare set of grommets and my stringer replaced the bumperguard for me.

So sounds like you may be looking for a replacement?

The Hybrid
07-21-2010, 09:34 AM
better get a wrist strap like on the Wii-mote...XD

Zefer
07-21-2010, 09:50 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that mate, especially cause you love those racquets so much and they're discontinued. :(
This is one advantage about playing on softer grass courts: racquets don't get beat up half as much.

ph0n33z
07-21-2010, 10:03 AM
better get a wrist strap like on the Wii-mote...XD

Hahaha they should make those!

russell
07-21-2010, 10:12 AM
Hahaha they should make those!

Will this do?

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/mansionselect_2112_32743787

vb2374
07-21-2010, 10:13 AM
I think a tacky grip would help in most cases.

Slazenger07
07-21-2010, 10:49 AM
Please accept my condolences. Quite a coincidence - I was practicing serves, and my brand-new Slazenger Pro X1 (which I acquired from the same shop as you did) slipped out of my hand and hit the court. Fortunately, the racquet was fine, however, the bumperguard was destroyed. Glad I had a spare set of grommets and my stringer replaced the bumperguard for me.

So sounds like you may be looking for a replacement?

Yea Im gonna have to go back to the ****** I suppose...the price on those things went up like 50 bucks right after I bought mine. Bummer

GoSurfBoy
07-21-2010, 10:50 AM
I was playing a Futures, and the guy's racket slipped on 2nd serve, flew over the net WITH the ball, and I had to return - and then duck as it bounced once and came right at me.

It was soooo weird that I just sort of bunted the ball back over the net...luckily, as it was match point for me in a 3rd set tiebreaker! I almost stopped because I'd never even seen it happen, but my reflex reaction was this complete patty-cake, pusher return over the net! lol... Sooooooo ugly...but hey...

Super hot, super humid.... I can see it happening. I've found that those 'super tacky' grips get SUPER SLIPPERY when they're really wet with sweat! Just like an eel in my hand. I've stopped using them for hot/humid days.

Sorry for that loss...Is that the white and gold Slazenger frame? Or am I thinking something else?

Slazenger07
07-21-2010, 10:51 AM
Will this do?

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/mansionselect_2112_32743787

Lol. I wouldnt be caught dead with that on!

Slazenger07
07-21-2010, 10:52 AM
I was playing a Futures, and the guy's racket slipped on 2nd serve, flew over the net WITH the ball, and I had to return - and then duck as it bounced one and came at me.

It was soooo weird that I just sort of bunted the ball back over the net...luckily, as it was match point for me in a 3rd set tiebreaker! I almost stopped because I'd never even seen it happen, but my reflex reaction was this complete patty-cake, pusher return over the net! lol... Sooooooo ugly...but hey...

Super hot, super humid.... I can see it happening. I've found that those 'super tacky' grips get SUPER SLIPPERY when they're really wet with sweat! Just like an eel in my hand. I've stopped using them for hot/humid days.

Sorry for that loss...Is that the white and gold Slazenger frame? Or am I thinking something else?

Lol. Funny story. My stick is the black and blue one. Youre thinkin of the trinity pro-braided.

Slazenger07
07-21-2010, 10:56 AM
Y'know, I read all these stories of people doing this on here, and I never really thought it actually happened.
Until I met Brandon, who has a bag with 4 broken frames in it that his whole HS team swears were broken in that fashion.
I played him a while ago, and he did it in our match. The racquet didn't break, but I guess it does happen.

Did you hit it fairly hard, or did it just hit a weak spot?

I hit the serve hard but my grip was too loose and my hand was sweaty so it just flung right out and smashed the frame side-ways into the court.

Slazenger07
07-21-2010, 10:58 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that mate, especially cause you love those racquets so much and they're discontinued. :(
This is one advantage about playing on softer grass courts: racquets don't get beat up half as much.

Lucky you...we love cheap concrete courts in the states. They beat up our bodies and our racquets!

GoSurfBoy
07-21-2010, 12:04 PM
Yea..The weird part was that, as I think back to it, I almost didn't return the serve, as I was just going to go pick up his stick and give it to him.

