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snikkahz
02-27-2006, 12:09 AM
i'm wondering if any of you (wilson pro staff 6.0 st. vincent/taiwan/chinese/chicago model users) experienced cracks or breaking of your racquet. my friend's st. vincent cracked a couple months ago at the 5 o'clock position. Last week, my st. vincent pro staff cracked during a serve at the 5 o'clock position as well.

string70
02-27-2006, 06:36 AM
i'm wondering if any of you (wilson pro staff 6.0 st. vincent/taiwan/chinese/chicago model users) experienced cracks or breaking of your racquet. my friend's st. vincent cracked a couple months ago at the 5 o'clock position. Last week, my st. vincent pro staff cracked during a serve at the 5 o'clock position as well.


Oh, through the years I probably broke 6 of these.

joe sch
02-27-2006, 08:06 AM
Frame wear, fatigue, delamination, cracking, then breaking ...

Its just a matter of time depending on how hard you hit, how tight you string, and what kind of strings you play.

Atleast those old graphites will last about 10x longer than the new airshells ;)

Stringer_Steve
02-27-2006, 10:54 AM
Considering the age of most of these frames, yes they will crack (as will ANY frame over time). Each time you string a frame, you are essentially shortening the life of said frame by way of putting it under a certain amount of stress from the string tension.

SAMPRAS
02-27-2006, 12:10 PM
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Marius_Hancu
02-27-2006, 12:19 PM
Considering the age of most of these frames, yes they will crack (as will ANY frame over time). Each time you string a frame, you are essentially shortening the life of said frame by way of putting it under a certain amount of stress from the string tension.

The 6.0 85 are lasting very well lots of stringing jobs at about 70lbs, IF you have a good stringing machine (6 clamps, etc).

However, the above is quite right. And the St.Vincent are the oldest, thus they have the most fatigue.

tandayu
02-27-2006, 08:11 PM
The string holes are the weakest point

snoflewis
02-27-2006, 08:17 PM
also, wouldnt the thin beam contribute to them breaking?

TennisAsAlways
02-27-2006, 08:25 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=84170
HELP FRIENDS i am confused .Tell me your supposion ;)Wow, you really are a devoted PS 6.0 85 in² user. In just about every thread that mentions about any of the PS 6.0 85 in² frame I see you in it. I guess you are very curious as to what the model of your frame may be.

We are all PS 6.0 85 in² junkies. http://www.filelodge.com/files/room13/314282/party.gif

Good day now. 8)

christo
02-27-2006, 10:36 PM
yes my Taiwan frame had a slight crack @ 5 o'clock

Pomeranian
02-27-2006, 10:54 PM
I heard of people breaking their racquets during the serve at the throat. But that was after a while, these frames are pretty durable comparing to something other frames. I have never broken my racquet (knock on wood) and I am starting to string lower. I've tried a racquet at 46, and suprising it was playable. The feel was really nice. But I think I would be better off at 50-55. By the time I break all my racquets there will be another racquet hopefully with the same buttery feel and weight. That day is far from now, I don't abuse my racquets by spinning them on the ground or throwing them out of anger.

armand
02-27-2006, 11:42 PM
Anyone remember Sampras' racquet breaking at Wimbledon one year? He didn't smash it or anything; the entire upper throat just collapsed. He took a rather surprised look at it and he tossed it into the crowd to some overweight lady. She was very happy.

doriancito
02-28-2006, 11:37 AM
Everything Has An End

chess9
02-28-2006, 05:51 PM
Everything Has An End

So "Everything" has an 'n'? So what? Banana has two 'n's.

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Michelangelo
03-01-2006, 06:29 AM
Oh well... not a surprise. For old cars, you can still have many things to reinforce the chassis (like roll cage, tower brace and so forth), but for old rackets... what more can you do?

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03-01-2006, 11:59 AM
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