ProKennex Kinetic Ki Q5 (295g)

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TroutSc, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. TroutSc

    TroutSc Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    470
    Anyone here using one now or tried it out? Cant seem to find too much real world info on it. Spec-wise its a bit stiff, but the PKs in the past have had quite the arm-friendly reputation here.
     
    #1
  2. TroutSc

    TroutSc Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    470
    Too new?

    Have some demos coming hopefully tomorrow.
     
    #2
  3. TroutSc

    TroutSc Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    470
    Got the demos in the pk q5, a bab pure storm gt, a steam 99s, and a Dunlop bio 500 tour.

    Looking for something soft enough for hybrid or full poly to use everyday.

    After shadow swinging (rained out) I'm excited about the pk and the psgt

    The Dunlop has 69 stiffness labeled on it, but Tw had is at 65, so I'm not sure what to make of that. I was shooting for 65 or less. Threw the steam in as a wildcard and my wife wanted to try it.

    Hopefully the rain will break and I can get some time in with the pk and the psgt.

    My wife hit some with the steam and wasn't crazy about it until I told her that her balls that typically bounce at shoulder level on me behind the bl were now at my head level+.
     
    #3
  4. sstchur

    sstchur Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,595
    Location:
    Sammamish, WA
    The PK Q5 is really nice. I have one and have used it a number of times (I have like a zillion racquet so I don't use it all the time). But it has a really nice feel, and almost feels like I can hit the sweet spot every time.

    I really like it a lot.
     
    #4
  5. TroutSc

    TroutSc Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    470
    Thanks. Still raining. Do you know how the handle is constructed on the pk? It doesn't look like the cap pops off, but I do see some type of insert.
     
    #5
  6. sstchur

    sstchur Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,595
    Location:
    Sammamish, WA
    Haven't taken off the grip or tried to examine it or anything, so I'm not really sure.

    I know someone at PK, I can try to find out if you want.
     
    #6
  7. Tom Jones

    Tom Jones New User

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    25
    I have been playing with the Q5 (295) for a few weeks and am liking it. It is very comfortable and plays very solid for a lighter stick. It has decent power and good control. Probably the best volleying stick I've played with. A must demo.
     
    #7

Share This Page