Luckily, I didn't live in the Old West. I would maybe have picked up another gunfighter's pistol and given it back to him....!

VGP
07-21-2010, 01:10 PM
Will this do?

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/mansionselect_2112_32743787

Apart from killing the feel, I bet grip changes are a doozy....

aceX
07-21-2010, 01:36 PM
Apart from killing the feel, I bet grip changes are a doozy....


Time to change my grip!
"criiiiiiiiiiiiiick"
Backhand
"criiiiiiiiiiiiick"
Forehand
"criiiiiiiiiiiick"

Jaewonnie
07-21-2010, 02:19 PM
Time to change my grip!
"criiiiiiiiiiiiiick"
Backhand
"criiiiiiiiiiiiick"
Forehand
"criiiiiiiiiiiick"

yep velcro isnt the way to go :lol:

possibly buttons would be a better choice? :p

Six.One.Tour.90FAN
07-21-2010, 02:21 PM
better get a wrist strap like on the Wii-mote...XD

that's not a bad idea actually XD

90

tsongaali
07-21-2010, 06:24 PM
My deepest condolences for your loss.

Please accept my condolences.

I can't imagine how you guys would feel if a person died.

BreakPoint
07-21-2010, 06:31 PM
I was playing a Futures, and the guy's racket slipped on 2nd serve, flew over the net WITH the ball, and I had to return - and then duck as it bounced once and came right at me.

It was soooo weird that I just sort of bunted the ball back over the net...luckily, as it was match point for me in a 3rd set tiebreaker! I almost stopped because I'd never even seen it happen, but my reflex reaction was this complete patty-cake, pusher return over the net! lol... Sooooooo ugly...but hey...

Super hot, super humid.... I can see it happening. I've found that those 'super tacky' grips get SUPER SLIPPERY when they're really wet with sweat! Just like an eel in my hand. I've stopped using them for hot/humid days.

Sorry for that loss...Is that the white and gold Slazenger frame? Or am I thinking something else?
Ha ha ha LMAO! That's almost too hard to believe! On match point, too. Congrats on the win! :)

vb2374
07-21-2010, 06:58 PM
I can't imagine how you guys would feel if a person died.

Let me explain. This racquet, the best racquet ever made, was discontinued 5 years ago. It's very rare. Slazenger07 was lucky to find a brand new one. And it is now destroyed. How does that make one feel?

tsongaali
07-21-2010, 07:11 PM
Let me explain. This racquet, the best racquet ever made, was discontinued 5 years ago. It's very rare. Slazenger07 was lucky to find a brand new one. And it is now destroyed. How does that make one feel?

He has 4 of them. If I had 4 of my favorite, discontinued racquet I wouldn't mourn over one of them breaking.

Sampson
07-21-2010, 07:14 PM
That sucks man, I feel your pain I play with a discontinued racquets myself.

did the follow-through of your serve slam your racquet into the ground? Im honestly trying to find a point in a service motion that a racquet has the potential to release from the hand and have enough "forward" momentum towards the ground to break it.

athiker
07-21-2010, 07:46 PM
Yea..The weird part was that, as I think back to it, I almost didn't return the serve, as I was just going to go pick up his stick and give it to him.

Luckily, I didn't live in the Old West. I would maybe have picked up another gunfighter's pistol and given it back to him....!

Off topic a bit, but I'm pretty sure there was no need to return the serve to claim the point. Surely a racquet flying from your opponent's hand in your direction is considered a hindrance allowing you to claim the point, tiebreak, set and match! Quite a way to end a match though and no doubt best that you returned it anyway to eliminate any possible argument.

http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Rules/Distractions-and-Interferences/Hindrances_caused_by_players/

If your racket or your body touches the net or invades your opponent’s court while the ball is still in play, you lose the point.

However, if the racquet stayed on their side...

Q. The opponent hits the ball and in so doing her racquet goes flying off to the side, making a large noise and distracting me as I am about to hit an easy ball at the net. I want to call a hindrance. Can I?

A. Losing your racket accidentally in an attempt to play a shot is considered part of play and is not considered a hindrance.