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08-25-2012, 02:28 AM #1
li ning grommets
anyone know where i can buy li ning's original grommets?
09-16-2012, 08:19 PM #2
Hi, I have the red and silver grommets, if you are in Singapore I can pass some to you at no charge.
09-17-2012, 05:43 AM #3
hi, thanks for your kind gestures.
i do have some of it too. however i would like to check if it available for sales just like yonex grommets
09-17-2012, 05:46 AM #4
You may have to check with the flagship store as most of the time the extra grommets would come together with the purchase of a racket.
09-17-2012, 11:23 PM #5
09-18-2012, 12:44 AM #6
PM me which particular grommet & colour you need, i'll try to get it from my source.
09-18-2012, 01:24 PM #7
You should have gotten an extra set with the racquet in the cover. But honestly, Li-Ning grommets crack and break a lot faster than Yonex ones. Just get some black Yonex ones
Last edited by AZbadman; 09-18-2012 at 01:27 PM.
10-03-2012, 02:09 AM #8
10-03-2012, 02:10 AM #9
10-18-2012, 02:32 PM #10
Just wondering if anyone has used the Yonex U-shaped grommets and the grommet strips on any of the Li-Ning racquets and do they fit?
10-21-2012, 03:09 AM #11
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10-21-2012, 06:46 AM #12
Grommets come in different sizes, diameters and shapes and no one size fits all.
Also, many seem to assume that broken or worn grommets are due to poor material or quality. This is not true. Torn, shredded, or worn grommets are always due to the awl. The awl should never be used if you want a quality stringing job. However, stringers have to make a living based on volume and the use of the awl speed up the stringing process.
The ideal grommets must have two important characteristics. The first is that every grommet must be a tight fit for all the drilled holes as loose grommets will lose transmission power and crispness. The second is that grommets must be a very tight fit for the both ends of each and every string, both cross and straight. This is to ensure a tighter string bed with more bite instead of "playing the game with shorts that tend to fall off".
10-30-2012, 09:55 AM #13
Last edited by Accordaz; 10-30-2012 at 09:58 AM.
11-15-2012, 06:08 PM #14
The only conclusion I can make is, the gromments are poorly made.
11-18-2012, 04:16 AM #15
Li Ning single pass grommets are precision made unlike other more general types. They are especially tight and narrow to minimize loss of stringbed tautness, as loose and 'floppy' grommets, especially in single pass grommets, will lose crispness and power.
Here is one way you can gauge how well made a racket frame is made and that is by the 'size' of empty spaces in all the grommets after stringing. If single pass grommets leave visible empty spaces after stringing then the grommet holes and/or grommets will lead to loss of power and stringbed crispness.
11-19-2012, 04:57 PM #16
However, I do agree that LN's single pass gromment is more tightly fit when compare to many others, including Yonex. Many times, I do not have the exact LN replacement gromments, so I have to settel with HQ or Yonex instead. Surely they are not perfectly fit when compare to LN, however, they both tend to last much longer. Also, the feeling (rubbing with nail) tells me the HQ/Yonex material tend to be softer when compare to LN. Therefore, I assume LN do not have to give up its sizing, but if they are can a bit more softer/flexible material, their gromments should last a bit longer, while maintain high level playability.
Last edited by LazyBuddy; 11-19-2012 at 05:01 PM.
11-24-2012, 05:13 AM #17
But, let me remind you and other stringers that grommets should be stiff, tight and also very hard. Soft grommets absorb energy (rob) of the tensioned strings, which is like cars having soft springs/tires. Try to drive through a bend with soft tires/springs and you will have a huge body roll. This is a huge loss of energy. You do not want to absorb any energy from the stringbed when a shuttle is hit because this will only lose power and crispness. It is similar to having very loose and ill-fitting grommets.