To be honest, I do not see the point in repairing. I know i'm probably going to be flamed and be labelled a rich kid or some other lame insult, but I'll still say it. When you get into a sport, you are expected to have to pay for it. Hockey equipment costs $1000's of dollars each year, and same goes for other sports as well. Of course there are sports that costs less, aka swimming, basketball etc. But if you average out the costs including rentals (hundreds of dollars for swimming even for community centers), clothes and gear, most sports average out at around $500 a year? (All canadian dollars....and I'm guestimating). For me, badminton costs $150 (2 days of gym rental per week including birdies), $50 for strings (I have my own stringing machine), $150 for racket (If i break a racket that year.....which is unlikely). That is about $350 a year...which is ridiculously low compared to other sports. If you want to repair a racket to play with again, I saw you should nix that idea. To be honest....it is impossible to repair a racket to 100%, not to mention the wear and tear already on the other parts of the racket. A racket is not that expensive, and considering the time you spend with it (6-10 hours a week....520 hours a year), it is a worthy investment to get a brand spanking new one with you can use to its full potential, unlike a repaired one which you are afraid of breakin again, not to mention poor performance due to the repair Of course...if you want to repair it for sentimental reasons, go on ahead. Then again, why not just hang up your racket on your wall and see it everyday, other than leaving it repaired and old inside your smelly bag?