Has anyone found a *definitive* way of squaring out the Head handle shape?

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  1. Torres

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    Dont drive yourself crazy...it will never feel as good as a square pallet. You can muck around with tape but the best thing is to just get the tk82spallets.
     
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    Good question, I dont know the answer. I once had a radical with the speed pallet, but I did not do the surgery myself...one of the head gurus on this board should know.

    Good luck.
     
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    Any head but cap will fit assuming its the right size.

    Also i found a solution which doesn't involve using the tk82s pallets. Basically you need a normal head pallet a size down from what you normally use. For me this was 4 1/4 (i normally use 4 3/8).

    The two side bevels will measure fractionally wider than a 4 3/8 tk82s pallets and when i say fractionally it probably works out to be about half a mm. Obviously then the distance from the top and bottom bevels will be a lot less than a 4 3/8 tk82s pallet

    To solve this i added 4 layers in total of electrical tape onto the hairpin of the racket, 2 at the top and 2 at the bottom.

    Now when you put the pallet back on there will be a small gap between the two halfs which is not a problem.

    You can then put a 4 3/8 but cap on or you can even squeeze a 4 1/4 one on there using either a staple gun or double sided tape to secure it

    I found by doing this the handle felt exactly the same size as a 4 3/8 shape but not as rectangular. Also i find that the tk82s pallets are slightly too square and by using this method it is fractionally more rectangular than a 82s pallet but significantly less so than that of a tk82
     
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    Balsa wood 2mm thick cut to fit bevels 3 and 7 and affixed with double sided tape works great. Result is similar to Wilson/Prince shape. Cheap and easily reversible too.
     
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    That's how I would approach it as well.
     
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    Which bevels are 3 and 7? I would have done the same on bevels I consider are 3 and 7 (but they might be the same, just a difference in names).
    To me, when the racquet is lying on the floor, the bevel 1 is the one on the left handside. THe one on the top should therefore be number 3.
    Thanks for your answer.
     
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