List of rackets that can be capped/ capping guide

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  1. taurussable

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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

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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

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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?
     
  8. daniel2015

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    I need to cap a Flexpoint Prestige MP but I cant find the cap here in South America.
    In a local shop, I was told that the red (graphene) cap does not fit.
    Does anybody know if Microgel or Youtek/Youtek ig could fit in my flexpoint???
     
  9. Cerps

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    The red will fit, it's just at those flexpoint holes you would need to cut it to look neat.
     
  10. dr325i

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    I believe I looked into this and it was different drill pattern
     
  11. dr325i

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    Older post, but let me add:
    - yes, the IG CAPs would fit
    - MG CAPs add 10g over the PT280 non-cap grommets
     
  12. daniel2015

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    They showed me that the red cap did not fit because of the distance between the holes (i mean the many tiny holes in which you insert the cap)
     
  13. daniel2015

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    they told me to cut the cap in many small pieces but i dont want to buy it and do that
     
  14. vsbabolat

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    You don't cut CAP grommets to fit Flexpoint Prestuge Midplus. The Microgel prestige mp and youtek fit perfectly. I have put those on my Flexpoint prestige mp.
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    The 18x20 red cap grommets will fit also. Same exact drill pattern.
     
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  15. daniel2015

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    thank you very much!!!
     
  16. PSC85

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    Can dunlop mw200g be capped? or any of the dunlop 200 series?
     
  17. daniel2015

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    Ive bought the microgel prestige and it doesnt fit :(

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  18. vsbabolat

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    You did not put them in right.
    1. Start at the throat and work your way to the head.
    2. Have an Awl to help get the grommet barrel through the hole.
    3. Its also helpful to heat up the grommets. Put them in boiling pot of water for a few minutes.
     
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  19. markus666

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    How many grams will increase the weight of my Radical Liquidmetal MP if i change the standard for a cap grommet Microgel Prestige MP? considering an overgrip is 5/6 gr., the balance will be similar to play without overgrip? Does the Swing weight increase very much?
     
  20. Hnefi

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    It'll add about 10g total weight so with 1 OG will shift the balance slightly towards the head. Also expect a large bump in swingweight. I just CAP'ed an old I.radical MP that I found in a yard sale, and with no lead the SW is up from ~300 to 329.
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  21. markus666

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    thanks a lot for your reply, very helpfull info.
     
  22. PSC85

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    Can Dunlop MW 200G be capped?
     
  23. Seth

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    Safin's was. ;)
     
  24. Cerps

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    He, that was maybe a bit different racquet. Just a bit...
     
  25. markus666

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    i ve received the replacement cap grommets from TW, i ordred YOUTEK-microgel prestige mid grommets, but it doesn t fit on my liquidmetal radical mp. Anyone know why?
    Did i order a wrong replacement grommets? there is no way it fit with the holes, looks some of them are too close.

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  26. Hnefi

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    You ordered MID grommets for a MP? That's your problem right there.

    Should get Liquidmetal Prestige MP grommets (Microgel also works).
     
  27. markus666

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    oh,i see...The only replacement grommets i can buy in TW europe then are graphene presige mp, this one will fit? all The other prestigge grommets offered are MID.
     
  28. Alex78

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    Yes, the Prestige MP CAPs will fit, all the pictures above show this combination.
     
  29. DJ-

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    How do the LM Prestige Mid+ tk57 caps fit on an i.Radical mp ? I have them on my pt630 / 280's and the fit is beautiful, looking to cap an I.radical now...
     
  30. Cerps

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    Yes they will fit but they are very red.
     
  31. markus666

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    thanks, i will search other options, i don t see my liquidmetal radical with red cap grommets.
     
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  32. Cerps

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    You could wait for a while til the new Prestige grommets releases. They are just standard black
     
  33. Hnefi

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    I did this exact thing a few months ago, and the answer is not great. I had no problems in the throat of the racquet or on the shoulders, but the last 4-5 grommet barrels just seemed way too large to fit through the frame. I ended up stringing the racquet with 3 grommets not protruding from the frame at all - but it worked okay since they were the top 3 and the string passes straight through rather than diagonally where it risks getting cut by contacting the frame.

    To improve the fit you could try heating the grommet barrels and squishing them, or reaming out the holes in the frame, both of which are pretty annoying options though.
     
  34. DJ-

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    It's with the stringers, from what I have researched it seems to be an ok fit, some even say perfect.. I shall see what the stringers say.. If not I will search for some other full length caps...
     
  35. dak95_00

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    I just picked up a couple of Liquidmetal Radicals and wanted to know if you found a solution.

    Which will fit?
     
  36. teachingprotx

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    What would be the coolest if we could get a mid head cap 18x20 grommets in the new flouro red like the new prestige ! I have a ton of blacked out head team and club pros I would love to do that with:)
     
  37. dak95_00

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    Did either of you have luck capping an IG Radical MP? I just picked one up and am looking at buying grommets. Thanks in advance for replying with your experience.
     
  38. PT630Wannabe

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    Dropping off my Head Lady Pro to be CAPPED and strung tonight. I gave a little preliminary attempt and I think it will be ok. Probably as good as my Comp Pro turned out. Though I just figured out that this racquet is from the Pro Series, which is neither the Graphite Pro mold or the Prestige mold, so we'll see.
     

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