Handle customisation

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by mutt, May 16, 2007.

  1. mutt

    mutt Rookie

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    Hello,
    my question is: when **** or RacquetMAXX or someone customise the pro handles, what they do? I mean, when they build a complete custom handle what material they use and how they proceed? What are the steps?

    Thanks a lot for your help!
     
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  2. Ripper

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    A pro who started his career using Prince racquets, for example, and, later on gets sponsored by Wilson, for example, might want to keep using the handle shape he's used to. Also, a pro who's very sensitive about his handle diameter and wants something in between the sizes offered to him, might have his handles customized. Things like that.
     
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  3. thomas martinez

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    It's PU foam that is used. It can only be done to frames which have a PU handle already on them. You remove the old handle, leaving a bare hairpin. You pour your foam into the mold, close the mold with racket in it, let it set, and voila, you have a new handle on your frame.
     
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  4. jayserinos99

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    Tom, is the process time-intensive and expensive? Say I'd like to go with a Wilson grip shape on a Head frame...how difficult would it be?
     
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  5. nyc

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    I think Grip size reduction is $40 and Grip customization is $75, but I would ask Roman at **** directly, he's very responsive on email.
     
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  6. Jonnyf

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    I wouldn't contact Roman, contact Thomas Martinez he'll be able to help you
     
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  7. baseliner87

    baseliner87 Rookie

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    how do you learn all this stuff (cutomisation)
     
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  8. thomas martinez

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    Hey Jay drop me a line on drivemehrd@aol.com and we'll talk a bit more about it if you'd like.
     
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