Is this a crack?

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  1. pshulam

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    In your expert opinion, is it a crack?

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  2. bertiefactor

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    i have a near identical "crack" on my head lm prestige mid. Im optimistic in saying that its only cosmetic
     
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  3. agassi fan

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    how long have u been hitting with it since u noticed the crac has it gotten bigger
     
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  4. MarrratSafin

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    I saw this.:) IMO it's indeed a hairline crack, but some of these can stay like that for ages without expanding and others may get worse and ultimately, that'd be the end of it. It's worth taking a chance if the price is good..
     
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  5. pshulam

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    I do not own this racquet, thinking about purchasing it. Thanks.
     
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  6. pshulam

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    Agreed - if the price is right. Thanks.
     
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  7. Jaewonnie

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    I had a much minor sized crack in my yt prestige mid. I still hit with it for a month after discovery, and the crack in the paint got larger to point where it started to fray. So I just pulled the paint off revealing the graphite and I found indeed a crack in the graphite that followed the same pattern of the crack in the paint
     
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  8. Bertie B

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    Yes. I had a similar crack in my LM Prestige Mid. It was hard to generate power with it.
     
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  9. Fearsome Forehand

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    Don't. That has the look of a graphite crack to me.

    But, for $10 or less. :)
     
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  10. marosmith

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    Agassi fan is an expert at selling cracked rackets, I would consider him an authority on the subject.
     
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  11. 120mphBodyServe

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    Do Not Buy This Racquet.
     
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  12. pshulam

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    Thanks for all the inputs. The consensus is not to buy unless it's dirt cheap.
     
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  13. Irvin

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    That might be the consensus but I would not take the racket if it were free. All rackets fall apart sooner or later. Cracked rackets have a head start. I think cracks always seem to get bigger never smaller.

    Irvin
     
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  14. MarrratSafin

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    The CAPs/pallet/collar etc are still worth something.:-D
     
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  15. Djoker_69

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    what type of racket is it?
     
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  16. Jaewonnie

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    Look at below post.
     
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  17. pshulam

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    It's a Head TXP (made in 80s), the grandfather of the Head Prestige line.
     
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  18. schenkelini

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    Usually restringing will cause cracks like that to get worse.
     
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  19. The_Question

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    I personally would not think about restring this frame. If you do buy it, it is as is...that means the strings too...
     
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  20. pshulam

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    Thanks. I did not buy it. The racquet was sold for $83.
     
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  21. Jaewonnie

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    Lol TW is selling the same racket for 400 on the vintage section. There were only two, not sure if they're gone or not but check it out.
     
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