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MMQB14
05-16-2011, 04:57 AM
Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time poster... In my 40ies; I have taken up tennis again after an almost 20 year hiatus as my wife is an avid tennis player.

I recently purchased the ProKennex Ki 5 295 racquet through TW Europe
(http://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/descpageRC-KI5Y29.html#spec)

I would like to modify the frame by adding lead to 1) bring up the weight to match my Völkl PB 9 racquet, and 2) increase the swingweight a bit since the PK Ki5 295 feels a bit "anemic" in terms of plow-through.

I am using TW's calculator to figure out the possibilities.

However, I cannot find what the current (strung/unstrung?) swingweight of the PK Ki 295 is...there is no information given on the TW spec page.

Could somebody help me out?

Regards from Switzerland.

martin
05-16-2011, 05:06 AM
http://www.tennismarkt.nl/rackets/pro-kennex/kinetic-series/pro-kennex-kinetic-5-295-gryellow.html

unstrung swingweight is 290

Boricua
05-16-2011, 10:10 AM
Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time poster... In my 40ies; I have taken up tennis again after an almost 20 year hiatus as my wife is an avid tennis player.

I recently purchased the ProKennex Ki 5 295 racquet through TW Europe
(http://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/descpageRC-KI5Y29.html#spec)

I would like to modify the frame by adding lead to 1) bring up the weight to match my Völkl PB 9 racquet, and 2) increase the swingweight a bit since the PK Ki5 295 feels a bit "anemic" in terms of plow-through.

I am using TW's calculator to figure out the possibilities.

However, I cannot find what the current (strung/unstrung?) swingweight of the PK Ki 295 is...there is no information given on the TW spec page.

Could somebody help me out?

Regards from Switzerland.

Hi! How do I get my wife to be an "avid tennis player"?:)

MMQB14
05-16-2011, 02:45 PM
http://www.tennismarkt.nl/rackets/pro-kennex/kinetic-series/pro-kennex-kinetic-5-295-gryellow.html

unstrung swingweight is 290

Thank you! Apparently my Google search did not include Dutch sites...

Using TW calculator, I added 14 gr of lead tape and increased the SW to 306.
Will see how this plays now.

Thx again.