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Drizzt
06-01-2004, 08:20 PM
If you look at the inside hoop at the 6 O'clock of Yonex racquets at those rubber things the strings go through there longer than the ones on other racquets like Head, Wilson, and Prince.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=RDX5

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=LMRAD

Why is this? Does it make a difference or does Yonex just not cut it as short?

chadw01
06-01-2004, 09:22 PM
I believe what you are referring to are called the grommets..

Yonex apparently has a "Shockless Grommet" system:

"...Strategically placed soft grommets in the throat and the three and nine o'clock positions of the frame absorb vibration, reduce shock, and optimize an easier-on-the-arm feel..."

I don't own a Yonex, so I don't know if this claim is just a gimmick, but this could explain why they are longer.