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Mina Vagante
Jun 28th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Don't you just hate it !!!!:mad::fiery:

mirzalover
Jun 28th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Yes its almost as bad as dropping a new cell phone. I remember when I would have a new racquet and if someone hit a really low ball I wouldnt even go for it since I didnt want to scratch it.

Monica_Rules
Jun 28th, 2008, 09:05 PM
For the first couple of months after i get a new raquet i try not to do anything to it. After a while when its not so new i start throwing it. In 9 years of playing tennis quite regulary i've broken 4 raquets.

mckyle.
Jun 28th, 2008, 09:14 PM
I really don't care.

Mina Vagante
Jun 28th, 2008, 10:05 PM
I really don't care.

How much do you pay for them?

In The Zone
Jun 28th, 2008, 10:11 PM
:lol: Yes, I hate it! But once you have one, then you can go crazy and scratch it a lot. :)

Dodoboy.
Jun 28th, 2008, 10:29 PM
For the first couple of months after i get a new raquet i try not to do anything to it. After a while when its not so new i start throwing it. In 9 years of playing tennis quite regulary i've broken 4 raquets.

In my first year i went through 5 :tape:

Sally Struthers
Jun 28th, 2008, 10:56 PM
In my first year i went through 5 :tape:

surely because of your tremendous power and not because of your temper :devil:

Pebbles
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Yeah i hate that, my heart kind of sinks when it happens :sad:

Vincey!
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:10 PM
I hate that so much too lol...that's seriously annoying!!!

kris719
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:11 PM
lol i hate that too. I've got a new racket and I'm scared to play with it .....

Pebbles
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:23 PM
What one you get Kris? :)

Matt.
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:31 PM
My new racquet has a few scratches on it but that's all I can expect from playing (almost) solely on red clay... and having a habit of touching the ground on my slice follow through on low balls.

Mina Vagante
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:35 PM
lol i hate that too. I've got a new racket and I'm scared to play with it .....

Soooo god damn annoying :o

I also got a new racquet and scared to play with it :sad:

mckyle.
Jun 29th, 2008, 12:09 AM
How much do you pay for them?

I think my current one costs US$90. And I have two of them. But really, it's just a scratch. Not like I've destroyed the frame or something.

Slutiana
Jun 29th, 2008, 12:12 AM
A couple of years ago I smashed 3 brand new rackets in 2 months. :o:o:o

In my defense they were the big, fat, ugly, rubbish Serena 05 racket. (the white ncode :o:o)

Pebbles
Jun 29th, 2008, 12:49 AM
I have had my RDX 300 for like 3 years now, only the bumper is scratched ;)

kris719
Jun 29th, 2008, 01:34 AM
What one you get Kris? :)

Prince Speedport White

drake3781
Jun 29th, 2008, 01:50 AM
OMG this belongs in recreational tennis forum. Do all the mods even know about that forum?!? So frustrating. Nobody uses it because it was combined with College Tennis (why? makes no sense), and threads that should go there don't get put there, so almost everybody doesn't even know it exists.

mirzalover
Jun 29th, 2008, 02:36 AM
OMG this belongs in recreational tennis forum. Do all the mods even know about that forum?!? So frustrating. Nobody uses it because it was combined with College Tennis (why? makes no sense), and threads that should go there don't get put there, so almost everybody doesn't even know it exists.

1. When did we get that?
2. When did we get a college forum?
3. Your right I didnt know about it.

cheertennis12
Jun 29th, 2008, 03:52 AM
Yes its almost as bad as dropping a new cell phone. I remember when I would have a new racquet and if someone hit a really low ball I wouldnt even go for it since I didnt want to scratch it.

haha, i was going to post something about that before i even saw your reply.

I hate doing both... putting that first mark on a brand new racquet AND scratching a phone for the first time. But now.. both of mine have a lot of scratches, lol.

kwilliams
Jun 29th, 2008, 03:58 AM
Hate it!

Racquet, phone, ipod, sunglasses...and the list goes on.

I usually just blame the person who hit the low ball!

kiwifan
Jun 29th, 2008, 04:39 AM
I'm using Head Classic Agassi rackets so I try to protect them :angel:...

...but I'm not losing a damn point just to prevent a scratch. :fiery:

Dodoboy.
Jun 29th, 2008, 08:07 AM
surely because of your tremendous power and not because of your temper :devil:

:angel:

Although In late march/early april i did smash one of my slightly better rackets after losing a match :(

gouci
Jun 29th, 2008, 04:24 PM
3. Your right I didnt know about it.

Mirzalover here's something else you may not know. In Asia the family or last name is listed 1st. The individual or first name is listed 2nd.

Ex. Peng Shuai.
First name = Shuai
Last name = Peng

You might want to get it right on your signature as Shuai Peng. ;)

Don't worry even TV makes this mistake from ignorance.