Babolat AeroPro Drive Grommets Swappable?

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  1. innoVAShaun

    innoVAShaun Hall of Fame

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    I recently just purchased two banged up OG AeroPro Drives and everything on them needs replacing including the grommets, grips, and buttcaps.

    What I want to know, is it possible to replace the factory APD black grommets with white grommets from the AeroPro Lite?

    I ran a search and someone claimed they replaced their APDGT's grommets with white ones from a Pure Drive Lite.

    Black AeroPro Drive grommet, AeroPro Lite grommet, Pure Drive Lite grommet:
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  2. ucr_tennis90

    ucr_tennis90 Rookie

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    do the aeropro drive GT grommets fit on the non-cortex non-GT version (the original aeropro drive)? i bought one recently and i'd like to see if i could get some new grommets for it.
     
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  3. babolatstar

    babolatstar New User

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    I would ask tenniswarehouse rep. They help you. But if it is the same head size with same number of mains and crosses 16x19 for apdc +\- GT. Then yeah it should match up.
     
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  4. innoVAShaun

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    I know for sure that the AeroPro Drive GT grommets fit on the AeroPro Drive Cortex. When I purchased Grommets for my Cortex, they were black and not the usual grey.
     
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  5. niktub

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    Any update?
    OG APD grommets / APDC and APDC GT set / Pure Drive lite set
     
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    should do. If you think about it, Pure Drives and APDS are really the same racquets (head shape etc.)
     
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  7. niktub

    niktub Semi-Pro

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    Any update?
    OG APD grommets / APDC and APDC GT set / Pure Drive lite set
    Any experience?
     
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  8. txt858

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    I have the (Original) AeroPro and AeroPro cortex, and the grommet will fit for all 3 versions. so just get the latest grommet for Aeropro GT and that will fit for all 3 versions.
     
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  9. passerofgasses

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    fitting a PD grommet into an APDC

    Since I didn't have the right one on hand, I tried putting in an older pure drive grommet (the one before the cortex) into an aeropro drive cortex, and the bumperguard was too short. Obviously I was committed at the point when I knew for sure. At least the last 3 holes on each side needed to be elongated a tiny bit (1/2 a hole width?), so that's what I did with the side of a drill bit. The grommet strip at the top stretched ok with some coaxing.

    Bah, never again... Oh well. It worked.

    My replacement PD grommet looked exactly like my replacement PDC grommet (minus the holes). I'm not sure if those two are compatible, but they look it.
     
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  10. Andyroo10567

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    They both are drilled differently from my knowledge. Just stick with the grommets designed for the individual racquet, in this case, the Aero Pro drive. Dont need to go super funky with picking grommets.....
     
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  11. bigheadzjr

    bigheadzjr New User

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    Put the PureDriveGT Roddick grommets on my AEROPRO

    Yeah i recently put on my old Pure Drive + GT Roddick grommet on my now using AeroPro drive + GT on accident. It fit after a couple minutes of trying to stretch the grommets.

    the real question is when you get on the court and hit with it. I strung it at my usual tension of 52lbs with IsoSpeed Contro Baseline (16g) full polys. Every time I the ball, it made a high ping noise. I thought it might be my stringing job, so i pulled out another racket (that i strung the same day) with the original grommets on the AeroPro Drive + GT (same tension) and it hit fine. This was about a month and a half ago
     
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