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Has anyone played with all three generations here? The 5G/7G, Q5/Q Tour, and Ki5? I'm trying to decide if I should try out the newer models.
Q5 315 has more power and tends towards the modern players racquet; if you are familiar with Babolats, it is an arm friendly version of Pure Drive Tour/Roddick. Q Tour 300 is a lighter version of a players racquet, has the feel; comparable to Pure Control, but more arm friendly; if you prefer the 300g weight range, there is a Q5 295 which is very maneuverable. 5G is more plush than the other two, but lower powered. All are good racquets and it is a matter of preference.What are the pros and cons between the Q5 (315) and Q Tour (300)? How much better are they over the original 5G?
How are the Q models different from the classic line? Did the current Ki line get rid of the micro beads and using Reactonyl? It sounds like Textreme.
It sounds like you need to take a break. None of us want to do that, but sometimes the body needs to have time to heal without the constant irritation of playing. Do that for 6 weeks, with all the rehab i'm sure you are pursuing, and that could make all the difference. Don't come back before the end, and be very careful not to overdo it on your return.I've since switched to a 2HBH, but the damage has already been done and playing with the 5G while suffering from TE isn't helping. I was hoping one of the newer models would offer more arm protection and allow me to continue playing while I rehab my arm using the Flexbar and Elbow-ease.
PK frames, like Volkl frames, are getting stiffer and stiffer, quite unfortunately.It seems that as PK continues to improve the Kinetic technology and combining it with other non micro bead technology, they are stiffening their frames. The more arm protecting tech there is, the stiffer are the frames.
I wonder if that actually cancels each other out. It makes sense that the 5G would be the most flexible because it has the least Kinetic technology. I only detect micro beads at 10 and 2 o'clock. What's everyones advice?
The new Q+Tour Pro will be very close to it.I would like to see PK take a very flexy frame like Redondo and put some micro bearings in it. The same goes for Volkl: You've got a dozen different models. There's no need to stiffen up every frame in your lineup.
Yes I lot of the Pro Kennex racquets are very arm friendly but you can still get great arm friendly racquets from the major manufactures.Hey guys, any of you Prokennex users? Share your experience with me
I'm recovering from minor TE.
I've never thought about buying smaller brands, I usually stay with the major brands because of the reputation and easier access to purchase.
Yesterday I found out about Prokennx and their "tennis elbow, arm friendly " rackets. I thought that you can just advertise an arm friendly racket with soft stiffness rating, but after reading many reviews, it kinda brain washed me lol.
They isn't much demo, but I read a lot of review on the Prokennx kinetic pro 7g and 5 g. I was orginally looking at the Ki 5 (320), and Ionic ki5x since they look "newer". There are some review but the classic 5g and 7g got way more postive reviews. Most of them have some sorts of injury stories and all say the 5g and 7g are the best for you.
I purchased the 7g right away since it's around $100 and in stock. I don't know if I shoulda waited for ki5 and ki5x demo's or something. How do they compare?? I just wana get out there and PLAY ASAP, paid one day shipping and everything haha
Did I make the right decision? lol
I strung it with NRG 2 at 49.......
Please tell me it was the right choice.