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  1. Tennissee

    Stiffer hoop versus flexy hoop

    Have you ever tried Prokennex 5G or variant? Those felt to me the most plush of all.
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    ProKennex Type C Redondo - Just Sticky/Tacky, Is That Normal?

    I only ever had problem with Redondo. I'm not sure if it's bad paint job or more of their going for a rubbery/velvety feel of a finish. Didn't have problem with the silver version of the Heritage Type C, which is basically Redondo.
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    ProKennex Type C Redondo - Just Sticky/Tacky, Is That Normal?

    Okay, rubbing alcohol checks out. Wrapping some paper towel around the sticky area and letting it sit for a few minutes did the trick. The gooey stuff wipes right off without much resistance. Thanks, everyone.
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    ProKennex Type C Redondo - Just Sticky/Tacky, Is That Normal?

    Decided to do a comparison of the new Q+Tour and QTour 325 with my old Redondo 98 and Heritage Type C 98. Had forgotten all about the gooey residue problem. Going to try lacquer thinner or something. Any new science or experience that works?
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    Djokovic is a hero

    Everyone has some injuries and ailments; it’s just a part of sports. Don’t try to take anything away from Stan.
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    Any recommendations on arm-friendly rackets?

    PK 5G and its variations
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    FS: (4) pro kennex 5g

    Can't believe I missed this deal!!!!
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    Prokennex 5g vs 7g vs new generations.

    I use both 5g/7g, Redondo 93, 98, and several other PK sticks. Must have at least 50 of them. But 5g and 7g mainly. 5g is indeed slightly faster, but I don't think you want to give up 7g's advantage in terms of service and power. I'm going to suggest something a bit counterintuitive here. I...
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    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    For 5G, try Kevlar (Ashaway 18g is my favorite) in the mains at low tension (< 50lbs) with any kind of soft/cheap stuff (not poly) in the crosses. I have more than 50 PK frames and everyone, when strung, uses this setup. Gut is too springy, Kevlar is actually very comfy and dead (the way I like...
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    Bogus string advice?

    I have used Ashaway Kevlar 18 in mains and any nylon or natural gut in crosses for more than 15 years. Usually use tensions between 45 and 50 for mains. The main racquet I use is PK5G or 7G, but I have been using PS85, BLX 6.1 90, and Black Ace 98 (86 sq in) as I started to play more...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Give 5G a try today; c'mon, Carpe diem. :)
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    Ashaway Kevlar vs Kevlar +Plus

    Low Tension is the Key After experimenting with all kinds of strings and combinations, I eventually settled down about 10 years ago with Ashaway 18g in mains and something soft, typically natural gut or just cheap nylon in the cross. Kevlar is stiff, but at low tension, I use around 44/47...
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    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    They really should add a "like" button to this site. So many posts I just wanted to click "like" in this thread.
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    PandaTrueno is Kung Fu Master

    Just completed a transaction with PandaTrueno. All descriptions, communications, and S/H went perfectly. Thanks. - Tennissee
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    Horrible transaction with mohawktennis

    Wow, this is amazing: a five-year old cold case comes back as the serial cheater strikes again. You'd think this guy would have repented and reformed over the long period.
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    I love the most random frame - Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 7g

    I play with 5g, 7g, and Redondo with a 1hbh. With Redondo, I tend to drive the ball while I'd hit loopier shots with 5g and 7g. The added .5" doesn't really change much for me other than the service, which seems to give me a bit more pace and accuracy.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I'd get verklempt too if I were given a brand new Golden Ace like that.
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    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    OMG, how insensitive was I. Sorry about that. I didn't realize you're in Bangkok. Do stay safe. I wish safety and security for all the people there.
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    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    Anirut, you have to post their pictures. I need to see these. Please!!! Thanks in advance.
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    I love the most random frame - Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 7g

    Kinetic Effect or Not ... Okay, I feel like I should say something about the "kinetic effect." Not to take anything away from PK's kinetic technology, but I think Pro Kennex sticks are good for your arm, and more importantly your game, in general with or without KE. Type R is from the same...
  21. Tennissee

    Pro's Pro Art of War 98

    Bump ... I'm interested in this thread also, if anyone cares to say something about it.
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    Donnay Allwood Bjorn Borg

    I thought any wood racquet would be softer than graphite sticks of today.
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    I love the most random frame - Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 7g

    There are currently 4 5g, 3 7g, 1 Redondo 98, 1 Redondo 93, and 1 Black Ace 98 in my bag. :) No, I don't use more than 2, 3 of them each outing. But I feel less secure when I don't have several 5g's there in the bag, even on a day when I only used Redondo. I typically use 5g in the...
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    Donnay Allwood Bjorn Borg

    What's your setup? Natural gut at, say, 40 lbs?
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    badminton string on a tennis racquet

    Totally forgot about asking these questions three years ago. Yet no one had responded so far. Sigh.
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    just bought 2 brand new prince MONO ..

    Wow, I can't believe I didn't see this post for some four years until tonight. I guess that's why I'm still just a rookie after all these years on this board. Could y'all share your set up with mono? I usually use 48x50 on my racquets. Would that be a reasonable range? I like really dead...
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    Pro Kennex 5G SMI

    SMI stands for Secondary Mass Index, which reflects the little micro-beads inside the racquet. It should also be noted that there were two versions of PK5G. The so called SMI version is the older/original version. That said, the later version also has those micro-beads inside, but doesn't...
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    WTB:ProKennex Laver Heritage Type SX

    Got it. The perpetual yet futile pursuit for the holy grail. But it's really more about the pursuit and less about the grail. Right?
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