Now sporting an updated cosmetic, the Ki 5X has all the same playing attributes as the previous version. It has the Ki 5's excellent comfort, control, spin etc. - but offers a tad more pop and some extra heft. We found the extra length most noticeable on serve finding some added pace and spin. At net the Ki 5X offers a crisp response with plenty of feel and control on touch volleys. ProKennex claims that the Ionic AKS technology adds a 56% efficiency boost to its acclaimed Kinetic Technology and we have found the Ki 5X to be very comfortable during playtesting. A solid all around racquet that offers some nice pop from the back court, the Ki 5X is a welcome update to the Pro 7G. We found this one best suited to 4.0 to 5.5 level players.
Note: ProKennex racquets come with a drawstring nylon sack and not a traditional racquet cover.
100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.
|Length: 27.5 inches / 70 cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 332g|
|Balance: 9pts Head Light|
|Beam Width: 22mm Straight Beam|
|Composition: 100% Ultra High Modulus Graphite with Ionic Kinetic System Technology|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast|
|Grip Type: Perforated Cushion Grip|
16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
No shared holes
|String Tension: 52-68 pounds|
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