broken racket... can i fix?

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  1. tennisfanatic

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    i accidently dropped my wilson racket. when i picked it up i noticed that the left side of the frame move a little to the right making the racket not equal on both sides of the frame. do you have any idea how to fix tennis rackets? can i do it myself?
     
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  2. Ky0shiro

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    I think you'll be better off buying another racquet.

    On a side note my friend once repaired his racquet tieing a shoe lace around the cracked area (didn't really help). Sadly he sold it to another friend of mine who knew nothing of the crack. Later that night his mother told him to remove the shoe lace :p, boy were they in shock.
     
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  3. OrangeOne

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    Umm, errr, you "dropped" a racquet and now it has what must be two cracks in it? Either this is the most extreme case of the 'straw that broke the camel's back", or something else is going on.

    People used to be able to do graphite repairs, but they were expensive, heavy and play with the balance of your racquet massively, not to mention potential feel effects etc etc.

    Maybe you could post a picture, but I doubt the racquet can really be rescued from your description.
     
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  4. SFrazeur

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    No, she cannot be fixed. If it is still under warranty, send it in to Wilson, and tell

    them that you dropped it. They will be able to tell the difference between it

    falling out of you hand, and it being thrown to the ground. If it is not under

    warranty, then wait until sundown, play taps and bury her in the back yard.

    Also, which racquet was it?
     
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  5. Roger_federer

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    which racquet is this
     
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  6. tennisfanatic

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    it was wilson hammer pro ph.. my friend bought it for me as a gift.. it was only 3 weeks old.

    actually there's no crack or anything like in the racket when i dropped it.. and when you glance at it you can hardly notice the unequal side of the frame but if you look closely you will be able to notice that the frame has unequal side.

    i'll post the picture sometime soon.. i'm in the library right now:mrgreen: i didn't bring my cam.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. SFrazeur

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    Come again? ph?
     
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  10. tennisfanatic

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    what do you mean by that?
     
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  11. SFrazeur

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    Wilson often re brands a frame. They give it a new paint job, and a new

    name. The picture seems to show what Wilson called powerholes, at three

    and 9. Wilson has not used those in a hyper hammer since I think 98 or 99.
     
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  12. dannyjjang

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    i think some tennis shops do fix racquets ..buts its only if its graphite or liqui metal ...not sure
     
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  13. Deuce

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    If there are no cracks, and the racquet is truly not equal on both sides, then I suspect it was that way before you dropped it - likely due to improper stringing.

    Then again, maybe the racquet is not warped or "unequal" at all - perhaps you simply have an inner ear infection.
     
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  14. tennisfanatic

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    its not only that noticed that. i showed it also to my friend and then he also noticed that it is indeed unequal on both sides.. but i'm not sure whether it was already unequal before i dropped it.. if indeed it is due to improper stringing will it ruin the frame/racket if continue playing with it? should i restrung this racket? thanks
     
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  15. pchoi04

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    Cut the strings out. The head should/could return back to normal.
     
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  16. tarheels2323

    tarheels2323 Semi-Pro

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    Were you by chance on top of the Sear's Tower when you "dropped" your racquet?
     
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