Moment of Silence Please... Broke my St. Vincent Last Night...

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  1. Bubba

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    Hit a hard overhead and my prized St. Vincent PS 85 broke at the 5:00 position.

    Question: I intend to write a nice letter to Wilson and ask them to replace my St. Vincent. Know they can't give me another St. Vincent but should be an easy call to replace with a current PS85...

    I know asking a company to replace a 20+ year old racquet is asking a lot, but I figure nothing lost... and I am a big Wilson user (5 K90's, 2 n90's, 2 K95's, 3 PS85's)

    Anyone tried a similar approach?

    Thanks
     
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  2. nickb

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    I have seen the racquet....its not a pretty sight :sad:
     
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  3. classic tennis

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    I think you have a lot of nerve asking a company to replace a racquet that is clearly out of replacement range. Really dude dont waste their time.
     
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  4. Bubba

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    Perhaps I do... lighten up a little... not coming out of your pocket.
     
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  5. classic tennis

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    Good luck !
     
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  6. Mr. Hokey

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    my condolences. do you have more than one? if not, why did you play with it?!
     
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  7. Mad iX

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    There's no replacing a St. Vincent.
    No harm in writing a nice letter. Nothing to lose, although personally I wouldn't bother. Just remember the good times you had and may it rest in peace.
     
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  8. TripleB

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. I doubt Wilson will replace the racquet...typical warranty on a racquet is 1 year.

    That's why I never play with my St. Vincent model of the 85...it's hanging nicely on my "Wall of Frame."

    TripleB
     
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  9. dragonxking

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    wow...
    dont listen to this guy. its def worth a try
     
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  10. nickb

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    Waste wilson's time? haha

    They wasted my time when they sold me 5 n90s that all played like different racquets.
     
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  11. Mogwart123

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    Might as well give it a try except your probably wasting your time.
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    Wilson was the best at replacing racquets, cracked several Ultras and always received a replacement.
     
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  13. gsquicksilver

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    i've tried before to get a replacement, as one of my st. vincents cracked at 5 and 7 o'clock positions when i hit an overhead. they wouldn't even give me a taiwan replacement, and this was 10 years ago.
     
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  14. That sucks but oh well now my St. Vincent frames are pushed up in value.
     
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  15. bossass

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    Customer service at Wilson won't understand/care about the significance of a broken St. Vincent. You're no different than some joker trying to get them to replace a broken Sledge Hammer or (insert any one of hundreds of forgetable wilson frames).

    You should take the time and effort to write a letter to a local or state politician about some political issue that's important to you, or a change you'd like to see.
     
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  16. LanEvo

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    atleast its worth a try, also when u mail wilson a letter to replace a broken racquet do u have to send them ur broken one back?
     
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  17. Micky

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    This post ^^^^^ has to be in the hall of fame of posts hahahahaha. So funny!!!!!
     
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  18. LanEvo

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    do u think u can get a new racquet from wilson if u just break it by smashing it onto the ground? (still having warranty)
     
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  19. Kirko

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    Yes !! its there !! a loser who busted his "wall hanging" racket. you know it should be hanging over his over-stuffed chair. so he can bend the ear of the noviciate with his dr. grabow pipe clenched in his teeth.
     
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  20. hrstrat57

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    I use mine still....I have no worries I could hunt down another....patience my friend...

    commence search....

    flea bae, 2nd hand sports, yard sales....

    be persistent and you will score.

    sorry about your loss
     
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  21. armand

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    lol some good posts in this thread.

    Hey let's see some pics of the busted St. Vincent
     
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  22. Bubba

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    Who says I'm writing CUstomer Service?!?!? I don't screw around with 'normal' channels... my letter is going to a higher up.
     
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  23. Bubba

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    Yeah, I will... thanks. The TW FS Thread has some pop up every once in a while.
     
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  24. Bubba

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    Will post some this weekend. To add insult to injury... had just strung it with VS Gut in the Crosses. Seish!
     
