Originally Posted by Hannah19
Only the very early Belgium made PS 85's were fragile and basically so bad that a great percentage never left the factory because they were cracked during manufacturing. They were experimenting with the braided graphite/kevlar production process and the early models were far from perfect.
Originally Posted by onehandbh
I've only played with the China, Taiwan and current TW one.
They don't seem to be more prone to breaking than other racquets.
I've only broken about 5 in the last 10 years. The K90's break more
often IMO. Broke two in two years. all broke at around 7 or 8 o'clock or
4 or 5 o'clock.
I think the key to reducing racquet breakage is to not hit overheads like a
madman. Just put it away. No need to go for maximum velocity.
I picked up an early China PS on the weekend. Really beat up - some chunks missing but still solid. I'll use it for league play and not worry about digging balls off my shoelaces.
No worries about it breaking - seems very solid!
4 PS 85 StV, 2 PS StV 110, PS Chicago 125 & 110, 3 Bab Aero Origs, 2 KPS88, Donnay X-Blue 99, 2 Snauwaert ATP and 7 Wilson Woodfordes, Hi-Ten Set