String broke during game....

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  1. Nanox

    Nanox Regular Member

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    today was suppose to be a good day but...... so my school had a game today with another school. we played them and kept winning until im the last one to play and our school wins or not depended on my game. when i first play that dude, hes like not really pro at all. until my score goes up to 5 to 1. i got 5 , and i drop smash that dude and i hear my string broke. since i do not have a back up racket. i used one of my friend's. he has double layer grip and a string that has higher tension than mine. its just weird that my oppent can catch up to me and beat me... i feel bad after my game, i think i cant even use my full force to play with my oppent and lose....
     
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    its partly due to the different racket, especially if you've become so accustomed to your racket string tension.
     
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    I understand for you students, money is a big issue. However, if you play for school team, you should always have a simular racquet as a backup. I would suggest to look in buy/sell forum to see if you can get a used same model racquet as a back up. Sorry to hear your lost. Good luck next time.
     
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    get a back up no matter what, if $ is a prob try to get a similar type cheaper racquet with same string and tension
     
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    I definitely agree. A backup racket is somewhat mandatory, especially if you play on a school team. Your position is kinda like the one I'm in right now. A friend of mine got our rackets switched up (we use the same racket pouch), and now he has my MP99 and I have his MP88. I can't use his MP88 very well as the tension is different, the strings are different, the racket balance is different and the way the racket is gripped is different (he's a righty and I'm a lefty). If I had a backup racket... (well I do but it was in the same bag), I wouldn't be in the position I currently am in.

    Lesson of the story : Always have a backup racket, and possibly store it in a different bag! XD
     
  6. mojopin

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    bring 2 or 3 backup rackets. I broke 2 rackets strings in the league final this year, and im convinced that my third one would have snapped if there was one more game. Too much round the head smashing :) Wish i could use that as an excuse for losing :(
     
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    Only when a racket is strung a lot tighter than mine do I have control problems. I picked up my friends racket at 26lbs a new FireBlade Elite and I had difficulty with control.

    Also when you have been using the same racket for awhile and you are one with the racket and pick up a new racket or a different racket it can take a little while to become one.
     
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    which school do you go to?
     
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    This is a good lesson for everybody i.e. a spare racquet is a must.
     
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    A spare racquet is a must, maybe not the exact same racquet but a racquet that You have experience with it and can adjust to it quickly
     

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