MCG, as a rule I'd agree with you. Two thoughts! My paddle already has the holes do the damage is already done, and ideally I'd like to restore pieces back to the original if possible. Really appreciate the pics! Gives me a starting place! Might I impose on youn to take another pic with a ruler in the shot... and if you could mic the guage that would be great!
The paddle I have has six! In the spirit of authenticity has anyone seen a tip protector with six nail holes?