ProKennex similar to blade pro?

crabby

New User
I really like my blade pros, but after some intense hitting over serveral days I feel some pain in my elbow. Playing with gut/isospeed cream, so no better option stringwise. I‘m constantly working on my technique too…
I heard that PK racquets are the arm-friendliest racquets on the market, which one is most similar to the Blade pro? I got some underspecced 324SW, 321g strung pros I really like…
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
I really like my blade pros, but after some intense hitting over serveral days I feel some pain in my elbow. Playing with gut/isospeed cream, so no better option stringwise. I‘m constantly working on my technique too…
I heard that PK racquets are the arm-friendliest racquets on the market, which one is most similar to the Blade pro? I got some underspecced 324SW, 321g strung pros I really like…
The Black Ace Pro would be the closest I would think. But I have not hit with the new one.

But a wildcard could be the new Yonex VCore Pro D version. The feel is amazing on these things and they are really soft. Also the D version has a more manageable swing weight.

The Blade Pro has mega swing weight and most likely you are too late to contact too often.
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
The Black Ace Pro looks a lot like the thin beamed Blade 98. It has the similar ”D” shaped beam but thinner and more flexible. It does have a hefty swing weight and can hit some heavy balls, but I think it’s a lot easier to swing than the Blade Pro.
 
I'd go for the Black Ace 315, not the Pro. The 315 has the kinetic technology in the frame whereas the Pro doesn't. Both are flexible, emphasize control over power, and are easy on the arm. But, if you're going to make the switch, I'd go for the one with the kinetic tech. for even more arm protection.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I'd go for the Black Ace 315, not the Pro. The 315 has the kinetic technology in the frame whereas the Pro doesn't. Both are flexible, emphasize control over power, and are easy on the arm. But, if you're going to make the switch, I'd go for the one with the kinetic tech. for even more arm protection.
Both Black Ace and Black Ace Pro have Kinetic Technology.
 

JGads

Legend
I really like my blade pros, but after some intense hitting over serveral days I feel some pain in my elbow. Playing with gut/isospeed cream, so no better option stringwise. I‘m constantly working on my technique too…
I heard that PK racquets are the arm-friendliest racquets on the market, which one is most similar to the Blade pro? I got some underspecced 324SW, 321g strung pros I really like…
In my opinion the closer comp to a Blade Pro is one of the new Banana Q+5s - the 315 Pro version or maybe even the 300 weighted up. The Blade Pro wallops the ball and while buttery and smooth does not have a lot of frame flex, it remains fairly firm through contact just feels buttery smooth, and that's about how I would describe the Banana Q sticks. The Black Ace Pro is a MUCH flexier, more controlled oriented frame than a Blade Pro, in my opinion. It's more like an Ultra Tour or Ultra Pro than a Blade Pro.
 
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