How to remove molded foam handle -> hairpin

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  1. Keifers

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    I have a racquet with a standard molded foam handle (i.e., it does NOT have pallets). I want to remove the molded foam to get the frame back to hairpin form.

    Has anyone done this? How did you do it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. el sergento

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    Dremel and sand paper. Oh, and patience.
     
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  3. firefox

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    set the handle in a vise, then use wood planer to shave it off. done in 3 minutes. :)
     
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  4. scotus

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    Have you actually performed this yourself?
     
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  5. parasailing

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    If you did this, would you be able to use Head pallets on Babolat and Wilson racquets?
     
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  6. el sergento

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    Depends on the size and shape of the hairpin. Might work with some fiddling but most likely not.
     
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  7. niktub

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    It would be great to know which brand would fit the Head pallets.
     
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  8. el sergento

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    It's not that simple. For example, all my Wilson frames have had different sizes on the hairpin. The only ones that I think would work off the bat are the super thin Pro Staffs, 85 / 88 / 95. All others are way too thick.
     
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