Pro Kennex Kinetic KI Q5 (315G)
I see Pro Kennex came out last year with a new racket - the Kinetic KI Q5 (315G).
Someone wrote that it's an updated version of the Pro Kennex Ki-5. I have the Pro Kennex KI-5. I bought the KI-5 before they changed the paint job on it. I like the KI-5, but feel it is underpowered. I am wondering if this new racquet - the KI Q5 - has more, less or the same power as the KI-5. (I use soft multifilament strings in case that's a factor).
I had both. Q5 is marginally more powerful I think and looks much nicer but I think I preferred the Ki5 actually. Played with it longer though. Never thought of the Ki5 as underpowered though.
There are some comments about the Ki Q5 here:
I demo'd the Q5 and the Ki5 315 a few months ago (I play with a 7g).
My first observation was the Ki 315 demo (11.45 oz) didn't match the specs published by TW (11.8 oz). The Q5 was closer (11.75 oz vs 11.9 oz). Given this, I was a bit surprised at how stable the Ki 315 felt on hard groundies.
Second observation was the Q5 felt noticably stiffer. Although my sometimes tender elbow was able to manage it, the Ki 315 was just much more comfy.
Third observation was I didn't like how the Ki 315 volleyed. It just didn't have as much "punch" as my 7g. The Q5 was more to my liking in this department.
I would encourage you to demo anyways. There aren't a lot of Q5 reviews yet. Funny how these are all supposed to be 315's.
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