Is this paint chipping from my new Blade?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by B A Y, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. B A Y

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    So I have two of the new Blade 98's and they both seem to have started getting cracks in the paint work near the throat. This one in the picture is after just one set.

    Has anyone else experienced this or have an explanation?





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  2. Lakers4Life

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    I've seen that happen on previous BLX Blade models. My friend sent it in to Wilson for replacement.
     
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  3. Hi I'm Ray

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    Funny you mention that because I've seen a few Kblades with cracks in the same location, except it runs completely around and is on both ends of the bridge. At first I thought it was racket abuse but when I saw the same cracks in a few frames it had to be a design/manufacturing flaw. I haven't seen the previous BLX Blade with those cracks so I assumed they fixed the issue... I guess not.

    OP: is that the 16x19 or the 18x20?
     
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  4. B A Y

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    Its the 18x20.

    The same thing happened to my K Blades but after a lot of usage. I didn't happen to the previous BLX but I didn't use them for too long..

    This is a bit annoying as like I said the one racket is only a set old.

    I will take it back and see what they say..
     
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    wilson oh wilson... they need to stop the accountants from running the show there...
     
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  6. Ess

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    Sorry, looks like a chip, but you do have the best signature on the boards. Most under-rated band ever.
     
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