Broken?

Egoista

Professional
Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone can help me here.

I have a technifibre 315 dynacore rac that I believe when first strung plays well. After a few days gets real tight.

And loses most of its power. I checked the string bed and there is tension loss near the top and different at the bottom as well as a slight vibration sound coming when I ping it against my hand. My second technifibre rac has no such issues and holds its tension for long.

I believe the first one is broken internally although there are no visible cracks or signs. However it is the older one more than two years and has been strung nearly 50 times.

Do you think it is broken?

Thanks everyone
 
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Chadillac

Guest
Tap it lightly on the ground with a loose grip, see if it makes a funny sound.

I dont think its possible for strings to get tighter after a few days.
 

Shroud

G.O.A.T.
Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone can help me here.

I have a technifibre 315 dynacore rac that I believe when first strung plays well. After a few days gets real tight.

And loses most of its power. I checked the string bed and there is tension loss near the top and different at the bottom as well as a slight vibration sound coming when I ping it against my hand. My second technifibre rac has no such issues and holds its tension for long.

I believe the first one is broken internally although there are no visible cracks or signs. However it is the older one more than two years and has been strung nearly 50 times.

Do you think it is broken?

Thanks everyone
Same strings in both racquets?
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
What type of strings and what is the tension on the frames? Were the racquets also strung by the same person/machine? If you have grommet damage, odds are they would break the string prematurely due to an exposed edge. If the frame was broken (which I doubt right now) you should be able to hear a major difference when the ball bounces off that part of the frame that is damaged. Lightly tapping the frame on a hard surface should also reveal frequency differences.
 

Egoista

Professional
What type of strings and what is the tension on the frames? Were the racquets also strung by the same person/machine? If you have grommet damage, odds are they would break the string prematurely due to an exposed edge. If the frame was broken (which I doubt right now) you should be able to hear a major difference when the ball bounces off that part of the frame that is damaged. Lightly tapping the frame on a hard surface should also reveal frequency differences.
Strung by the same person who has been stringing it for me all me life. As well as same tension. When I was travelling abroad I got the suspect each strung by another person and the vibrating sound has been ever present since. In addition I feel the frame as become tired s to speak
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Strung nearly 50 times is a LOT of strain on the racquet! A couple of racquets i have had strung a lot got fatigued and end up not holding tension at all well, or play as well.

Your racquet may just be old and decrepit, like an old person who has passed their use by date and should be humanely euthanized. Buy one of the new tfight 315's with the hideous paintjobs that look like someone just splashed blue and red paint on them randomly.
 
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