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Threading the safety cord through the handle 
Alex Glaros: I need help threading the safety cord through the handle. I have a Wilson T22 and the safety chord is the cloth-like kind, not the round, tightly woven type cord. When I push it down through the racquet handle hole, it does not rise up after passing the metal attachment bar. When I use a tweezers to pull up on it, it unravels.

Subject: Re: help threading safety cord through handle Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 08:35:20 GMT From: Newsgroups: alt.sport.racquetball. GW: I wrap some of the wide clear package tape around the end. This covers about 3-4 inches of the cord and extends maybe 6-8 inches past the end of the cord. You end up with a long, thin tube of tape. I fold back about 1 inch of the tape at the end so that when I pass it past the post it pops out and I have something to pull on with some needlenose pliers. I use this technigue on the E-Force line with hollowed out handles but you may not need to fold any tape back for the T22. Once you get a good hold of that tape it slides easily through with the cord. 

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bgiven Subject: Re: help threading safety cord through handle Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:01:34 -0400 From: Bubba Organization: Boston University Newsgroups: alt.sport.racquetball References: 

Tie fish line to it, thread the fish line through pulling the cord with it, then cut the fish off. Works every time... Bob



 

Subject: Re: help threading safety cord through handle Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 13:44:24 GMT From: brucenj Organization: Deja.com - Before you buy. Newsgroups: alt.sport.racquetball References: 1 Alex, Assuming I know the type of cord you are talking about, try taking a large paper clip and making it as straight as possible. The use it to push the cord thru on the one side and pull it back up on the other. Works for me.


Subject: Re: help threading safety cord through handle Date: 29 Sep 1999 13:55:38 GMT From: stchmp3xs (Jerry Bryant) Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com Newsgroups: alt.sport.racquetball - I use the awl that I use to string my racquets with. Some people use paper clips. Anything that has a point that you can push it under the bar and then pull should work. Takes about 2 seconds. Jerry Bryant 


Subject: Re: help threading safety cord through handle Date: 30 Sep 1999 22:03:05 GMT I've done this a lot of times, and I've found the best method for me is to take out the cord, and trim off that part that has unraveled, say, about 1/2 inch. Now, put the end back into the handle, and keep pushing straight down until it's 'jammed' lightly. Don't worry about 'making the turn' under the post. Next, bend a paperclip straight, but with a slight hook on the end. reach down the opposite side of the handle, and fish the cord up, around the rod. It should come up easily. If it doesn't do it right away, DON'T persist, and get frustrated! Just take the cord out again, re -feed it, and start again. Guaranteed - after only one or two attempts max, the stuffing of the cord will end up arranged such as to let it be picked up easily by the paperclip. Greg Stoner