Can I de-warp an old wooden racquet?

Hood_Man

Legend
I was doing a clear out today in my mums garage, and as I was going through things I found her old wooden racquet .

Trouble is it's bent in shape slightly over the years, and I was wondering if any of you guys knew of any ways to straighten it out again, if it's even possible?

I don't expect it to be as good as new (it's close to 40 years old), but it would be nice if I could get it as close as possible.

Thanks :)
 

Hood_Man

Legend
Oh well, that's a shame. At least I asked first before trying something that could damage it.

Thanks anyway :)

The handle and everything else is straight enough, just a little folding inwards around the frame, otherwise it's not too bad.

I might bring it out and have a little hit around with it (pretend I'm Bjorn Borg for a few hours :D), before retiring it for good on my wall :)
 
Even a humidifier and press won't evenly restore the uneven distribution of forces and moisture that led to the problem. Have it made into a clock.
 

ATP100

Professional
I was doing a clear out today in my mums garage, and as I was going through things I found her old wooden racquet .

Trouble is it's bent in shape slightly over the years, and I was wondering if any of you guys knew of any ways to straighten it out again, if it's even possible?

I don't expect it to be as good as new (it's close to 40 years old), but it would be nice if I could get it as close as possible.

Thanks :)

Yes, there's a way.
Yes, it is very expensive.
No, it is not worth it.
 
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