pro kennex Black Ace Old version

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  1. mutantducky

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    trying to find the specs of this, 98 head but seemed smaller.
    has a longer neck than the new one.
    really thin beam, black with some red I think. there wasn't any spec info on it. from the 80's I suppose.
     
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  2. kiteboard

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  3. mutantducky

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    yeah that's it.
     
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  4. jwbarrientos

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    still good looking!!!
     
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  5. NLBwell

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    This is the one I've got (from TW's Bosworth remnants). Same as the ones I played with in the early 80's. The Micro (picture above) is a different racket with a different string pattern. Lots of really thin strings, if I remember right - looks like the picture in the post above had 22 main strings.



    Racquet Name: Pro Kennex Black Ace
    Head Size: 86 sq. in. /555 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.00 inches / 68.58 cm
    Strung Weight: 14.10 oz / 400 g
    Balance: 4pts HL
    Swing Weight: 396
    Beam Width: 20.0 mm Tip/20.0 mm Shaft
    Composition: 100% Ultra-High Modulus Graphite
    Power Level: Low
    Stiffness: 56
    String Pattern: 16 Mains/19 Crosses
    Main Skip: 7T,9T,10T,7H,9H,10H
    String Tension: 60-70
     
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  6. Woodersen

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    I play with this racquet still and there is no way the beam width is 20.0mm. I've put it up next to my Rebel 95 and its a lot thinner. The swingweight is accurate. The stiffness though, plays a lot stiffer than 56.
     
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  7. thejuice

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    I actually just practically gave one away on the Buy/Sell board but I had it for a while and I can say that it seemed more like 15-17mm in beam width. Mine was an 80s model 98 head.
     
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  8. anirut

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    The original BA's beam is 16.5 mm. Just measured. (If my vernier caliper has no error.)
     
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  9. geese_com

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    I've got one of those 86 sq inch Black Aces lying around. If anyone is interested, drop me a line at geese_com@yahoo.com
     
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  10. The_Question

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    Just bought one this from Play Again Sports a few weeks back for $15, in excellent condition. It is the most challenging frame I ever had...

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  11. kiteboard

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    Nice! Good deal.
     
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  12. jedi clampett

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    Played with those for several years.. then I discovered lighter rackets
     
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  13. Woodersen

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    It is a very tough racquet to play with, but once you get used to the SW and small headsize, you can create some magic with it.
     
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  14. Woodersen

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    Took my Black Ace 98 out for a hit today. Wow, was not ready for the weight. I play with the Rebel 95 and that's a heavy frame, but nothing like the 14 oz. that the BA98 classics. Once I got used to it, it was definitely a wonderful hit. So much weight behind the serves.
     
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  15. S&V Specialist

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    Picked one of these up at a thrift store for 7 bucks today. It's one heck of a frame. Mine's around 15pts hl.
     
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  16. NLBwell

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    My grommets are wearing out on the ones I'm using. I need to go hunt for spare parts.
     
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  17. Tamiya

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    Black Ace 98 definitely a heavy club :)

    Now also added a Black Ace "Heritage",
    totally different era & style.
     
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  18. aced_Tezuka

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    Got a Black Ace from the thrift shop also. It's the same/similar to the one The Question bought.

    Didn't take long to pop the decade (or more) old strings. Very heavy, felt great.
     
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  19. S&V Specialist

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    Finally getting around to posting some pics of this beautiful frame...
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  20. tmc5005

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    There is a new version of the Kennex Black Ace with the following specs


    98 sq. in MP
    Length:27 inches
    Weight:Strung — 11.7 oz Unstrung — 11.1 oz
    Tension:55-68 pounds
    Balance:4 Pts Head Light
    Beam Width:19mm
    Composition:100% Ultra-Modulus Graphite
    Flex:59
    Grip Type:proKennex
    Power Level:Low-Medium
    String Pattern: 18 Mains / 20 Crosses Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10T Two Piece No Shared Holes
    Swing Speed:Fast
    Swing Weight:330

    I guess this is a modern version of a players racquet
     
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