Cutting down a longer racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by goldy0084, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. goldy0084

    goldy0084 Rookie

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    There are some threads on extending racquets, but I am wondering if there is a method to shorten them. For example, if I have a PDR Plus and want to get it down to 27 1/4 in. from 27.5, how would that work. Could you use a professional type band-saw, or would that splinter the pallet?
     
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  2. GameSetMatch

    GameSetMatch Banned

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    LOL. Just take off the butt cap and use a fine toothed saw (an electric one will save you time).
     
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  3. cellofaan

    cellofaan Semi-Pro

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    I don't see what's funny, but indeed, a fine toothed saw is what you need to use.
    That can be a band-saw too, as long as the teeth are small.
     
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  4. GameSetMatch

    GameSetMatch Banned

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    Yeah, you cut the end off!

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  5. jhutch

    jhutch Rookie

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    does shortening the racquet affect its playability? if i shorten a plus racquet would it play the same as a standard length?
     
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  6. Keifers

    Keifers Legend

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    I used a fine tooth hand saw and it worked fine.

    The pallet material saws fine, but go easy when you get to the actual frame -- the graphite can splinter pretty easily. Go slowly and you should be fine.
     
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  7. goober

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    Question is do you really need to cut it down at all? I have a 27.6 " racquet. I find if I simply choke up on the racquet for strokes, it works fine for additional control when I need it and I still retain the benefits of length on serves and when stretched out wide. If you practice choking up when you want to it will become second nature.
     
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