ProKennex Ki 10 Racquets now at TW

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  1. TW Staff

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  2. kenyee

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    And if anyone demos them, please post a quick review :)
    I'll post mine as well.

    One interesting thing I didn't notice is that my old PK5G has a higher max tension (68lbs) vs. the Ki10 (62lbs). I guess the old Destiny shape doesn't handle high tensions as well? And it's interesting that the Ki10 has a higher stiffness rating (67) than the Ki10PSE (63)...
     
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    Not really. That's typically the case. Lighter racquets need to be stiffer to compensate for the lighter weight. If it flexed too much, there wouldn't be enough weight behind your shot to get the ball over the net. Heavier racquets can afford to be more flexible as the weight will help you get the ball over the net. A racquet needs to have either weight or stiffness to work. If it has neither, it'll feel like a wet noodle or what I would like to describe as a "wire coat hanger". Imagine trying to hit baseballs with a wiffle ball bat.
     
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    Correct tension range has just been added to the spec table 52-68lbs - sorry for any confusion caused by the incorrect 50-62lbs listing.

    Chris, TW.
     
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    and what if the racket is both stiff and heavy? i wonder if the Ki 10 PSE would perform even better if they had upped its stiffness to match the Ki 10. It seems like a combination of weight and stiffness is the sort of setup that people want when they lead up their Babolat's pure drives, which i'm guessing is what the Ki 10 PSE is meant to compete with.
     
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    What color is that????
     
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    I'd hope not. I like not having wrist/elbow problems. The Babolats (PD+/PC+) hurt when I tried them :)

    The Ki10PSE supposedly feels like a PK5G w/ a touch more power and much easier spin which is what PK5G users have been asking for a while. The Ki10 is a weird neon green color...almost a glow-in-the-dark green if that picture is right. Nothing on the official PK site yet, so I can't confirm...


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