Prokennex 5g dead spot

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by film1, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. film1

    film1 Semi-Pro

    Mar 24, 2008
    Can someone tell me if they feel there is a dead spot on the prokennex 5g as I have read at times and if so does it also exist on the ki5g and the ki7g?

    Hit with an older 5g today and sounded funny (kind of like a cracked frame)
    when I hit high in the face but it sounded fine when hit in the sweet spot.
    It hit pretty good, lacked power on the serve but over all I feel there is a lot to like when you have arm issues.
  2. flatball

    flatball New User

    Feb 5, 2006
    Film one
    Use your palm of your hand and hit the string from the throat to head if you hear a dead thud your Kinetic material has probably shifted.
    I had this happen years ago,returned it to TW who sent it to Kennex who repaired it. I also had the same thing happen on my K15 and it was replaced who I bought it from,as it was only three months old.
    Hope this helps.
  3. schenkelini

    schenkelini Semi-Pro

    Sep 2, 2008
    Chino. CA
    It definitely sounds like something is wrong. A 5g in good condition will not sound like this.
  4. Don S

    Don S Rookie

    Feb 19, 2004
    The 5G has a history of being dead in the upper part of the hoop. Lots of us put Lead tape at around 10 &2 on our 5Gs to help that out. I've never had any experiences with this racquet lacking power when I serve, but I am 6"4" so I guess YMMV.
  5. ps60

    ps60 Professional

    Feb 27, 2007
    mine cracked many yrs ago the 5G Pro. it didn't last for 2 yrs. Actually many racket sound dead at the tip, so does 5G pro. I just added 5g of lead around the tip area. It was a wonderful racket before it died.
  6. Tennis Dunce

    Tennis Dunce Semi-Pro

    Feb 2, 2009
    Of course you'll want to keep that headlight balance by adding weight to the handle, either lead, adding a leather grip and overgrip, pennies...etc.

    I thought this was the greatest racquet without adding the weight at 10 & 2. After adding the weight, I am positive it is the greatest racquet ever. Especially with Ashaway Crossfire 2 @ 50#.:)

    Although I'm rediscovering my cache of Aerogels and nBlades, the PK5g affords me the opportunity of practicing my serve, for hours on end, without a throbbing elbow. The kinetic technology is just icing on the cake.

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