From what I've read and seen it's amazing to see grommets in perfect condition on these frames. I'm still playing the racquet but with the strings that came with it. I'm sure they're quite dead. I'll have to look at the package I used. The lady in the tennis shop was quite helpful in finding me one. I was able to use three at a time (uncut) in many places. There are certainly many individual pieces too. :evil: It was a PITA to string like that.