Soft Rubber Grommets?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ears, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. ears

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    I just strung a Wilson Trance OS for the first time tonight. I was intrigued to find soft rubber grommets on eight of the center cross strings. I haven't strung rackets for very long but I don't ever remember having a racket with anything but hard plastic grommets. They were a little 'sticky' when pulling the cross strings thru, but other than that, they were no problem to work with. I would guess that this would be a great way to make a stiff modern stick a little more arm friendly. I'm curious as to why these haven't been used more in the racket industry. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. str33t

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    These are also used in my old Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.0. I think they are used to absorb shock better. I don't know why they arent used today...It would be a really good thing to add.
     
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  3. Midlife crisis

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    These were also used on at least the Head TiS5CZ, which was probably first produced in 2000 or 2001. I think it may apply to all of the CZ (Comfort Zone) series, though I don't know that for sure.

    I'm not sure how well it actually works, but the TiS5CZ is a pretty nice hitting racquet for what it is.
     
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  4. ears

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    Does anyone know if someone makes generic grommet replacements like these or are they model specific only? I haven't seen them here at TW or at any of the other usual suspects. I wouldn't mind trying some out on my Frankenstein Slaz X-1.
     
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