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Ramon
02-08-2012, 07:58 PM
When I shake the Pro Kennex Ki 5 it sounds like there is sand in it. I also hear the same sound with the Pro Kennex Ki 5 PSE. Does anyone know what this is?

scotus
02-08-2012, 08:08 PM
Kinetic particles that dampen frame vibration.

chippy17
02-09-2012, 05:33 AM
would they also be present in the Redondo's?

I ask because mid hurling the racquet across the court last night in a match I swear I heard a similar sound

:)

SteveI
02-09-2012, 06:14 AM
would they also be present in the Redondo's?

I ask because mid hurling the racquet across the court last night in a match I swear I heard a similar sound

:)

No... BTW.. is this thread for real??? The Pro Kennex line very famous for the Kinetic technology... :-)

rlau
02-09-2012, 06:24 AM
When I shake the Pro Kennex Ki 5 it sounds like there is sand in it. I also hear the same sound with the Pro Kennex Ki 5 PSE. Does anyone know what this is?

Thank you -- you just made my day. LOL!

mrmike
02-09-2012, 09:02 AM
Here is a good video which explains the technology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHjny9jjTHQ

mikeler
02-09-2012, 09:07 AM
When I shake the Pro Kennex Ki 5 it sounds like there is sand in it. I also hear the same sound with the Pro Kennex Ki 5 PSE. Does anyone know what this is?


That is the sound of arm protection my friend.

eman resu
02-09-2012, 02:44 PM
Can you ever get used to that sound? It feels too weird to me, but I never actually tried one for real.

scotus
02-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Can you ever get used to that sound? It feels too weird to me, but I never actually tried one for real.

It is not a loud sound, so when you are playing you can't hear it at all.

Only when you hold the frame by your ear and shake it in the quiet will you be able to hear it.

Larrysümmers
02-09-2012, 03:55 PM
that 20 pse looks neat. any one try it

beeveewee
02-09-2012, 04:22 PM
I for one could not get over the sound. It was like playing tennis with an African Rain Stick.

athiker
02-09-2012, 04:48 PM
That is the sound of arm protection my friend.

:)

I can't hear it at all unless I bring it up to my head and intentionally shake it...then its very clear. I've never once noticed it while playing. I have the Ki5.

mikeler
02-09-2012, 04:59 PM
:)

I can't hear it at all unless I bring it up to my head and intentionally shake it...then its very clear. I've never once noticed it while playing. I have the Ki5.


Same here.

my76
02-09-2012, 05:33 PM
When I shake the Pro Kennex Ki 5 it sounds like there is sand in it. I also hear the same sound with the Pro Kennex Ki 5 PSE. Does anyone know what this is?

Is it possible you were playing "beach tennis" and dropped the racket in the sand? I can't think of any other possible reason for the sound.

SteveI
02-09-2012, 06:19 PM
Same here.

same... here

Steve Huff
02-09-2012, 06:24 PM
Me too. Have never heard it while playing.

chippy17
02-10-2012, 12:38 AM
No... BTW.. is this thread for real??? The Pro Kennex line very famous for the Kinetic technology... :-)

why yes my question was real to be honest, I just play with racquets I like the feel of so am unaware of this tech, so I take it it is in the Redondo?

SteveI
02-10-2012, 01:06 AM
why yes my question was real to be honest, I just play with racquets I like the feel of so am unaware of this tech, so I take it it is in the Redondo?

No... it is not in the Redondo. BTW.. it is quite easy to read the product info posted on this site to obtain that info. It is quite clear from the product info it does not include the Redondo. All the frames that employ the Kinetic technolgy are listed in the same area.

jwbarrientos
02-10-2012, 01:20 AM
:)

I can't hear it at all unless I bring it up to my head and intentionally shake it...then its very clear. I've never once noticed it while playing. I have the Ki5.

+1 ... still demoing, but can't hear anything while playing.

chippy17
02-10-2012, 04:18 AM
No... it is not in the Redondo. BTW.. it is quite easy to read the product info posted on this site to obtain that info. It is quite clear from the product info it does not include the Redondo. All the frames that employ the Kinetic technolgy are listed in the same area.

much easier to wait until you tell me ;)

GongerMD
08-08-2012, 05:58 PM
MrMike, thanks for posting that video. I just bought the Ki5 PSE for a more arm-friendly racket and I thought my racquet was broken or something when I heard the "sandy" noise. It's fairly noticeable sitting in my quiet office, but I'm assuming it won't be a distraction while playing. The noise should only apply to the Kinetic line.

Ramon
08-08-2012, 06:46 PM
MrMike, thanks for posting that video. I just bought the Ki5 PSE for a more arm-friendly racket and I thought my racquet was broken or something when I heard the "sandy" noise. It's fairly noticeable sitting in my quiet office, but I'm assuming it won't be a distraction while playing. The noise should only apply to the Kinetic line.

The Ki 5 PSE is a HEAVY racquet. I tried it, and I'm sorry to say, I can't handle it. You must have 24 inch pythons! :lol:

jonnythan
08-08-2012, 06:48 PM
Edit: Nevermind!

levy1
08-09-2012, 04:24 AM
I for one could not get over the sound. It was like playing tennis with an African Rain Stick.
I think you are exaggerating to be kind. I have six on them, my buddies have them and reading several hundred posts on TW I have never had anyone say they could hear them when playing. If you can hear it when playing, and I doubt you can then you have a defective racket. We really have to shake it up right on someones ear to hear it and most of the time they remark they cannot hear it.

dman72
08-09-2012, 05:00 AM
I think you are exaggerating to be kind. I have six on them, my buddies have them and reading several hundred posts on TW I have never had anyone say they could hear them when playing. If you can hear it when playing, and I doubt you can then you have a defective racket. We really have to shake it up right on someones ear to hear it and most of the time they remark they cannot hear it.

I picked up one in the used bin at the local tennis shop and I heard the "sand" immediately..and I'm half deaf from playing guitar for years.

I have a prince air freak that makes the same sound, but it's because of excessive drill flash, not any "technology". It's called "poor quality control" in that case.

By the way, who is that in your avatar? :shock: