has anyone ever leaded up a liquid metal radical

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  1. mattyc

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    I have the option of getting 4 of these insanely cheap. I am currently using the prestige lm and like it a lot. i am searching for new rackets and was wondering if i weighted these radicals up to around 350g, would they feel nice?> some rackets cannot take that much extra load on the frame and play awful. has anyone had any experience customising this bat??


    cheers guys
     
  2. crazy8tiger

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    I'm not sure about 350, but I added 5 grams to each to the 3 and 9 o'clock to bump it up to 328. Gave me more stability and I'm having no problems.
     
  3. Bud

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    Slap a leather grip on it and some CAP grommets. That will put a little beyond 12 oz. It's a great stick for customizing.
     
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    If you don't buy them let me know who is selling them insanely cheap :)
     
  5. toughshot

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    lol ditto :]

    are CAP grommets the large ones that are used w/ the prestiges?
     
  6. OnyxZ28

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    Yes they are.
     
  7. Bud

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    And they are a very tight fit on the Radical :shock: I had to cut each of the two side pieces and stick them on in 4 parts... plus the throat piece.

    I'd like to hear from someone who has gotten Mid+ Prestige CAPs to fit on a Radical without cutting them. I don't think it's possible. Whereas, installing them on the PT280 was cake.
     
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    I have them leaded up in the throat area and under the grip. just like Ivanovic, but not b/c she does it, I've placed lead tapes in all diff. areas and I liked it best in the throat area. mine weighs around 12oz and I suppose the balance didn't change much if at all with a small amount of lead under the grip.

    overall very solid racket.
     
  9. OnyxZ28

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    My Ti.Raf MP has i.Prestige CAPS on it -- no cutting needed.
     
  10. katastrof

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    I think most people here playing with the radicals beef them up a bit. Mine have about an ounce of lead, half under the trap door and half around 3 & 9 o'clock, plus some at 10&2. That brings it to about 350g, and increases the (re-calculated) swingweight to 350. Very very very solid racquet & I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
     
  11. Bud

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    How about the LM Radical? I swear there is no way to get the CAPs on the racquet without cutting them.
     
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    You can use Euro I Prestige MP XL CAPs...they will fit without any cutting.

    Nick
     
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    exactly, look around. i have sets that i use on mine. i used to just put lead tape at 3 and 9 and in the handle. felt good then but i have CAP's now
     
  14. mattyc

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    thanks for the response.

    how much additional weight do the cap grommets add? can someone link me up to the exact ones i need as i have no idea what i am looking for???


    with all this extra weight, it wont be too powerful will it?
     
  15. mattyc

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    i forgot to mention i am using a single lm prestige which i like a lot but cannot buy it anywhere for a decent price so am attempting to recreate something similar with these customised radicals
     
  16. katastrof

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    I used the CAPs on my iRadicals before.

    With the LM Radical, I had the hardest time putting in its own grommets in place, so I can't even imagine what a pain it'll be to install CAPs. Maybe I'm wrong, but I won't try. The racquet is fine without them.
     
  17. Bud

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    Thanks for the info.

    Was the Euro iPrestige MP XL racquet slightly larger than the American version of the iPrestige MP?

    Where's the best place to find these CAPs?
     
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    i don't think its too powerful. i think its more stable. strung with a good poly it plays great. i don't the specific weight but its a good amount compared to normal grommets
     
  19. katastrof

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    If I remember correctly, CAPs are about 12 grams heavier than the regular set.
     

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