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02-18-2007, 02:53 AM #1
SOTX Woven Grommets? (question to all Woven owners)
So, I bought a Woven-7 a while ago, and it seems perfectly fine. It plays well, and feels completely authentic. I obtained it from a legitimate source, and was ensured that it was 100% SOTX.
The thing I didn't notice was the grommets, and how akward they seem to look. My racket is strung 25x25lbs with BG-65, but these "broken" grommets don't seem to affect it.
I was wondering if this condition applied to any of you BC members, and how it's affected the racket. Oh, and does anyone have an idea regarding how this will affect my future racket and stringing, and if it's reversible?
Here's a picture to describe what I'm talking about:
(that is not a picture of my racket + grommets, but it's almost 100% similar - the second red circle is the best example)
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by St00pid; 02-18-2007 at 02:55 AM.
02-18-2007, 03:10 AM #2
Hmmm, all my 3 Sotx racquets (D900, W16, W13) do not have such grommets on them. Instead, its a flat round grommet which allows a 2 strings to be inserted without touching the sides of the grommet. Perhaps the seller changed the grommets before you bought them? To me, grommets are just grommets, it will not affect your play. But broken grommets will cut into your string with its damaged edge hence reducing the durability of your strings.
02-18-2007, 08:08 AM #3
all of my sotx grommets (and all we stock) are like this. The Sotx factory cuts them short and "folds" it round and open (easy stringing I must say)
chances are they tore when restringing and he replaced them...though I must hoestly say the grommets last me pretty long..
02-18-2007, 12:41 PM #4Originally Posted by jerby
Thanks for everyone's help!
02-18-2007, 12:47 PM #5Originally Posted by St00pid
I think you should mail the seller, and take a picture...
EDIT: how's this (pic below)? different racket, same grommets
Last edited by jerby; 02-18-2007 at 12:53 PM.
02-19-2007, 01:03 AM #6
Thanks for all the replies jerby, you've been quite helpful. Do you mind zooming in on the grommets of the top right corner? That would be much better, thanks again.
02-19-2007, 04:49 AM #7Originally Posted by jerby
02-19-2007, 04:52 AM #8Originally Posted by alvinlai
02-19-2007, 04:56 AM #9
Hope you can see the rounded, shared grommets:
02-19-2007, 04:58 AM #10
Best to just post a picture of your Woven 7 and then we can make a better judgement whether or not your racket is real.
02-19-2007, 07:34 AM #11
btw how can I know whether a Sotx is real? (eg: For yonex, I can look at the serial things... Does SOTX have the so like?)
02-19-2007, 08:21 AM #12Originally Posted by black man
02-19-2007, 05:48 PM #13
For my Woven-8, it has one of the split grommets shown in your picture. As far I as I can guess it was replaced during a stringing. The rest of them are the usual folded ones.
02-19-2007, 08:08 PM #14Originally Posted by DinkAlot
02-19-2007, 09:01 PM #15
Seems like the gromments are replaced by the stringer. With limited availability of tools and proper gromments, many stringer tend to just use the "generic" gromments to replace the splitted/broke ones. Of course, they are not as good/neat as the flat/round ones, but they are definitelly a better choice than the already broken ones, if being installed and modified (i.e. cut to proper length) correctly.
02-20-2007, 01:13 AM #16
Yeah I don't have a digital camera right this minute, but I'll have a picture in a few days. Thanks for everyone's reply... my grommets look quite different compared to Dink's...
Oh by the way, do you have a picture of the Woven-7, after stringing? I was wondering if my 25x25lbs tension would affect the grommets.
Last edited by St00pid; 02-20-2007 at 01:23 AM.
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