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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 100 sq. in MP
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 10.9oz Unstrung — 10.2 oz
  • Tension: 50-62 Pounds
  • Balance: 7 Pts Head Light
  • Beam Width: 25 mm
  • Composition: 80% Ultra-High Modulus Graphite/20% Kevlar with ionic-AKS/
  • Flex: 68
  • Grips Type: Perf Cushion Grip
  • Grips Sizes:
  • Power Level: Medium
  • String Pattern:
  • 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7T, 9T, 7H, 9H
    One Piece
    No Shared Holes
  • Swing Speed: Moderate
  • Swing Weight: 270

Pro Kennex Ionic Ki 10 Tennis Racquet Review

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93 square inches, 16 x 18 string pattern, 11.6 ounces unstrung
Prokennex isn’t just a tennis racquet manufacaturer. It is a science and design company that puts a lot of emphasis on the creation of new racquet technologies. The company is so committed to this that they guarantee they will only release products which deliver a notable enhancement or improvement over previous models and that their products will never run the risk of market obsolescence.
Prokennex’s new Ionic technology is a revolutionary technology which enlarges upon their famed Kinetic technology by utilizing their new Jetron to fill the inside of the racquet. Jetron is a composition of ionizing carbon structures which are used as a coating for the Kinetic mass and chambers. This improvement provides better control and has the effect of reducing vibrations that travel up your arm, which could reduce tennis elbow. In fact, studies indicate that control is improved by as much as 56% compared to conventional racquets.
While it is not too powerful, it would be wrong to say that the Ki 10 does not offer any power whatsoever. Let’s put it this way-there’s enough to hit a winner any time you choose to. This can be done with a flat, a topspin-heavy, or a sliced shot, as the racquet has excellent spin potential. It is also fairly top heavy, allowing you to whip through the ball for even more spin. I don’t really care for the forehand slice shot, but I found it to be effective with this racquet both for offense and defense. If on the run, I could hit a slice down the line which stayed low enough to elicit a weak return from my opponent. During a rally, I could hit a crosscourt slice shot that curved away from my adversary, setting me up for an excellent approach shot.
This racquet isn’t too heavy (10.9 oz. strung), and therefore offers an abundance of possibilities at the net. Maneuverability works to your advantage in this zone, as the Ki 10’s weight allows for quick responses. Its top-heaviness makes it very stable at the net and for quick, easy putaways, contrary to other top-heavy racquets.
Like at the net, this racquet’s top-heavy balance is an advantage on the serve. It allows the player to drive through the ball and deliver booming flat, slice, or kick serves without any difficulty. If you struggle to hit with power on your serve, this stick will solve your problem. Second serves can also be hit with Djokovic-esque kick on them, bouncing as high as your opponents’ head, even if you hit it with enough pace to have an extremely high percentage shot.
Prokennex’s Ki 10 will appeal to a broad spectrum of players. If you’re an advanced beginner or intermediate player looking for a little more pop and spin on your shots, but don’t want to have to drop down to a 90 sq. inch, 12-ounce racquet, this is a good choice for you. It offers spin and control for baseliners, and maneuverability and crispness at the net for volleyers. Its medium weight is ideal for younger players, older players, all-court players or just straight-up baseliners. I found that it is compares favorably with my own Wilson nPro Open, and I liked it a lot.