Rattle in racquet when hit

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  1. Drewwonu

    Drewwonu Semi-Pro

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    When i hit with my radical it seems to have a rattling sound. The only reason i can see why is that i cut 3 of the grommets off and flipped them around because they were torn. Could this be the cause?
     
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  2. Kal-El 34

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    could be that, could be some clay, or you could have some loose graphite in there
     
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  3. furyoku_tennis

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    it could be that. it might be loose lead tape if you have any on there. that happens to me sometimes.
     
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  4. Drewwonu

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    Also, i can't hear it when i shake the racquet just when i hit with it.
     
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  5. ESP#1

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    Sounds like a piece of something broke and now is moving around inside, try taking the buttcap off and letting it fall out
     
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  6. furyoku_tennis

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    sounds like it could be a loose grommet piece from your description
     
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  7. a-naik.1

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    That's what I was initially thinking as well.
     
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  8. Bolivian Ace

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    This ussualy works, also take the grouments out.
     
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  9. Rorsach

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    Be careful of baby rattle snakes. Sometimes they take shelter in racquets.
     
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  10. Jaewonnie

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    if you put weight in the handle, then thats obvious. If its still stock condition, not sure, prolly the grommets
     
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  11. tennisoscar1

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    gatta be the grommets. happened to my old racket
     
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