I have used the KI5 off an on for over 3 years now and my impression is that this frame generates good power, a heavy ball and good comfort with a variety of strings. My favorites set up is to add 4/10 of an ounce to the handle, string it with BHB poly mains at 56#/Tourna multi crosses at 56# 17G on both gives me plenty of everything. Gut mains with a poly cross provides a bit more power, but scales down the control a bit. the technology takes away feel and often leads me to believe that I am not hitting with pace, when in reality I am. I like my melbournes as my go to stick right now, but the KI5 is an extremely easy to use players frame that I can just pick up and use regardless of how long it's been since the last time out I used it.
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