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Old 11-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by jim e View Post
I have 2 of both of these.
The one on the bottom is the one I use the most.
Most racquets you can use the one pictured on the bottom at the head of the racquet, and a decent % can also use at throat at times, depending on racquet. These will spread out the forces over a larger area, and especially on some O Port racquets where the frame is convex at the top and the 12 oclock billiard is flat then there is a chance of the billiard slipping off center on the curved racquet where that piece (the bottom one pictured) keeps it in place the way it should.Some stringers probably do not use them, but in reality no one can fault you for taking precautions of the racquets saftey, as these will do no harm, and can even out forces over a larger area as the tip of the billiards are very small, so it contacts just a small area.
He only needs it for one model racket (APDGT), so he's not too concerned with other model rackets. I'm hoping YonexUSA will tell me if this was sold in the US.

Originally Posted by firefox View Post
You can fabricate your own plastic adapters fairly easily using Friendly Plastic. For example, Prince Neos 1500 doesn't come with any adaptors for racquets with thin bridge (APD, old Max 200G), so I made my own pieces instead of using leather shims.
Friendly plastic softens at 120F, so you can form any shape you want with it. Once cooled, it hardens to Teflon-like hard plastic.
I was thinking of using Delrin which can be milled like metal.

Originally Posted by Irvin View Post
On my 6004 they have plastic pad that go on the billiards. Look to see if there are two small hole in the billiards where the pad prongs go in. They are black pads on the billards. You can see them in the picture.
I know what the pads look like. I used to own this machine. They look like this.
Machines: Gamma 6004 2-point w/ Wise 2086 & Babolat Sensor Dual
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