Changing YY racket handle

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  1. HaoFung

    HaoFung Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I heard it is possible to change a YY racket handle with anotherby taking off the cap and unscrewing it...

    I got a G3 racket and I want to put my G5 handle from a racket that just broke...

    Anyone knows if this is doable without ruining the racket all together?
     
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    u heard wrong....or else your info source would able to tell u how to do it, right?.
     
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    well, It can be done...
    The hardest part however, is getting the new G5 loose from your broken racket. Then you have to strip the shaft of your new racket clean, making sure there're no more splinters on it.

    All yonex rackets have a shaft that goes 2 inches (or so) into the handle and are then fastened with glue and a screw through a hole in the shaft (the latter makes sure it's put on right).
    What glue to use? I have no idea...

    It's quite an undertaking, and you could ruin your racket. I suggest you try something else.
     
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    thanks for the help!
     
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    if you absolutly have to,
    you can shave down the G3 to a G5 size with sand paper.
    Just make sure you sand it evenly with a sanding block.
     
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    It doesn't matter imo you can just use a thinner grip
     
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    As i have broken the handle of one of my rackets I'm wanting to replace it, and I thought i might aswell ask in this thread.
    I have gotten my hands on a handle that's stuck on a scrap racket (a friend of mine broke it due to a clash i think), and I'd like to use this one. Does anyone have any tips on how to remove the handle from this racket? It seems like it's glued on pretty tight, does anyone have experience with this kind of operation?
     
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    I've never done that before but you can usually soften glue down with heat. Is there a screw involved as well?
     
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    I believe Ashaway/Black knight have replacement handles you may want to email them about it. The guy who use to string my racket had connections with black knight and he had so many handles in you "stringer bag" good luck and please report back with your findings :D
     
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    there are many reasons why i said no.
    just first concern, u didn't tell us what racket the G3 and G5 came from.
    Several brands beside yonex also use G's for their grip size. I can not assume it's yonex all the time.
     
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    Yes, there is a screw involved aswell.
    Thanks for the tip anyway, I'll give it a try! :)
     
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    From a YY Arc10 to a YY Arc10 so model isnt the problem
     
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    The method probably is not advised because the wood of for the grip is at a certain thickness.

    Sanding it down will make the grip smaller but now the wood is could be too thin which would end up compromising the handle.
     

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