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Bud
02-16-2009, 08:39 PM
Found one on Fleabay in excellent condition and thought I'd give it a try! It's quite hefty... heavier and more headlight than I was expecting.

I like the matte paint job on the 5G SMI more than this shiny paint job on this 10G SMI... but it ain't too bad :)

PK 10G SMI Specs:

Head size: 98-100
String pattern: 18x20
Length: 27"
Weight: 11.5 oz. (strung)
Balance: 8pts. HL (strung)
Material: ? (is it the same as the current ki10?)

I'm going to slap a leather grip on it, string it up with NG and take it to the courts.

Anyone hit with this older 10G?

Thought?

Bud
02-16-2009, 09:07 PM
One interesting observation is the split throat... directly above the grip very much like the Ultra 2 :)

jayserinos99
02-16-2009, 09:12 PM
I looked for one a while back; good find. Let us know how it hits.

Bud
02-16-2009, 10:14 PM
I looked for one a while back; good find. Let us know how it hits.

Will do. It's been raining here for a few days... so, hopefully, tomorrow or Wednesday.

With a replacement leather grip, and 6 grams (total) at 9/3, 2-pieces of head tape and a rubber band dampener...
The final specs are:

Weight: 12.2 oz. (strung)
Balance: 7-8pts. HL (strung)

Should be interesting.

Hey Jay, do you know the materials of the 10G SMI? Is it the same as the ki10 (80% graphite and 20% Kevlar)?

Bud
02-16-2009, 10:18 PM
I notice this version is also 18x20...

I thought the 10G SMI was 16x20, like the 5G SMI :?

jayserinos99
02-16-2009, 11:34 PM
Hey Jay, do you know the materials of the 10G SMI? Is it the same as the ki10 (80% graphite and 20% Kevlar)?

That I don't know. I figured it'd be graphite/kevlar. I didn't know it was 18x20 though.

Bud
02-16-2009, 11:36 PM
That I don't know. I figured it'd be graphite/kevlar. I didn't know it was 18x20 though.

Yeah, i thought the pattern looked kinda tight... so I counted :)

Bud
02-24-2009, 04:17 AM
This is a very comfortable stick! However, it's a bit too light for me.

Still like my 5G's!

It will show up in the classifieds a bit later!

:)

dabudabuda
02-24-2009, 07:48 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=46049

There's a post that says it 80/20 graphite/fiberglass.

This is a very comfortable stick! However, it's a bit too light for me.

Still like my 5G's!

It will show up in the classifieds a bit later!

:)

Hey "Bud", sent you an email about the 10g.