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Comments: This is a very comfortable and forgiving racquet. It sounds as if there are sand in it. I can get better serve and more spin with it. Volley and deep slice are easy. It has great power with long swing. Control is good and may be better with higher tension.
Comments: This is my ideal racket. It is able to withstand my stroke without braking. I have broken many rackets, including the Wilson line. I use an Extreme Forehand grip. With some modification of added 25gr (final weight 350gr) and modified 12pt headlight it can produce a wicked hard topspin that can bounce 2 times higher. This is the most comfortable racket that absorb most of the shock, but without sacrificing the feel. Definitely an ideal racket for power player and super top spin lover :D
Comments: Very arm/wrist/elbow friendly due to low RDC stiffness rating and Pro Kennex technology. A little less power but easier on the arm than the Kinetic Pro 5. I have played tennis for 50 years and in the last 5 years have tried all the major brand's racquets with low stiffness due to my wrist tendonitis. This is the best of them all.
Comments: I bought this racquet because I have had chronic tennis elbow. I've used it for ten days or so. My tennis elbow is better -- partly because I took a few days off, but partly, I think, because of the racquet. But I also like the racquet. I get the right mix of power and control and spin from it.
Comments: The Best PLAYERS racquet for Amateur Players. I played with several models from Dunlop to HEAD, Gamma, Wilson, Fischer, Volkl, Prince. In total 29 of them. All of these sticks have their own technology. But, nothing I could feel. Once, I made my first hit with PK Ki 5. I can feel the Kinetic Technology on my arm. It is so comfortable on elbow (I had Tennis Elbow before 2 years) and arm. I play with One handed BH. It generated lots of spin. You may string with poly and you wont feel any pin on elbow. But, it plays Great with Hyb. Settings at 52x54 Lbs.
So my verdict... go back to the first line.
Comments: I just started having some elbow pain after just starting tennis last year at this time. I play lacrosse, golf, and basketball as well and I think they have all contributed to the pain. I read all the great reviews this racquet received and I looked all over for a demo but I was unable to find one. Finally I just ordered one blindly hoping that these reviews wouldn't steer me wrong and I just received my racquet earlier today and I was impressed! Before I got this racquet I played with a Prince Ozone Seven with MSV Focus Hex....and between the stiff racquet and the poly it was pretty tough on my arm. I just strung up my Ki 5 with Babolat Hurricane Pro, which is a poly, because it is what I had lying around. I was a little worried because, like the focus hex, it is pretty tough on the arm. I just got back from hitting for a few hours and my arm feels great! Having those stings in didn't affect anything except the awesome spin I was putting on the ball on groundstrokes, volleys , and serves! For such a great price, because of the cosmetic update, I think I'll have to order one or two more! Hope this review helps those of you who haven't been able to demo but are struggling with arm pain and are looking for a new racquet.
Comments: I first used the 5G as i was having many problems arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist and so on because I had no choice if i wanted to continue to play tennis I needed to use this racquet. I had no choice but to make a total change over to this racquet and it worked but it took about 3 months for my power to come back to where it once had been so do not give up on these racquets the 5G OR the KI5.
Comments: I had tennis elbow so bad that I ended up with surgery and missed about a year
of playing. Prior I had tested just about every brand name racquet there is- nothing helped. After coming back from surgery, I tried the PSE version of this racquet and it was too heavy; I then got the Ki 5 and thought it was a little too light. I experimented with some weight in the handle and voila! I have the perfect stick for me. I have strung it with 17g gut 3 pounds below mid and I have virtually no vibration, which equates to no elbow strain/pain. I am also
playing my best tennis ever, probably because of the confidence have with this racquet. Great topspin; amazingly light feel and maneuverable due to the head light balance. Truly an amazing, and very underrated, racquet! PK should do a better job of advertising this racquet.
Comments: I have played tennis since I was a child. Three years ago I bought a Head Liquidmetal and I began to suffer tennis elbow, a year before I changed to a Dunlop Aerogel 300, and the problems of my elbow didn't disappear at all. Finally I decided to buy a Pro Kennex kinetic ionic ki 5 after reading all the feedback on this web. With this racquet the tennis elbow disappeared completely. Moreover it is a racquet with a good power and excellent maneuverality on the net. Muchismo ben a raqueta.
Comments: I have played with the Ki5 for 2 weeks and Iīm very pleased with this racquet. I did a test before buy it, but the first time I hold it, I could feel the good sensation. I donīt have tennis elbow problem, but decided to use anyway.
Comments: Easily the most comfortable racket I've used - any others I try always provoke wrist or elbow pain which is annoying as I find this racket a bit underpowered for my style.I would like something a bit heavier and therefore more stable whilst remaining head light and easy on the arm - suggestions?
