New Memeber - Help needed please - Found a Kennex Carbon Pro B 787 Extra
I am new here. I play badminon twice a week in the UK and and professional training.
I have several rackets of which my Voltric 70 is my favorite being a head heavy player.
Can anyone help me please
I went passed a charity shop yesterday local to my work and for some reason my eyes lured me to this badminton racket (Blue/ Purple Kennex Carbon Pro B 787 Extra with silver case and light blue/ white writing on the case). So I went in, after carefully checking out the racket I decided to get it. Only cost a £1, yes only £1. Now the racket needs to be re-strung and also needs a new grip, all easy to do.
I have NEVER seen a racket like this EVER, I mean EVER, this racket is moulded into one, I.E. no joins whatsoever not even on the handle. Itís a graphite type frame and lighter than my voltric. After taking the racket grip off I can confirm the whole racket is made of graphite even the handle. How strange, never, ever seen one of those before and itís so light.
I have goggled it, no pictures however 5 star rating. I canít even find this racket on eBay, so must be rare?? All I know is itís from the late 1980ís Ė early 1990ís.
Anyway, will be good to repair and see how it plays like
Can anyone tell me the actual date this was made and if the racket is any good or if it's a rare racket?
I think I read that there are some rackets like that
I forgot the model. it is an old model
I hope some other members could give an enlightenment to this racket
Thanks for your reply. My Badminton Coach is eager to try it out once I have had it repaired. Looking at the artwork on the racket, it looks more of an old 80's racket. My Badminton coach said itís a well known good make but never seen that model or type before, she has been playing for 20 years plus but mainly uses Carlton rackets as she get sponsored by them.
I hope the pictures have come out.
Please, please, if anyone knows ANYTHING about this racket, please let me know as this is bugging me. I have no doubt in my mind this is a genuine racket and not fake.
it's probably mid 90's. I have the 787 from late 80's and early 90's and the paint is different to this one. The case looks the same!
Probably the first racquets to introduce a fully one piece design were the Carlton Powerflo.
Excellent, thank you for letting me know.
Are those Kennex 787 rackets any good to play with? For £1 UK sterling you can't grumble on the price, plus £1.50 for new grip and £10 for it being re-strung, so all in all not bad for £12.50 UK sterling.
I have lent it to a friend at the moment. The green one is a similar design to your blue one except with green as the background. It cannot be strung more than 25 lbs tension because I tried that already the earlier generation is gray with a different pattern. I know this model well because I used to have 6 of them as a student and used them for a couple of years after graduating. It wasn't the top range of prokennex - I bought them figuring it would be better than having expensive ones that break and not being able to afford a spare.