Originally Posted by trenzterra
My impression of the Ki5 is that it isn't a durable racquet.
Had hairline cracks on the throat after just two years of using it, and I don't play that often. Had another crack in the frame after I accidentally knocked it against the table, and it wasn't a very hard knock.
In comparison, my BLX 95 accidentally flew out of my hand while serving once and it still works fine...
After just two years is quite a long time. Hairline cracks are common and usually don't affect performance.