Any way to open Yonex buttcaps?

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  1. Duzza

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    Specifically RDX 500's...just for future reference that's all..
     
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    Hump de bump..
     
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  3. donnygg

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    mine's wrapped in heat sleeve so i can't see how the butt cap is attached to the racquet. but i have removed the butt cap from my power rd-10 b4 and it doesn't require rocket science. remove grip, remove staple, viola! any particular difficulty u've encountered with rdx500?
     
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    Oh right oh well that sounds promising. When my Leather Grips arrive I'll be replacing the synthetic so I'll check then. Is it hard to restaple pallets?
     
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  5. Athans87

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    Nah, it's not hard to restaple the buttcap to the pallet. Just make sure that you use a solid staple instead of the thin ones you would use for paper, otherwise you will have a weak attachment and you may feel the staple through the grip (prob. not with leather though).
     
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    Prise the staple out carefully enough with a small screwdriver and when you put the buttcap back on you can usually line up and reinsert the staple into the existing staple holes with a last light tap from a hammer.

    PS. I've pulled the plastic Yonex logo off the bottom of the buttcap and can say that there is nothing doing there, it is just glued on so just leave it be.
     
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  8. Askmeo88

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    I've found that underneath the buttcap, Yonex handles tend to be filled with foam or something - that is, you couldn't put anything (like lead) in there anyways. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    The RDX 500mid is filled with some foam stuff. I had a piece of a grommet get caught inside when I was changing the set I removed the butt cap and was able to shake it out.
     
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  10. SFrazeur

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    That is what I do as well.
     
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