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The Pusher Terminator
01-29-2006, 05:10 AM
There was a flood in my basement and my graphite racquet was submerged. Luckily it was only mainly the the grips and the throat that got submerged the most. I ripped off the tournagrip pretty quickly which I think served as a barrier from the water. I was able to wipe off most of the water on the rest of the racquet. Will my racquet be warped?

thejackal
01-29-2006, 06:16 AM
Probably not. Graphite is impervious to water, but i'd be more worried about the grips.

samster
01-29-2006, 06:22 AM
I agree with thejackal's assessment. Probably needs new grips.

anirut
01-29-2006, 06:32 AM
Don't worry, graphite rackets are 'waterproof'. I've even once dipped my ROK in hot water (about 80C) to loosen up the string tension. And yes, in your case, you will need to change the grip. If you use nat gut then also restringing.

The Pusher Terminator
01-29-2006, 07:05 AM
Whew!!! Thanks! By changing the grips you onlymean like the tourna grip and stuff...right?