Since PM's aren't turned on here I'll make this a public post. I have read your theory of using a new, cut up grommet strip for replacing the non-existent grommet strips of the Graphite Edge. You've mentioned it in many posts also stating the individual grommets you used ripped after a short period of time. How exactly will I be doing this? Reason I ask is I just placed a payment for my second Edge in the mail today and it clearly stated the grommet strip is in rough shape. I read that you pulled a main through a racquet before ruining it and I don't want to do this. The Edge grommet strip is very thin with no bumper guard, as I'm sure you're aware. Am I looking for a new grommet strip with no bumper guard? Or am I buying a new grommet strip/bumper guard that is integrated and cutting it down to both individualize the grommets but also to make it thin enough to fit into the existing groove on the Edge's head? Also, should I consider the power pads as well? Are these available for sale or can I cut a leather shammy up from the garage? I really appreciate every one's in put on the classic racquet forum. I am learning quite a lot and LOVE hitting with my current Edge!