Using Fittex Individual Grommets?

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  1. H. Ju

    H. Ju New User

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    I gave up looking for m-fil 200 plus grommet.
    Does anyone know how Fittex Individual Grommet work?
    Is it hard to install and how do I install it?
    thanks
     
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  2. H. Ju

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    ANYONE... nobody....
     
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  3. Standupnfall

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    push the broken grommet out a little bit with an awl from the inside just enough so you can cut it where it attaches to the next grommet on each side.
    The hard part will be making sure the grommet next to it doesnt pull out b/c you wont be able to get it back in. then just put the fittex in and your done
     
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  4. Dags

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    There are two ways of using Fittex grommets.

    1. Replacing a single grommet on an existing strip. First, you remove the broken grommet. You can either do this with a grommet grinder, or by pushing the broken grommet out of the hole and cutting it with snips. You then insert the fittex in its place. Whether you put it under or over the existing grommet strip largely depends where it is on the racquet and the design of the bumper guard. I usually insert it with the existing grommet still in place, but there have been a couple of times where this has not been practical and it would have interfered with the string.

    An alternative to this method is to use tubing. YULitle made a video on this:
    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=YULitle#p/u/26/040W5r8F04w

    2. If you can't find a replacement grommet set for your racquet, you can make a new one using fittex grommets. To do this, you get a Guardit bumper strip, punch your own holes to match your racquet, and then insert the fittex grommets. I've never actually done this, so can't comment on how easy or otherwise it is.
     
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  5. thatguymattin

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    There are several different sizes for fittex grommets available for purchase on Tennis Warehouse. Because my grommets are out of stock, how do I know what sizes to use for the racquet? If possible, I'd like to replace the whole grommet with these individual grommets. Does anyone have any experience for this?
     
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  6. Chotobaka

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    Also, get yourself a couple of grommet grinders.
     
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  7. thatguymattin

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    Care to explain, the dude?
     
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  8. ProStringing

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    This is correct. You will need a 3mm Grommet Grinder for single holes and a 4mm Grommet Grinder for larger holes. You can then use new individual grommets.

    Here is a picture that explains the process:

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    And here is one that shows how it should look when finished:

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    Hope this can be of help,

    ProStringing
     
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  9. struggle

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    you may just get away with using tubing instead, pending the situation.
     
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  10. Chotobaka

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    Perfect. <10>
     
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  11. Bdole

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    A quick note on the diameters. The 3.7, 3.8, and 4.0 mm sizes in varying lengths are the ones to use. Fore reference I was able to share two 15L gauge strings to a 3.8 hole with a tight fit. The 3.8 x 20 mm size grommet appears to be the only size with a flush top area. The other sizes have a curved radius, as on standard bridge grommets.
     
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  12. thatguymattin

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    So hypothetically speaking... What dimensions would you use on an ncode 90 or K88? Those grommets are nonexistent now, and I would like to replace the bumper area. I imagine I would have to use tape over the bumper area of the racquet.
     
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  13. Bdole

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    I think you'd want the 3.8 x 20 everywhere except the longer throat shoulder corner and the bridge because they are the most low profile. Just measure the current ones at your bumper guard and make sure they aren't longer than 2 cm.
     
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  14. thatguymattin

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    I just measured an old PSBLX90 grommet I have with a micrometer, and each individual tubing is 3.81mm. I don't see why one could not mod a PS90 grommet onto an N90.
     
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    Are the five holes for the crosses on the pws the only reason you cannot use a ps90 grommet on an n90? If so, can the bumper only be replaced? Where's breakpoint when you need him!?
     
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