Head XRC screwed pallet system!

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  1. Bud

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    The last XRC I bought had a ruined grip on it... so I updated it with a TW leather grip.

    What I found underneath was interesting (to say the least)... a screwed pallet system (nut and bolt and each end of the grip) - see pics below.

    Why don't racquet companies these days have this type of interchangeable pallet system?

    I can't imagine the weight of a nut and bolt is that great!


    First three pics are of one side... the last pic is the opposite side.

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    Opposite Side

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  2. Rorsach

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    Take a look at the old Arthur Ashe Head. It has the same system.
     
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  3. proracketeer

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    Royal Carbon has it too
     
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  4. Bud

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    All mine are unused... and don't want to pull the stock leather grips off :oops:

    Therefore, I'll take your word for it ;-)

    Any other Head racquets that you know of have the same pallet system?
     
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  5. MichaelChang

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    I have my first generation POG Oversize, which have a few skrew holes on the handle, and filled by little metal bolts on 1 side, and empty on the other side.
     
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  6. khw72004

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    How does the XRC play. I had a chance to get this racket a couple of times but always ending up choosing something else because I haven't heard anything about this racket.
     
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  7. Bud

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    Sweeeeet! There is no other hit like the XRC, IMO.

    One of the most underrated classics.
     
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  8. khw72004

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    So it hits sweet. I could use a little more description too. What does it feel like?
     
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  9. Deuce

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    ^ Better than any other racquet I've ever hit with.

    No graphite. Just fibreglass.

    ^ Big, big mistake.
     
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  10. Bud

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    Like butta! Is that better?? :)

    Don't pass up the chance to buy one next time :D
     
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  11. khw72004

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    Thanks Bud, So is it more like a rossie or a Pro Staff 85?
     
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  12. Mansewerz

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    I think some of the fischer pro number ones had that pallet system.
     
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