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Team China
01-15-2012, 10:04 PM
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I uncapped this prestige (microgel mp) and my previous prestiges (flexpoints mp). I believe it is only possible with mp and i don't think the model of the grommet as long as it is for radical mp. I used the youtek radical mp grommets (shown) but I have also used radical grommets varying from liquid metal to youtek.

for those considering uncapping their prestiges, it takes some effort with a hairdryer to install these grommets. You want to stretch the grommet evenly and not with a lot of force because you could tear it apart. Lastly, remember to widen the holes for tieoffs before stringing.

Pros - easier time stringing
slightly less weight
slightly faster swing

cons - no full racquet protection

Head_Team_Elite
03-13-2012, 03:26 PM
let me buy it?

Torres
03-13-2012, 04:02 PM
It's difficult to understand why you would want to uncap it.

Those cap grommets / bumperguard add a noticeable amount of weight to the racquet, affects how the racquet swings, as well as contributing towards stability and plow.

I haven't weighed the cap grommets on the MP, but based on the BLX 6.1 (where the bumper guard alone weighs 10.5g) stripping 20g+ of weight from from the hoop of the Prestige MP is just going to castrate and ruin the stability, SW and balance of the racquet.

ollinger
03-13-2012, 04:19 PM
This is a little like ketchup on your foie gras. It's like sending Jenna Jameson for a reduction mammoplasty. People on this board have been clamoring for years to cap every racquet imaginable so it would be Prestige-like.

realed
03-13-2012, 04:32 PM
It looks so...naked.

jmnk
03-13-2012, 07:51 PM
ok, this warrants unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. At least a game, maybe even a set. On a second note, OP did that to two rackets? No tennis for him for a week.

dnj30
03-13-2012, 07:57 PM
I have to echo everyone else. What exactly was the point of doing this?

Deodorant
03-13-2012, 11:28 PM
My eyes are bleeding

Bud
03-13-2012, 11:43 PM
Good if you like the feel of the frame but want to decrease the SW 20+ points.

Power Player
03-13-2012, 11:47 PM
The problem is that it is a prestige, so the SW is not even that high in the first place.

floydcouncil
03-14-2012, 12:27 AM
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8310/img0442vj.jpg

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4135/img0443e.jpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9066/img0444rk.jpg

I uncapped this prestige (microgel mp) and my previous prestiges (flexpoints mp). I believe it is only possible with mp and i don't think the model of the grommet as long as it is for radical mp. I used the youtek radical mp grommets (shown) but I have also used radical grommets varying from liquid metal to youtek.

for those considering uncapping their prestiges, it takes some effort with a hairdryer to install these grommets. You want to stretch the grommet evenly and not with a lot of force because you could tear it apart. Lastly, remember to widen the holes for tieoffs before stringing.

Pros - easier time stringing
slightly less weight
slightly faster swing

cons - no full racquet protection

Pros: none
Cons: you just made the racket more wimpy.

If you can't handle a Prestige, go buy a Prince.

Bartelby
03-14-2012, 12:39 AM
It's a supermodel stripped bare.

kimbahpnam
03-14-2012, 12:44 AM
Well, everyone seems to be against it so I'll encourage the OP a little. lol This at least allows some more room for customization. I think lead tape could be added to 3 and 9 which will add stability and distribute the weight a little differently than if the cap grommet were on.

Xizel
03-14-2012, 12:45 AM
Pros: none
Cons: you just made the racket more wimpy.

If you can't handle a Prestige, go buy a Prince.

Pros: it looks ridiculously sexy.

Bartelby
03-14-2012, 12:45 AM
The ball makes a beautiful sound off a normal prestige, so I wonder whether this ruins this aspect?

courtking
03-14-2012, 07:14 AM
well.. the world #1 Novak is doing it so it is normal.. Noval racket has a long strip of lead setup base on the CAP grommet..

eman resu
03-14-2012, 07:19 AM
Interesting, but how does it play now?

Rock Strongo
03-14-2012, 01:37 PM
Great job! Beat the system!