Broken racquet pics

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  1. TsongaEatingAPineappleLol

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    This is a topic for racquet abusers such as myself to show to the world our anger.

    Unfortunately, I have only 5 pictures of my 8 racquets smashed. Here are the stories on each:

    This is my first ever racquet. When I was 6 years old I got it. When I was 8, I decided that it was old so I could just smash this up and get another one. My parents figured it was old so they forgived me.

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    This one, is actually pretty cool. Back when I was ten years old, my brother beat me at everything always, you name it. So during our countless other tennis matches I snapped. You can tell what happened.

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    Same this is the second nFury I broke when I was, oh, I believe 12 years old. A tiny crack was expanding and expanding until I smashed it as hard as I could. It felt goooooooooood.

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    Now this was my second K Factor Six.One Team (the first was stolen). Again, this expanded on a small crack after a while. I decided to keep it as a souvenir and as a memory and not smash it further.

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    This is the main pic for the K Factor I broke:

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    The second one was the most successful stick I've ever used. This was when I was extremely competitive and maintained a spot on one of the greatest clubs in New York's spot in their ladder of #6. I broke it when I was under extreme pressure to win a match and was winning, until I choked and was losing.

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    And this is the main pic of it:

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  3. dincuss

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    I strongly dislike people who find it cool to break racquets.
     
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  4. Kemitak

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    I blame McEnroe. By acting like a spoiled brat, he taught a whole generation of tennis players to yell and scream and smash racquets.
     
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    Just the dumbest thread ever. 30 seconds of my life I can never get back.
     
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  6. DunlopDood

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    Can't tell you how to spend your money, but just be aware that there are kids out there who love tennis but can't afford the type of equipment you so like to break. Have fun on the courts :)
     
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  7. Kemitak

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    Did you think this would go over well?
     
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  8. dincuss

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    Agreed.
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  9. ebm

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    Perpetual adolescents
     
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  10. TsongaEatingAPineappleLol

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    Incorrect.

    I used to smash them constantly. Now, I slam them as hard as I can once in a while because Safin does it and Safin's awesome and I wanna be cool like Safin. :) :) :) :)
     
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    I wouldn't do it, but I did laugh at the flex point one. scrolling down it looked fine...
     
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  12. guynamedsean

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    I used to break racquets, when they would slip from my hand after hitting a serve. This has not happened in a long time though. I have only had a couple of racquets crack around the throat, and the mfr always would replace them. I wouldn't even think of smashing a racquet on purpose.

    Safin is cool. You?..... not so much
     
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  13. Fugazni

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    Wow, must be nice. I was lucky to get a $20 Wilson from a department store when I was a kid, and that was waaaaay after my current racquet had lost any sort of playability. Let the jury note prime examples of why spoiled rich kids excel at tennis.
     
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  14. plowmanjoe

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    i love my racquets so much, i could never do anything like that to them.
     
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  15. atennisrand

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    Hah, I still have that exact pro kennex (undamaged) that you displayed as your first broken racquet.

    The only racquet I have ever damage as serverely as you is when I was about 9 or 10 and went for a monster serve, let go of my head liquidmetal and cracked the frame the whole way through on impact.The racquet had been thrown before that and it was quite old.

    My Dad gave me a real telling and I have never let a racquet out of my hands on court in that fashion ever again.

    It was for the better I must admit.
     
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  16. Zielmann

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    Congrats to you for even being able to distinguish what that mangled mess was...

    Yeah, I've never broken a racquet before. My very first junior racquet is severely misshapen now (head is no longer round, just from lots of use). And I, too, have accidentally thrown a racquet head-first into the ground during a serve. But it just bounced up, and was fine. Still use that frame many years after.

    I do like seeing pics of broken frames for whatever reason, but I don't like seeing ones that were broken out of anger. Like in high school, my doubles partner's frame just randomly cracked and and caved in near 10 o'clock. He hadn't struck it on anything. Was just a mis-hit.

    I used to be an angry player, but I grew out of it. And it was for the better. Once I started being more positive on the court, I started getting much more success. I just hope for the sake of the OP (and any frame he buys) that he grows out of this phase pretty soon.
     
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  17. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    Ive broken 1 racquet in my life. I was serving and it slipped and snapped. Ive cracked some junk ones for fun. I have mental not bental... And ive only did a light bang on the ground when i play like crapppp! I was round for a drop shot a missed it. I hit it a little. Not much.
     
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  18. Infl8edEg0

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    I've got a racket that my brother left behind my mom's car. Lemme see if she didn't throw it out yet.
     
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  19. SFrazeur

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    Can the mod/Admins rename this thread the "I have more money than sense thread." :twisted:

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    Yeah, I guess you grow out of that angry pattern as you get older but some just don't get it. Anyway I value all of my equipment extremely highly and would not have the guts nor the money to deliberately break my racquets, ever.
     
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  21. MesQueUnClub

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    Get some new ones and break them and post pics here. Do some brand new unstrung ones. That would make you the coolest.
     
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    here here....

    brats. Its shameful that some people dont appreciate things and take them completely for granted, when there are people out there who try and survive for a whole year with what a racquet costs. I swore to myself, 3 years ago, that I wouldnt ever break a racquet again, and Ive 'been sober' for 3 years :)

    I really hate it too when pros break their sticks. Hate to see Gonzales break a racquet per match.
     
