Grommets are for the weak! (grommet free pic inside)

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  1. plasma

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  2. khw72004

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    How would you pull tension on that thing if you break the strings?
     
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    Those are Kneissl racquets ;) They have like additional grommet pieces which go over the real grommets.

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    Kneissls have long additional plastic pieces which mask the grommets.
     
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    What about racquets which don't need grommets? Such as the Dunlop 200G? Are there any others?
     
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  5. Bud

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    That bottom racquet is the Fox racquet with the internal rollers... correct? Someone asked a good question... how would you pull tension on that racquet... from the inside?
     
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  6. Bud

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    Yeah, quite a few.

    A few older Fox racquets were grommets.
    Early POGs
    Prince NXG mid was partially grommetless
    Dunlops from the 80's with IMF
    Slazenger IMF
    Slazenger Phantom (double cross brace).
    All woodies :)
     
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  7. Virginia

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    How could I forget the POG, Slazenger Phantom and Fox Red Fox and ATP - all of which I have. Too many racquets to keep a track of sometimes. I'm still in the process of organising and documenting 300+ frames and currently they're very disorganised. :)
     
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    Yeah, I'm missing a few from my collection too. I believe one of the older ATP Fox frames, with the string passing through the bridge, is also is grommetless.

    The other is the ATP Fox Gold.

    I just looked at the other one... it's a Fox Bosworth ATP Composite WB-215... it is grommetless AND the strings go through the bridge down to the handle.
     
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    Virginia, not only the 200g, but the 300i and 150g are also au naturelle (grommet free!)...would love to see those foxy (grommetless) foxes when you have a minute....thanks!!!
     
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    400i is, too.

    Also, think 500i is grommetless.
     
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  11. plasma

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    let's see pix pls Bud, as of today I'm a 200g man!
     
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  12. Bud

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    I just restrung one of my Max 200G's with natural gut at 43#. I'm going to play with it, in the morning.
     
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    max 200g is one of the most powerful beasts in the vintage racquet jungle, unlike ps 85 though, they need lots of customization, proper stringing and love to live up to their original potential... it's like Paulie in Goodfellas," if Polly didn't move quickly, it was only because pauly didn't have to move for nobody." they improve form by getting preperation early, and eliminating arm motions independent of the body, and giving you feedback when you hit the ball too hard..
    only thing is, it's to flexible to pick up a ball that's on the ground by dribbling it, defienetely deserved it's place in that messed up top ten list..they even got the picture right with an original version with block letters.....
    43#, Bud...are you crazy????? doesn't the ball fly???
     
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