CAPping Radicals spec question

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  1. Seth

    Seth Hall of Fame

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    I've been interested in purchasing an older (LM or MG) Radical and slapping a leather grip and some CAP grommets on it.

    A couple of questions for those of you who know how to calculate specs.

    Let's take the MG specs, for starters:

    Midplus Specs
    Head Size:
    98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 11oz / 312g
    Balance: 2pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 315
    Stiffness: 57
    Beam Width: 21 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: Microgel / Graphite
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: HydroSorb
    String Pattern:
    18 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Mains skip: 9T,8H,10H
    Two Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 52-62 pounds

    With a leather grip, I know it will affect the static weight and balance. Will it alter the swing weight? If so, by how much?

    Now, assuming I've added a leather grip, how would the specs change if I were to install CAPs (static weight, balance, swing weight)?

    I appreciate any answers. I know several of you have carried out these same modifications to Radicals, and I hope you'll be able to help. I'm far from a customization wizard :oops:.
     
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  3. pheonix6579

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    Cant say much about the MG Radical but I CAPed and slapped a leather grip on a YT and the difference is VERY noticeable. Mine ended up being 12.5oz total with overgrip and rubberband dampener. Static weight wasn't and issue, but the swing weight made a big jump my best guess 340s-350s. But the thing is a solid beast. SO solid and very comfortable, just destroys the ball.
     
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