PROKENNEX REDONDO c93's are ALMOST HERE!

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  1. jasonchu

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    From my contact within the ProKennex organization, I have learned that the factory is now producing the Redondos! Finally. They are scheduled to ship (literally) on March 26th, and hit the US Shores and ProKennex Global (the Americas distribution/marketing arm) likely 10-14 days later.

    My tennis elbow thanks you ProKennex.
    My sore wrist thanks you ProKennex.
    My wallet (which will lose a lot of weight when I buy 4 Redondo c93's) is torn.
     
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  2. lovehunter

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    Is the gormmet will also supplied? TW sales the racquet but without accessories. :-(
     
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  3. dr_punk

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    never played with the famed redondo, maybe after this i'll be able to try it out from somebody else's hands :)
     
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  4. xube0001

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    hi, I have the grommets you want. If you are interested, send me an email xube0001@ntu.edu.sg
     
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  5. RoddickistheMan

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    thats great. Truly is a great racquet. Glad they are still making them. Too bad the same cant be true for pt630s
     
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  6. gocard

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    Awesome! I love my Redondos - can't wait to get more!
     
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  7. jasonchu

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    huh?

    Grommets are always supplied WITH the racquet. TW sells the Midplus at this time, but if you are in need of extra grommet sets, you can go to the kennex website and email for GROMMETS before 4/1/2008 but after that I would expect retailers will have them again.
     
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  8. dr_punk

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    I hope you mean 2008
     
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  9. jorel

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    Taiwan???? Very impressed indeed....
     
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  10. SplitSecond

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    Are they here yet?
     
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  11. daddy.dirtsurfer

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    Hope it's different model with 16 x 19 as I need a better spin!
     
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  12. anirut

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    In that case you'll need to order the C2 Classic Tour from Japan. And it's a 98 head.
     
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  13. asintu

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    doesn't seem like it..but i surely hope they're still producing redondos
     
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  14. christo

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    PK never keeps their word on availability dates, just ask TW
     
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  15. MichaelChang

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    Are the current PK rackets made in Taiwan?
    (note, Taiwan is different to Made in China, they are different factories).
     
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  16. anirut

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    And TW now has the Redondo Mids!!!
     
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  17. asintu

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    as a side note..is it just me or do the grip sizes for the mids run a bit larger than the midpluses?
     
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  18. anirut

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    Sorry, I dunno .... have not the MP
     
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  19. SplitSecond

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    Have they been sold out already?
     
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  20. Ruuzo

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    hey jasonchu, do you know if pro kennex is going to come out with a new racket line anytime soon?

    thanks
     
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  21. anirut

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    The new Black Ace is already out in Asia since October 07. The mid (93) wasn't available then, but now it's on the way to me. I will review it once I get the stick.
     
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  22. MichaelChang

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    Hi anirut, from your experience with PK rackets, do they say "made in china" or "made in taiwan"? Thank you.
     
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  23. anirut

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    Taking a peek at my Redondo ... it doesn't say anything ... but I would guess China. But, c'mon, don't let that scare you. Many big-name rackets are made by PK's factory anyway -- if that's still happening.

    I think it's the quality control that matters more, regardless of where it's made.
     
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  24. MichaelChang

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    Thank you anirut.
     
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  25. flash9

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    TW appears to have both Mid and Mid+ Available

    Tennis-Warehouse's site is kind of messed up. It only lists the ProKennex Heritage Type C Redondo Racquets MidPlus Specs twice, but if you click the Add to Cart link you then see both Mid and Mid+ frames are available. :confused:
     
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  26. Jack & Coke

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    Is this the "new" one?

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    (from the really big auction site)
     
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  27. Jack & Coke

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    or this one?

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    this is the original old skool Black Ace correct?

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  28. PBODY99

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    The last one is the original Black Ace from the 1980's.
     
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  29. anirut

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    J&C,

    The new Black is none of the "modern looks". It comes from the same mold as the Heritage Series (Type C & Redondo). The sad thing is the PJ is just ugly as sin.

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  30. Passion4Tennis

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    Anirut, Did you play with a Wilson Rok at one point? That's the racquet that I'm currently using, but I'm looking to make a switch. If you have used it, how would you compare the power of Redondo to the Rok. A little more with Red, hopefully?
     
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  31. anirut

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    I prefer the Redondo, hands down. I've already sold off my ROK93 too.

    That should give you some idea ...
     
