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Old 2012-07-01, 13:33   #1
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Default Grommets

Maybe a simple, stupid question but I've been stringing for my kids and their school teams in addition to a steadily growing set of people who I know their wishes and rackets. Because of that I keep some sets of grommets for those players and have told them that I will change them as needed when I re-string their rackets. My question is that I have been getting more requests to string other peoples rackets and will frequently get rackets that have completely trashed grommets that I don't even want to string. Any suggestions for what to do? I have been warning people that their strings will not last as long without good grommets and have offered to order the grommets form their particular rackets but is it worth having individual grommets to replace the really bad ones or refuse to string the really bad rackets until I can get the appropriate grommet set? I don't do this for a living but I am quite particular about doing things right and caring for the rackets appropriately.
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Old 2012-07-02, 04:21   #2
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Default Give them an informational form

Make a form that tells them the cost and the benefits of the strip. People wear the top through and cut into the material which causes frames to fail. Don't forget the labor charge for the installation.
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Old 2012-07-03, 00:48   #3
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Thank you very much! I'm running into a problem that I've been stringing for family, friends, and kids' teammates for a while with a very cheap price and quick turnaround that now that the word is getting around I'm getting more and more requests so I really need to formalize my service better. Thanks for the advice. Do you keep a wide selection of grommets or order them specially?
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Old 2012-07-03, 16:13   #4
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I order them as needed.
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Old 2012-07-05, 17:14   #5
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I had ordered grommets for my son's racket (Wilson BLX Blade 98) in preparation for tournament camp next week but was told that Wilson wouldn't have any out until August. Any idea whether another racket (? K Blade ) would have a similar pattern that could be used or should I just cover with head tape until they arrive?
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Old 2012-07-05, 22:46   #6
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The Blade 104 blx and k are interchangeable, so I think that it should hold true for the 98
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