Prestige Bumper Gaurd without CAP

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  1. yourname1245

    yourname1245 Rookie

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    i searched and seem to only really seeing a ton of people putting CAP on radicals and Prestiges... has anyone every put a regular bumper gaurd/grommet set on a Prestige. I ordered 3 MG Radical MP grommets to try them.
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  2. sundaypunch

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    There are no "non-CAP" bumpers for the Prestige Pro. You can use the Radical MP on the Prestige MP. It makes it swing much lighter. Most people will probably feel that it a non-capped MP will lack plow thru and feel unstable. It's relatively cheap and easy to give it a try (and easy to switch back if you don't like it).
     
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  3. yourname1245

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    I have a pt57e I just switched to from a Dunlop... not a CAP grommet fan.
     
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  4. Doubles

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    Without CAPs you'll have to add plenty of weight to match the original balance. With that said, a Prestige without CAP grommets is sacrilege.
     
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  5. 2ndServe

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    I did it. I liked it a lot, was great for doubles.
     
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  6. vsbabolat

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    The i.Prestige MP is a very nice racquet. I like the C.A.P. System Grommets.
     
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  7. matchmaker

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    +1 If I am not mistaken you take about 10 grams away from the hoop by removing the CAPs and replacing them with a bumper guard. That is going to affect the power and stability. I find the CAPs a good system for protecting the frame, but it makes the racquet more difficult to string. Volkl had a more stringing-friendly system on the V-engine.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    The second best mix of a Wilson Pro Staff and Prestige feel.
     
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  9. yourname1245

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    Yeah I searched so I picked up MG radical grommets and MG prestige grommets. I heard the MG CAP grommets were easier to string.
    Every 18x20 is a pain no matter the grommets.
     
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