2 KSix-One Tour broken at 50lbs...

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  1. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    so basically i got two that were strung with Klip x-plosive at 50 pounds and they were fine then roughly 6 hours later this happened...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. LanEvo

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    ok since its broke can i have one?
     
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  3. tsongaali

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    They look pretty used up. How long have u had em? Do you play a lot?
     
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  4. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    just curious if anyone has herd of possible defects ect. im going to call wilson in the morning still seems weird to me...
     
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    Good luck! I'd hate to break a racquet. BUT 2?! Come on now.
     
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  6. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    re strung every two weeks and used quite a bit
     
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  7. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    thats my point makes no sense why they both broke simultaneously and at 50lbs. strung with a gut poly hybrid
     
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  8. LanEvo

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    could it have been over strung too many times?
     
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  9. LanEvo

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    because they both broke at the same place
     
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  10. Eric4

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    is it calibrated at 50 lbs?
     
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    They look abused (although the likeliness that they would both break at the same spot....). But I won't judge you; send them into wilson to try and get them replaced and they'll decide who's fault it was.
     
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  12. crazytennis

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    Did you buy it used? Maybe had a small crack inside the grommet part when you bought it.
    But, 2 racquets , same spot ?
     
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  13. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    i cali every morning before opening since we go thru quite a few racquets
    it was roughly a pound off
    not abused, but i use these babies every chance i get my concern is the spot where both racquets cracked its odd
    no they "were" new
    yeah my focus was the same spot I've changed the grommets about 5 times on each racquet so they've seen a bit of action if its common for them to break in this spot then i will send them to wilson but if its from wear and tear ill buy new ones since if 'Im at fault i wont bother trying to squeeze pennies out of wilson
     
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  14. vndesu

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    dang
    at 50 really?
    i do mines at about 65 and had about 6-8 string jobs and it didnt break.
    weird..
     
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    Ouch... poor K90s
     
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    Where did you buy them and how long ago?
     
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  17. jmverdugo

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    it seems like something that would happen due bad stringing. It could be that you are doing the mains from one side to the other, instead of starting from the center mains, or that you are stringing it from bottom to top.

    Im not saying that you string that way, just that this is how rackets broke due to bad stringing.
     
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  18. nickb

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    They look abused to me...sure you didnt get angry?

    The K90s are built like tanks...I have never seen one break...I had 6 that I used when they first came out and mine were strung over 20 times each before I sold them.
     
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  19. MrAWD

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    They have consistent failures so that could lead to two things:
    1. There is/was a failure in design so the frames would crack at the same spot after enough stringing jobs
    2. The string job was done incorrectly and somehow caused the damaged to the racquets at the same spots
    Between the two, from the limited amount of information we have here, I would say it is probably the option #2. But, regardless I would check with Wilson and get their opinion on that as well! This is their flagship racquet and I am sure they will make sure everything is in order with those frames!


    Good luck!

    Fedja
     
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  20. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    i never string bottom up thats only asking for trouble still
    and i most likely going to send them to wilson just to find out what exactly happened still a weird trip
     
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  21. Cowtown_Commissioner

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    That's the problem, you got it strung at Sport Chalet. Why not take it to a professional stringer in the area? Kids at Sport Chalet are taught poor methods by their managers and act like they know what they're doing. I've seen plenty of Head racquets strung as a 1 piece. I just took a look at their demo racquets. JK, partially. You full time at SC or part time? Do they call you in just to string racquets or are you a sales associate in Golf & Tennis? Sucks that your racquets broke and that there's no pro deal available on tennis racquets from Wilson.
    What machine are you stringing on? Prince Neo? Babolat Star 5?
    Wilson's pretty good with warranties and replacing racquets and bumperguards/grommet strips.
     
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  22. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    yes sir I'm the stringer, been stringing for quite a while then got a job a the sport chalet where i live. sucks getting a head strung with a 1 piece heads should be done in a two piece; going bottom up is just asking for a fracture on the frame due to the way head designs there racquets. thought i completely agree with you 95% of the workers don't know anything when it comes to stringing. though i get in quite a bit of trouble from management they don't like the fact that i argue with them with several topics like if i start a racquets i don't walk away till I'm done. honestly i do the best i can; I try to teach the other associates as much as i can if i was completely ignorant i wouldn't bother with it, but still what happened to the racquets is odd how after they were strung and towards the end of my shift i here the pop from the cracks is odd sorry for the long rant lol
     
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  23. Cowtown_Commissioner

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    Amen, brother! I've gotten into arguments about the same stuff. Manager pages me to office, I don't go, manager upset with me.

    what's your e-mail?
     
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  24. J011yroger

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    Very strange, I have strung mine up to 70, and no problems, plenty of stringjobs too.

    J
     
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  25. PimpMyGame

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    Maybe your racket bag came into contact with a large force, i.e. someone dropped the bag or something was dropped on the bag? Just a thought. Anyway I wish you luck with Wilson, what's done is done and I hope you get a result on replacement frames.
     
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