Crack in the racquet or in the paint? Pics in thread.

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by enwar3, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. enwar3

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    So yea. Would you string this? The whole racquet is really beat up, got graphite showing in spots, my mom bought it off some dude for 10 bucks. I get what I pay for! It's a Spectrum Comp Series 90..

    And if this one is cracked (*subtle hint that I may be in the market*)....
     
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  2. gdsballer

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    it'll probably snap if you try to stirng it
     
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  3. JMS

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    I would not string that
     
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  4. snoflewis

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    the crack's not THAT bad...although i wouldnt recommend it

    that definitley looks like a structural crack...paint cracks aren't that drastic, nor are they that long.
     
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  5. stevekim8

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    seeing that the crack goes from VERY noticeable to noticeable, it's probably not a paint crack. i'm thinking it's a frame crack
     
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  6. enwar3

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    Drat... now where can I find another SC90?
     
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  7. netman

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    Keep searching the big auction site. They come up regularly.

    -k-
     
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  8. gsquicksilver

    gsquicksilver Semi-Pro

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    yep, it's a frame crack.

    good luck in finding a replacement.
     
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  9. VikingSamurai

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    enwar, I have 3 Prince Graphite Pro Series 90's that I am looking to give a good home if you are interested? One is in mint condition. iizukaenglish@hotmail.com
     
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  10. jonline

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    That crack is grande-sized. On the bright side, you can carry it in your bag and show people what the forehand of '07 did to your racquet. Backhand would be more impressive, but less believable. Good luck finding a replacement.
     
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  11. JW10S

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    Why would you want one? It's a 15-20 year old racquet. Do you own anything else that old?
     
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  12. Lindros13

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    enwar3: I got your e-mail, but I no longer have my Spectrum Comp racquet. That was years ago, and I probably sold it at a garage sale. Sorry I couldn't help you out with finding another.
     
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  13. Forehand Forever

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    My PD cracked in the same spot the cracks look identical. I sent it to Babolat and got a new one.
     
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  14. uk_skippy

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    regards

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  15. enwar3

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    Yea I saw that but it was in the UK. Watched another one end at $25 yesterday.

    I already have one coming though.. thanks to a helpful TT member =D
     
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  16. borrachodemierda

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    mmmm, hard to tell, but I recall the SC being a composition of fiberflass, maybe it's just the outer layer that's cracked (fibreglass). I have a tricomp with a couple of cracks similar to yours, maybe not that big, and it plays fine. I guess you have nothing to loose it you remove the outer layer and see if the crack goes through the frame.
     
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  17. jck01

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    The crack does not look like it'll affect the stringing. If you have your own stringing machine, you might want to trying stringing it. Of course, if you want to string it with an expensive string, that's another story.
     
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  18. A.T.S.

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    What I've experienced, paint cracks usaully don't make the paint chip up like that, usually paint cracks are still smooth to the touch and are usually cracked under the clear coat. That my friend, is definitely a structural crack. BTW racquets usaully crack there because that is where most of the flex stress occurs as the racket flexes on contact and then reverts back to it's original state. Every time it flexes it breaks bonds in the fibre. This will continue to happen until.... well you can see it first hand for yourself.
     
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  19. enwar3

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    I was thinking about taking the paint off and seeing... especially since they're just sitting around doing nothing. Be good experience =D

    What would I be looking for? An obvious break in the graphite? (/fiberglass?)
     
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  20. A.T.S.

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    you would be looking at an obvious crack in the material. Run you nail or something with a tip over it and if you feel a rough part or the tip get's stuck in that place it's definitely a crack.
     
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  21. Bud

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    Fleabay has them all the time and they usually go for under 20 bucks. I have one myself and love hitting with it. The old Prince 90 racquets with the 14 mains are spinmonsters.
     
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