CAPping Radicals spec question

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Seth, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Seth

    Seth Hall of Fame

    Nov 13, 2009
    Sarasota, FL
    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:.
  2. in_ten_city

    in_ten_city Rookie

    Jun 8, 2010
  3. pheonix6579

    pheonix6579 Semi-Pro

    Oct 26, 2009
    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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