YT Radical grommet question

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  1. Mateo

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    Will microgel Rad Mp grommets fit youtek Rad Mp?
    Did anyone try to do that kind of switch, and how did effect the feel of YT rad? . . .or how will effect playability?

    As I can see most of pros have black grommets on YT rad, or that is nearly paintjob of microgel version, as I can see from Berdych YT rad from last year. Info is that he is playing with pro stock YT Rad.
    thanks for info.
     
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  2. pheonix6579

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    yep same drill pattern
     
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  3. Mateo

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    Great, now I need info if someone switched grommets; I know it is probably pointless thing to do, but I am just curious on how will effect playability of Rad...
     
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    Let me answer that for you: NOT AT ALL!
     
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  5. jim e

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    Not all radical racquets are the same even if the pattern is the same.
    Some grommet sets may fit but grommets are shorter or longer than originals. Would be a problem if the grommets are shorter, like it is on a head radical agassi ltd OS the microgel radical grommets fit but are too short to protect the strings properly.
    Its too bad racquet manuf. do not cross refernce which grommet sets are compatable with other racquets in their line.I'm sure they could do it, but may effect new sales as they only have grommet sets avail. for limited amount of time once a racquet comes to market, and as a racquet gets a little older, then grommets are not avail. and thats when they are needed.
     
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    When I ordered replacement grommets, I put the black Microgel ones in my Youtek and the white Youtek ones in my Microgel. Honestly I couldnt tell a difference in playability between the new grommets and the originals. The frames just had a different appearance.
     
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  7. Mateo

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    Thanks, I was hoping that someone tried this change. Thanks for all info; I will leave my teflon grommets if nothing seriously will change in playability.

    thanks guys!
     
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