Do I need to get a new racquet?(Cracked racket, pics in thread)

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  1. rodgerizsik

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    Was about to smash an overhead and my racquet slips out of my hand straight into the ground and I was like sheeetttttt, looked around and found the crack. My overgrip was really worn out and I kept saying I would get a new one but procrastinated and this is what I get I guess. Is the crack bad enough that I need to get a new racquet or can I still use it? I played with it fine after the crack but was just wondering since I heard the inside of a racquet can be poisonous??
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  2. FearOfTheDark

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    That thing looks munted bro...... bad luck!
     
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  3. Muppet

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    From the pictures, it looks like more of a scrape. How does it play? Is it still structurally rigid? If it has even a tiny crack, you should replace it.
     
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  4. Deuces Wild

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    that's a strage collage style you've opted for.
     
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  6. rodgerizsik

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    So yes or no?
     
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  7. FearOfTheDark

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    Reply to Muppet's post and then you will have your answer :)
     
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  8. Cup8489

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    looks like a crack to me =\ sry man.
     
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  9. scotus

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    Start looking for that receipt. Hope it's still under warranty. If you charged it on a credit card, you might be able to extend that 1-year warranty to 2 years.
     
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  10. jayoub95

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    Listen to the sound the racquet makes when you hit a ball and you can tell if it is cracked or not but to me that looks cracked -.-
     
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  11. rodgerizsik

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    Well when I played after the crack happened I was still able to use the racket like before and it didnt feel weird or anything. The crack looks bad but hasn't made a difference it seems. Ill hit with it one more time and if I notice anything weird that ill get a new one, otherwise can I continue using this one?
     
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  12. jayoub95

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    Well if you keep using this one and it happens to be a crack, it will only take one mad shank near the crack and it'll break. Your call but i'd get a new one anyway.
     
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  13. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Similar thing happened to my lovely i.Prestige Mid years back. Racquet slipped out of my hand on a serve, and I essentially spiked it into the ground like I just scored a touchdown.

    Unfortunately, your frame is done.
     
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  14. Rock Strongo

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    Your Prestige looks different somehow...
     
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  15. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Yeah it looks gunmetal instead of the usual candy red.

    Explain yourself and how much?
     
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  16. bc-05

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    done this once but it was me being a smartass and start bouncing the racquet around.. once u have that crack u can still use them until you just break them totally..

    i mean i broke mine while i was hitting a first serve.. and mine was a pc600.. so im guessing similar..

    what i reckon is get a new one and still play with the current one until you break it.. then at least u can say that u "broke" a racquet while playing..
     
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  17. dr325i

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    No decent stringer will string that.
    It is cracked and it will snap...sooner or later.
    Extra vibrations caused by the crack can alter its playability and feel and may cause discomfort

    I would get a new one...
     
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  18. dr325i

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    Flash made it look that way...
     
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  19. Cup8489

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    Does no one notice that he greyscaled all but the area around the crack? Lol.
     
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  20. movdqa

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    There is a racquet repair place in the UK I believe - I don't know how good their results are. If you want to salvage it for repair, I think that I'd cut out the strings right away.

    That said, is it that hard to just replace it (and order a 15-pack of overgrips)?
     
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  21. subz

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    notice the crack carefully and play again, it should become wider.
     
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  22. darklore009

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    You should get a new one. The crack is going to grow bigger if you continue to use it
     
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  23. rodgerizsik

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    Just bought this racquet maybe 6 months ago, not going to shell out another $200, I'll just keep using it until it breaks because I played with it earlier today and it felt fine.
     
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  24. Rock Strongo

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    Oh! Just noticed it now. Though it would be rather sweet with a gunmetal Prestige.
     
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  25. scotus

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    So you didn't buy it from an authorized dealer?
     
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  26. rodgerizsik

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    I bought it from Tennis Warehouse. But today when I was hitting the crack got a lot worse and the racket is trash now...and my season starts tomorrow. Should have got a backup racket earlier, not I have a crappy walmart racket to hit with at tryouts...
     
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