I picked up a new Astrox 77 Pro today and once I got home, I noticed the racket seemed narrower than I expected. I later compared with a friend’s Astrox 77 Pro and mine was indeed narrower. I’ve used a few rackets and had dozens of stringing jobs and this is the first time that a racket was noticeably narrower after stringing. The tension was 25lbs with aerobite, so not even that high.
Is this a defective racket, or just a bad stringing job? If a bad stringing job, does it ruin the racket or would the racket go back to its proper shape after releasing the tension and restringing? Thanks!
vs another astrox 77 pro, my racket at the bottom (clearly my racket is narrower by almost half a centimeter):
vs another astrox 77 pro, my racket on top this time (can clearly see my racket is taller)
vs an old arcsaber 10: