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Droolv
Dec 17th, 2008, 11:21 PM
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On my racquet the black guard (which I've labelled in the picture above) is starting to snap/crack. Is this repairable by getting a new guard or do I have to buy a new racquet? :rolleyes:

Thanks :)

hellas719
Dec 18th, 2008, 02:36 AM
i would help, but idk about racquets :sad:. sorry. u shuold check out a tennis gear store near you.

schorsch
Dec 18th, 2008, 03:38 AM
Well the problem is that if you just glue it it gets heaver on that side and the balance gets thrown off... I don't know about buying a new thingie up there, I've never heard about such a thing.

How old is the racket?

gouci
Dec 18th, 2008, 03:43 AM
That black guard is known as grommets. They price anywhere from $5 to $15 but you would also have to get your racket restrung.

If your grommets are wearing thin it might be because you are scraping the racket against the ground too often. As a former tennis instructor I'd say scraped grommets indicate poor stroke technique. Ex. On low balls instead of dropping your racket head try to keep your same swing with your racket level but bend your knees more to hit the low ball.

Droolv
Dec 18th, 2008, 07:02 AM
Well the problem is that if you just glue it it gets heaver on that side and the balance gets thrown off... I don't know about buying a new thingie up there, I've never heard about such a thing.

How old is the racket?

The racket is one year old ;)

That black guard is known as grommets. They price anywhere from $5 to $15 but you would also have to get your racket restrung.

If your grommets are wearing thin it might be because you are scraping the racket against the ground too often. As a former tennis instructor I'd say scraped grommets indicate poor stroke technique. Ex. On low balls instead of dropping your racket head try to keep your same swing with your racket level but bend your knees more to hit the low ball.

I'm going to my tennis store tomorrow and I'll see if I can have it replaced :cool:

I need a restringing, so it could work out perfectly :lol:

Thanks for the advice :angel:

Anymore advice anyone? :shrug:

Droolv
Dec 19th, 2008, 03:05 AM
I went to the store and the owner just taped it so more damage won't be done. He said once I wear out my strings, he'll put a new one on ;)

Problem solved :lol:

Shafanovic.
Dec 22nd, 2008, 11:16 AM
The racket is one year old ;)



I'm going to my tennis store tomorrow and I'll see if I can have it replaced :cool:

I need a restringing, so it could work out perfectly :lol:

Thanks for the advice :angel:

Anymore advice anyone? :shrug:

Don't throw your rackets a lot.

I do. I broke 3 this year :sobbing:

marliss1122
Jan 1st, 2009, 02:39 PM
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