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  25. Bubba

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    No. You can tell how a racquet has been broken. Only breaks under 'normal' playing conditions fall within warranty.
     
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  26. nickb

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    He was talking about my post not Bubba's.....
     
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  27. PimpMyGame

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    I broke my Wilson by smashing it on the ground. Pro shop (in full knowledge of what I did) said the crack looked unusual and passed it onto Wilson who gave me a replacement. lol.
     
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  28. origmarm

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one, no more Wilsons for me
    Love the post
     
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  29. tennis_hand

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    I thought you used a Big Bubba.
     
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  30. Gorecki

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    Any tennis lover should personally wack you for taking a original St. Vincent to the court. and for breaking one... i think the penalty it is death inducted by angry mob.

    Now for real, i think you should be very sad. i am and the stick is not even mine. as for the rep, i dont really think it is worth the time.
     
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  31. BigBUBBA

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    I use the big bubba...

    Look at my username. LOL
     
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  32. pro_staff

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    They won't replace it. I broke my ProStaff and they sent me a nCode. Hated it. Sold it. Bought a new racket.
     
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  33. nickb

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    Any luck sticking it back together?...superglue might work :D
     
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  34. nickynu

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    maybe if you buy a racket that is not beyond your an average player this disaster would never have happened.

    Use a Tweener and you will surely hit the strings and not have to break the frame :oops:
     
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  35. drakulie

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    I stopped counting how many Vincent's I have cracked.

    Good luck with your letter. Let us know what they say.
     
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  36. VGP

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    I'm sure you wanna know if it ends up in Bubba's favor, Drak.......

    Then you'l be primed and ready to send in all your cracked PS 85s.

    Maybe they'll send you a stack of k90s!





    BTW......why did my earlier post in this thread get deleted?
     
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  37. nickb

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    They have delted a page of posts from the thread....not really sure why...some were very funny.
     
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  38. LuckyR

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    All this talk of a StV's stick playing like "thus and so" is kind of comical since sticks change their playing characteristics as the graphite fibers break until they fail (as the OP's stick eventually did). That is not to say that how the stick played was poor, but it definitely wasn't the same as the day it was manufactured. There are probably many other sticks that would have a closer spec to a StVs (as it was originally intended) than an actual StVs in 2007.
     
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  40. Bubba

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    Ah, but at last... a kind Tennis Warehouse Forum Seller sold me 2 very nice St. Vincents at a very good price... so, thoe 2 combined with my other 3 newer versions take me back up to 5.
     
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  41. hrstrat57

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    Very nice!
     
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  42. goosala

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    It looks like you will be buying a PS85 6.0 and adding lead tape to it. The current Chinese ones are lighter so you will need the extra weight.
     
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  43. Bubba

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    Okay... here are the long awaited pics of the Broken St. Vincent.

    Glad to report that my stock is back up to 5 racquets... 2 St. Vincents and 3 Newer models (2 brand new from TW)
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    [Sorry about image links broken first time around




    At least it was a winner overhead!!
     
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  44. nickb

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    pics are not working..
     
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  45. Nice, broken links to a broken St. Vincent. Someone might have problems...
     
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  46. nn

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    I got replacement of wilson hyper hammer even if I hit on ground..good replacement policy from wilson.. now using nBlade but never try to do it again otherwise no dinner at home
     
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  47. Bubba

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    Pic links should be working now... apologies.
     
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  48. J011yroger

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    Racquets are meant to be played with, not looked at. If they break, they break.

    Hanging a racquet on a wall, because you are afraid to play it and hurt it is like having a child and keeping it locked in the closet 24/7 so it never gets sick or hurt.

    J
     
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  49. Bubba

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    Agree 100%... as I say with golf balls that I slice deep into the woods... can get more... they make 'em in China every day!
     
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  50. nickb

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    So did you get it replaced?....I think not:grin:
     
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