Playing with throat cracks?

AHJS

Professional
Okay so many of my rackets have small hairline cracks in the throat area of the racket. I continue to play with these, but should I? I notice a difference in feel between a cracked and a non-cracked one, but is it really worth it to retire a stick just because of a few tiny cracks in the throat?
 

BA10S

Rookie
My opinion is that if the cracks are not getting worse (you should monitor this carefully) and you're happy with their performance, there's no reason not to keep playing with the frames.
 

esgee48

Legend
Play with the frames until they break. Many hairline cracks are just paint cracks as the frame flexes and bends. When the paint cracks start to wad up or build up due to the material starting to collapse, you'll know it. Not only will feel be different when hitting with the broken side, but you'll hear it too.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I had a Prince Hybrid Tour with a crack in the throat after about 9 months. Sent it back and had it replaced by Prince.
 

AHJS

Professional
I had a Prince Hybrid Tour with a crack in the throat after about 9 months. Sent it back and had it replaced by Prince.
I've tried sending my sticks with throat cracks back and even after 2 months Wilson refuses to replace them. They look to be in perfect shape too other than normal wear, and they have no signs of abuse or anything of the sort.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I've never sent mine back directly. I bought the Hybrid Tours through TW and they sent them back for me.
 
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