Replacing grommets in Organix 10

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Maui19, May 16, 2012.

  1. Maui19

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    Some of the grommets in my Volkl Organix 10 are looking pretty ratty. A few are split (they started to split in the first few string jobs), but it doesn't seem to be effecting the strings (no string breakage anyway). These are faily new racquets, and it has happened on both of them. I didn't have this problem with the Volkl PB10 Mid, so I'm wondering if this is an isolated issue or whether I am suddenly doing something to damage the grommets. I tend to be careful and take my time while stringing, and haven't changed my technique, but you can never be sure.

    Anyway, anyone know how difficult the grommets are to change? Did Volkl have a problem with the grommets on this racquet? Will the new grommets be prone to splitting as well? Am I better off just tubing the bad grommets?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. TennisCJC

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    I have replaced my v10 o295 grommets 3 times but I did it to change the lead tape setup under the bumper. I did not have any problems with the grommets tearing or spliting. I string no higher than 55 lbs and usually in the 48-55 range with hybrids - multi/poly.

    They are no harder or easier to install than any other grommet. I use an awl to guide the grommets into the hole and take my time. I did one successfully last week. The top bumper is a bit tricky but the bumper is the trickiest on all frame to me. I start the bumper in the middle at the top and work out.

    If you have splits, I suggest replacing the grommets.

    ALL grommets take patient to install. Notice that most retailers do not give refunds on any grommets. I am guessing that is because people screw them up fairly frequently when installing them.
     
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