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U-shaped grommets, why?

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by jsunsun, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. jsunsun

    jsunsun Regular Member

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    Could it be because of the musclepower effect? Like artificially creating muscle power grooves on the racquet in order to prolong the string life and maintain the tension? Just speculating....:eek:
     
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    yeah maybe... though in that case, all racquets should use those grommets. However, these grommets can only be put (on my D600) in the spots i mentionned above. In other places, the grommet holes are too spaced apart to fit the U-shaped grommet.

    also, why are they usually only used near the throat area?
     
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    becaue right abovethe throat up little more is where the sweet spot is.
    where you're supposed to hit usually.
     
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    Do a search and you will find there are posts on this subject already. Yes, they are use to produce some MP grommet effect. It is for the 4 center mains to move more freely. This will help reduce string break during hard smash and suppose produce harder smash with same force. Only 1 draw back which Yonex does not mention. It will wear out the jacket of crosses in the sweetspot area faster. But most of people don't care any way.
     
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    Cool thanks! found the link:
    http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=35319&highlight=MP+grommet
     

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