Pro Kennex grip shape?

RoarTT

Semi-Pro
What other brand(s) is it closest to? Did a search but only found a thread 4 years and older, so i ask in case things have changed on their rackets over the last years. :)
 

Ramon

Legend
I would agree. They are round like Wilson and Prince. I don't like rectangular grips, like Head, but I'm fine using a Pro Kennex.
 

RoarTT

Semi-Pro
Thanks guys!

The butcap also, just judging from the photos at TW, doesn’t seem quit as flared as Wilson. Does anyone have any comment about the ProKennex butcaps and how much they flare compare to others?
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
The PK grip shape is in between a Prince and a Wilson. Where Prince is a symmetric octagon, PK is slightly oblong, Wilson a little more oblong and Head on the other end of the spectrum feeling like a 2x4.
 

Knife

Semi-Pro
Thanks guys!

The butcap also, just judging from the photos at TW, doesn’t seem quit as flared as Wilson. Does anyone have any comment about the ProKennex butcaps and how much they flare compare to others?
I feel the butcap of my Q-tours to be more flared than e.g. Wilson and Yonex and a tad less flare than Head's.
 

Ramon

Legend
I've been used to Wilsons most of my life, so that's the ideal grip shape for me. I have no problems switching to Prince or Pro Kennex. If there is a difference, it's small enough that I don't notice it. I definitely notice a difference if I switch to a Head racquet. Babolats seem to be rounder and feel bigger, but I have no problems switching to those either.
 

RoarTT

Semi-Pro
I've been used to Wilsons most of my life, so that's the ideal grip shape for me. I have no problems switching to Prince or Pro Kennex. If there is a difference, it's small enough that I don't notice it. I definitely notice a difference if I switch to a Head racquet. Babolats seem to be rounder and feel bigger, but I have no problems switching to those either.
I can easily switch between Babolat/wilson/Dunlop shape wise, Head and Prince are more challenging for me.

However, what i struggle with is the but cap flares. On my forhand it doesn’t matter, but on my two handed backhand it just feels wrong with a big flare. I’m not sure why, but i think it has to do with the fact that i hold the bottom hand very low on the handle. So if there’s a big flare there it effectively gives the bottom hand a bigger grip size than the top hand. Since i hit my 2hbh with both arms contributing thru the stroke, the two hands feels to be fighting for the contribution since the «grip sizes» are different.
All i do know is that changing to a racket with less flare instantly feels more controlled on my 2hbh.
 
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