Wilson Prostaff 97 black rattle, can it be saved?

sweetspot

New User
Hey everyone,

I bought a Wilson pro staff 97 non-countervail version a couple of months ago.
After I strung it, It became apparent that some of the frame bits/grommet bits got into the hoop.
I received another pro staff 97 at no cost to replace the defect, and have been using the rattling racket as my backup racket right now.
I'm currently trying to remove the rattle from the hoop. The foam in the hoop makes the butt cap trip useless. I tried removing the grommet and poking at some of the foam. I need some help or ideas.
Has anyone dealt with this problem before or have any suggestions I could try?
 

miles.brandt

New User
If the rattling really bothers you, you can remove the foam and let whatever's loose in the frame fall out--you might be able to put the foam back in the handle, but I doing it. The thing could be doing some damage to the frame by rattling around in there, but it's probably insignificant and since it's your backup racket, I wouldn't worry about it.

Personally, I'm used to playing without foam in the handle, but it's just up to you to take out the foam or not.
 

sweetspot

New User
If the rattling really bothers you, you can remove the foam and let whatever's loose in the frame fall out--you might be able to put the foam back in the handle, but I doing it. The thing could be doing some damage to the frame by rattling around in there, but it's probably insignificant and since it's your backup racket, I wouldn't worry about it.

Personally, I'm used to playing without foam in the handle, but it's just up to you to take out the foam or not.
There's foam throughout the hoop and handle, unfortunately. taking out the foam from the handle should help, but I don't think it will take out all the bits. Thanks for the insight tho, I might give it a shot.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
If you can isolate where the rattle is, try vacuuming the next time you replace the grommet strips. Remove the old grommets. Tape off the holes where the bits are not. Any cheap tape will work including masking tape or scotch tape. Leave at least 2 holes open. Use the smallest hose attachment you have.
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
Ughh it’s the worst isn’t it ! Hate that rattle so much. To the point that I cannot use a frame with it, might as well be cracked in 6 places .
However I have found a technique that has worked for me many many times albeit it takes a bit of patience.
Take out all grommets and remove all grip
And go swimming dunk it in a pool fully submerged and start swinging it around underwater the piece will be gone in few short minutes . The longest one took was 10 minutes to work it self out .
 
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