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Pro Kennex Kinetic Ionic 5 (Ki-5) 2012

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Pro Kennex Kinetic Ionic 5 (Ki-5) 2012

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MSRP $179.99
Our Price: $149.00

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With a new look for 2012, the Pro Kennex Kinetic Ionic 5 tennis racquet has a clean and crisp feel with outstanding control and performance for ultimate playability. This high accuracy racquet is an ideal choice for advanced players looking for more control in their racquet. Ideal for moderate to fast and long swing styles.

  • Ionic AKS adds a 56% efficiency boost to Kinetic Technology.
  • The Kinetic Ionic system has been independently proven to be the most effective shock reducing system in tennis racquet technology.
  • The K.I. system helps to dramatically reduce risk of tennis elbow.
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Item #: 101709
Style #: 120281
Head Size : 100 in.²
Length : 27 Inches
Weight : .1 Ounces (unstrung) / 11.4 Ounces (strung)
Balance: Head Light
Balance Point: 32.25cm. / 12.71in.
Power Level: Low, Medium
Swing Type: Moderate, Fast & Long
Tension: 52-68 Lbs.
String Pattern: 16M x 20C
Beam Width: 22mm, Straight Beam
Flex (RDC): 67
Composition: 100% Ultra-High Modulus Graphite with Ionic-AKS™
Swing Weight: 309
Grip: Perforated Cushion Grip
Technology : Kinetic Ionic
Kinetic: A strip of pods containing hundreds of tiny lead bearings is incorporated inside of the racquet frame during production. If you shake the racquet it sounds almost like sand inside the frame. This strip creates a secondary energy source, reduces shock & dampens vibration, and provides exceptional torsional stability. Simply put Kinetic is better shots, more often, with less pain!

Ionic: Ionic technology delivers advancement to the famed Kinetic Technology adding a Jetron fill to the chambers. Jetron is a remarkable inelastic composition of ionizing carbon structures used as a coating for the Kinetic mass and chambers, creating a completely clean and unique feel of pure atomic energy.

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Pro Kennex Kinetic Ionic 5 (Ki-5) 2012
 
3.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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4.0

Solid Racquet

By Rick the Kick

from Midwest

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Generates Power
  • Good Accuracy
  • Quality Construction
  • Solid

Cons

  • Not A Lot Of Feel

Best Uses

  • 40 And Up

Comments about Pro Kennex Kinetic Ionic 5 (Ki-5) 2012:

Great racquet for anyone with shoulder or elbow trouble, or anyone just looking for a good solid all around racquet.

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4.0

Change of opinion

By Big Booter

from ND

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Arm Friendly
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Not A Lot Of Feel

Best Uses

  • advanced players
  • Big Hitters
  • People With Arm Problems

Comments about Pro Kennex Kinetic Ionic 5 (Ki-5) 2012:

I will change my previous poor review of this racquet. After continuing to suffer with tennis elbow I took some time off and after that I started using the Ki 5 again. It took a long time to get used to, but it is a very solid racquet that does a good job of dampening shock and vibration. Between using the Ki 5 and flex bar exercises my tennis elbow is finally gone.

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2.0

Feels like a club

By Big Booter

from North Dakota

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Shock Absorption

Cons

  • Difficult to Spin
  • Heavy
  • No Touch
  • Poor Accuracy

Best Uses

  • Only For Advanced Players

Comments about Pro Kennex Kinetic Ionic 5 (Ki-5) 2012:

I bought this racquet to try to help my tennis elbow. I am a 4.0 player and play 2-3 times per week. This racquet is simply too heavy for me and I have not been able to get used to it. I end up hitting late on a lot of balls and that is just as bad for the arm. I does do a good job of shock absorption, but has very little feel. It may be good fit for big hitting baseline players.

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  • Q:

    What is the 315 designation on the new Prokennex Ionic 5i racket
    Asked on 6/9/2012 by Ttennis from Phoenix, AZ

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The 315 is meant to designate the unstrung weight of the racquet in grams.

      Answered on 6/12/2012 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
  • Q:

    whats the difference between this racquet and the 7G
    Asked on 4/13/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      These two racquets are similar, but there are a few key differences. The Pro Kennex Kinetic Ionic 5 and the Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 7G are from two different (but similar) technology families. Although both use Kinetic technology to dampen shock, the Kinetic Ionic 5 is the next evolution of Kinetic technology and uses a special coating inside the Kinetic chambers that prevents the material from becoming stuck to the walls of the chamber. Additionally, the Kinetic Ionic 5 features 5 grams of the Kinetic material, while the Kinetic Pro 7G features 7 grams of the Kinetic material.

      Answered on 4/16/2012 by Ryan from Holabird Sports
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  • About ProKennex
Pro Kennex tennis raquets utilize innovative technologies that have been featured in Popular Science, Mechanical Engineering and more. Pro Kennex racquets are designed especially for people who suffer from tennis elbow, tendonitis, and shoulder pain. By using a unique Kinetic system, harmful shock is absorbed and fewer damaging vibrations reach the player's arm. Pro Kennex is so focused on innovation that a new tennis racquet is only released if they believe something revolutionary has been accomplished.

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