Broken K Blade Tour

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  1. MethodTennis

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    me and my coach have had 6 KBlades between us 4 of which have snapped on the inside of the neck where it meets the frame is this a known problem.
     
  2. dr325i

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    I have 5 (3 which are used for more than a year), no issues here...
     
  3. ufg8r

    ufg8r New User

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    I've broken atleast 4 or 5 KBT's in that exact same spot that you mentioned, and I never abuse my racquets at all. But recently I've switched to a softer string and strung it at a lower tension, and I haven't broken a single racquet.
     
  4. william7gr

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    How long have you had them for? Wilson should replace them for you, that shouldn't happen.
     
  5. The_Question

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    So you predict to be high tension and string type...normally, I would assume to be the way it was strung...
     
  6. MethodTennis

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    about 11months got it last april when i was playing a tournament in the usa and with me living in the uk kinda hard to go back to the place i got it
     
  7. MethodTennis

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    ohh and ive been using big banger alupower rough can't remember the tension
     
  8. yebo

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    my friends kblade tours both did this, think its a weaker part structurally because one of the times he did it by hitting it hard against the heel of his shoe
     
  9. MethodTennis

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    should i try complaining to wilson
     
  10. ag200boy

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    yes definitely
     
  11. ae1222

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    In the last year I have probably broken 10 of them in that exact same spot. I string mine at 55 lbs with big banger and it seemed like they broke pretty easily (usually on forehands for me). I even had one break when I hit myself in the calf lightly with it. I just send them back to wilson and they send me a new one in 10-14 days. I like the racquet but have switched now because they keep cracking. I have a friend here who plays with it and he has broken several as well.
     
  12. Chris De Tone

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    I am amazed at the amount of you that have broken your KBlade Tours. I have 3 and have not had this happen. However, like someone mentioned earlier, I do use NRG2 18g at 60. Obviously a soft string. You guys must be pretty high level players ripping the ball with high swing speeds and stiff strings. How else can it be explained? Interesting...
     
  13. psp2

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    A buddy of mine plays on the ATP tour and he must have broken at least 5 KBlade98 just above the handle at the "Y". Wilson has replaced every single one of them, obviously.
     
  14. sixone90

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    How long is the warranty on tennis racquets?
     
  15. dr325i

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    unbelievable, played with the KBT on and off (went to Prestige pro for about 8 months) now for about 2 years -- a total of about 7-8 KBTs, fairly hard hitter, hard serve, NEVER had this issue...
     

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