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Old 10-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Chotobaka View Post
I just returned my last batch of demo sticks -- Q5 295 and Ki5 315 among them. I am recovering from a hand/wrist injury, so I have become hyper-sensitive to the comfort of various racquets. I really liked the Q5. Every bit as comfortable as my Pacific X-Force, and it did everything right for me. I could switch back and forth between these two with little to no adjustment. It also felt just as comfortable as the Volkl Organix 10 295, which for me is the among the plushest feeling lightweights I have hit with. The Ki 315 was a bit of a let down. It felt a little pingy compared the Q5 (and my own 5G/7G's), despite the Ki5's lower stiffness rating. Q5 295 is must-demo for anyone looking for a racquet in this weight range.
That's great feedback. There is a third option in Europe. We have a 295g version of the Ki5.

As yet the Q5 does not seem to be available here but I will be keen to try it when it finally appears. A plush feeling lightweight sounds right up my street. I tend to buy lighter weight frames around 11oz but always seem to end up leading them, looking for a solid feel. An 11oz, 100" solid feeling stock frame would be perfect.

The closest I have to that is a Prince Ozone Tour but the feel is very muted. My N-Tour 2 is plush but 95". Always a compromise to be found, the Q5 295 or Ki295 might be just what I am looking for.
Prince Response 97 with gut/poly@54/50
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