View Full Version : underrated racquets

06-03-2004, 03:29 PM
Which racquets do u guys think are underrated?

06-03-2004, 04:06 PM
The most underated racquet/racquet co. is pro kennex 5g/7g.
Awesome racquets if marketed like the big 4 racquet companies would be a top seller. The Type s/sx are also strong frames

Steve H.
06-03-2004, 04:49 PM
Agree with iscottius -- the Laver Type S is a highly underrated frame. Similar specs to the Pure Drive or Surge, but cleaner and more solid. ProKennex is doing some very interesting stuff these days.

06-03-2004, 05:01 PM
Don't forget the PK Core 1 #6.

Gaines Hillix
06-03-2004, 05:48 PM
I also agree that the ProKennex line is underrated. I have played with the 7G and now use the Laver Type S as my primary racquet.

Bhagi Katbamna
06-03-2004, 05:55 PM
Head TiClassic. Very underrated.

06-03-2004, 06:18 PM
The Wilson ProStaff 6.0 85. The most underrated racquet on these boards. Just kidding..... :wink: :lol:

Richie Rich
06-03-2004, 06:43 PM
Got to be the Pretige Classic made in Austria version :lol:

Actually, my vote for under rated goes to the Bab Pure Control Zylon. A touch of lead and what a sweet frame.

06-03-2004, 07:32 PM
Im just going on what ive heard other people say but ive heard other people say that they think that the Yonex RD Ti-80 is underrated. This is just what ive heard others say.

06-03-2004, 08:07 PM
I have to agree here, the Pro kennex Core 1 #6 is one of the best rackets of 2004.

06-03-2004, 09:46 PM
Pro Kennex in general, like the others have said. They really seem to have a genuine interest in producing a good product.

06-03-2004, 10:37 PM
Yeah, and seeing that Pro Kennex make (or used to make) about 50% of the racquets on the market before they were sold under another brands name...

Steve Huff
06-03-2004, 10:38 PM
I use a ProKennex 5g. As they build their line and distribution, I think they'll compete with the "big boys" too. I've let others hit with mine and they can't believe how well it plays.As for the kinetic system--even people who hear it when they shake it have said they don't notice it when they're playing. I'm now using my 7th ProKennex model, and none have disappointed me.

06-03-2004, 10:58 PM
the PK laver type-c.........amazing frame!
the yonex rd ti-70........very good feel, it should have been introduced with the current splurge of players' frames right now instead of 3-4 years ago.

06-03-2004, 11:08 PM
Dunlop 200g HM - does not deserve to be known as the worse sucessor of the MW, but needs to be seen as a great plyer´s frame for itself....

06-04-2004, 04:02 AM
Agree on the PK line, especially 5g and 7g. Great all around frames. Excellent construction quality.

Also, Slazenger Pro Braided Henman racquet. Very well made. Excellent control and placement. Much more arm friendly than the flex rating would lead you to believe.

06-04-2004, 05:31 AM
I think the Estusa power beams are underrated. I also would speculate that the Pro Kennex frames are extremely underrated. The heavy Laver(type C?) and the Core 1 #6 look sweet.

06-04-2004, 06:37 AM
PS 85 from China. LMFAO

Golden Retriever
06-04-2004, 07:21 AM
I bought a 7g recently and it plays great. It seems to me they are using very fine quality graphite on their racquets, much better than average. BTW is ProKennex a Taiwan firm?

06-04-2004, 07:52 AM
Good one drakulie. How about the PC's that are NOT made in Austria?

06-04-2004, 09:18 AM
100% agree with 5G and Pro Braided....both are great playing, high quality underrated and underpromoted frames. But then again....glad they are because it's nice to NOT use something from the big 3.

06-04-2004, 09:47 AM
Good point 007. What was I thinking? If people find out about them, the price will go up, good ones will be harder to find used....

Everybody, ignore previous posts on the PK 5g and Slaz PBH... :D

06-04-2004, 09:55 AM
I'll throw in another vote for the Pro Kennex Core 1 #6. It is sweet.

That racquet won out for me over just about all the other brand's popular "player" frames.

06-04-2004, 11:06 AM
I agree with the overwhelming support for Pro Kennex. Left my racquets at the house once and borrowed a Pro Kennex from the guy I was playing. I played this guy stronger than I ever did before with my Ti Radical. Suprised at the controlled power I got from the racquet. I somehow had mistaken Pro Kennex as closer to a toy than a weapon. Don't remember what type of Pro Kennex it was but it was good solid racquet.

06-05-2004, 05:23 AM
i also agree with the PK frames. my friend has an older 20g frame and i offer him money for it every time we play together. i love it.

06-05-2004, 11:37 AM

06-05-2004, 11:58 AM
I think some of the recent Estusa's aren't getting enough attention. Awesome sticks.

K. Wilson Moose
06-05-2004, 06:46 PM
ProKennex, hands down. The 5g is a classic, and the best kept secrets out there are the Laver S and SX.

06-05-2004, 09:00 PM
I bought a 7g recently and it plays great. It seems to me they are using very fine quality graphite on their racquets, much better than average. BTW is ProKennex a Taiwan firm?

ProKennex: SAN DIEGO AND PROUD! not taiwang.