I love the most random frame - Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 7g

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  1. crazyups

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    Thanks, but I'm not looking for a standard version of the 7g, I was looking for a standard length racquet with the crushing power of my leaded 7g and that would be the PDR.
     
  2. canadad

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    The PK Ki5 is one of the best racquets I have ever tried. I highly regret getting rid of mine. I switched back and forth between that and the 7G for a while, with no issue. I only got rid of it because I thought I should just pick one and stay with it. In hindsight for me, the Ki5 is every bit as good and it should still be in my bag.
     
  3. crazyups

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    Good to know in case I get tennis elbow with the PDR. It is significantly more powerful than the 5g in the power comparisons.
     
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    Getting over TE, I've got a new 7G to string up. But my arm's not quite at the right stage yet. But I'm dying to give her a go.
     
  5. crazyups

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    Well, I played one match with my pro 7g cut down to 27.25". Still has the sublime feel and is more maneuverable. Power about the same because I added a bit more weight(12 ounces with a 7 point head light balance). I will try this setup more now, that quarter inch less makes playing easier.
    From reading about the 5g and 7g it seems that the 5g is not just a shortened 7g, people are saying that the 5g is more flexible and PK website says that 5g and ki5 is 65 stiff and 7g is 70 stiff(unstrung I would think). So whoever wants a standard length closest to 7g feel should try cutting half an inch off of the 7g. I did not like the kiq5.
     
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    Update again after a few more sessions. Intrigued if you'll continue to prefer it to what was.
     
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    I have a Ki 5 TW demo coming in late this week, early next week, along with 3 other racquets. Am looking for some arm friendly alternatives and wanted to try something other than Prince, Head, Wilson, etc... I'd be interested to hear what your impressions of the Ki 5 were, and why you regret giving it away. Thanks.
     
  9. smirker

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    Have had one in my bag for a couple of years for when my elbow flares up. Good,solid racquet that has no obvious weaknesses. If no particular stand out features either. Of my main racquet but still have it just in case.
     
  10. crazyups

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    I will but I have to get in shape again to wield it properly. I was inactive for 3 weeks due to being busy. Any kind of extended length requires better footwork.
     
  11. crazyups

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    Ya but I always wondered if those differences are on account of the extended length only.
     
  12. crazyups

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    Well I didn't use my 27.25" pro 7g, but I did use my 27.125" ki q5. What I had done was added the quarter inch that I took off the 7g and used it to lengthen my kiq5 which was an eighth of an inch shorter than 27. This improved somehow the feel of the q5 and I played pretty well with it. I even choked up slightly on the q5 while serving which gave me better maneuverability/results on my serve(I'm 6'4"). I don't understand how a quarter or even an eighth of an inch affects me so much but it does. I like the extra power/reach of slightly extended, but dislike my serve with it.
    It is really hard for me to give up on a 100 square inch racquet with a 16x20 string pattern. That is so unique because I get power with control. Blx blade 98 continues to be awesome and fairly similar to these kennexes. I will continue to use these 3 racquets but my PDR will probably not be used that much. I don't expect anyone to do these crazy mods but thought some might be interested.
     

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