pro kennex rackets !!

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by t-swede, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. t-swede

    t-swede Rookie

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    I have found a vendor on fleabay that sells some old stock pro kennex frames , the problem is that i know nothing about these rackets .

    they are as follows , destiny ib competition , syntex pro standard and extended . graphite ace standard and extended .

    can you help me out ?

    regards the swede
     
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  2. eman resu

    eman resu Semi-Pro

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    I can't help you, but I'll add another racquet to the thread. Prokennex Tribute (green). Any info?
     
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  3. MAXXply

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    There were so many PK frames churned out under just as many different model names during the 80s and 90s. It's hard to summon any enthusiasm for their frames beyond their most recognised ones.

    If I pickup a Kennex on my thrift store travels, it's usually one that is roughly similar to the Black Ace 86 or indeed the rest of the early 80s Ace range - i.e headlight thin beamed (17-19mm) midsize frames. I pass on everything else - with the exception of the dark grey Graphite Destiny - my personal "white whale" - never found one of those yet in all my time thrifting.

    I would suggest picking up whatever PK frame best matches your ideal playing specs and just ignore the model name.
     
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  4. joe sch

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    Pro kennex rackets are some of the best as they were made very well and play great.

    The various ace models are usually the most reasonable to find, see the below pic for some examples:

    http://woodtennis.com/prokennex/prokennexaces1.jpg

    PK made some total control tight string pattern models like the micro that many collectors like to display:

    http://woodtennis.com/prokennex/prokennexmicromid1.jpg

    This pics shows one of the models with a wood core which made for a very nice old school hit:

    http://woodtennis.com/prokennex/prokennexmicromid1.jpg

    And the redondos are some of the best player models which hit very similar to the famous pc600s:

    http://woodtennis.com/prokennex/pk_redondo_typeC_1.jpg

    Most all players that played PK like PK rackets
     
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  5. struggle

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    got pics? i'm just guessing, but the graphite ace is likely closest to the classic PK sticks of the 80's.
     
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  6. chrischris

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    Anyone tried the PK Kinetic Black Frame??
     
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  7. Chotobaka

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    Thanks for the links -- great pics. I have a black Graphite Comp with identical graphics (save for the nomenclature) as the Graphite Composite/Fiber Comp pictured. On the throat, mine reads "Graphite Comp" rather than "Fiber Comp" (it has another Graphite Comp mark on the side of the throat).. Part of the description on the racquet reads: "...the power of graphite with the touch of fiberglass". It is fairly hefty at 12.22 ounces strung. I didn't drag out the balance board, but it is erection-like head light. :)
     
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