Putting Black CAP Grommets on Head IG Radical Pro?

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  1. hewittmetfan

    hewittmetfan New User

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    I know that Head has finally put CAP grommets on the new IG Radical Pro. But does anyone if you can put Black CAP grommets on the IG Radical because I find the clear grommets to be ugly I don't know maybe its just me :?
     
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  2. eleventeenth street

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    it might be possible to fit the old youtek prestige pro caps on the new ig radical pro...but i doubt it. different beam width, different beam shape.
     
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  3. hewittmetfan

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    Are there any other CAP grommets for sale besides the prestige grommets?
     
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  4. falc02

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    I am wondering if the Head YOUTEK IG Prestige Pro Grommet will work.......can anyone confirm?
     
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  5. falc02

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    Ignore my previous comment I meant the Head YOUTEK Prestige Pro Grommet seeing as the they have the same string pattern (16/19) same head size and very similar beam width (21 vs 21.5).....can anyone confirm?
     
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  6. Deodorant

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    It should fit. Same hoop design as a radical midplus but with tue 16x19 prestige pro drill pattern. And about the beam width, .5 of a difference isn't had, because if you think about it....its only .25mm that's gonna stick out.
     
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  7. hewittmetfan

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    anyone know any companies because I have no idea how to do it
     
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  8. Bartelby

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    They seem almost identical, but not precisely identical in terms of string pattern.

    The rad pro is slightly longer and less wide compared to the prestige pro.

    The cap grommet is also rounded to follow the beam, rather than flat.

    If you wait two years, the next iteration may have a black grommet, but you may be able to do it now.
     
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  9. Chesnokov

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    I kind of like the clear grommets even though I'm typically a purist when it comes to such things. If the CAP grommet set is compatible, all you need is a stringer's awl and some patience to install it. work from 12:00 down. Keep in mind that the Youtek IG Radical Pro's CAP design is tapered for the last 2-3 grommets near the throat, much like the i.Prestige CAPs. Not sure if that would make it difficult to put non-tapered CAPs like the YT Prestige Pro CAPs, if in fact the head shape/drill pattern is the same.
     
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  10. Cup8489

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    bump.. wondering if anyone was able to get older black CAPs on these frames?
     
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  11. Xonemains

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    here you go buddy, some guys are already doing it.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=410306&page=3

    it just takes some time fiddling around with the heat gun and owl
     
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  12. purple-n-gold

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    Wouldn't think the CAP would fit that well. The Prestige is smaller than the Rad Pro.. 98 vs 100. Ive CaP'd a YTRad MP and can say that was a PiTA.
     
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  13. Cup8489

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    Naw, the new IG Rad Pro is 98, thus the assumption that it might work.
     
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  14. gino

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    Bump..

    Does changing the Rad Pro grommets effect swing weight? and balance?
     
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  15. KarmaKorps

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    Yes - noticeably. If we use the Orange cap grommet set as an example... it will add an additional 15 grams in weight, increase the balance by 7 millimeters & increase the swingweight by 27 points.
    A rough comparison:
    Graphene Rad Pro/GRP Stock: 11.5 oz strung, 6 points HL, 326 SW
    GRP Modified with Orange Cap Grommets: ~12 oz strung, ~4 points HL, 353 SW

    I am working my way up to this spec and intend to get the orange grommet set, but using lead tape for now. I found that I had to stay loose with the wrist on groundies and pronate naturally with the forearm on serve (i.e. don't twist wrist for pronation, let it happen naturally as you uncoil on the serve) - else I would get a bit of forearm pain. I cant stress this enough and speak from my own experience - yours may vary, of course. I also discovered that I naturally tense a bit when hitting late, so this awareness has been a great help to my game - getting really nice pop and topspin drop on my groundstrokes/serve now.
     
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  16. gino

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    Woah.. That 353 SW is alarming. I just applied a Youtek Prestige Pro grommet to my IG Radical Pro, I'm assuming the SW will change drastically to around 350/360
     
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  17. Tanas

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    Any idea if the yt radical mp grommet will fit in ththe graphene radical mp? It looks like it matches up fairly close
     
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  18. Tanas

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    Any idea if the yt radical mp grommet will fit in ththe graphene radical mp? It looks like it matches up fairly close
     
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  19. erroljr

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    Youtek Radical MP is an 18x20 while the Graphene is 16x19
     
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  20. Tanas

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    Yeah should have realized that
     
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