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Types of Grommets

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by david14700, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. david14700

    david14700 Regular Member

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    Can someone look at this

    http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=122

    and tell me what the difference between types A and D?

    I can see where you'd need different types like A and B or C, but D just seems to be a thinner version of A. I've probably been using the wrong type of grommet if it is.

    Also, can you not just cut the type C down to fit a type B size?

    Thanks for any advice
     
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    According to the spec provided by Hi Qua, Type A and Type D are of same diameter but different length.
     
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    what about yy armortec-grommets? those faltted on top...where can I get those? some of them I see have "cracked" but them string still not connects with the frame. but i cnanot replace them..I think..
     
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    A is the regular "single string" gromment, which usually to be found at the top of the head, or middle of the frame.

    D is the longer version, which only to be used around the T joint area, where the frame is usually thicker.
     
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    Matt Regular Member

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    Jerby,

    The Yonex gromjmets would be available from an authorized Yonex dealer.
     
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    great! thanks! let's hope for the best.
     
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    If those gromments are really in bad shape, you can replace them with a regular gromment. The effect on the performance should be very minimal, while the impact on string life span is huge (no more cut string). ;)
     
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    Ah, I see. Guess I'll need both.

    Thanks Lazybuddy
     
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    LazyBuddy Regular Member

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    Well, personally I only work with A and C. B is a shorter version of C, and you can cut C to make B, just make sure smooth the cutting edge. D is hardly to be needed. You can always find several useable ones from the old/broken rackets. ;)
     
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    It is better to replace with new grommet ,or useable one from a broken new racket only ,old plastic are not in good condition!!!
    MING
     

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