In this post we will give more tips on how to best install the XTP Xtended Tennis Product butt cap.
. FIRST make sure to know what size grip tennis racquet or paddle you have,as this is important to ordering the correct size butt cap you will need.
Your racquet or paddle will be size L0 to say L5,now L0 is 4.0, L1 is 4 1/8 ,L2 is 4 1/4, L3 Is 4 3/8 , L4 is 4 1/2 and L5 is 4 5/8.
Now we currently have 4 sizes in stock L0/1, L2,L3,and L4 we do not currently make an L5 cap but many players have very easily fitted our size L4 cap on the L5 racquets using Heatfit process. So if you have an L5 racquet we very much think our L4 cap can work for you.
Also we always suggest our Patented HeatFit process of softening and expanding our plastic urethane XTP cap to get best fit and it is easier if there is much resistance in getting cap completely on the racquet handle. HeatFit is to heat the cap up by heat gun,or just putting the cap in oven at 155 degrees for 5 minutes or just put into boiling water for several minutes.Heating the cap up both expands and softens the cap for better fit.And because there are SO MANY different shapes of octagonal grips with The XTP one size fits Any manufacturers racquet such as Wilson,Head,Babolat, Prince,Yonex,Dunlop,Pro Kennex,Gamma,Technifibre,and more.
Another very important thing is to use a slightly FLEXIBLE rubber or silicone cement like Gorilla Clear Grip glue .It is important that whatever glue is used it be slightly Flexible as any racquet needs to flex slightly ,..SO SUPER GLUE DOES NOT WORK WELL!
And last if you still need to secure the cap even further you can use a staple gun to RE-Staple the cap again like from factory,if you do not have a staple gun many Tennis shops can staple these for you. Normally 2 staples is sufficient.
And after reading all our tips for properly installing the XTP cap you do not want to install yourself many tennis shops can install for you at a cost.And if you look on our dealer locator page you maybe able to find a Tennis shop that already stocks the XTP and you can get our caps from the shop and have them also install.
Also another tip for installation is that the XTP cap will slightly build up the portion of the grip it fits on,so some users are now filing down that section of the grip to the next size down then purchasing next size smaller cap so a 0 zero build up feel is attained. But with most users the build up feel is not an issue.
We also want to thank again the USRSA-The United States Racquet Stringers Association for play testing/and installing the XTP Xtended Tennis Product recently and answering many questions from users and tennis shop installers around the world.
As word gets out about the advantages of slightly stretching a racquet or paddle frame we get great feedback from users of the XTP tennis butt caps worldwide.
We also have several YouTube videos on installing techniques and benefits of using the XTP Tennis butt caps.
And feel free to call with any questions you still may have regarding the XTP tennis product or if you are a Tennis Shop wanting to get wholesale pricing and becoming a dealer/installer and listed on our dealer locator page.
With all the success and feedback now from players GLOBALLY we can finally tell you about next step for the XTP Tennis Butt Cap product.
We have just very very recently included new Patented IP that now includes the XTP SYSTEM of stretching a tennis racquet or paddle.
Working with the XTP tennis butt cap now for almost a year and we have been getting great feedback and with the help of the USRSA United States Racquet Stringers Association.
We think a large mfg of tennis racquets will soon approach us on the XTP SYSTEM, that now includes the TAPERED SYSTEM of having the bottom several inches of a racket slightly tapered to accommodate our Patended XTP tennis butt caps So a player gets the No Build up feel. SOME players do notice once the XTP cap is installed it slightly builds up that section of the grip that the XTP covers,, So if a players had a size L2 handle once the XTP cap is installed it feels like a L3 with the new cap.Although some players actually like the build up feel.
But every player that has purchased the current XTP Tennis Product agrees there is NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT ON THE MARKET AND ARE SO PLEASED THAT WE NOW OFFER SUCH AS EASY WAY OF SLIGHTLY STRETCHING A RACQUET OR PADDLE.
So we are ready and willing to talk to a Major Manufacturer like Wilson,Head,Babolat, Prince,Yonex,Dunlop, Vokel,ProKennex ,Gamma,Techifiber…We feel the XTP Tennis Tapered SYSTEM is going to he the next big big thing in Tennis Industry racquet design.
Feel free to contact us here at racquets4less or paddles4less.
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We now have direct distribution in Australia’s Top Servre Tennis Tennis stores and online presence,they are also handling New Zealand ..So you can purchase direct and cut down on ship cost and shipping time by going to them.
Also in in Europe we have Racquet Depot in the U.K.and currently,,they are handling most of Europe,they have a great online presence for our product.
And in Canada we expect to announce a direct distributor up that way any day now,Stay Tuned.
We have several Tennis shops in the USA that are official dealers/installers of the XTP tennis butt cap so check our dealer locator page,,more shops comming on every month as the word continues to get out on how EASY it us now to stretch your racquets easily half an inch by simply installing the XTP.
