anyone ever kill their racquet

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  1. Arbartrator

    Arbartrator Semi-Pro

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    i just saw hewitt do it on tv and i was woundering do people get mad and kill their racquets or its just the pros that do that cause their sponsered.
     
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  2. mverdugo

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    Yes--embarassingly too many times. Almost did tonight but I thought of my 1 1/2 year old daughter before I got too crazy. Don't ever want her to see me do that. Having said that--hard to change the spots off of a leopard. In the end, not worth it--only a game
     
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  3. origmarm

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    Too many times, it hurts the wallet
     
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  4. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    Not smart and not classy...Unfortunately, the last tournament I was in, I tossed my racquets to the ground a few times. Fortunately, they didn't crack or break. I was kicking myself later, though, because it's not classy and I only embarrassed myself in the end.
     
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  5. chiru

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    im using ps85's. i dont think i could EVER throw them. now if i ever switch rackets...
     
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  6. Pro Staff Pete

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    ^^^ respect

    I actually killed about 10... and not proud of it. Now I know that my current stick is discontinued and loving it so much, my racquet never again leaves my hand while on the court :)
     
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  7. 0d1n

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    Even when I'm tempted...I still don't do it. I know it's my footwork (or lack thereof) that contributed to the bad shot much more than the racket :). So ... it is me ... and not the racket. Since I'm too narcissistic to kill myself ;) ... I just "get over it" and start the next point.
     
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  8. Pro Staff Pete

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    Obviously you can't blame the racquet :D But yeah.. sometimes when angry.. you need to throw something.. first thing that appears.. ;) That's how I wrecked all my sticks.
     
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  9. NickJ

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    Does the racquet slipping out of my hand when serving. Hand was sweaty, served, heard a crack, watched my racquet bounce its way end over end towards the net!
    Goodbye faithful friend.
    Not so much 'killed', more death by negligence. I'm sure there's a proper legal term for it . . .
     
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  10. NickJ

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    Does the racquet slipping out of my hand when serving COUNT? (was what I meant to write.)
     
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  11. Josherer

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    When i was younger and mentally weak, i snapped a few Flexpoint Radicals :)
     
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  12. Sentinel

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    I love my PS 95, would not swat a fly with it!
     
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  13. NickJ

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    It was a PS 95 a broke . . . sniffle.
     
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  14. J011yroger

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    Last week I almost snapped one in half over my knee.

    All in all I am pretty good, busted a few, mostly when I was trying to play hurt.

    J
     
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  15. uk_skippy

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    Agreed. Been there to many times, but not broken a rqt in years. Can't remember the last one I totalled.

    Many years ago I broke 2 PS85's in one day, and then broke another a weel later. Not proud, but it must have felt good at the time.....for a micro-second

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  16. origmarm

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    I see a correlation :)

    Damn you must have really given it a smack
     
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  17. fuzz nation

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    I held a stringjob accountable on a bad day and decommissioned on a netpost, but the frame was fine. It wasn't even a great loss since I string my own... sure felt better though.
     
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