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  32. Bud

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    So.. where are the racquets?? :)
     
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  33. Passion4Tennis

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    I'm very tempted to order one. The Rok has been pretty solid from the baseline, but I really have to put a lot of energy into my serves. The only racquets that look good to me are the Redondo and the BB 11 mid, but I can't shell out that much money for a BB. Most of the other player's racquets look too stiff, and I've had injury problems from using racquets with high stiffness ratings.
     
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  34. anirut

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    Well, the Redondo's no serving machine. But with the right string setup, it can do some damage. Check the Redondo thread. The past couple of days there was a dicussion about this.
     
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  35. MrAWD

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    Hey anirut,

    Did you ever get that new Black Ace? I was looking for your review on it, but either I missed it or it is not out of press yet!! I am definitely interested in it since it seem to be pretty close to the Redondo Mid, but just a bit stiffer, which is something I think it might help me.

    Later!

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  36. Bud

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    Black Ice is that stuff you slide on during Winter :lol:

    You mean Black Ace.
     
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  37. MichaelChang

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    Where can I find the detail specs of this "new" black ace? I went to the Pro Kennex website and they didn't list this racket. I am confused. Thanks.
     
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  38. MrAWD

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    Yup!! Good catch!

    I will fix it above!

    Thanks


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  39. MrAWD

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    I think, anirut has them posted in the big Redondo thread. Check it out!

    Fedja
     
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  40. anirut

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    The new Black is on it's way. Should be in my hands sometimes next week. Don't worry, I won't forget to post about a review.
     
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  41. 1970CRBase

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    Hi.... after reading this thread I'm a bit confused.

    I have an unplayed Prokennex, searching for info, I'm not too sure what it is exactly.

    The painjob is nearly the same as this : http://www.prokennex.com.sg/products/tennis/type-s.html

    But the prokennex word along the beam is blue not grey/silver and where the two parts of the throat join at the shaft is blue not grey/silver.

    The label is C3 Destiny Tour

    Headsize 98.6
    Length 27in
    Weight 300-310g
    Balance 310-320mm
    String 16x19

    any prokennex expert can help? :)
     
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  42. 1970CRBase

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    it says control series inside the frame at 3 o clock
     
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  43. anirut

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    May be somebody else could help ... I have no idea, 1970. Tried searchin'. Sorry 'bout that.
     
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  44. treblings

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    passion4tennis,
    i have played with the rok for 5 years and loved that racket. yes it lacks power on the serve, and in my opinion also from the baseline if you´re up against a hardhitting opponent. that was the main reason why i switched to the head prestige pro. i can totally recommend the pro, but it´s rather expensive. two weeks ago i also got my first redondo mid second-hand from california, and the truth is, i haven´t played much with the head since. the redondo is just so much fun to play with. the racket does exactly what i want it to do, meaning the control is suberb if i hit the sweetspot. it is also very armfriendly. if i had a mishit with the rok, my elbow would tell me in an instant. in my opinion, the redondo has more power than the rok, but not as much as the prestige pro or other rackets. if you look at the redondo threads,
    i think most people agree, that you can do a lot with lead and strings to customize the racket, and i will certainly try that in the coming weeks.
     
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  45. biciomac

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    the new black ace is the european and asian redondo version!
    same weight, same frame, same balance, same flex and same composition 100% graphite!
     
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  46. anirut

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    Slightly different. The new Black is 63 stiff (unstrung).

    In Asia we also get the Redondo. In Japan the Redondo's called C1 Pro Tour ver 07, same PJ.
     
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  47. MichaelChang

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    I wonder why PK made 2 rackets so similar. but anyway it seems no way to get the black ace in US anyway.
     
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  48. biciomac

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    I think it's really a pj!
    I had it in my hand and it's 100% same frame! I seen and compared them here in italy! PK italy don't import redondo, but import Black Ace! I like more redondo graphic and paint!
    the flex is not tested like TW! I mean TW tested redondo 56 flex, but prokennex RA is not comparable!
    For example KI5 Prokennex test is 67RA but TW test is 61! they use different measurement type!
    For this reason 63RA declarated by PK is very similar to 56 TW test!

    Black ace is a Redondo! 100%!
     
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  49. anirut

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    biciomc,

    Thanks for the input. In a couple of days the new Black 93 will be in my hands. I'll test them both and will report about the feel.

    I've also heard comments that the new Black 98 plays like the Redondo 93.
     
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  50. biciomac

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    shure it plays like redondo! it's a redondo!:)
    any way the frame it's the same, same beam wide, same weight, same balance and same composition! its' impossible they made another racquet! obviously it's the same racquet!;)
     
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