Wilson H22 molded handle to pallet conversion

#1
So I'm looking at converting a pair of H22s from the Wilson molded handle in L3 to a Head TK82s pallet in L4 and had a couple questions.

After taking off the grip I noticed this black piece at the end. Since it looks to be completely separate from the rest of the molded handle, once it's removed, what is my best bet for filling the remaining space? Perhaps cut it down to the size of the hairpin and glue it to end?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YyvQbpwgX5hptc2m7

Also, what is the best method for removing the molded grip? From my research it sounds like just bashing it with a flathead and hammer is the way to go, but was hoping to get a little more detail on where best to bash. Is there any glue underneath / does it help to heat the grip before removal?

Finally, has anyone ever tried using an Angell pallet on an H22? I don't have any Head pallets yet, but do have some Angells around, if they could work that'd save me a few bucks.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
#2
That looks like its actually molded into the foam handle, maybe as a spacer to make sure its centered when the handle is being molded? Was that underneath the buttcap?

Interested to see if anyone else with a H22 has seen a similar thing? Theres prob easier ways but i just use a stanley knife and slowly whittle away at it...... theres no glue underneath usually.

So I'm looking at converting a pair of H22s from the Wilson molded handle in L3 to a Head TK82s pallet in L4 and had a couple questions.

After taking off the grip I noticed this black piece at the end. Since it looks to be completely separate from the rest of the molded handle, once it's removed, what is my best bet for filling the remaining space? Perhaps cut it down to the size of the hairpin and glue it to end?

Edit; i would also make sure first that the h22 hairpin will fit pallets....... from a quick read it seems it will but is a little smaller so you might want to sand it down until the pallets fit snugly.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YyvQbpwgX5hptc2m7

Also, what is the best method for removing the molded grip? From my research it sounds like just bashing it with a flathead and hammer is the way to go, but was hoping to get a little more detail on where best to bash. Is there any glue underneath / does it help to heat the grip before removal?

Finally, has anyone ever tried using an Angell pallet on an H22? I don't have any Head pallets yet, but do have some Angells around, if they could work that'd save me a few bucks.
 
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#3
Can't remember if I used a small flat wood chisel or a small flathead, like a pocket size electricians for wall plates. Started a bout an inch from end and worked my way up on the 4 main sides, then worked down on bottom inch.
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
#4
First canidate: Wilson Ultra Tour

Remove the buttcap and measure the end of the frame where it protrudes from the foam. 17.4mm x 25.4mm, slightly smaller than a Head hairpin


To remove the foam I cut a line using a box knife down two opposite diagonal bevels, they are the shallowest part of the foam. Be sure to wear glasses and gloves for safety.


After the first two cuts I made circumferential perforations to remove the foam.


Cuts become slightly harder to dislodge around the hot glue and weight


Top of the handle is one of the slowest sections as it can pull paint flakes


There is a channel which the foam fills takes further smoothing.


All Clean!


The weights in the foams were 14g in this one.


To bring the smaller hairpin up to size I used TW's double stick tape doubled up and wrapped like a overgrip.


With the tape TK82 pallets fits well. The edges are more rounded than a Head hairpin but it is stable in the pallet.


I mounted the pallet lower as the top of the hairpin has a bit of flare


Does it Pallet? YES!

I wanted to add weight to make it more headlight. I removed the double stick tape, wrapped 72 inches of 1/4inch lead on the handle, then replaced the double stick tape on top. This brought the total size up slightly bigger than a Head hairpin, but the pallet still fits. Once finished I can't feel a difference.
 

pennc94

Professional
#8
A chisel and hammer do the trick very quickly and easily.

That black end spacer is very small. Just fit your Head pallet and go with it.


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