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The tennis rackets' different types of failures.

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Types of failures The tennis racket does have different types of failures. These types of failures can be put on a severity scale to see what types of failures are how severe: 1) Frame fracture, 2) Frame breakage, 3) The strings breakage, 4) Strings become loose, 5) Worn grip Causes of Failure The causes of failure to the frame lead to frame fracture and frame breakage (as shown in Types of failure). A number of things can happen which could lead to any of these two failure types be it in a match or at home: 1) Scraping the racket against the floor and net This may sound like a minor thing and at the time may not cause any great deal of concern, but in the long term, it is capable of causing cracks in the frame. 2) Clashing rackets with the opponent or a partner during a doubles match This may not be likely to happen but history shows that it has happened in the past and can cause unnecessary damage to the racket to the extreme of breakage at impact. 3) Slamming the racket on the floor Something that the sport does not appreciate but unfortunately, it does happen. ...read more.

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You should store your racket at "room temperature," and never in your car on a hot day. Extreme cold causes many of the same problems as extreme heat. 5) Worn Grip It is quite obvious that at some stage, the user is likely to experience changes in the grip of the tennis racket. These changes are basically to do with the grip of the racket wearing out. This is something about which not much can be done to prevent it. The time that is taken for the grip to wear out is also not predictable although one can say that the more times the racket is used, the quicker the grip of the tennis racket is likely to wear out. This can lead to additional damage of the tennis racket. For example, during a serve, a worn grip on the racket may consequence in the racket slipping out of the hand and scraping against the floor which then extends the amount of damage done. Prevention of Failures The bumper guard which is placed at the top of the tennis racket is a safety feature which is there to protect the racket from on court scrapes. ...read more.

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The tension on the strings to go on the tennis rackets is custom and all depends on what kind of player the user is. The materials which strings are made from vary but below is a list of the most popular of all along with the good and bad points of each one: - very good resilience - not as durable - expensive - sensitive to weather - good resilience - semi-durable - middle price range - okay resilience - durable - low price Today's tennis strings are made from either cow gut or from combinations of polymers, which are sometimes reinforced with titanium. Tennis strings made from natural gut remain the most favoured and also most costly tennis strings on the market. Strings made from polymers are called "synthetic gut" and advertised for their "gut-like playability". Tennis aficionados often claim that synthetic gut still cannot match the performance of natural gut. The major material that tennis strings are made from is Natural cow gut. Other materials include combinations of polymers, sometimes reinforced with titanium. As can be seen from the table above, the most preferred tennis strings are made from natural gut but however, they are the most costly. Strings which are made from polymers are known as "synthetic gut" and are advertised for their "gut-like playability". ...read more.

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