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dantespark33 12-01-2008 10:58 PM

List of rackets that can be capped/ capping guide
 
I think it's about time to make a definitive list of rackets that can use the Head Prestige CAP grommets, because there are tons of threads that tell what can be capped but no thread that has a list of all the rackets that can use the grommets. (i'll get some pics later)

so to start off what are cap grommets?

They are the bumper guard used in the Head Prestige Line of rackets
they aid in full racket head protection, they do add a little bit more weight to the racket head as opposed to regular grommets.

How do you install cap grommets?

Materials:
CAP grommets
Awl
Heat gun/blow dryer/ hot water (optional)
*you can use a heat gun/blow dryer or hot water to somewhat ease the process by making the grommets more soft and flexible

Here are 2 ways to install caps:

Capping version 1. To install CAPs start at the shoulder. 5T and 6T grommets are the longest and will need to be inserted FIRST. CAPs will finish easily at the 12 o'clock. I also recommend that you use Scotch tape to tape down the CAPs to the frame as you move upward. This method will keep the CAPs from popping back out as you seat more and more grommets into the holes.
*kudos to psp2 for this

Capping version 2. So heat up a cap strip (optional) and start from the top (12 o clock position) and push the grommets through the grommet holes, use the awl to help push them into place, just do this until you get all of the grommets in the holes, if you need to use some kind of easy to remove tape at the top after you get the first grommets in so that they stay in place better



Which rackets can be capped?

well there are few rackets that can use the prestige cap grommets, they are mainly in the Head radical series

this is the list of Midplus rackets that can use the midplus prestige grommets, you can use either the liquidmetal, microgel, i.prestige, or flexpoint prestige MP grommets, i find that the i.prestige grommets are the hardest to install, the other ones are pretty simple though

Head Microgel Radical MP
Head Liquidmetal Radical MP
Head flexpoint Radical MP (uses the head Flexpoint Prestige MP grommets)
Head Intelligence i.Radical MP
Head titanium ti.Radical MP
Head Radical tour/trisys 260/bumblebee MP
Head twintube radical tour MP
Head Pro tour 260/630
Head Ti.Pro tour
Head Tour Extralong
Head ti.fire pro edition

List of mid rackets that can use prestige mid grommets
Head Graphite professional
Spalding atp tour stock 200
Head Elite Pro
Head Elektra Pro
Head Tour 600
Head Club Pro
Head Magnum Pro
Head Comp Pro
Head Team Pro
Head tour 600

Other: (use Head Prestige Team series Grommets)
Head Trisys 270
Head Ti.classic
Head Pro lite tour

Non head:
the Volkl Tour 10 Generation II can be capped with little modification
instructions and pictures of how to cap the racket are located in the link before
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=189204

FOR ANYONE INTERESTED:
you can use the new teflon grommets from the youtek radical series and stick them in the older versions of the radicals

there are probably other rackets that i don't know of so please inform if i missed something
NOTE: The T-fight cannot be capped without adjustment to the caps, thank you to Gimmick experimenting for us

Bud 12-01-2008 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dantespark33 (Post 2905325)
I think it's about time to make a definitive list of rackets that can use the Head Prestige CAP grommets, because there are tons of threads that tell what can be capped but no thread that has a list of all the rackets that can use the grommets. (i'll get some pics later)

so to start off what are cap grommets?
They are the bumper guard used in the Head Prestige Line of rackets
they aid in full racket head protection, they do add a little bit more weight to the racket head as opposed to regular grommets.

