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Old 2018-09-30, 13:36   #1
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I have a stash of PT57As and PT10s and a lot of them have asymmetrical hoops. I assume this is due to poor stringing techniques from the previous owner. I was wondering if anyone has successfully fixed warped hoops? Perhaps applying a heat-gun and then bending it back into shape. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 2018-09-30, 20:44   #2
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Are the racquets currently strung? cut the strings first and see if the hoop goes back to its symmetrical shape.
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Old 2018-09-30, 23:12   #3
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Yes all the strings are cut.

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Old 2018-09-30, 23:22   #4
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I have contacted HEAD Custom MADE to see if they would be kind enough to take a batch of my racquets and try and bend them back to shape. In their factory they would have a mould press where they can lay the frame down and apply heat. But we're talking vintage PP600s, PC600s, and PT630s and PT57Bs

If they refuse, can anybody hear genius enough think of a home-made remedy? I would need to somehow create a stencil or mould of a perfect hoop and then perhaps apply a heat gun. I have never used one of those things before and I'm worried it could ruin the paint-job or even worse weaken the integrity and structure of the frame.
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Old 2018-10-18, 15:53   #5
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If this is after the strings are cut the racquets are permanently deformed, nothing to do unfortunately...
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Old 2018-10-18, 23:52   #6
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Wrong! I managed to fix the problem with a heat-gun
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Old 2018-10-28, 02:47   #7
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Wrong! I managed to fix the problem with a heat-gun
Wow... you sound like a total jacka$$ to someone who offered a valid opinion to your query.

No wonder why ppl refuse to deal with you after the 1st time.

As for your "Wrong" comment, the trick's on you. As soon as you string a
"heat treated" deformed frame you'll see what I'm talking about.
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Old 2018-10-28, 03:02   #8
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The integrity of the frame structure won’t hold long. I always seen PC600 on the bay with deform shape. If you’re able to fix it, good for you.
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