Can I still play with this racket?

Bostrich34

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The cracks are very small maybe a CM wide and dont even come close to going through the whole racket. It plays, feels, and sounds the same as it did when it wasnt cracked. The cracks are located on the beam of the racket.
 

TagUrIt

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Im just hoping the cracks dont eventually get worse
Can you still play with it yes of course, but the damage will only increase over time. I would NOT get it restrung though. A stringer would probably refuse to string it for safety anyways.
 

graycrait

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Best "super glue" I have ever found. Very very thin and runs everywhere so use it with care. The good thing is that it runs everywhere in a crack.
 

SteveI

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Best "super glue" I have ever found. Very very thin and runs everywhere so use it with care. The good thing is that it runs everywhere in a crack.
Give it a shot... nice post. What do you have to lose. The frame could blow up any time soon or last a while.
 

SteveI

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Can you still play with it yes of course, but the damage will only increase over time. I would NOT get it restrung though. A stringer would probably refuse to string it for safety anyways.
I would not string it for a customer. I might do it for myself after using the super glue. One noise when stringing and I am out..
 

Bostrich34

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Can you still play with it yes of course, but the damage will only increase over time. I would NOT get it restrung though. A stringer would probably refuse to string it for safety anyways.
Im not even sure if its cracked. Ive cracked a racket and continued to play with it. And it made a weird buzzing noise. I havent heard that in this racket.
 

Bostrich34

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Best "super glue" I have ever found. Very very thin and runs everywhere so use it with care. The good thing is that it runs everywhere in a crack.
Does super glue even work? From what Ive read it still breaks the same even with super glue.
 

graycrait

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You would have to ask those who use it. Go to the search function and type in super glue and baking soda, plenty of TT folk have used it. I did it once and it seemed to work OK. Normally if I have a cracked racket I throw it away after salvaging grommets if they are in OK shape.
 

TagUrIt

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Im not even sure if its cracked. Ive cracked a racket and continued to play with it. And it made a weird buzzing noise. I havent heard that in this racket.
I hear you, just my opinion from looking at the photo. Just wrap your head around the idea that you’re going to have to replace it at some point.
 

SteveI

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I hear you, just my opinion from looking at the photo. Just wrap your head around the idea that you’re going to have to replace it at some point.
Oh... it is cracked all right... You may be in for a new frame from the warranty or not. Depends on the inspector... at factory or Pro Shop. If they feel it is racket abuse... no dice. If it looks like stress.. you are in better shape. The crack appears to go through the grommet.. if so.. it is not a good sign. If you are big hitter and string at high tensions.. not good either. I hope you have a positive outcome. Good Luck..
 

Bostrich34

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Oh... it is cracked all right... You may be in for a new frame from the warranty or not. Depends on the inspector... at factory or Pro Shop. If they feel it is racket abuse... no dice. If it looks like stress.. you are in better shape. The crack appears to go through the grommet.. if so.. it is not a good sign. If you are big hitter and string at high tensions.. not good either. I hope you have a positive outcome. Good Luck..
I string at about 56 and hit the ball rather hard. It definitely goes through a grommet. The way it goes through the grommet it looks like stress.
 
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