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Panda Power: A Racket That Can Take 40lbs. String Tension!

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by DinkAlot, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. findecano1

    findecano1 Regular Member

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    Yup that is in post #77. A toned down version of Ti10 but didn't mentioned of what version though.

    This is getting interesting. I am wondering when it would be arriving to the MY shores. Can't wait for it!
     
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    but there r 2 rackets,trinty and ultra. What is the other 1 feels like?
     
  3. findecano1

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    Hmmm... What about the BP of both?

    Head heavy?
    Head light?

    As cooler have asked if trinity is a toned down version of Ti10, what would be for the ultra?
     
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    Both even balanced :). Trinity ~ Ti10 1st toned down; Ultra ~ [​IMG] no comparison :p
     
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    wow i have enough money for the trinity
    the trinity looks sick XD
    where could i get one
    and dose it come with the racket case
    i bet it has panda all over it XD
     
  6. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Both hold tension well and do not stretch much. Both are stiffer and crisper than the current Ashaway offerings.
     
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    The Trinity is a slightly more forgiving, less stiff version of the 1st generation Ti10 without the Ti-Mesh but utilizes stronger graphite. It's suitable for all players from beginner to intermediate to advanced to professional players.

    The Ultra has no peer that I know of. It's designed for advanced and professional players, especially super smashers. Not every can truly maximize the Ultra. For instance, if you ask Oldhand, he'll tell you my double's partner Tommy hits pretty hard; Tommy says he can't even wield the Ultra. Another person, one of the hardest hitting top amateurs in the US, "Ba Su"; he said he needed to work out for a few months in order to wield an 85.5g Ultra which swings like a 88g racket.
     
  8. Easy Tiger

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    It's a badminton racket, not toilet paper.
     
  9. DinkAlot

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    I would not say they are evenly balanced. I would say they are moderately balanced for a smooth swing.

    The Trinity swings about true to its weight.

    The Ultra swings about 2-3g heavier than its weight. For instance, the 85.5g prototype I have swing like a moderately balanced 88-89g racket.

    Everyone person is different with different swinging styles so it just depends on what you feel comfortable with. :)
     
  10. DinkAlot

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    Oops! Too late to edit. What I meant by the Ultra has no peer is with respect to the design. I haven't seen a racket made with a triple tapered shaft.

    As for performance, both the Trinity and Ultra are any where from good to excellent, depending on your playing style but there's no way either will be "ideal" or "best" for everyone.

    From testing (and breaking) just about every racket on the market, I have come to the conclusion that many here have known all along:

    There's no one perfect racket.

    Heck, even your favorite/perfect/ideal racket now could change once you improve or change your playing style. There are too many variables.

    The one trend I have (just about) always seen though, is this:

    As a player gets better, he/she goes to a lighter and more balanced racket (especially in doubles and mixed play).

    Why? Your competition gets better and better and faster and faster as you move up the badminton scale. To a point where everyone can smash, everyone can play defense, everyone can...do any and every shot. At that level it's all about speed, especially now with the 21-Point System which Panda still does not condone. So a lighter racket is generally the tendency.
     
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  11. justinwyyau

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    That is in USD? So for us living daily on bread here in Malaysia, that will be x 3.5 :D

    Justin
     
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    I'll be waiting at the West Coast in Canada for the final call! :D
     
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    Thanks to Panda, I will be taking care of wholesale inquires. once Panda speak to Kwan. I will be putting together a (Group Buy) in Honor of BC.

    Hello every one! I am Tommy, and this is like my second post on BC. it is great to see many of you that has came down to US. I hope I have the chance to meet all of you :)
     
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    err.....
    how about we buy ultra at 130 and free trinity?
    kwun will definitely happy with it. :D
     
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    Definitely second that :p:p:p. Don't think I can handle the Ultra, but definitely interested in the Trinity if it comes over to the British shores:D
     
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    Dear Tommy,
    Good to hear from you again. So your are Panda manager now? Oh wait, you are..:D
    Have a nice weekend.
    Your #1,000 fan and don't bring up my name.
     
  17. DinkAlot

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    Silly Guava, you forgot to mention the Trinity hits harder for you. You also have to remember, all the Trinity rackets were strung at around 25lbs. while the Ultras were strung at 30-35lbs. That makes a huge difference. :p

    If a person can flex the Ultra on a consistent basis, Panda would definitely recommend that. :D
     
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    the price for the 2 beasts is a bad news for us in malaysia:crying::crying:
     
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    Was the 290 strung then? "Moderate" I always wondered where you have that on the chart as to me moderate means average, intermediate, in between -> even balanced? But apparently not :D. Moderate -> modest -> lower than even
     
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    I will wait :).

    Has Ashaway released an expected date of the release of the strings?
     

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