Racquet extension, what's involved?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Maestro Nalbandian, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Maestro Nalbandian

    Maestro Nalbandian Professional

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    I've heard it's possible to extend an 27" racquet to 27.5", what's involved? Is't a DIY job? Thanks
     
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  2. thanu

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    I think it's better if you get one of the big customizing companies to do it. I've had racquets extended by JCS and Bosworth. JCS and **** remold the handle and can extend the racquet up to .5" and that will cost you $70-$85. I just had Bosworth extend a couple Agassi LE Radical racquets 1", so they are now 28". They charge $40 per racquet. All the companies charge you for return shipping, so factor that in. Bosworth adds an extension to the handle and epoxy the buttcap back on.


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  3. Bobble

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    sorry to bump this old thread. Hopefully Thanu sees this because i'm wondering if you have had any stability issues with the bosworth extension...sounds like a great price, thanks
     
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  4. thanu

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    The only problem I had with them (Bosworth) extending the racquet is that they take a long time.. and they don't answer emails and you have to do everything by phone. It's pretty cheap compared to **** and the other places, but they just add an extension and they didn't remold the grip. I would say if you want to extend a racquet by half an inch or need a different shape use **** or jcs, but if you need a full inch, go to bosworth.

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  5. zebano

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    I've got to ask why? I played with a 28" stick for years and while I loved the service, the maneuverability that came with goign to a 27" is amazing when I serve and volley.
     
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  6. Bobble

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    I'm only looking for a half inch, and just wanted thanu's advice on bosworth. I just want to make sure an extension wouldnt come loose or be low quality...which i am still wondering
     
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    Bump...Can anyone give me any information as to the stability of having an "extension" put on the buttcap by, say, Bosworth. Any other negative experiences?
     
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  8. thanu

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    It's stable.. and it does add weight.. one extension adds half an ounce.. that is what they told me.. I didn't weigh it. It's stable too, and they expoxy the buttcap back on.


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