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GoSurfBoy
03-18-2012, 09:32 AM
Sorry if this was asked. I did a couple searches, no results.

Want to hit string up and hit an older ProStaff 85 sitting here, but the original grommets are old-school, running only down the center. The new ones actually cover the edge, like a 6.1 Tour.

TW wasn't sure....Anyone here use the newer strip and successfully get it on an older Chicago/St Vincent ProStaff 85? Easy? Hassle? Not even close?

Thanks

TaihtDuhShaat
03-18-2012, 11:59 AM
They will bump up the swing weight..not sure if they fit though. If they do fit and the sw feels too high, exacto knife the overhang.

vsbabolat
03-18-2012, 05:05 PM
Sorry if this was asked. I did a couple searches, no results.

Want to hit string up and hit an older ProStaff 85 sitting here, but the original grommets are old-school, running only down the center. The new ones actually cover the edge, like a 6.1 Tour.

TW wasn't sure....Anyone here use the newer strip and successfully get it on an older Chicago/St Vincent ProStaff 85? Easy? Hassle? Not even close?

Thanks

"CAP" Grommets are only HEAD racquets. You are asking about the Bumper Guard on the newer Pro Staff 85?

GoSurfBoy
03-18-2012, 06:10 PM
Yes. Just meant that it 'capped' the edges, unlike the older ones that were really narrow. The new ones lap the edge, like a 6.1 Tour/ProStaff 90.

Don't want to scrape this frame (St Vincent). Just want to give it an easy hit, but even TW was a bit unsure if the remake bumper would fit the older frame.

courtking
03-18-2012, 08:08 PM
you have to tweak it a little .. it won't fit but with some force, bend and a strong straight awl you can fit it..

GoSurfBoy
03-18-2012, 09:23 PM
Thank you, CK....Was the string pattern changed slightly, or was it a difference to the mold or frame update ?