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hewittmetfan
03-19-2012, 07:56 PM
I know that Head has finally put CAP grommets on the new IG Radical Pro. But does anyone if you can put Black CAP grommets on the IG Radical because I find the clear grommets to be ugly I don't know maybe its just me :?

eleventeenth street
03-19-2012, 09:26 PM
it might be possible to fit the old youtek prestige pro caps on the new ig radical pro...but i doubt it. different beam width, different beam shape.

hewittmetfan
03-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Are there any other CAP grommets for sale besides the prestige grommets?

falc02
03-20-2012, 02:52 AM
I am wondering if the Head YOUTEK IG Prestige Pro Grommet will work.......can anyone confirm?

falc02
03-20-2012, 02:57 AM
Ignore my previous comment I meant the Head YOUTEK Prestige Pro Grommet seeing as the they have the same string pattern (16/19) same head size and very similar beam width (21 vs 21.5).....can anyone confirm?

Deodorant
03-20-2012, 06:24 AM
It should fit. Same hoop design as a radical midplus but with tue 16x19 prestige pro drill pattern. And about the beam width, .5 of a difference isn't had, because if you think about it....its only .25mm that's gonna stick out.

hewittmetfan
03-20-2012, 09:14 AM
anyone know any companies because I have no idea how to do it

Bartelby
03-20-2012, 09:46 PM
They seem almost identical, but not precisely identical in terms of string pattern.

The rad pro is slightly longer and less wide compared to the prestige pro.

The cap grommet is also rounded to follow the beam, rather than flat.

If you wait two years, the next iteration may have a black grommet, but you may be able to do it now.

Chesnokov
03-21-2012, 06:52 PM
I kind of like the clear grommets even though I'm typically a purist when it comes to such things. If the CAP grommet set is compatible, all you need is a stringer's awl and some patience to install it. work from 12:00 down. Keep in mind that the Youtek IG Radical Pro's CAP design is tapered for the last 2-3 grommets near the throat, much like the i.Prestige CAPs. Not sure if that would make it difficult to put non-tapered CAPs like the YT Prestige Pro CAPs, if in fact the head shape/drill pattern is the same.

Cup8489
05-20-2012, 02:12 PM
bump.. wondering if anyone was able to get older black CAPs on these frames?

Xonemains
05-20-2012, 04:46 PM
I know that Head has finally put CAP grommets on the new IG Radical Pro. But does anyone if you can put Black CAP grommets on the IG Radical because I find the clear grommets to be ugly I don't know maybe its just me :?

here you go buddy, some guys are already doing it.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=410306&page=3

it just takes some time fiddling around with the heat gun and owl

purple-n-gold
05-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Wouldn't think the CAP would fit that well. The Prestige is smaller than the Rad Pro.. 98 vs 100. Ive CaP'd a YTRad MP and can say that was a PiTA.

Cup8489
05-20-2012, 05:54 PM
Wouldn't think the CAP would fit that well. The Prestige is smaller than the Rad Pro.. 98 vs 100. Ive CaP'd a YTRad MP and can say that was a PiTA.

Naw, the new IG Rad Pro is 98, thus the assumption that it might work.