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11-16-2012, 02:14 AM #18
11-16-2012, 02:37 AM #19
Thanks to all who has replied to this thread
It has given me recognition that an old skool rackets still have the respect and shouldn't be neglected.
I have played badminton for 16 years and never seen a B 787 extra EVER, even my coach hasn't seen a racket like this before. I certainly won't ignore or complain about going into a charity shop or bootsale ever again!! Since having coaching lessions, I decided two years ago to get a decent racket, since owning a Voltric 70 and now a Voltric 80, all I can is those rackets are the best in my opinion. I know there are alot of fake rackets out there so have to be careful where the racket is purchased from.
It's like a film, that someone goes into a bookstore, and right at the back of the shelf finds a rare book for peanuts then finds out it's worth a fortune.
I have re-gripped the racket using a light blue Karakal PU Super replacement grip, which I thought was quite fitting for that racket. Now will get it re-strung next week.
Thanks to all.
11-16-2012, 03:03 AM #20
I played with a Pro Kennex B787 when I was about 14 years old which would have been 1986. I remember it being my favourite racket for at least a couple of years, and thinking it was super cool because it was all in one piece! Don't have it any more though...!
11-16-2012, 03:13 AM #21
11-16-2012, 03:31 AM #22
I can't 100% remember but if I had to guess I would say grey and green. It definitely had the moulded handle though. I wonder why that didn't catch on...?
11-16-2012, 03:33 AM #23
11-18-2012, 09:18 PM #24
I think the Kennex 787 Extra came out in 1993 or 1994. I remember my brother left his behind on the subway train on his way to school.
Anyhow, I got a few of them. Been using them for about 15 years. Is there anything special about this racket, not particularly. But its much more solid than any of the newer 787 rackets that came out. In Hong Kong they pretty much had a new version/colour every year. I have at least 7-10 versions. Since the Carbonpro 787 extra, the following editions have been been lighter but less powerful and durable. The original Carbonpro 787 were light and solid similar to a Yonex Cab 20. I think the 2nd edition grey one came out in 1990 or 1991.
You can still get the Carbonpro 787 if you know where to look
11-29-2012, 02:03 AM #25
I got my racket back from a club member who re-strung the B727 at 21lbs.
I had a slow warm up using the racket lasyt night and tried to avoid smashes as I wanted to wear in the string!!
I am very impressed with this racket, a right bargain for £1, plus £1.50 for a new grip and £10 for it being re-strung. So all in all not bad for £12.50!!
Comparing the weight and playability to my Voltric 70 and 80 it's not a bad racket but I think I prefer the isometric head that is on the Yonex Voltric rackets.
Still, I won some games using this racket and handles quite nice. Looking at the old string it was confirmed that catgut was used, I doubt catgut is used much these days.
See image below.
11-29-2012, 06:39 AM #26
I have a kennex carbon pro 717, it is a shade of blue, onepiece.
is it worth much? or just old trash? i use it, it is better than some low end racquets today.
11-29-2012, 07:17 AM #27
11-29-2012, 10:58 PM #28
I say use it sparingly and make a judgement call if it fits your play.
Some of my friends don't like my Pro Kennex rackets because of the flex
point. Fair enough.
11-30-2012, 08:00 AM #29
Restring for £10? Wish I could get mine done at that price!
12-03-2012, 01:48 AM #30
12-07-2012, 10:56 AM #31
Is my favorite RACQUET! I lOve Pro KENNEX 787( green color). I am still looking for it!