Discussion in 'Racquets' started by frunk, Apr 15, 2013.
I never had one warp or break on the machine.
Sounds like Sin didn't tighten one of the mounts and he squished his frame hehehe.
honest rookie mistake.
Never had a HEAD break on me.
Had 2 princes and one Wilson 6.1 PS (original).
My friend just broke both of his Wilson Envys.
That said HEAD does have more thin beamed frames then most companies.
When I was trying to get used to the klippermate? Yep, rookie mistake. And I'd do it again so I know how to properly mount a racquet.
So I had the same thing happen to me earlier this summer. I went for a swinging forehand volley with my new (1 month old) speed Pro, and hit the most marvelous shank I have ever hit right on the no no spot of the head where there is the shared hole. I heard a very loud crack and thought I broke a string and looked down to see my racket broken and anyways, 2 months later I have a new replaced Speed Pro. So I'm a happy camper.
OHhh....a klippermate...my condolences.
Stringing a frame on one of those is akin to sending someone to a concentration camp for a day at the spa.
My friend gave me one of those when he got an electric like 20 years ago. (when they were still advertise in the back of tennis mag). I promptly gave it back and bought an estringer. Now I have a EAGNAS FLEX. Not the prettiest stringer but does the trick and is a constant pull.
Oh yes the klippermate had a broken mount (1 of 6) so I didn't even try to string a frame. Plus drop weights are notoriously bad at keeping constant tension between strings. Pull down lever to the same level my *****.
I still haven't had anyone be able to explain the advantages of these shared holes on the newer Head models.
I have the Speed Youtek IG MP300 and it is a 16x19 without any shared holes. It plays beautifully and is even better to string. Sending a cross through a grommet together with a main seems ridiculous unless Head thinks that fewer drillings make a stronger frame, and that doesn't sound like that is the case given people's experience.
Glad I don't have to string it. I would charge extra.
The "Bay" is loaded with quality competitive stuff from back when they made quality....1985-2005...stay away from light stiff crap!!!!!
All I can think of is that it allows them to have the outer part of the stringbed more open than you would normally have for an 18x20 pattern. Which may explain why I feel like there is so much more power on off centre shots compared to the other 18x20 frames I've played with.
The frequency at which I am stringing the racquet also has me thinking about a new frame. Love it, but might have to look at options moving forward.
Do you have the MP? If so then I would have to agree with you that it is a string eating racket. I haven't had any trouble with the Pro and breaking strings yet though.
I have the Instinct MP
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