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06-14-2005, 08:20 AM #1
Grommet defect? Grommet falling out....
Just yesterday I picked up my new MP99 from the stringer. When I got home I noticed there's a grommet that looks like it's falling out.... I have a 6 months warrenty on this, but does this count as a defect? Or will the stringer say it's my fault? The racquet was strung with BG85 at 25x27.
I was kinda in a hurry so the pics are crappy, but you can see a grommet that's not properly placed....
It sticks out....
and on here you can see that it's not fully inserted..... The one I'm talking about is the 8th grommet from the left
Should I just leave it as it is or should I tell the stringer about it?
06-14-2005, 09:42 AM #2
I'd probably bring it back to the stringer and tell them about it. You know what they say, it's better to be safe than sorry
06-14-2005, 10:01 AM #3
I wouldn't worry too much about it.
What's this though?
06-14-2005, 11:20 AM #4Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
06-14-2005, 11:23 AM #5Originally Posted by Neosakai
If missing way too much (i.e. string still cutting the edge) then it could be serious, as not only the string will snap faster, the carbon might be cut as well.
06-14-2005, 04:01 PM #6
Neil: That's a knot, sry for the bad pics.. Not good with cameras..
Is the tail of the knot too big? Should I cut abit of it?
Btw... I managed to take a better pic of this problem
Now we can clearly see which grommet is going to fall out. Question IS...
Is this a serious problem? I hope not, I mean... I just got the racquet. I haven't even play with it. Or should I not worry about it?
Or like Yodums say, it's better to be safe than sorry? So should I tell the stringer about it anyways?
06-14-2005, 05:08 PM #7
Just push it in and you are good to go
06-14-2005, 05:14 PM #8Originally Posted by bluejeff
06-14-2005, 05:19 PM #9
i bought a ns8k and a lot of the gourmets look even worse then that. They really look like they will fall off. I just bought it as well, prestrung. Anyone know where I can purchase some gourmets?
06-14-2005, 05:33 PM #10
If you're looking to buy grommets, the cheapest place I,ve seen so far is www.mybadmintonstore.com .
As to the danger of grommets like that-- it's as the others say, if it's too far out that the string will be in direct contact with the carbon, this is bad. A grommet that is in the wrong place is pretty much good for nothing. You should ask your stringer about it-- sometimes grommets go places they shouldn't go (or worse, they get split) because of a hasty stringing job where they use their tools to gouge at it to get the string to pass faster.
I'd take it to the stringer and ask him what's up with that-- it says wonders about the care they put into their jobs.
As to the tail ends of the knots being long, it's a matter of personal preference-- I've never seen it make a functional difference since you're not supposed to be hitting birds up there anyhow. Tails too long do catch on clothing and stuff though
06-14-2005, 05:51 PM #11
I think the stringer tied the knot in the wrong hole therefore pushing the grommet outwards. Knot tying grommets are specially designed to be fat and flatter. Stringer is to blame
06-14-2005, 05:54 PM #12Originally Posted by splitstep
That was the last thing I could have suspected... Since the store I got it from is a reputable club...
06-14-2005, 05:55 PM #13Originally Posted by Jinryu
06-14-2005, 06:06 PM #14Originally Posted by Neosakai
Just my $0.02.
06-14-2005, 06:15 PM #15Originally Posted by Quasimodo
Now I'm paranoid from what Jinryu said about the racquet not being strung properly :X
06-14-2005, 06:35 PM #16Originally Posted by Neosakai
In the future, if you're concerned about whether or not your (Yonex) racquet is properly strung, insist that the stringer uses the Yonex recommended pattern which is downloadable from the their UK website. Some stringers have their own signature patterns, but I think most would accomodate such reasonable requests (i.e., following manufacturers' recommendations).
P.S.: FWIW, I personally don't think it's a serious problem. Cosmetically annoying, yes. Detrimental to your racquet's well-being, no. But, it's your decision.
06-14-2005, 07:33 PM #17
I think you just need to push the grommet in. However since its already strung, you may need to push harder or wait until your string snap.
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