How do you install cap grommets?
First off you'll need to buy the grommets, you ll need a heat gun/blow dryer or hot water, and an awl would be very helpful
so heat up a cap strip and start from the top and push the grommets through the grommet holes, you ll need the heat to make it more flexible, and the awl will help to push them into place, just do this until you get all of the grommets in the holes

Which rackets can be capped?
well there are few rackets that can use the prestige cap grommets, they are mainly in the Head radical series

this is the list of Midplus rackets that can use the midplus prestige grommets, you can use either the liquidmetal, microgel, i.prestige, or flexpoint prestige MP grommets, i find that the i.prestige grommets are the hardest to install, the other ones are pretty simple though

Head Microgel Radical MP
Head Liquidmetal Radical MP
Head flexpoint Radical MP (uses the head Flexpoint Prestige MP grommets)
Head Intelligence i.Radical MP
Head titanium ti.Radical MP
Head Radical tour/trisys 260/bumblebee MP
Head twintube radical tour MP
Head Pro tour 260/630

List of mid rackets that can use prestige mid grommets
Head Graphite professional
Spalding atp tour stock 200

Other:
Head Trisys 270 (uses the head flexpoint prestige team grommets)

there are probably other rackets that i don't know of so please inform if i missed something

Most of the early Head 'Pro' 600 racquets can be CAPped (Elite Pro, Elektra Pro, Tour 600, Club Pro, Magnum Pro, etc.). The power wedge/double power wedge racquets (produced in the mid 90's), won't accept CAP grommets... which is unfortunate, since many were sold with those crap*y brittle white grommets.

phoenicks 12-02-2008 12:00 AM

can other brand racquet with the same beam width install cap gormmet???

dantespark33 12-02-2008 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phoenicks (Post 2905371)
can other brand racquet with the same beam width install cap gormmet???

some people say that a tfight can but there has been no proof so far

dantespark33 12-02-2008 01:34 PM

there are also some people saying you can cap an nblade and kblade,
that is false, the last mains for the wilson is lower than that on the the radicals and prestiges, in short you cannot cap a blade

Gorecki 12-02-2008 01:44 PM

head classic tour 660, i guess could be capped with original prestige 660 or MG Prestige team grommets (or Prestige fxp team???)

plus, you mentioned all the MP's but are not the mid's too?

ps: just remembered the TI.Pro Tour... its the same mould than the pro tour (just made of crappy ti.stuff)

dantespark33 12-02-2008 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gorecki (Post 2906385)
head classic tour 660, i guess could be capped with original prestige 660 or MG Prestige team grommets (or Prestige fxp team???)

plus, you mentioned all the MP's but are not the mid's too?

ps: just remembered the TI.Pro Tour... its the same mould than the pro tour (just made of crappy ti.stuff)

yeah there are some more midplus ones too, i havnet worked up a full ist because head made a bunch of rackets for europe that use cap grommets and i'm having a hard time find those out
i know there is the head tour lite, head tour extra long, and the other one, it was a white racket

psp2 12-02-2008 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dantespark33 (Post 2905325)
I think it's about time to make a definitive list of rackets that can use the Head Prestige CAP grommets, because there are tons of threads that tell what can be capped but no thread that has a list of all the rackets that can use the grommets. (i'll get some pics later)

so to start off what are cap grommets?
They are the bumper guard used in the Head Prestige Line of rackets
they aid in full racket head protection, they do add a little bit more weight to the racket head as opposed to regular grommets.

How do you install cap grommets?
First off you'll need to buy the grommets, you ll need a heat gun/blow dryer or hot water, and an awl would be very helpful
so heat up a cap strip and start from the top and push the grommets through the grommet holes, you ll need the heat to make it more flexible, and the awl will help to push them into place, just do this until you get all of the grommets in the holes


Which rackets can be capped?
well there are few rackets that can use the prestige cap grommets, they are mainly in the Head radical series

this is the list of Midplus rackets that can use the midplus prestige grommets, you can use either the liquidmetal, microgel, i.prestige, or flexpoint prestige MP grommets, i find that the i.prestige grommets are the hardest to install, the other ones are pretty simple though

Your contribution to this topic is appreciated, but I must disagree with the bolded portion above.

First, a heat gun is not necessary. CAP grommets can be installed with bare hands and an awl. If you have a heat gun, then it will HELP, but it's not a necessity.

