List of rackets that can be capped/ capping guide

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by dantespark33, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. taurussable

    taurussable Professional

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    fwiw, the feeling of capped rad is not for everyone. I much preferred the feel of lead for customization. surprised by how stiff the grommet feel compared with lead feel.also it is useless adding weight to the lower hoop. the latest head graphene racquets even tries to reduce weight in the throat and lower hoop
     
  2. Alex78

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    To join this request, as I'm about to cap for the first time as well (2 LM Rads, 1 MG Rad): Is it really the dremel bit shown in the pic? I looked for it on the web and it says diametre 3.2 mm (sorry, I'm from Europe and I don't know how this translates into in...). I think the tie-off holes in the Prestige / MG Rad frame are bigger, more like 4.0 mm. So if I center the dremel bit, I won't gain much, or will I?
    - Again sorry, this time for asking a question that may sound stupid to some, but I am also what another poster in this thread wrote: Mechanically challenged... Will be the first time I *try* to perform such an operation :)
    So thanks for any help!
     
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  3. Alex78

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    So I got myself a Dremel and did as recommended - worked perfectly well. At first I had some doubts I could perform this operation myself, but it really was easy. Now all the grommets do snap right into place, sometimes with the guidance from an awl, and I didn't even have to heat them because there was no need stretching any part when going from hole to hole.
    However, I am not sure if my final result is actually acceptable, as the grommets don't come out fully in the throat area. My question therefore is: Does stringing the racket take care of this by pulling the grommets tighter to the racket, or should I take them out and install them again?
    Here are some pictures of "the situation" right now:

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    I started installing the grommets at the top and then went down each shoulder.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! I really would like to have them strung as soon as possible.

    Oh, and for gear enthusiasts: Right now the weight of both rackets is 313 g, in addition to the CAP grommets, they both feature a Gamma leather grip and a Völkl V-Tac overgrip. In comparison to my MG Prestige MPs, the weight difference is 20 g (unstrung Prestige has Head Leather Tour and Gripsy Classic overgrip).
     
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  4. eman resu

    eman resu Semi-Pro

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    Has anyone actually tried to cap a Wilson rok? I know the prestige mid is 89, but when I bought my rok I held them together and I could swear they looked exactly the same headwise, the same shape. I didn't pay attention to the drilling pattern, though, and it might have been just a wrong impression, but can anybody confirm this? I know by experience the rok has pallets and head ones WILL fit just right, so I'm wondering if they would also accept cap grommets somehow.
     
  5. Radicalement

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    hi anyone tried to cap the last head Radical MP IG with prestige grommet ?

    Or know if it's possible ?
     
  6. eman resu

    eman resu Semi-Pro

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    I want to cap my pt280 and I have a few questions:
    1) how much do standard pt280 grommets weight?
    2) LM Prestige MP cap weights 33g. MG and IG about 28. Is this correct?
    3) Has anybody capped a pt280 with IG cap? Any pics?
     
  7. Crisp

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    Can you cap the Tecni 315 ltd 18m?
     

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