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  23. NotSoSuper

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    WOW. Am i the only one who supports this thread?

    Post pics of your broken rackets. Dont discuss whether or not you find breaking rackets moral.. or whatever

    I would post pics, unfortunately i throw all of my broken sticks away :mad:
     
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  24. norbac

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    Whoa, Tsongaeatingapineapplelol(I love that name) is hardcore. I personally haven't broken a racquet in my life.
     
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  25. AJK1

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    They look a bit suspicious to me, some of them are broken in strange places and some of 'em look like they've been cut with a hacksaw!
    Very suspicious to me.!
     
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    you must be 10 years old.
     
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  27. rasajadad

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    On my son's HS team they call this "making daddy pay"!
     
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  28. PimpMyGame

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    I lol'd at the Flexpoint photo.

    I've broken a few rackets in my time but am enjoying tennis more since I unlearned that particular skill.
     
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  29. racquetjunkie

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    "My parents figured it was old so they forgived me"

    first of all learn some grammar.

    second, no wonder you are proud of damaging perfectly good racquets which a lot of people cannot afford..... go thank your parents for encourging juvenile behavior
     
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    I broke a racquet just once. And it wasn't on purpose. During the court change, I was so pissed off that I threw my racquet into the net. But I miscalculated the throwing angle and it went straight to the net's hanging post. It broke right away, on the throat.

    I promised myself I would never do that again in my whole life, and I never did. I felt really bad, guilty and was so scared to tell my parents what happened( at that time they paid for my racquet ).

    Nowadays, I just know that I won't do that ever again simply because now I'm paying for them. And I can't barely stand a single scratch on the bumper guard.
     
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  32. racquetjunkie

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    Professor Kemitak, thanks for the smack on the back of my head.:neutral:
    I think you forgot that 'Second' should also be capitalized.....
     
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    I KNOW DUDE LOL IM LIEK SO COOL

    To tell you the truth, I've had to pay off all the racquets I've broken in my lifetime by washing cars and etc. But honestly I don't break racquets anymore- at least, not my mains. The best is to just take a old piece of crap and smash the hell out of it.
     
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    Oh, and sorry guys, I forgot one ;)

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    I would post mine but when I get tired of a racket I just sell it or donate it if I can't get any money for it. Smashing a racket is the lowest thing anyone can do. Not everyone has money for a quality stick. If you think it shows off that you have money, or you're tough, or whatever you think it does for you, just remember Nadal has never smashed a racket. Not one.
     
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  36. tennismonster

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    Tsongaeatingapineapple i freaking love your avatar pic!
     
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    It's more clever if you call it "I have more dollars than sense" so you can get that word play with sense/cents. ;)


    I've broken two racquets in my life, both a long time ago, both crap Dunlops that didn't cost more than $40. I forget why I broke the first one (just generically pissed I guess) and I broke the second one because I was in a doubles tourney and my partner was choking away the match. After that my parents got sick of buying me new racquets and I got some old Head frame made of metal. It had a friggin tiny head, it was heavy as hell, and it taught me how to hit my strokes the right way. Plus I couldn't destroy it even if I wanted to. Since I started buying expensive players sticks I never throw them anymore. I like having my PJ look nice too much.
     
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  38. atennisrand

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    Thank you, at least someone around here didn't drop out of school before they learnt how to form a coherent sentence with proper spelling.

    Oh and also, its a shame that such nice racquets go to waste in the way I am seeing.
     
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    PS Tour 90. broke it during stress over my applied econometrics exam.

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  40. Il Mostro

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    Fixed :) <ten>
     
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    OH GOD WHY

    Such beauty, all smashed up. Next time, take your anger out on it by deporting it. To Australia. My house, more specifically. :p
     
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    I really admire your coherent sentence above with perferct punctuation usage.:confused:
     
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    tell me your joking. That is easily the most retarted way to break anything. It still looks playable though. There's fresh strings so you could get at least a set or two in with it. stringing it would be a problem though...
     
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    Applied Econometrics is a class I don't miss
     
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    What were you thinking? I think that it completely immature to break rackets, and I also feel that you need to understand that there are people who cannot afford the rackets you like to smash for the fun of it.

    The only time I ever cracked a racket was on an overhead smash. I had been playing for over three hours without changing my overgrip (I will never do that again!), and the racket slipped out of my hand. To make matters worse, my racket (see signature) is now discontinued.

    P.S. Smashing rackets is a ridiculous action up with which I will not put!:)
     
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    What were you thinking? I think that it completely immature to break rackets, and I also feel that you need to understand that there are people who cannot afford the rackets you like to smash for the fun of it.

    The only time I ever cracked a racket was on an overhead smash. I had been playing for over three hours without changing my overgrip (I will never do that again!), and the racket slipped out of my hand. To make matters worse, my racket (see signature) is now discontinued.

    P.S. Smashing rackets is a ridiculous action up with which I will not put!:)
     
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    I'll post mine soon I have 4.
     
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  48. pshulam

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    Taking your anger on a tennis racket is not cool. It might be good for tennis pro shops when you have to replace them.
     
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  49. DunlopDood

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    It's called grammar, not punctuation!
     
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    lol...10char
     
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