unsure of the stringing method my stringer used

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  1. brandonL

    brandonL New Member

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    So I brought my racket to my stringer and I noticed that he twisted the grommets on my rackets to be horizontally align. I have no idea why, can someone explain the benefit of twisting every grommets in a racket? [​IMG]


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  2. Budi

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    Grommet are mean to protect both your racket frame & string, preventing them from hurting each other.
    Good stringer always check the grommet & replace the bad one. But well grommet are circular & at most it use 2 part of the grommet (up & down), so twist it & you will find yourself new bed for your string to rest. Nothing to be worried i guest.
     
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    Nice guy to do that. Your grommets will stay useful for longer.
     
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    Quicker and cheaper than changing all the grommets. A good stringer will do this (or change the grommets) as they're sacrificial parts used to protect the racquets frame. I turn my grommets each time my racquets are strung, then replace them after 4 times.

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    Do you use any special tool to turn them or change them ?
     
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    puttguy Regular Member

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    You can use a small flat bladed screw driver placed into the groove left by the previous strings. To change the grommets they can usually be pressed out from the inside of the frame using the plastic butt end of the screw driver.

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    Damn that's clever... oh the time I burnt trying to turn the using a long nose plier....
     
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    When you don't know...you just don't know!

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    Should just buy a grommet grinder if you guys are serious about grommet maintenance.

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    What for exactly? I have ordered one a couple of years ago and literally never used it so far.
     
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    I use mine all the time to turn grommets, and also to remove by turning+pushing from the inside, which pops the head of the (non-shared) grommet out quickly and easily.
     
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    Rimano Regular Member

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    I use them to turn grommets and it's great for getting out stubborn grommets, the ones that seem melted to the frame.

    Edit Whoops too slow.

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    Interesting. I mostly use that "screw-with-a-handle" thingie for pulling out stubborn and shared ones. The handle of it also works well to push out looser ones from the inside to make them stick out their heads so you can grab them with the fingers or fine pliers.

    I pretty much never rotate grommets since I just don't like that sqashed look. I have very few higher tension clients, so that really helps to prolong the average grommet lifetime.
     
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    I use a grommet grinder to turn grommets. For removing non flared grommets I push them from the inside with the nail of my thumb. For flared grommets, I twist and push with a grommet grinder from the inside until there is enough space on the outside to get cutters underneath the edge of the grommet. I don't cut it off, I use the cutters as pliers, using just enough force to grab the grommet without cutting it, and then pull it out. I find you only need to push grommets a teeny tiny bit to get the sharp edge of the cutters behind the edge, compared to trying it with pliers.
     
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