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  1. TheLambsheadrep

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    I got the racquet used, didn't notice this until now. It's deep enough for me to just barely get a finger nail in there, but since the beam is so thin it worries me a little. Would normal use with no addition abuse make this worse, to the point of breaking? Btw, it's located between 10 and 11 on the hoop
     
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  2. magnut

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    What is that a copper ace? You could have a frame fail there. Then again it might fail somewhere else first. When I have this happen on my old frames I coat it with epoxy and fill it in. Then I take 300 or 400 grit sanpaper to clean it up and finish it off. I have not had a frame fail yet. I had to do this to a couple in my batch of Bronze aces not to long ago. They are still going strong. Most of my copper aces that I have worn out develop cracks in the throat area before the top ever goes.
     
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  3. Tamiya

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    have seen worse on PK Aces... I wouldn't worry too much just yet.
    Have got some that have rashes much further, until white fibres showing.

    I don't use epoxy, it's not thin enough to soak into the fibre.
    I prefer to use cyanoacrylate (aka superglue), get the thin type not gel.
    Soak that into the glasswork, might have to relayer a few times
    until you have enough to properly seal the gash.

    You can epoxy over that to rebuild the profile but it doesn't help much
    except add weight. I just cover with head tape & it's back in service.
     
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  4. TheLambsheadrep

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    it is a Copper Ace, so thank you guys for the related advice. BTW, has anyone used the LTD (oversized) version? I love OS racquets, but I have a fair amount already, plus the LTD has the weird curve in the throat area. Is it a good pick up as well?

    And I saw a Silver Ace today, very small head size
     
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  5. TheLambsheadrep

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    Can anyone comment on the Copper Ace LTD? Also, Tamiya, would Gorilla Super Glue work...?
     
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    yeah most superglue will work, best if its not the gel type.
    Most important is if the glue is fresh, open a new tube if uncertain
    and I buy only fresh stock from retailers with high turnover.
    Store my new tubes in the fridge.


    Not sure about PK but back then "oversize" often meant longer bed,
    until you got those ridiculously narrow & long horse faces :)
    Head did that a lot whilst being aped by PK.

    Wasn't really until Prince that fashion went to wider teardrop ovals.
     
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  7. TheLambsheadrep

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    I ended up getting the LTD as well, I love me some OS racquets haha
     
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