Hairline crack in my racquet. What should I do?

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  1. Fr3nch

    Fr3nch New User

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    Had a hairline crack appear on the throat of my racquet one day. Its only been stung a handful of times. Its visible in the picture, but when I run my fingernail over it I can barely feel it. Is the normal for racquets to do this or do I need to look into the warranty. The racquet is only 8 months old. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Andyroo10567

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    1) Paint fracture. Not crack.

    2) Mounting was too tight in stringing.

    3) A rock or object made a deep scratch in the racquet

    out of my three guesses, #1 is most likely.

    EDIT : Make sure to check if it gets bigger. Honestly, i wouldn't worry about it.
     
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  3. hrail

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    Try to tap it lightly with the handle of a scrwedriver (gum handle better) and listen if it makes a buzzing or vibration sound. If not you're safe, only paint crack that is what it looks like.
     
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  4. Fr3nch

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    So I tapped it with a screw driver and it sounds the same as my other racquet without the crack. There is a little piece of something that rattles when the racquet is shaken though. So nothing to worry about?
     
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  5. gavna

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    looks like a crack in the paint only.........
     
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  6. rpsbel

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    My two PS 90 BLX have the same issue after 10 months of playing, but at other place. I have other Wilson racquets (different models) and do not saw that.
     
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  7. ENJOY TENNIS

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    Mine after 1 year use:

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    Just painting problem or structural?
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    Either way, if you're worried about it, take it to the dealer where you bought it. It would be a shame if it turned out to be a crack 1 month after the warranty expired.
     
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  9. Harry_Wild

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    I got a serious crack in the head of my racquet, called Head customer service, got a tracking number from them - email and send it to Head for inspection. They just sent me a brand new racquet a week ago! I love Head racquets. I did this with Wilson for a crack that pretty close to your picture when I was using the PS85 and they sent me back the my racquet I sent to them and with no explain at all inside.

    Wilson is a cheapstake at replacing racquets! I glad I switch to the Prestige IG Youtek Mid. Great racquet and Head stand by their racquets too.
     
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  10. Harry_Wild

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    If I were you; I take it back to the seller if possible and ask for an exchange or send it in to Babolat with your sales receipt/invoice and tell them what is wrong with the racquet after contacting Babolat for instructions. You only got 4 more months left and by the time you ship it back it will be 3 months.

    Anywhere close to the 1 year warranty and you are not going to get a new racquet from Babolat! They are even worse then Wilson at warranties!
     
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  11. djdannyj25

    djdannyj25 New User

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    You realize that the picture is of a Wilson racquet right?
     
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  12. WhereIsMacMac

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    LOL I think he's looking at the RG dampener and assumed the racquet was a babolat
     
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