Comments: After discovering that I will need shoulder surgery, I decided to try the KI5 to get me through until surgery day. Nice surprise. This is a nice player's frame that delivers excellent control, manageable power on demand on a headlight frame that is extremely comfortable. This frame really reminded me of the 200GMW for some reason, but with more access to spin. After 4 sets, no shoulder pain at all. I may stick with this frame even after surgery
because it is an easy frame to use and is extremely comfortable. Nice Job PK!
Comments: Really a top performing player's racquet! If you have tennis elbow problem, you do not need to look any further nor continuing playing with pain. I read the good reviews on this racquet; buy continued trying other racquets mainly because I did not like the 7G rattle feeling. Well, this is a very well made racquet; great mix of control, feel and power. Now I think I lost a lot of time (and went through a lot of pain) searching elsewhere. I tried many of more "recognized" brands. Know I have to admit that there was no reason to harm my elbow while this racquet is available. You can even string with a multi in the mid 60's without noticing any TE pain. From the playing standpoint, great serving, power, control, touch and feel racquet. I am really impressed and happy with my selection!
Comments: It is true what they say about this racket being easy on your arm! I like to hit out from the baseline and I feel like I can swing hard and still keep the ball in. It's very stable on return of serve. At first I was concerned about it not having enough feel at the net and for approach shots, but as I've gotten use to it I've found a lot of control in my shots with this racket. I served five baskets about as hard as I can, and played five sets in the last three days, and my arm still feels great! Every other racket I've used I also strung at the bottom of the range and still had shoulder and forearm problems. I also tried it at 62lbs. with NXT and I played well, but I prefer Gosen 17 gauge at lower tensions. Great buy!
Comments: Been used to heavy racquets but have been searching for something slightly lighter and easier to maneuver as I've got older. Tried lots of different mid-weight racquets - but most had at least one weak area for my style of play. Tried the Ki 5 and it was a revelation. Power on demand, easy to swing, good for spin, pretty stable on volleys. In a way, it reminds me of a slightly lighter Volkl Tour 10 I used to use (and love) a few years back - doesn't excel at any one area but has no significant weakness - just lets you play to your abilities. It does make a strange noise when you hit at the tip, but no vibrations are transmitted to the hand or elbow and it plays nice and soft but retaining some feel at the same time. A really nice racquet.
Comments: Just an amazing racquet. Many people are drawn to ProKennex because they have gained the reputation as having "arm friendly" racquets. This is true, but my experience has been that I prefer the Ki5 over anything out there regardless of what it does to my arm and elbow. I played with a Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 for years when I was younger and I feel the Ki5 has similar control. I can generate my own power, but based on the other racquets I have demoed, the Ki5 feels more powerful than most to me. It is sold for volleys and does a nice job with serves. Personally, I don't see myself playing with anything else for some time.
Comments: I recently switched from Tecnifibre TFeel 305 to this stick. ProKennex Ki 5 is offering + 10 gsm and head light instead of even balance. It's easy to handle on nearly all kind of strokes, flat shots are a joy but the best on this racket is the great amount of control on serves. Volleys are good, too...really enjoyable tool!
Comments: I had a bad shoulder pain that was caused by the new Wilson K Factor. It became so bad that I couldn't even sleep well. So I sold and went back to Head Liquidmetal Prestige. After playing for two months the pain decreased, but continued and I would feel it at least a couple of times while playing. The owner of the tennis shop told me about this racquet and I tried one out. It really is incredible. The pain just disappears. There is no more pain. The racquet is very control oriented and I had no problem switching. Actually my instructor told me that my shots improved
Comments: I started having elbow problems when playing with my nsix-one 95, so I decided to demo some racquets to fix this problem. I tried the Fischer M-Speed No. 1, the Avery M3 Power, the Head Flexpoint Prestige, and this racquet, and this one was the only one that generated the same results as my previous racquet but without the side effects. This is a player's racquet that offers the easy feel of a more forgiving racquet without giving up performance.
Comments: Wow... this is a nugget! The weight is wonderfully balanced, no shock, no vibration,
strung with gut @ 65 pounds gives that pop sound so coveted. I truly believe that this is the racquet
professionals would choose if not sponsored by the "big three" or others.
