Racquet feels dead, have no idea why

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by VeeSe, May 30, 2013.

  1. VeeSe

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    So today, I was hitting and couldn't seem to get any kind of pace on the ball whatsoever, it was really bad. I couldn't figure out why, and so I decided to switch racquets to see if that was it (I use the IG Radical Pro, just switched to another one of the same racquet). After I hit one shot, I was like "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLY" it was so different, and I had plenty of pace again, and my shots felt good again. I went back home and measured the tension of the strings with my twisty tension meter, and they are fine. They didn't lose tension or anything, and aren't that different from the the other racquet. What on earth is going on here? I restrung that racquet only one week ago.
     
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  2. JackB1

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    Maybe a crack in the frame?
     
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  3. Steve Huff

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    I had a PK 5g do that once. Oddly, it was in the handle. I really can't explain why, or how, it could affect the ball so much, but it was a crack in the divider inside the handle. PK replaced it, so I was happy.
     
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  4. VeeSe

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    I thought that too, but I just checked it pretty carefully in all visible spots, and there aren't any cracks. I don't abuse my racquet either (it rarely ever hits the ground, and even if it does, it's pretty light), and I only bought it in January, so it's 4-5 months old.
     
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  5. VeeSe

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    Wow. Is this something I can check by removing the buttcap or what? Do you think Head would send me a new racquet? I bought it from TW.
     
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  6. Maui19

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    I had a racquet go from great to terrible over a period of a couple weeks. I kept checking for cracks but couldn't find any. Finally I found two cracks in the throat where the handle attaches to the hoop. I had to use a flashlight to find it, in part because a bunch of dust has accumulated there that was hiding the cracks.

    I then checked my backup racquet and it had cracks in the same place.
     
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  7. Rozroz

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    ehmmm.. what racquet is that??
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    Mine was inside the handle. Yes, you'd have to take the butt cap off, but that might void the warranty. I'd call Head. They will either give you a return authorization number, or have you return it to TW. I'd try restringing it once just to make sure its not the string too (even if it is the same as your other racket).
     
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