LM Presitge Mid grommets

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  1. TheLambsheadrep

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    On my LM Presitge Mid, the highest grommets in both of the 10 and 2 grey/ribbed areas are cracked. im assuming this means i need new CAP grommets...

    if so, are LM mid CAP grommets the only ones that will fit, or will any other prestige mid CAP grommets work (without much use of a hair dryer haha)?
     
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  2. TheRed

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    every single prestige mid grommet will fit
     
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  3. TheLambsheadrep

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    i will get pics up soon, just so people see what im talking about
     
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38221599@N05/

    the first two pictures are from the prestige, the cracks are located roughly at 12 o'clock on the grommet. please let me know if i need new CAP grommets, and again, if any version/generation of the prestige mid CAP grommets would work.

    also, if you could look at the video right under IMG_3008 and give your two cents to why one side makes that rattle (discussed in http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=388924 ), that would be much appreciated
     
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  5. TheLambsheadrep

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    anyone check out the pics?
     
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  6. TheLambsheadrep

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    c'mon people, please
     
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  7. Fuji

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    You already got your answer mate!

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  8. TheLambsheadrep

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    im just looking for additional conformation. someone gave me advice about other grommets, and they were 90% right, but that 10% cost me a set of CAP grommets and a string job...

    do you have any opinion on the video fuji? i took out half of the hoop grommets tonight to see if there was anything under them, didnt see anything but i cleaned it as best as I could anyway. when I went outside to test for the rattle (the same way I did in the video), there was minimal to no rattle, so i have no idea what it couldve been, but its def not a crack and hopefully now its taken care of
     
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  9. Fuji

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    I watched the video!

    I'm not sure what could be causing it, but as long as it's fixed now that's all that matters eh? :) Next time you are due for a restring, maybe try tubing the grommets and that might help?

    -Fuji
     
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  10. TheLambsheadrep

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    I actually plan to have that racquet strung tomorrow haha. but what is tubing the grommets...?
     
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  11. Fuji

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    I noticed in your picture one of the grommets seemed to be cracked, I've had this done in a few of my rackets before and it seems to work fine. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=040W5r8F04w&feature=player_embedded#!

    It might help the rattle a bit?

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  12. TheLambsheadrep

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    ya, thats the prestige mid i just got, im stringing the racquet that had the rattle tomorrow. im watching the video tho, something i will def look into doing, just gotta find some tubing. there are also Head YouTek IG Prestige Mid Grommets for around $10, looking into those, but i would think the tubing would be cheaper haha
     
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  13. Fuji

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    Awesome! Tubing is super cheap so it's a quick fix and no real loss if it doesn't work. I liked it on my full gut string jobs to prevent sheering, and I thought it might be helping for you to check out. :)

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  14. TheLambsheadrep

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    def searching for it now
     
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  17. TheLambsheadrep

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    I'm guessing the gauge of Teflon/Nylon Tubing needs to be about 1.5mm for the Inner diameter and the Outer diameter to be about 1.8mm? this is an online purchase option
     
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  18. TheLambsheadrep

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    meh, I'm just gonna buy new CAP grommets, ordering 10' of Gamma tubing will cost a little more than the grommets. but I will always keep the tubing in mind, thanks fuji
     
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  19. Fuji

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    Hey bud!

    Nylon tubing is stretchable, so when you stretch it, it thins out, so diameter isn't too hard to obtain from standard gauge. :)

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    I keep teflon tubing around for when it's needed. Don't use it much as most times, I replace the grommet for myself or the customer.

    As far as the rattle, if the grommet is split, it will sometimes vibrate against the frame on strokes. I suspect that is what you may be hearing. Just for me, when I wipe or clean a racquet prior to stringing, I use furniture polish to somewhat revitalize the plastic grommet. They do dried out and have a tendency to split.
     
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  21. TheLambsheadrep

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    the rattle is in my Ti. Carbon 6000, not the prestige mid that has the split grommets. and i wouldnt hear it on strokes, just if i tapped it on the ground on that one side

    when i took out half of the Ti. Carbon grommets in the hoop, i checked for cracks/splits and couldnt find any. i blew thru the grommet holes in the racquet to remove any possible debris, and when i put the grommets back in and tapped the racquet on both sides like i did in the video, it was hardly noticable to non existant. so hopefully that rattle is done with
     
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