Pro Kennex Silver Ace

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  1. PKfan1

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    I just picked up a silver ace from a used sporting goods store in 9/10 cond. for $10. Being a user of the Redondo I was curious to see what my racquets ancestors were like. I strung it up at 62lbs with proline x and it is hands down the best feeling racquet I have ever played with. I love how flexy it is. I was also amazed by the power and spin I was able to generate. I am honestly considering switching to this racquet; my only concern is the 85in (guess) headsize and the inability to get backups.

    Does anyone else have an experience like this when trying a classic racquet for the first time?
     
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  3. guitarplayer

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    I still have mine from 1982.
     
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  4. Ramon

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    The Silver Ace was my favorite racquet from the 80's. It was a mix of graphite and fiberglass. The fiberglass made it more flexible than the Black Ace and very comfortable. It received great reviews from the tennis magazines. It had better reviews than the Black Ace, which is why I was surprised when PK stopped making it. Maybe they stopped making it because the frames were susceptible to cracking (which happened to mine).
     
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  5. PKfan1

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    Can anyone compare a silver ace to an old prestige?

    When were the silver aces produced?
     
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  6. Cris8

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    I believe the Silver Ace was the predecessor of the Type R which was the basis for the 5G and Ki5. Your Redondo is a descendant of the Type C.

    The Type R and Silver Ace are excellent racquets that are light enough to be maneuverable and yet have enough mass to stand up to heavy hitters. They also generate a lot of spin. The Type R is still my everyday racquet. Only one backup left though.
     
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  7. sargeinaz

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    You can find them in the Bay for cheap. If you like it, just pick some used ones up. Def a nice playing stick as was the Copper Ace and Black Ace.
     
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  8. slymule

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    SWEET!....haha, I just scored on a Pro Kennex Silver Ace off of **** on one of those buy it now or make an offer deals. I offered $15.00 and just got word that he took me up on it. Racquet looks to be in really great shape - I'm stoked.
     
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  9. slymule

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    Does anybody have the specs on the Silver Ace?
     
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  10. PKfan1

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    mine weighs 12.5 oz strung
    balance its probably 7-9 pt HL
    it's a 16x 19
    stiffness feels like mid 50's if not flexier

    I would be interested as well in the advertised spec if anyone has them
     
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    Really reminds me of the wilson aggressor I still have, this was a more flexible version of the pro staff 6.0 85. Very nice racket I sometimes still play with indoors and it is still excellent...
     
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  12. slymule

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    Is the Silver Ace and the Silver Ace 90 the same racquet? Wanting to buy a set of extra grommets and found some for the Silver Ace 90 - am I good to go with these?
     
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    Sweet looking frame!
     
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  14. NLBwell

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    I don't believe so. I know the original Black Ace and the Black Ace 90 were quite different rackets with different head sizes. Didn't try to take the grommets from one and put it on the other, though.
     
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  15. danotje

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    I had a similar experience when I pulled my Silver Ace 110 out of retirement last week. My arm has been hurting, so I wanted something heavier and more flexible while waiting for my new PK 7G to show up. Only one word to describe the SA 110--WOW! Everything was on when hitting with it. So much so that I, too, am considering moving to it if the 7G doesn't work out. Really just an incredible racquet, more so when you realize it has been with me for 22 years and pushed an APD OG to the other side of the bag.
     
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  16. slymule

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    I've been playing with my 'new' Silver Ace now for about a month and its still feels better than anything else I've hit with. My son has since picked up a Copper Ace and its become his favorite racquet. The only racquets I'm now looking for would be for a couple backups so we can try out some different string configurations. And the greatest thing is you can pick up these older racquets on *bay for next to nothing, sure beats the cost of a brand new one these days!
     
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  17. sjdhgffkch

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    Hi, can you tell me the differences between the Silver and Copper you have. Which one is more flexible and what are their weight?

    Thanks.
     
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  18. struggle

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    original silver ace had a straight bridge (bottom/throat side, hoop side was round).

    i used them, good rackets. no head guard etc, as was normal then.
     
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  19. max

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    Fiberglass is very addictive stuff! :)

    I think it's great to have it in a tennis frame mix.
     
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