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Thread: 'U'-shaped grommets
09-03-2008, 10:20 AM #1
I have been re-stringing my own racket for a while now.
Something that has been on my mind recently is: Are the u shaped grommets on Yonex rackets really necessary?
I need to replace one on my racket, and was wondering what problems would be caused if i changed all of the u shaped grommets for normal ones...
I am struggling to find anywhere in the UK who sells the u-shaped grommets.
09-03-2008, 10:31 AM #2
09-03-2008, 05:54 PM #3
09-04-2008, 05:35 PM #4
I get mine from mybadmintonstore.com
09-05-2008, 01:35 AM #5
If I were to design the perfect racquet, I put a lot of U shaped grommets on~ it just prevents the string from tearing through the regular one and then damaging the frame!
09-05-2008, 03:27 AM #6
I only manage to have 6 u-shaped grommets on the bottom and 5 on the top of the frame. The yonex MP series has the best frame design with the built in rounded frame holes
09-05-2008, 12:22 PM #7
The U-shape grommet I bought from MBS is a bit narrow, after the racket is strung I see a small portion of the tube hung out from the hole.
09-08-2008, 02:14 AM #8
If you find the string is catching tight because of the "hung out" portion, you may need to modify it or stop using it. Sometimes the odd fit still works but just looks funny.
If you are stringing it yourself, you can "cheat" a bit for the U grommets that are too narrow. Use a sharp utility knife and cut the U in half. The unsupported section is minor and in the middle. IMO, the main protection and function of the U is for the sharp transition at the hole edge so this modification won't affect it.
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