Some players do not care to install the cap and prefer to have their local tennis shop do the install.For about what a string job cost a shop can provide and install the XTP tennis butt cap. BUT believe me So So many players are finding how easy it is to install the cap themselves.And we have many videos showing the process of installation on tennis rackets and Paddle Tennis paddles and Pickleball.
XTP MAKES POP/Paddle Tennis paddles and Pickleball Paddles.
We know the only constant is change and Pickleballs growth in the last 5 years has changed the way many Tennis players and Pop/Paddle Tennis and even Racquetball players have gotten introduced to a new sport. Well step aside Pickleball and a new kid on the block could be emerging and its called SPEC TENNIS SPEC TENNIS its basically Pop or Paddle Tennis on a Pickleball court. I have not played it myself yet but I spoke with Nate Gross recently and he thinks we will be seeing alot of Spec Tennis in the years to come. Nate is a 27 yr old full time teaching pro in the Concord Californian area and is a driving force of getting the word out about Spec Tennis. So if Pickleball didn’t seem like a sport for you for whatever reason and Paddle Tennis did seem like a better fit for you but it was difficult to find a court to play on Spec Tennis deserves a look. We are currently experimenting with a few types if paddles to see what models and composition of paddles might best suite this new sport.
UPDATE:WE NOW HAVE THE NEWEST APPROVED SPEC TENNIS APPROVED PADDLE AS SHOWN..ITS 365GRAMS WITH GRITTY TEXTURED FACE AND 18 INCHES IN LENGTH. THIS PADDLE SETS THE NEW STANDARD IN APPROVED SPEC TENNIS EQUIPMENT.
GO TO HOME PAGE CLICK ON PADDLES THEN SELECT SPEC TENNIS PADDLES TAB.
We will keep you informed of our relationship with SPEC Tennis and How it Grows..Stay Tuned..thx..john
We here at Paddles4less have several Wilson paddles that work very well for the sport of Spec Tennis go to WILSON PADDLES tab an look for;
Wilson Xcel 79.99 light 355g wt.
Wilson Blitz 79.99 heavy 390g wt.
Wilson Champ 84.99 light 360g wt.
Wilson K Power 84.99 medium 380g wt.
Wilson K Hope 79.99 360g wt.
Wilson K Pro Staff 89.99 light 365g wt.
All the above paddles work very well for Spec Tennis at very reasonable price points.
The newest Approved Spec Tennis paddle now available here at paddles4less.
Nate Pagel the top racquet technician for the USRSA recently sent us an email about his testing of the XTP Xtended Tennis Product-Butt Cap and it was very favorable indeed.The easiest way of adding half an inch or slightly more to any racquet lenght.
He was impressed how stable the cap performed specifically on some Head racquets he modified with XTP, he also applied it to some Wilson racquets and likewise had good results.
Nate has recently finished a write up article about using the XTP and we hope the next issue of Tennis Industry Magazine will have Nate’s full article.
We here at paddles4less.com.and racquets4less.com do appreciate the help the USRSA has givin answering questions from the many players/installers customizing with our product we feel every Tennis Shop should be stocking the XTP cap and for thr price of a string job they can now stretch a customers racquet easily half an inch with our Patented new XTP end cap.
We also recently talked with a distributor in Canada and hope to secure a direct retail outlet up that way so stay tuned Canada.
More and more players are finding out about the Longer-Stretched racquet frames and advantages even what half an inch extension can do for a racquet..
I have sent Nate a few photos of XTP that he requested for the upcoming article..and I am posting them here.yours truly john of XTP Sports Products.
We are posting even more photos of the newest and easiest way to customize Tennis racquets,pickleball paddles,paddle tennis paddles.
XTP TENNIS BUTT CAP can fit securely any manufacturers racquet with HeatFit Technology and small amount of flexible rubber cement. ANY RACQUET WE CAN FIT.
THE XTP TENNIS BUTT CAPS can add half inch or slightly more length to any Racquet, Now with Patented “HEATFIT” Technology-heating cap to 155 degrees can fit any manufacturers racquet.
We are known worldwide as the only product to offer such an easy fix to stretching that racquet or paddle easily adding half an inch,Or slightly more up 3/4 inch.Applying a small amount of flexible rubber cement Like Gorilla Clear Grip Glue gets secure fit.Glue not included.
Gorilla Clear Grip flexible glue best for XTP Tennis butt cap installation..Slightly flexible glue.
If you have a removable factory butt cap on your racket or paddle you can install the xtp to get maximum performance.
And with our patented design butt cap and our patented “Heatfit” installation application to get that needed secure fit on any octagon shaped handle we can fit any make and manufacture model racquet or paddle.
XTP TENNIS BUTT CAPS can Extend ANY TENNIS RACQUET.