View Full Version : reduce head weight by removing grommets and head guard

01-03-2006, 09:52 AM
Hi, I want to reduce racket head weight by completely removing grommets and head guard. Drastic idea I know, apart from added dangers when grounding racket while playing, can any one tell me what other general adverse effects doing this to a racket would have to string wear, frame, feel of racket, etc? In short is it a bad idea?

01-03-2006, 10:54 AM
If you removed the grommets, then you would need to use leather power pads to stop the strings from scraping themselves to death, so the weight change would be minimal.

01-03-2006, 12:23 PM
I think you should reconsider this idea, is it really worth it? Lift some weights and believe me when I say that a racket must be heavy if you should be able to put back the really heavy balls from you opponent.

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