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tennisee
01-04-2006, 07:57 PM
An older PK - 90" head, white gloss finish. I'd welcome any info on when it was made and where it fitted into the range with the Sliver, Golden, Black etc. (and how it plays!)
I just bought one - will post pics when I get it cleaned up and regripped.
Thanks.

tennisee
01-05-2006, 02:34 PM
Here's the photo -
http://www.davidhume.net/tennis/pk_diamond.jpg
It's nice to hit with - perhaps a little stiffer that I expected. I play with the Heritage C93 and this swings a bit easier. I also have a Golden Ace and a Micro Ace (pattern 22x28 ) from the '80s

tennisee
01-05-2006, 02:34 PM
Double post

tennisee
01-05-2006, 02:34 PM
Double post

Deuce
01-06-2006, 12:58 AM
The Micro is quite something, huh? A unique experience - like hitting with a board that has oil all over it.

tennisee
01-06-2006, 01:33 AM
Well, I always found that the MICRO system gave me more power and better control, while reducing vibration and prolonging string life - but then I've always been an independent thinker.
I took the Diamond to get it strung today and the old guy in the shop recognised it as a mid-range stick from the '90s. "At least it's real graphite, not fibreglass, though," he said.
I'm going with a soft synthetic gut at 53.
In the shop were some new PKs - kinetics with a chrome-like finish that are not on the PK site or TW. It seems we get different stuff in Aust. There were some odd ones with asymmetric profiles - thicker and thinner in different places on opposite sides of the hoop..

sdslyout
01-06-2006, 09:06 AM
I bought a silver ace from a thrift store for $4.93 and it came with the owners manual and registration card still blank. frame surface 85.5 sq.in. balance 12 3/16 - 12 3/4" . tension gut 60-70 lbs. nylon 55-65 lbs. and the manual shows a stringing pattern also. i use it alot and it feels good doesn't hurt the arm, so-so power with good control. no vibration damp. needed. i have no idea how old the racquet is though.

Deuce
01-06-2006, 10:22 PM
Silver Ace came out circa 1983. At the time, it was very popular. Also rather fragile, with several of them cracking.

PBODY99
01-07-2006, 08:37 AM
An older PK - 90" head, white gloss finish. I'd welcome any info on when it was made and where it fitted into the range with the Sliver, Golden, Black etc. (and how it plays!)
I just bought one - will post pics when I get it cleaned up and regripped.
Thanks.

I still have mine from 1985 or so. It was the stiffest of the line, with boron reinforcemenets. The US model was a dark blue with matching dark cover.:cool:

tennisee
01-07-2006, 12:25 PM
Thanks PBody - I had the feeling it was more '80s than '90s. I had a short hit with it before sending it off to be strung and it was good, but a little harsh; I suspect brittle strings, so I'm looking forward to trying it again with the new ones.

proracketeer
05-21-2006, 03:02 AM
How does the Diamond Ace compare to the Boron Ace?

PBODY99
05-21-2006, 03:57 AM
The Diamond Ace was Heavier and quite a bit stiffer.

old novice
10-31-2006, 09:37 PM
I just came into possession of a prokennex diamond ace from the mid 80's that has a red finish. An earlier thread showed a white model and I have seen the same model in a blue finish. Is this red finish just a cosmetic difference?