Pro Kennex Ki 15: new Q version versus previous model?

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  1. borgpro

    borgpro Semi-Pro

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    Does anyone kwow how different they play? I am a bit concerned with the stiffness of the newest version that seems quit higher than the previous one. I am still looking for a very arm friendly racket (having had serious elbow problems, still not completely gone) and I like more old school like rackets..

    I realize I made a typo in the title because I refer to the 315 grams version!
     
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  2. coolblue123

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    I don't see a Ki15 315? It's not a bad idea though. But I've played with a Ki15 PSE and have a Q15 300 (euro).

    Both are good models. The PSE model has better plow through but it feels like alot of weight is located around the hoop. It has that polarized feel. It responded to hard hitters pretty well but I got tired after 30 minutes of hitting.

    I really like the Q15 300 alot more. It's alot more spin friendly and has alot of power. You need to lead it up alittle in order to improve plow. Also the top of the hoop feels alot stiffer and more stable. Sweetspot feels bigger on the Q15 300. Since the Q15 feels lighter, volleys are easier to manuver. But with both racquets, given the heft and size, you'll have touch and feel of a concrete palm. Also, Q15 feels more hollow.

    I'd say if you like old school feel, go with the Ki15 (bcz, it has more of a classic feel and weight). If you hit with spin, like modern feel and like to play dubs more, defiinitely give the Q15 a try. As with all PK's, both racquet has great comfort. I like the kinetic technology in the Q series racquet better. (i have both the Q15 and the Q5 315) It seems like PK has done more dampening with them kinetic beads on a stiffer racquet than previous models.
     
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  3. borgpro

    borgpro Semi-Pro

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    Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences! And sorry I made a typo in the title, because I meant the Ki5 versions of 315 grams; but you can not correct text in the title of your own message only in the core text...
     
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