Comments: I have spent approximately 4 weeks demoing various rackets. First, I demoed Prince
Hornet and Shark. I developed significant arm pain within a week or so. There was no way I could play a whole
season with those rackets. I would be sidelined with tennis elbow in no time. I began to search for a racket that
would not punish my arm for hitting a winner. I demoed ProKennex Ki5, Volkl 9-V engine 16x 19, and Head
Liquid Metal Instinct. I could tell within minutes of hitting with the Head LM Instinct that it was tennis elbow in the
making. Next, the Volkl 9-V Engine felt ok on my already sore arm. However, I did not like the way I was striking
the ball with it. Off center shot are not very forgiving and it seemed be dead when hit toward the top of the
racket. Now for the good news, the ProKennex Ki5 felt great when I first picked it up. I do have to agree with the
previous comment that it does sound like an "etch and sketch" when you shake it. However, I realized very
quickly it is a small price to pay for a racket that eased my arm pain. This "etch and sketch" sound was NOT
distracting to me during match play. My groundstrokes were crisp and accurate. Serves had moderate pace
and nice consistency. I would not classify this racket as an ace machine. That's not my game anyway. Volleys
had nice touch. Very good all court racket that DOES live up to its claim as being "arm friendly". I ordered two of
them today. Thank You ProKennex for saving my season, and allowing me to play without the constant
nagging pain of tennis elbow! Anyone who has any arm / elbow problems should give this racket a test drive.
Comes highly recommended.
Comments: The Ki 5 is a very different stick than the 7g, no question. For all the alleged
improvements of the ionic technology, the old kinetics seem to provide a softer, more cushioned feel than any
of the ionics I have tested. The Ki does, in addition to being somewhat stiffer, provide more stability but I prefer
the 7g. I will now have to load up on 7gs to make sure I always have a few. I wish I had made the same call with
the 5g PSE. Now that was a sweet stick.
Comments: I played for years with the original black PK 5G. Then I got the updated 2001+ version
(which despite what they say, is different) and now the ki 5. For my money, the original black model still has the
sweetest feel. The ki has a crisper feel with a much lighter head. But with the right strings, the new ki is still a
very nice feeling racket with better control than the original models. One definite improvement, the new ki
makes much less noise as the tiny lead balls shift around in the head.
Comments: I had been playing with a nSix-One 95 and had elbow pain towards the end of a match.
After demoing the Kinetic ki 5 I bought one and am having more success with spin and accuracy. I also don't
feel any pain or soreness when using the ki5.
Comments: This is a GREAT racquet. I had used the ProKennex 5g Pro for
several years. Two years ago I switch to a Head Liquid Metal to get more power but started
having elbow pain because of the stiffness of the racquet. I recently purchased a ProKennex
Ki 5 and have not had any elbow pain ever since. This racquet has a bit more power than
the 5g and is a great all court racquet. I highly recommend this racquet even if you don't
have elbow problems. It has a soft but solid feel and the racquet weight puts power behind
the strokes. One of my favorite features is the amount of control you get. It has a nice sweet
spot and off center hits do not transfer any vibration to the arm. My opponents say I am
hitting a heavier ball with this racquet.
Comments: I'm puzzled by the opposite reviews. I bought a Ki5 based on my
experience w/ my PK5G and didn't
like it. I thought it was too stiff. The TW reviews and some of these indicate it absorbs shock
better, but I found it conducted
buzziness more. I'm putting my Ki5 up for sale on the forums and going back to the PK5G :-(
Comments: After suffering from elbow problems, I switched to the PK 5g about 5
years ago and got immediate relief. Just recently, I bought a PK Ionic 5g. The racquet has
great feel, offers slightly more power than most players racquets and is very easy on the
elbow and shoulder. Overall, this is a great racquet and an improvement over the classic
5g.NTRP Rating: 4.5
Comments: I absolutely love this racquet. I had to switch to this racquet after I
had intense wrist pain which forced me out of
the court for 2 months (Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 made my wrist almost useless)..Started
playing again with this racquet, I can feel the
difference. It's very soft on my hands, has more than enough power for someone who is
cautiously starting tennis after a 2 month layover.
I slowly may have to increase the String tension (now @54 lbs) to get more control out of this
racquet. Terrific buy, overall.
Comments: I have been using 5G for a few years and wanted a new racket. I
demoed the Pro Kennex Ki 5. I like it more than the 5G. It is softer on my elbow, more
powerful. More topspin. Possibly, a bit less crisp than 5G with a softer feel. Overall definite
improvement over the older 5G.
Comments: I was playing with a Mid size Prince TT graphite and having arm and
wrist problems. I switched to this racquet and not only do my wrists and my shoulder feel
better my game has improved dramatically. I love this maraca sounding racquet.
Comments: Extremely disappointed with this racquet. Felt great for the first six
months, until one of the two I bought broke at the neck. After examining my other racquet, I
noticed stress fractures forming in the same area.
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Comments: My experience is so different, as are many PK enthusiast, that I
wonder if the feedback that was so negative really involved a Ki5 racquet. Plays a lot like the
longstanding and fantastic 5G racquet except in my opinion with a tad more power and even
better protection for arm. Like the racquet a lot, though recently switched to Ki 10PSE for
better spin potential.
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