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fortun8son 12-10-2012 08:40 PM

Pro Kennex Graphite Destiny 95
 
I just picked up one of these in great shape at a thrift store for $3.
I'm kinda new at this.
What's with the big bulge at the upper part of the pallet?

fortun8son 12-12-2012 07:36 PM

Seriously. I've never seen a grip with a bulge like that before, though it seems that a few PK models had them.
What was the idea behind it and was it standard or optional?

big ted 12-12-2012 09:21 PM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mlB_MPcRUf...te-Destiny.jpg

i dont see a bulge here, maybe the one you got was modified or something?

fortun8son 12-12-2012 11:50 PM

Interesting. I replaced the grip and the pallet is definitely molded that way.
I recently saw a couple of PKs on the bay including a Composite Destiny that had similar swollen grips.

Captain Haddock 12-13-2012 05:18 AM

It's an anatomically/ergonomically-shaped grip, with an hourglass design. Donnay and Pro Kennex were experimenting with this shape in the late 1980s. Some people hated it. In my recollection, it was actually not too bothersome.

coachrick 12-13-2012 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Haddock (Post 7060794)
It's an anatomically/ergonomically-shaped grip, with an hourglass design. Donnay and Pro Kennex were experimenting with this shape in the late 1980s. Some people hated it. In my recollection, it was actually not too bothersome.

Guess that depends on WHOSE anatomy :)
I had a couple of clients with the Ceramic Destiny. The grips always felt a bit strange, but not horrible. It might work on a hammer, but it wasn't something I thought was needed on a racket.

The rounded butt cap on the Donnays really felt odd to those of us who hold the racket very low on the handle.

fortun8son 12-14-2012 04:36 AM

I see. Hammer grips do work well like that.
It does feel oddly comfortable.
It forces your hand lower on the grip.

Steve Huff 12-15-2012 09:23 AM

A seriously nice stick that can hold its own against today's frames (even those with basalt).


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