Discussion in 'Racquets' started by dantespark33, Dec 1, 2008.
Excellent point...I like the way you think!
does anyone have a pic of a CAPped rad twin tube (zebra)? thanks.
Which prestige grommet did you use? also what did you use to make the grommet fit?
do you really want to go through all the time? @___@
i think he used the microgel caps for it though
MG Pres CAP arriving today... will install in MG Rad MP... we'll see how it goes, pics to follow.
dante... why selling the Rads?!
After a long time of thinking I decided not to. I might in the future
MG Radical MP - CAP'd
Next to its Cousin
MG Radical MP CAP'd specs:
Weighted with lead and leather... 340gs, 6pts HL.
MG Prestige: 348gs, 8ptsHL.
Very nice work!!
thanks.. my fingers are killing me! took an hour to do!
oh yeah... items used to pull this off...
straight awl - making sure grommets guide into the holes
small flat head screw driver - help press the grommet into place through the narrow CAP slit
vasoline - helped with some of the nasty grommets, especially with the tie off (larger ones)
grinder awl (file or sand paper) - cleared the way of any burs or hole defects
microwave - to heat up CAP, made more pliable
(i did not need these items, but just in case i have used some scrap string to loop through two holes and pull the grommet through, then hold the loop in place with my speed clamp, keeping pressure down on the bumper/grommet)
and also needed, brute strength. again, my fingers are killing me, but definitely worth it and not difficult to do... just have to take your time... grommets can bend and break easy.
for the MG Radical MP i used the CAP for a MG Prestige MP... the CAP size/spacing (besides the beam width) is very, very close.
Looks very nice!!
mm nice indeed, but you should ship it to me so i can.... inspect your work :twisted:
Good work jcs..last thing I capped was a FXP Prestige, and brute force is indeed the name of the game!
what's your address...
i will take better pics next stringing... there are two grommets i'm not to happy with, they could be better. (the ones up through the shoulder)...
i can't wait to hit with it!
I capped my Zebra on Christmas Eve...
Here you go...The TT Radical fully capped with MG Prestige grommet. It took me less than 5 mins. Feel nice and hefty just the way I like my Zebra!
You popped a CAP in a Zebra :shock:
Can you cap Pro Kennex Redondo mid or midplus? Just curious.
Naw, don't think so... :neutral:
can you CAP a Head Radial?? I have a few Brand new Head Radial it looks beautiful but the white grommets all broken.. I tried to use MG Prestige MP but it won't push thru the holes.. is that Head Radial 102? or 98square inch?? thanks
i just checked it again.. it's 98square inch.. the grommet holes are very tiny.. I doubt this racquet can be CAP.. It's ashame this racquet is TWARON fiber, 98 square inch.. very similar to the Head Pro Tour..
The size of grommet holes is usually pretty standard - especially within the same racquet company.
It's not the size of the holes that you need to focus on - it's the spacing between holes.
I have no idea about the Radial. If it's 630 sq. cm and 18x20, chances are CAPs will fit it.
If you do buy a set of CAPs to try it, I suggest you also invest in some tubing, in case a few grommets come up a bit short (the measurements of cross sections can vary slightly among different models).
Tubing is always a practical thing to have.
yeah.. I thought so too.. but this Head Radial holes are small.. I spent like 3 hrs last time just to figure out how to CAP this thing.. It won't fit in.. I finally got an ideas by using squash racquet grommet then cut out the CAP to fit.. but it takes alot of work.. I need to do some measuring part again today..
The HEAD Radial is 102 sq.in but it has a more dense string pattern than 18x20. By the way it seems like from your description of white grommets you might have a Comp Radial. Am I right?
Head Graphite Radial and Comp Radial (22 x 23 string pattern)
I believe the Radial was one of the few 'micro' racquets that Head produced... the string pattern is really dense... although not quite as dense as the PK Micro Mid.
Here are some threads about the Head Graphite Radial and Comp Radial (with pics).
Is it red or turquoise?
it's turquoise.. .. I think I have the red one too.. let me look it up..
YES BUD.. it's turquoise and very dense and strane pattern.. gosh.. no wonder i wasted 3hrs or more last night try to fit it.. It does not seem like a 102" b/c I matched it with the Head Pro Tour 630 and it's almost identical in size..
Yes, you have a Composite Radial (turquoise)... the Graphite Radial is red.
What about the head shape? Is it the same as the PT, also? Or, is the overall shape closer to the 102 sq. in. Head racquets.
I checked again .. it's almost identical to the PT.. the PT grommet strip length should work.. somehow I have to cut out the grommet and insert squash grommets in there.. The racquet looks too beautiful to let it sit there.. I think it would play awesome too.. it feels good when I swing it ..
can anyone compare the capped lm to the capped mg radical and the lm prestige?
I suppose that with a very dense string pattern like that, they had little choice but to make the grommet holes smaller...
If you manage to put grommets in it, don't string it too tight - it'll feel like a sheet of glass.
What's the recommended tension of the racquet? Surely it's less than other 102 sq. in. frames...
i don't think you can cap a radial
not 100 percent sure, but if you want to try then with 102 you have to use the prestige team grommets =]
i want to cap a prestige -_-''.
you should stick radical grommets on it just for the heck of it?
haha, you don't see a prestige with radical grommets do you? Someone should do that.
Here you go...
That looks weird . . . . .
I wonder if the FXP Prestige Team CAP grommets would fit the Instinct...?
They have almost identical head sizes (102 vs. 100) and the same string pattern (18x19).
Love the PJ on those "Flexpoints"!
Yes, What made you decided to put regular grommet?
the grommet looks trimmed/cut?
i believe that is regular radical grommet
looks like my racquet was already CAPed, ain't that dandy? good job on the thread, btw. I've heard some TTers talk about this but never bothered to ask what it was.
****P.S**** since these prestige grommets are fitting into these other HEAD racquets, wouldn't that mean that they all have the exact same grommet spacing?
Hey Gimmick, can you post a pic of your 325 with the cap?
would it be possible to cap the prokennex redondo?
no you cant, different string pattern
also, vsbabolat do you know what racket is under the paintjob? i prestige, PT?
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