Pro Kennex Dominator and a Cool Case

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by michael_1265, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. michael_1265

    michael_1265 Professional

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    A friend of mine, who knows I collect tennis stuff, got this in a box lot, and decided to just give it to me tonight after I told him that I was interested in buying it. The racquet is a PK Graphite Dominator, new, flawless, unstrung. has anyone played with this racquet? I'm thinking of giving it a try. I love the case. Very 60s-70s.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
    #1
  2. ayuname

    ayuname Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    695
    Looks like you'll be carrying around a weapon of mass destruction to the courts.
     
    #2
  3. coachrick

    coachrick Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,157
    Location:
    Austin, hook 'em, Texas
    Yeah, I think the case pre-dates the racket by a decade or so ;) . My first tennis shop boss had one in '72. The Dominator series went up against the Director series from Head and to a lesser degree the R-7 and R-10 from Yonex. The Graphite Dom was essentially a Black Ace with an elongated face, although the throat mod made it a little stiffer, IIRC.

    I couldn't quite make it out, but I think your PSG is 36'...something to consider if you are actually going to string with it. 40' coils of string weren't common until the mid-80s; even then, Gosen was the first with a 40' coil while many others lagged behind.
     
    #3
  4. esgee48

    esgee48 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,326
    Location:
    SF, CA
    In case you need the data for the PK Graphite Dominator:
    Tension Range 52-62 #
    Pattern 16x19
    Skip Mains 7T 7H 9T 9H
    Tie Off Main 6T
    1st X 7T
    Last X 7H
    Tie off X 6H
    33 feet required. One piece since it is top down anyway.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
    #4
  5. michael_1265

    michael_1265 Professional

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    That's funny. I might have trouble with it at the airport. I wish that it was sized so that it would fit a modern racquet. It would be great to show up at a USTA match with this and one of those self-contained 60s "martini kits". I can just imagine their eyes bulging after warmup when I prepared a pre-match aperatif.
     
    #5
  6. michael_1265

    michael_1265 Professional

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Thanks for the info. Luckily for me, Steve Huff is my stringer, so if I decide to use it, there is no chance of me letting the adolescents down at Dick's screw it up.
     
    #6
  7. michael_1265

    michael_1265 Professional

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Thanks for the string info. I didn't realize the standard had changed, but it makes sense given the increase in head size.

    I think that it is likely I will enjoy how this racquet plays. I am looking forward to hitting it.
     
    #7
  8. Virginia

    Virginia Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,537
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I have two similar cases to yours, one blue and one orange, though the composition looks a little different. I find the best fit for these cases is an aluminium racquet and I happen to have one that is the exact same orange as the case - very cool!
     
    #8
  9. Тинана

    Тинана Banned

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Messages:
    118
    That's a very nice racket, Virgina.
     
    #9
  10. michael_1265

    michael_1265 Professional

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    I have a few racquets that I can try in it. I would like to display it, but I can't decide which way. The interior would be great with a 60s racquet and two ball cans from that era, but the exterior molded shapes are the coolest thing about the case.
     
    #10
  11. Virginia

    Virginia Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,537
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I just checked my blue case and it contains a brand new Penn aluminium and an unopened can of Penn "Bain de Soleil" balls.

    Rather than space for two cans of balls, my two have one for balls and one for things like your wallet and keys.
     
    #11
  12. michael_1265

    michael_1265 Professional

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Virginia, I can't find a manufacturer's mark on mine. Do you know who made these cases?
     
    #12
  13. JUAN_PRADO

    JUAN_PRADO Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    109
    Location:
    Oviedo - Spain
    yes , Nole appears like this in a tournament with starts with Head
     
    #13

Share This Page