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Torres
03-18-2012, 12:20 PM
.....specifically for the IG Prestige MP?

Any comments/suggestions apprecaited.

Ta.

( Edit: found a thread with the info here: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=346894 )
(http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=346894])

Fed Kennedy
03-18-2012, 12:25 PM
Dont drive yourself crazy...it will never feel as good as a square pallet. You can muck around with tape but the best thing is to just get the tk82spallets.

Torres
03-18-2012, 12:38 PM
^ Thanks Fed.

Is there is a specific butt cap required, or will the original fit?

I'm going to try to get the pallets from here: http://www.apolloleisure.co.uk/default.cfm/groupname.42/manu.6/sect.3

Fed Kennedy
03-18-2012, 12:46 PM
^ Thanks Fed.

Is there is a specific butt cap required, or will the original fit?

I'm going to try to get the pallets from here: http://www.apolloleisure.co.uk/default.cfm/groupname.42/manu.6/sect.3

Good question, I dont know the answer. I once had a radical with the speed pallet, but I did not do the surgery myself...one of the head gurus on this board should know.

Good luck.

seb23
03-18-2012, 01:53 PM
^ Thanks Fed.

Is there is a specific butt cap required, or will the original fit?

I'm going to try to get the pallets from here: http://www.apolloleisure.co.uk/default.cfm/groupname.42/manu.6/sect.3

Any head but cap will fit assuming its the right size.

Also i found a solution which doesn't involve using the tk82s pallets. Basically you need a normal head pallet a size down from what you normally use. For me this was 4 1/4 (i normally use 4 3/8).

The two side bevels will measure fractionally wider than a 4 3/8 tk82s pallets and when i say fractionally it probably works out to be about half a mm. Obviously then the distance from the top and bottom bevels will be a lot less than a 4 3/8 tk82s pallet

To solve this i added 4 layers in total of electrical tape onto the hairpin of the racket, 2 at the top and 2 at the bottom.

Now when you put the pallet back on there will be a small gap between the two halfs which is not a problem.

You can then put a 4 3/8 but cap on or you can even squeeze a 4 1/4 one on there using either a staple gun or double sided tape to secure it

I found by doing this the handle felt exactly the same size as a 4 3/8 shape but not as rectangular. Also i find that the tk82s pallets are slightly too square and by using this method it is fractionally more rectangular than a 82s pallet but significantly less so than that of a tk82

corners
03-18-2012, 07:01 PM
Balsa wood 2mm thick cut to fit bevels 3 and 7 and affixed with double sided tape works great. Result is similar to Wilson/Prince shape. Cheap and easily reversible too.

themitchmann
03-19-2012, 04:51 AM
Balsa wood 2mm thick cut to fit bevels 3 and 7 and affixed with double sided tape works great. Result is similar to Wilson/Prince shape. Cheap and easily reversible too.

That's how I would approach it as well.

NicoHK
09-01-2012, 01:48 PM
Which bevels are 3 and 7? I would have done the same on bevels I consider are 3 and 7 (but they might be the same, just a difference in names).
To me, when the racquet is lying on the floor, the bevel 1 is the one on the left handside. THe one on the top should therefore be number 3.
Thanks for your answer.

Faithfulfather
09-01-2012, 05:57 PM
When the racquet is lying on the floor with the head symbol up then the flat side to the right is 3 and the flat side to the left is 7. Here is a very good explanation. http://www.busy-tennis-players.com/tennis-grips.html