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goldy0084
07-11-2010, 01:25 PM
There are some threads on extending racquets, but I am wondering if there is a method to shorten them. For example, if I have a PDR Plus and want to get it down to 27 1/4 in. from 27.5, how would that work. Could you use a professional type band-saw, or would that splinter the pallet?

GameSetMatch
07-11-2010, 02:10 PM
LOL. Just take off the butt cap and use a fine toothed saw (an electric one will save you time).

cellofaan
07-11-2010, 02:33 PM
LOL. Just take off the butt cap and use a fine toothed saw (an electric one will save you time).
I don't see what's funny, but indeed, a fine toothed saw is what you need to use.
That can be a band-saw too, as long as the teeth are small.

GameSetMatch
07-11-2010, 02:48 PM
I don't see what's funny

I am wondering if there is a method to shorten them.

Yeah, you cut the end off!

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jhutch
07-11-2010, 02:52 PM
does shortening the racquet affect its playability? if i shorten a plus racquet would it play the same as a standard length?

Keifers
07-11-2010, 03:24 PM
I used a fine tooth hand saw and it worked fine.

The pallet material saws fine, but go easy when you get to the actual frame -- the graphite can splinter pretty easily. Go slowly and you should be fine.

goober
07-11-2010, 04:02 PM
Question is do you really need to cut it down at all? I have a 27.6 " racquet. I find if I simply choke up on the racquet for strokes, it works fine for additional control when I need it and I still retain the benefits of length on serves and when stretched out wide. If you practice choking up when you want to it will become second nature.