**** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by anirut, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Roadway

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    I replaced the original bumper guard and grommet strips (totaled 16 grams) with individual grommets (weighed 5 grams). This setup makes it easier to swing especially for my 1HBH. It also brings more feel. The impact (shock) transfers to my arm more clearly. I really like this feel.
     
  2. anirut

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    Interesting. From where did you get them?
     
  3. Roadway

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    I made the grommets by myself. I made with gel pen refills: scraped them to a certain diameter just well-fitting the stick holes, cut a segment out according to the hole length, made the segment nail-shaped by burning one tip of it , and then insert to the hole. By this way, i relived a lot old grommet-broken sticks. Besides,these grommets are very light, so i also use them to make a more head-light racquet.
     
  4. anirut

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    Great idea! Thanks for the creativity!
     
  5. djNEiGht

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    started hitting again with my R98. oh joy!
     
  6. daunvidch

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    Hey Redondo users, I just bought my first Redondo MP from TW (used), and there is just a bunch of sticky residue all over the frame of the racket. I think I saw it discussed briefly in this thread, but is there been a clear consensus in how to safely and easily remove it without damaging the paint? I tried used alcohol to no avail and the feeling is just absolutely horrible. Reminds me of holding a used, sticky lollipop in my hand. Does anyone have any sure-fire suggestions for me to quickly remove this without trouble? Thanks.
     
  7. movdqa

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    It's a feature - the rubbery coating.
     
  8. Soundbyte

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    Isopropyl alcohol didn't take care of it? I'd attempt to try Goo-Gone if the alcohol didn't work
     
  9. daunvidch

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    ...well its an interesting feature i guess.. lol

    alright ill give it a try. thanks.
     
  10. anirut

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    Try turpentine.

    I have actually used air-brush paint thinner in small amounts. You will have to use very small amounts on a large surface area and then WAIT an hour or more for the thinner to fully evaporate.

    If you use too much, the paint could peel off, or bubble up, and will look ugly.
     
  11. Sean4016

    Sean4016 New User

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    Just picked up an MP and string it with Wilson Nat Gut in mains @53 and ALU Power in x @50. I haven't been this excited to test something in a long time, just hoping I made the right choice on tensions.
     

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