Written on: 27/09/2004 by morewood (6 reviews written)
What about Durability?
My experience with Carlton airblades has been horrendous. What can I say, I bought 2 as they where on offer at the time when I needed a replacement racquet, the first one I deemed unsafe on the first evening when I played with it. The handle and shaft where not correctly bonded and there was quite an obvious movement, this went back to be replaced. The second racquet lasted 3 or maybe 4 months before mid point and with no external contact the shaft split and the head came flying off. Racquet 3 (which was a replacement for number 1) was subsequently handed on (virtually unused) to my father who plays a much more delicate game than myself, whilst the frame has held up well the strings quickly became soft to the point where they actually are displaced during a rally.