Pro Kennex Micro Mid Tennis Racket????

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  1. jimanuel12

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    anyone ever hit with one of these babies.
    they are said to be great spin racquets but i had never heard of one until i bought one just recently.
    it was a great deal and i can't pass up a great deal.
    anyone have the specs?
    i think i read somewhere the weight is about 350 grams or about 12.4 oz
    just wondering if anyone from the 80's ever played with these.:confused:
     
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  2. anirut

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    Simply put: its a great stick to play with. Spins aren't loopy, but more of the penetrating sort. And it's very comfy, as you've got to string it low.

    You'll enjoy it.

    BTW, you'll need 15 meters of string to give it a one string-type job.
     
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  3. jimanuel12

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    thanks - i look forward to it - will let you know how it goes once i receive it,
     
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  4. jimanuel12

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    got my racquet - finally got on the court yesterday to hit with it. great spin, pretty good power and easy on the arm.
    a good racquet - can't wait to use it in a real game.
    just hit some around with my niece and i loved it.
     
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  5. vwfye

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    I have had several of the Micro Mid Pros... Great shoulder saver!
     
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  6. jimanuel12

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    finally played a couple of sets with it a couple of weeks ago.
    pretty good power - good spin and i won the match.
    pretty good racket for $14.50 on fleabay.
     
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  7. vwfye

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    it's amazing that those that use them understand the spin and those that haven't will tell you that a closed string bed doesn't allow spin. ;)
     
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    my tennis buddy said my topspin was so much better with the micro. the back spin is pretty good as well. the power is pretty good too.
    nice racquet - i am going to keep this baby.
     
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  9. mad dog1

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    i'd imagine because there are so many more strings in contact (more string surface area touching) with the ball at any given point in time, it should be easier to impart more spin.
     
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  10. mad dog1

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    makes me want to string my graphite micro mid up and try it out.
     
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    go for it dude - they play pretty well. a nice escape from the normal every day racquets.
    but i love all the old classics - that is all i have - do not even own a modern racquet. i had a wilson k-zen and wilson hammer racquet. sold both of them and started buying the old classics on fleabay. got most of them for a song and they just play better for me than the modern racquets.
    but what do i know - i am just an older "senior" player (LOL).
     
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  12. MesQueUnClub

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    I have one of these as well. The grommets are shot, Any one knows how or where I could get a replacement ?
     
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    Closed string beds need a bit less tension. Very closed string beds require almost no tension! The trade off? Your arm loves you!
     
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    The 'good' news is that the much lower tensions might allow you to restring without new grommets. Mine are in great shape for a 26 year old racket ;) . I ain't restringin' until somethin' breaks! :)
     
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  15. jimanuel12

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    i played 2 sets with mine last week and the arm never got sore. i hurt my arm a couple of years ago but this baby is easy on the arm.
    i am like you - i ain't restringing mine till it breaks!!!
     
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    Yes! It even SOUNDS easy on the arm...no ping-y CLANK like the hollow, poly strung Babs those kids are using! ;)
     
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  17. MesQueUnClub

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    I'll take mine out for a spin tomorrow. The strings are not getting any younger. Right :)
     
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  18. vwfye

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    I have a fresh set of 19g to put in mine this spring... need my special glasses when doing the crosses though!
     
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    ^^ where did you find 19g?
     
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  20. vwfye

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    don't rightly remember... it is Gosen Polybreak 19. I bought a single coil of it a couple years ago now and it is just waiting to be used.
     
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    ^^ thanks. currently i only see 18g being the thinnest gauge offered.
     
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  22. vwfye

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    bummer... is there another brand that does a 19?
     
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    i've not been able to find any 19.
     
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  24. coachrick

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    How about we hybrid the Gamma Edge 20 with Gamma Fusion 19 :)

    Would have to drop the tension to about 10# PLUS the lengths wouldn't work ! Dang, I can dream, can't I?

    Surely there's a RB or Badminton string out there that would work! I'm a bit out of the loop on current offerings.

    I'll bet there's a store room in San Diego with some string in it! After all, it's only been 25 years!
     
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  25. mad dog1

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    thought about that already. :( too bad it's only offered in individual sets and not reels.
     
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  26. coachrick

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    Ya know...at such low tensions, I'll bet we could use two sets for the mains and two for the crosses. Pull the tie-offs an extra 5# and Bob's your uncle!

    The Micro design stayed around for a while in the racquetball arena. Mayhaps someone with RB connections has some Micro string in a dark closet!
     
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    Anyone use the black ace micro? I am selling it but didn't get a chance to use it
     
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  30. vwfye

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    wanna trade the BAM for something I have? is it a middy? I have a Head Agassi Bumble Bee in mid sized... and some others. okay, a lot of other stuff.
     
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  31. JUAN_PRADO

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    Th idea are very nice , Head was a very similar sistem , but not have a success beacuse the stringer said this sitem is more expensive
    1º you want at least 6 M. more of string
    2º you work for 10 to 15 minutes more to string this rackets
    3º the frames are more resistents and longer in time , is not good bussines for retailers.
     
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