Removing Butt-cap on Head Youtek Radical Pro

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by murrmanfan13, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. murrmanfan13

    murrmanfan13 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    315
    has anyone removed the butt-cap on this racquet. i know the some head racquets you need to take off the whole grip to remove the butt-cap, is this true with the youtek? can i just ply it off? also, when i am putting weight in there do i need to put fishing weights with cotton or whatever, or can i just put some lead tape around the sides?
     
    #1
  2. IwishIwasbetter

    IwishIwasbetter Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    351
    yep u can just simply remove it with no damage done, its easy to remove and put back in, as far a addding weight, i would buy something called blu-tac and use that
     
    #2
  3. furyoku_tennis

    furyoku_tennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,117
    you can do whatever you want as long as it gets the lead inside or on the handle. i usually just add lead tape around the hand instead of inside. it saves me the trouble of taking the buttcap off.
     
    #3
  4. murrmanfan13

    murrmanfan13 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    315
    does the cap just go back on? how much does blu tac cost?
     
    #4
  5. javierjavier

    javierjavier Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    268
    yep just pops off and pops back on. don't be afraid to apply a little force. just use a small flat head driver.
     
    #5
  6. murrmanfan13

    murrmanfan13 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    315
    ok! besides the blu-tack site, where can i get it? also is there a place under the cap to put lead tape?
     
    #6
  7. mike53

    mike53 Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    978
    If you have removed the cap, you can embed a steel washer in the blu tack for additional weight and save the cost of your lead tape. But the weight of the blu tack itself may be all you need.
     
    #7
  8. murrmanfan13

    murrmanfan13 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    315
    would a fishing weight do?
     
    #8
  9. dadozen

    dadozen Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,640
    Yes, I'm using 5g fishing weights on mines. Just be sure to make them very tight with cotton otherwise it will make the ball contact ackward.
     
    #9
  10. murrmanfan13

    murrmanfan13 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    315
    ok, will do.
     
    #10

Share This Page