Bad stringing job or it's normal?

Ufiors

New User

Hello guys,

It's normal to see the paint come off in this way after a stringing job?

It's a Prestige MP Touch, i have three of these, i noticed this today on one frame, another is brand new and the other one seems to be in better condition with paint around the grommets.

Thank you very much
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I would not think that’s normal for stringing, and not sure how it could happen while stringing. Looks more like racket paint defect to me.
 
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jim e

Legend
Racquets all flex, and some more than others. Racquet flexes and paint can chip. Expect more paint chips if you decide to use the racquet as well, I have a few of identical racquets, and they all have some paint chips, as it goes with using them , your chips are very minimal to say the least, but that has no effect on using racquet, racquets typically made in China as well and paint quality could be issues as well, although everyone blames the stringer for racquet issues, or they have a bad day hitting it's always the stringers fault as well. Don't you know, no matter what the issues are, it's the stringers fault.
 
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Ufiors

New User
Racquets all flex, and some more than others. Racquet flexes and paint can chip. Expect more paint chips if you decide to use the racquet as well, I have a few of identical racquets, and they all have some paint chips, as it goes with using them , your chips are very minimal to say the least, but that has no effect on using racquet, racquets typically made in China as well and paint quality could be issues as well, although everyone blames the stringer for racquet issues, or they have a bad day hitting it's always the stringers fault as well. Don't you know, no matter what the issues are, it's the stringers fault.
Absolutely i won't blame my stringer, for this reason i asked, to understand if this happens often or not, because it's the first time i pay attention to it. For sure i think it can happen while hitting or for every other reason.. it's just a question, I'm very picky about this new model, i don't know why ahah..
 

jim e

Legend
Well, I know I did not string it, so go ahead and blame your stringer . Most are use to it.
I had one player ask me if I caused the crack in a racquet I strung a number of months after I strung it and the racquet took a lot of abuse in the meantime, as head guard was worn down a lot,along with wear and tear. After that conversation, I refused any more racquets from that hitter, as I really don't need any headaches like that to deal with.I only have so much free time to String as it is, and the players I do string for are typically most appreciative of my services. I get rid of the headaches.
But feel free to blame your stringer, as they do get issues like that over time.
 

jim e

Legend
@jim e is into S & M. Me? Heck No! I would blame Head's factory for the bad paint job. They over-sprayed the grommet holes. :laughing:
Nothing wrong with blaming the stringer, as long as it is someone else and not me.
I learned a while ago to get rid of those people, as well as the ones that tell you that they will pay you later and later never comes, and those are typically the ones that can afford it. After a while, you know who to rid of your services.
 

SavvyStringer

Professional

Hello guys,

It's normal to see the paint come off in this way after a stringing job?

It's a Prestige MP Touch, i have three of these, i noticed this today on one frame, another is brand new and the other one seems to be in better condition with paint around the grommets.

Thank you very much
Just junky paint imo. I’ve seen it previously but mostly in rackets that see tons of use and tons of restrings. It happens over time from twisting of the racket.
 

WNB93

Rookie
Well, if the string was cut at a sharp angle, it can cause the paint to chip if you miss the grommet and shove it into the frame.
But that seems way too severe for that. IT probably cracked under pressure from playing (String moving, grommet pressing against the frame).
I doubt the happened during stringing.
 
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