Picked up a ProKennex 10G SMI

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Bud, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Bud

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    Found one on Fleabay in excellent condition and thought I'd give it a try! It's quite hefty... heavier and more headlight than I was expecting.

    I like the matte paint job on the 5G SMI more than this shiny paint job on this 10G SMI... but it ain't too bad :)

    PK 10G SMI Specs:

    Head size: 98-100
    String pattern: 18x20
    Length: 27"
    Weight: 11.5 oz. (strung)
    Balance: 8pts. HL (strung)
    Material: ? (is it the same as the current ki10?)

    I'm going to slap a leather grip on it, string it up with NG and take it to the courts.

    Anyone hit with this older 10G?

    Thought?
     
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    Ultra 2-ish split throat

    One interesting observation is the split throat... directly above the grip very much like the Ultra 2 :)
     
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  3. jayserinos99

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    I looked for one a while back; good find. Let us know how it hits.
     
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    Will do. It's been raining here for a few days... so, hopefully, tomorrow or Wednesday.

    With a replacement leather grip, and 6 grams (total) at 9/3, 2-pieces of head tape and a rubber band dampener...
    The final specs are:

    Weight: 12.2 oz. (strung)
    Balance: 7-8pts. HL (strung)

    Should be interesting.

    Hey Jay, do you know the materials of the 10G SMI? Is it the same as the ki10 (80% graphite and 20% Kevlar)?
     
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    18x20?

    I notice this version is also 18x20...

    I thought the 10G SMI was 16x20, like the 5G SMI :?
     
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    That I don't know. I figured it'd be graphite/kevlar. I didn't know it was 18x20 though.
     
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    Yeah, i thought the pattern looked kinda tight... so I counted :)
     
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    Now up for sale!

    This is a very comfortable stick! However, it's a bit too light for me.

    Still like my 5G's!

    It will show up in the classifieds a bit later!

    :)
     
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    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=46049

    There's a post that says it 80/20 graphite/fiberglass.

    Hey "Bud", sent you an email about the 10g.
     
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