Fixing a cracked racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by JakeRicardyau11, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. JakeRicardyau11

    JakeRicardyau11 New User

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    There is a crack above the handle of my racquet. It doesn't affect the racquet that much, but is there anything I can do to fix it.
     
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  2. SpEeDyZ

    SpEeDyZ Rookie

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    "time to buy a new racquet" :D

    just hmm..... wait until it breaks :D or you can use some sorta tape or glue just to strengthen it up
     
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  3. JakeRicardyau11

    JakeRicardyau11 New User

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    You are probably right. thanks
     
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  4. nalk7

    nalk7 Rookie

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    throw it away, a cracked racquet is as good as dead.
     
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  5. nytennisaddict

    nytennisaddict Professional

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    Save it for when you've just missed a shot you've hit thousands of times in practice,... and it cost you the game/set/match... Even Tursanov advocates a good throw is therapeutic sometimes :p
     
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  6. shwetty[tennis]balls

    shwetty[tennis]balls Rookie

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    A cracked racquet will give you really bad tennis elbow. Fix=new racquet.

    Another way to "fix" a cracked racquet would be to not break it in the first place.
     
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  7. Steve Huff

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    best advice is to not play with it. as someone mentioned, it could vibrate more and give you tennis elbow. it's just not worth taking the chance. breaking it after a poorly played match isnt a bad idea either.
     
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  8. tennistomcat

    tennistomcat Rookie

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    could maybe look into sending it to the manufacturer. A friend of mine brought it to a well known sports shop in houston & had it sent back to the manufacturer. He was given credit toward the purchase of a new racket. not a bad deal since he was able to upgrade to a newer model while spending very little. worth a try you know - unless maybe it looks cracked due to anger issues - but who knows? maybe even still give it a try, just a small amount you lose in paying to send it in vs. a nice credit amount
     
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  9. origmarm

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    I cracked a PSC6.1 at 10 and 2 once hitting a serve. Sent it back to Wilson and they sent me a new one. Maybe worth a try as another poster suggest unless it was done in anger or looks really beat up
     
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