Ramon Hall of Fame Jul 5, Mlenk Rookie Jul 3, For the most part our team really liked how the manoeuvrability and control that the Ki 5 offered translated into their return games. The only volleys where I was left wanting were my touch shots. Again, I felt like I was getting good weight of shot. The response of the Ki 5 felt comfortable even when the racquet was strung up with a firm co-poly string. If you found this review interesting or have further questions or comments please contact us.
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The dense string pattern gave me plenty of control as well. Pro Kennex is an Italian company that has always been a forerunner and innovator in the world of racket sports. Always string with a soft co-poly. The ProKennex Ki 5 turned out to be a pretty interesting playtest for us.
He critiqued, “I struggled the most during this test with the serve. The response of the Ki 5 felt comfortable even when 32 racquet was strung up with a firm co-poly string. Our team found the racket to be very plush and comfortable while offering good amounts of control and feel.
The main colours of the Kennxe 5 are yellowblack and silver with an alternation of a shiny effect towards the handle and a matt one towards the head. Our testers appreciated the plush feel and good manoeuvrability the Ki 5 offered around the net, but at times we wished for a bit more mass in the hoop to help with stability and getting our volleys to move through the court kennez.
Upsides Comfortable Solid feeling Good control Maneuverable.
Pro Kennex Ki 5 320 (older non 2018 model)
My slice backhand had good control but lacked the plow through and easy depth that I get from a heftier racquet like the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph.
The Pro Kennex Ki 5 turned out to be a pretty interesting playtest for us. CopolyX Hall of Fame Jul 4, Our testers appreciated the plush feel and good maneuverability the Ki 5 offered around the net, but at times we would have liked a bit more mass in the hoop for more stability and to help our volleys move through the court more. Easy to keep balls in play. He said, “This racquet felt very solid around the net.
The Ki 5 offers a little more control than the Extreme Pro, but not as much power and spin. Andy – “I would’ve liked a bit more spin potential on my forehand side, and I thought it was a little underpowered on my serve.
Andy appreciated the control but thought the racquet lacked easy power and spin for his service game. When I play singles I often rely on my backhand slice return to get me into the point against big servers, and I just never felt confident that I was going to get the ball deep enough to keep my opponent from putting the first ball away. Both racquets can be swung fast, but I found a bit more precision and control out of the ProKennex. I’m assuming you want an arm friendly string.
I think some added weight to the hoop would help with stability and put away power. All content copyright Tennis Warehouse. However, I also thought there were times when the racquet was getting pushed around a bit. I found enough spin to serve aggressively on second serves, but I was not getting monster spin by any means.
PROKENNEX KI 5 () REVIEW
Andy’s Scores Power 7. A little more weight in that area of the racket would have made it easier to just punch the ball back with good depth when we wanted to be a little more offensive. Downsides Lacks some plow through of heavier racquets. He commented, “Even though the Ki 5 weighs around 12 oz strung, it felt very maneuverable when I was swinging away from the baseline. This spec is slightly outside of my wheelhouse about a full ounce lighter than my customized RF97 Autographand to be honest, I thought the swingweight was much lower than what the specs indicate.
In addition, I found only average topspin due to the semi-dense 16×20 string pattern. Echoing 3320 sentiments, Michelle said, “There were times when I was just hoping for a little more punch behind the ball when I was at the net.