I highly advise anyone trying to install CAPs start at the shoulder. 5T and 6T grommets are the longest and will need to be inserted FIRST. CAPs will finish easily at the 12 o'clock.

I also recommend that you use Scotch tape to tape down the CAPs to the frame as you move upward. This method will keep the CAPs from popping back out as you seat more and more grommets into the holes.

Chauvalito 12-02-2008 06:40 PM

Thanks to the OP for this thread, it is much needed, as the number of grommets and rackets available for capping is large.

I don't plan on capping a racket anytime soon, but I have capped one of my volkl's in the past. It was an interesting experiment.

dantespark33 12-02-2008 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chauvalito (Post 2906935)
Thanks to the OP for this thread, it is much needed, as the number of grommets and rackets available for capping is large.

I don't plan on capping a racket anytime soon, but I have capped one of my volkl's in the past. It was an interesting experiment.

how well did it work?

and to psp2:
i just find it easier to put in the caps when the grommets are flexier
i've never tried installing not at the 12 o clock i'll try it on my next racket and see how much easier it is
i will say the bad thing about the heat gun/blow dryer, i've burnt my fingers a few times so i started wearing socks on my hands, yes i know it look ridiculous, but i pretend that i'm having asock puppet party :)

Blank 12-02-2008 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bud (Post 2905354)
Most of the early Head 'Pro' 600 racquets can be CAPped (Elite Pro, Elektra Pro, Tour 600, Club Pro, Magnum Pro, etc.). The power wedge/double power wedge racquets (produced in the mid 90's), won't accept CAP grommets... which is unfortunate, since many were sold with those crap*y brittle white grommets.

Hi Bud, how about Comp Pro?

ChuDat 12-02-2008 08:23 PM

can the kblade tour or prostaff rok 93 be capped with prestige mid caps? both are 93 sq. and 18x20

ChuDat 12-02-2008 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dantespark33 (Post 2905724)
some people say that a tfight can but there has been no proof so far

I would try capping a 325(not the Vo2), only problem is I don't have the 325.

dantespark33 12-02-2008 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blank (Post 2907107)
Hi Bud, how about Comp Pro?

yes you can there was a thread with pics of one
i think it was in the for sale section

Bud 12-02-2008 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phoenicks (Post 2905371)
can other brand racquet with the same beam width install cap gormmet???

Perhaps... the best thing to do is try it. The Tecnifibre TF 320/335 18x20 may accept CAP grommets.

ChuDat 12-02-2008 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bud (Post 2907161)
Perhaps... the best thing to do is try it. The Tecnifibre TF 320/335 18x20 may accept CAP grommets.

The 320/335 are 97 sq. while the prestige mp is 98sq. So I believe it wont work

Bud 12-02-2008 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by psp2 (Post 2906928)
Your contribution to this topic is appreciated, but I must disagree with the bolded portion above.

First, a heat gun is not necessary. CAP grommets can be installed with bare hands and an awl. If you have a heat gun, then it will HELP, but it's not a necessity.

I highly advise anyone trying to install CAPs start at the shoulder. 5T and 6T grommets are the longest and will need to be inserted FIRST. CAPs will finish easily at the 12 o'clock.

I also recommend that you use Scotch tape to tape down the CAPs to the frame as you move upward. This method will keep the CAPs from popping back out as you seat more and more grommets into the holes.

Agreed. :)

Bud 12-02-2008 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuDat (Post 2907164)
The 320/335 are 97 sq. while the prestige mp is 98sq. So I believe it wont work

That sounds like a challenge... :lol:

I'll try it right now and report back.

dantespark33 12-02-2008 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bud (Post 2907168)
That sounds like a challenge... :lol:

I'll try it right now and report back.

if you succed in it i will mail you a pack of fundip :)

plsu upadte on list and fixing some of the how to cap segment

Bud 12-02-2008 08:53 PM

I just compared the two racquets and the grommet patterns are slightly different (especially near the bridge/throat).

I don't see it working :)


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