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bluetrain4
03-28-2008, 06:30 AM
I've played tennis for 25 years and I never heard of them until I started coming here.

vsbabolat
03-28-2008, 06:44 AM
C.A.P. (Computer Aided Protection) Grommets are grommets that are used primarily on the HEAD Prestige Line of racquets. The C.A.P. Grommets go all the way around the head of the racquet.

Wondertoy
03-28-2008, 01:56 PM
And are a real PITA for stringers!

Applesauceman
04-06-2008, 10:33 AM
So they are designed to offer better protection? Please elaborate.

racquet_jedi
04-06-2008, 10:34 AM
So they are designed to offer better protection? Please elaborate.

Somewhat, people also say that they add a different feel than other grommets, which most people like...

Applesauceman
04-06-2008, 05:45 PM
Are they pretty much Head exclusive? Obviously they won't work for my Prince Ozone Pro Tours, but what about my Prince Tour Diablo MPs?

samej07
04-06-2008, 06:55 PM
And are a real PITA for stringers!

Amen!! (10 Char.)

vsbabolat
04-06-2008, 06:56 PM
Are they pretty much Head exclusive? Obviously they won't work for my Prince Ozone Pro Tours, but what about my Prince Tour Diablo MPs?

C.A.P. System Grommets are exclusive to HEAD racquets.

samej07
04-06-2008, 06:59 PM
C.A.P. System Grommets are exclusive to HEAD racquets.

Not only that, they're exclusive to the prestige line i believe. though with a little work you can get them to fit quite a few other head frames.

vsbabolat
04-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Not only that, they're exclusive to the prestige line i believe. though with a little work you can get them to fit quite a few other head frames.

The C.A.P. System was also available on the Pro Tour 630. Unless you consider the Pro Tour 630 to be part of the Prestige line.

samej07
04-06-2008, 07:20 PM
The C.A.P. System was also available on the Pro Tour 630. Unless you consider the Pro Tour 630 to be part of the Prestige line.

oh, i figured i should have just left that alone. lol. i do have a pt630 with CAPS (iPrestige version), but i thought that they came with a normal bumper guard when they were stock. of course i think the 630 was dicontinued before i started playing tennis, so i've never seen one new. thanks for the correction though.

btw, you wouldnt happen to know when the 630 was discontinued do you. thanks!:)

vsbabolat
04-06-2008, 07:23 PM
oh, i figured i should have just left that alone. lol. i do have a pt630 with CAPS (iPrestige version), but i thought that they came with a normal bumper guard when they were stock. of course i think the 630 was dicontinued before i started playing tennis, so i've never seen one new. thanks for the correction though.

btw, you wouldnt happen to know when the 630 was discontinued do you. thanks!:)

The Pro Tour 630 was discontinued for the consumer in the fall of 1997.

samej07
04-06-2008, 07:26 PM
The Pro Tour 630 was discontinued for the consumer in the fall of 1997.

thanks vs, i didnt mean to be a thread-jacker, but i've been wondering that since i bought my 630 and never have seen anyone post it on here.

vsbabolat
04-06-2008, 07:29 PM
thanks vs, i didnt mean to be a thread-jacker, but i've been wondering that since i bought my 630 and never have seen anyone post it on here.

No problem. I just remembered that the first year of the Pro Tour 630 in 1994 it came with traditional grommets. But from then on the Pro Tour 630 came standard with C.A.P. Grommets.

Deuce
04-06-2008, 07:49 PM
No problem. I just remembered that the first year of the Pro Tour 630 in 1994 it came with traditional grommets. But from then on the Pro Tour 630 came standard with C.A.P. Grommets.
And the mostly North American version - the Pro Tour 280 - never came with CAPs.

It must be said that just about all of the Head 98 (or 97) sq. in., 18x20 frames from 1994 to the present are very similar in mold, with the same drill pattern for the strings, and so can accept CAP grommets.
A few of the grommets on some of the racquet modeld might be a milimetre or two short, but that little problem is easily solved with tubing.

Court_Jester
04-06-2008, 08:27 PM
And are a real PITA for stringers!
True but after a while, you get used to stringing one. Stringing time with CAP grommets is no different from a racquet with regular ones.

Also, you can put these grommets on a Radical racquet and that's a real PITA of a job! My iRadical felt much better after the "transplant" though so it was worth it.