Cracked my first frame today :(

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  1. iplaybetter

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    it was a low slice and i dug it out hard, it was my older 335 and i dint notice until after i lost, one of the worst matches i have every played, so now i must drop the 100ish i was gonna spend on my bike on a new stick, oh well
    she cracked right at 3 o'clock, its actually a bit depressing
     
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  2. counter_puncher

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    sorry to hear. ;)
     
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  3. Babb

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    This post made no sense. Are you saying that cracking your first frame is a joke? If so, you're a joke.





    Anyway, I'm sorry, iplaybetter. At least it was unintentional... ;)
     
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  5. Babb

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    I would kill that kid...
     
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  6. iplaybetter

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    Anyway, I'm sorry, iplaybetter. At least it was unintentional... ;)[/QUOTE]

    the frame had taken a beating, but i believe it was my tenancy to really dig out low slices that did it in
     
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    Do you mind posting pictures?
    Don't you make good money from stringing rackets though?
     
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  8. iplaybetter

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    i make decent money, not as much as i want businesses wise, i will work on the picks, it not bad buts its certainly cracked
     
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  9. reesespiecestennis

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    i feel alot better playing now with a cheaper racket because i don't have to worry as much about cracking them. If i broke a $200 racket i would freak out.:shock:
     
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  10. IanRichardson

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    yeah, i cracked a frame on an overhead one time

    luckily i had had the racquet about 340 days, not quite a year, so prince sent me a new one :)

    edited to say sorry for your loss... it happens though. At least you didnt do it on purpose
     
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  11. iplaybetter

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    i am still in a state of "did that really happen" luckily i have tracked down a new one in a lower budget (fs/ft section) than new, too bad still, this is depressing, i feel so bad
     
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  12. Bud

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    Dug it out hard from where... beneath the court? :lol:

    How do you crack a racquet hitting a slice?... or was it one of those desperate slice shots hit on a short ball while darting forward? If so, I'd classify that as a dig rather than a slice.
     
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  13. Bud

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    $200 retail.

    I won a brand new 335 16x20 for 85 bucks (+10 shipping) sittin on the dock of the Bay :)

    It's a nice racquet and hits magnificently. Strung it up with Tecnifibre Poly mains (the tangerine transparent ones) and gut crosses.

    Still having a hard time moving away from my Aerogel 100's though :-?
     
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  14. Strings And Things

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    Dude, seriously???? ...The frame your after currently goes for $200 retail, and then you just won that very same item on the bay for ONLY $85?

    You just bought yourself a counterfeit, I think, most likely. I would only buy used frames from there, NEVER new! SO many horror stories out there from other buyers!
     
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  15. iplaybetter

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    its not a big enough brand to profitably fake them, i just secured a frame for 92
     
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    You are just starting on that art, with effort and practice you'd be able to match Safin's record one day.
     
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    Just send it back to Tecnifibre...
     
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  18. iplaybetter

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    i think i might try, it is about a year old, i think the warenty might be gone
     
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  19. babolat15

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    iplaybetter, arent you a preffered player with tecnifibre, i am, you can get a new one for 93 bucks
     
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  20. iplaybetter

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    no, i am not, i wish i was but my ranking sucks, i am getting a barely used one, your a perfered player? dont u use babolat, wana sell me your pacage
     
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  21. babolat15

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    ^^whats your email, we can talk about it, i just don't want to do it on these boards.
     
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  22. z-money

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    ah ha congats your no longer a virgin lol
     
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  23. babolat15

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    ^^haha...i guess^^^
     
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  24. auburn24tigers

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    hey it was not intentional. cheer up!
     
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  25. Breakaz54z

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    Hey do they replace rackets due to any crack? I threw my prince in frustration and caused a crack. However I never threw a racket in anger before. Shouldn't have started :(
     
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  26. iplaybetter

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    ^^^^^^^
    i called, i will go try and plead with the shop i got it from

    istringstringing@gmail.com
     
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  27. baseline08thrasher

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    the first one i cracked was a head flexpoint and it was right in front of my coach, he didn't care though.
    GOOD THING TOO THAT RACKET WAS A PIECE OF GARBAGE! :D
     
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  28. cujays

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    which on was it?
     
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  29. Breakaz54z

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    Thanks. Did you ever mail in the warranty card that comes with it? I didn't.
     
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  30. iplaybetter

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    no, paul said to talk to the retailer, i did this it is just over a year old, the ladey talked to the manager and if i go in tomorow they might be able to do something
     
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  31. Breakaz54z

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    Oh I see, I'll try that then. Good luck!
     
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