Grommet Question for Prestiges

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  1. Doc K

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    Are the grommets for Prestige MPs the same across the different generations of racquet? In other words, will a Youtek grommet fit on a Microgel version of the same racquet? The eyeball test says yes but I've never tried.

    Finally, are there any web resources about the history of Head racquets that cover this kind of stuff?
     
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  2. Lakers4Life

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    The Youtek grommet should fit a MicroGel. I recently got a set MP grommet and the gap is much wider than the usual semi-closed type. It's much easier to string than the old type. I don't know if this is just for the replacement grommets, because I strung a Youtek Prestige Pro with the original cap grommet and it was the semi-closed type.
     
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    Funny, I asked the very same question to the guy who does my stringing at the 'only' proper tennis shop here in Cebu...I have an i.Prestige MP and I asked if the newer model's grommets fit it and he said no :(..apparently the spacings on the grommets are ever so slightly different...but the newer generations apparently are the same so maybe the youTek version might fit the Microgel one...
     
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    I would like say that if it were a Radical, no problem, just use a hair dryer to stretch it out. But since the Prestige has a thicker cap grommet it may be a bit harder to stretch. The best way to know is to remove your grommet and compare it to new one. Sometimes you can tell if you compare the new grommet to the frame. I know there probably aren't too many shops in the Philippines that will have your grommet readily available.

    FWIW, I have a grommet set for a Microgel Prestige MP (Art No. 285778 ), I mistakenly purchased because the frame I had was a Prestige Pro.
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    The new grommets do indeed fit the i.Prestige MP.

    The Microgel and Youtek are the same exact grommets.
     
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    ^^ Sorry if it's been asked before but will the black YT grommet sets fit the IG prestiges? I just HATE the gum-coloured grommets/guards of the IG range and wish they were plain black.
     
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  7. vsbabolat

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    Yes they do.
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  8. protestov.tt

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    Hi , cant you give an adress of that shop? I will be in Cebu on next week...
     
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