Do I have to remove by Bumper Guard for Stringing?

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  1. Tennisrichmond

    Tennisrichmond New User

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    I am planing to perform my first String job.

    I need to string my Head Microgel Prestige Pro racquet. It has a Bumper Guard and the string "holes" are not very accessible. Do I need to use a clamp to make space between the bumper or is the Bumper Guard removable during stringing. I will appreciate any advise on how to deal with super tight Bumper Guards
     
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  2. star 5 15

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    You dont take it off. You just have to suck it up and string it. lol.
     
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  3. pingu

    pingu Semi-Pro

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    I do not play with the Prestige, but I don't think you have to remove it.

    I'm sure there are others Prestige owners that can give you some tips here.

    Good luck !
     
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  4. abenguyen

    abenguyen Hall of Fame

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    no removal or expanding is necessary. the gaps are big enough so you can fit a string and when you pull tension, the side where some of the string is sitting above the grommet will 'snap' into it so that the grommet/bumper guard will cover and conceal the string.
     
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  5. rich s

    rich s Hall of Fame

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    this is correct.....do not remove the bumpers as they are part of the grommets......

    you may need to use an awl to move the bumper so it's easier to see what's going on when you get down to the last few crosses and one or two of the holes is blocked by the mains but it is do-able.
     
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  6. abenguyen

    abenguyen Hall of Fame

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    do-able yes, easy...no. those few last crosses do get a little difficult but patience and careful usage of the awl will get it done
     
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  7. goakka

    goakka New User

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    if you learn how to string a prestige then every other frame will seem easy
     
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  8. wyutani

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    nope, dun need too...
     
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