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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. j4ckie

    j4ckie Regular Member

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    Whoa. Awesome, I want to have 25hrs a week, too^^ Sadly, not many share my enthusiasm here... <.< And training time is limited :(
     
  2. Avenger

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    I would be pretty exhausted if I play badminton 25 hours per week
    8-14 hours per week seems nice
    yet I only play 3-5 hours per week right now
     
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    hi Dink, how is the performance of Michal's side support ?
     
  4. DinkAlot

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    Done "modifying" the Chudak supports but need to string about 10 more rackets to give a complete review.

    Initial thoughts: the Chudak supports are definitely well-made, strong and easy-to-access the string.

    The only improvement (at least for this Panda) needed is the yellow shrink tubing for cushioning is a bit too hard and slippery (again for this Panda). It's no harder than the expensive stringing machine PU mounts but Panda wants the ultimate in racket frame protection: a bit more cushioning and more grip to hold the racket in place better so there's no movement.

    Panda went to Home Depot and found the ideal cushioning: Watts Clear Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), Model # SVHF20, 7/16" outer diameter, 5/16" inner diameter x 20' = ~$6.00! (In the U.S.)

    The tubing fits perfectly into the supports. Will take pictures and do a more detailed write-up in a few days.


    More info here: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc...Flow=3&catalogId=10053&langId=-1&ddkey=Search
     
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  5. singnflip4life

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    The only thing the Panda machine needs is one of these: http://www.gelpro.com/

    I plan on getting one asap.

    Also... Got a nice box today. Seems to have a black exterior and a green interior...

    What's this?! Orange?! Mmm this looks delicious. Time to string it up like a roast and feast...
     
  6. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Panda usually stands on an exercise mat, it's just not in the picture...where is it?
     
  7. Avenger

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    I'm amazed on how many rackets in that room
    It could be easily 50 rackets in there :eek:
    are you going to string all of them, Dink?

    and why there is a squash racket there?
    maybe there will be DC Squash :eek:
     
  8. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    50?! Easily over 100, Sir. :p
     
  9. what07

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    100?!?!?! Thought only half the order came, unless Panda made the manufracturer make 200 Tpros :p

    Panda should open up his bed and breakfast asap :D
     
  10. singnflip4life

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    Well when you ship to UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, plus all the US orders and all the random ones he sells at his local club...

    Seems like 200 is a reasonable number to order. Especially for the successor to the super successful T2.
     
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    more than 100??
    wow.. :p

    I think it is mixed rackets, there are Upro and Tpro in there

    btw, it seems Trinity series are the best seller Panda Power racket ;)
     
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    I showed someone at the club the TPro and they looked at the end cap and said, "JP badminton"?

    :)

    BTW, the end cap is neat!
     
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    you got your t pro already?! :crying::crying:

    congrats!

    review!
     
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    Patient you must be, young Padawan. To anger, impatience leads. To the dark side, anger leads. Wait for you own sword, you will.

    @dimcorner: Hehe, similar thing happened to me yesterday, although I only have older PPs and they recognized the dc - but wondered what the hell dc was^^ The one who took my Precision for a few quick swings was pretty comfortable with it, but as he play the arc8DX, it's a bit soft for him. Let's see what he thinks of the TPro when it arrives :)
     
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    My UPro just popped in the door when I was getting ready to shower.....it's so beautiful with the marbeling.
    Won't shower or even move the next hour, just look at the pretty colors....... I'm in love
     
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    What I think Panda needs and I am sure he know it is more advanced web page with possibility of ordering desired racket and buy it from web. For sure it must be more updated than it is now.

    More news what is happening - some kind of blog.

    Maybe some badminton instructions etc...

    Nevertheless I will still using this brad because I love all the racket Panda makes in a specific way. ;)
     
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    Panda is not a company, but a single human being. You can understand if he can't do everything in marketing, design, delivery all at the same time. He's a super human, but not superhuman. :D fastest_one_man_band.jpg
     
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    I know that.

    But if you enable that missing part , there are always people preparing to help you can also get that plus all the benefits. I am sure competition will shake their knee :D

    Maybe implementing this system will save his time communicating with distributors and customers and answering all the questions - including myself :)
     
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  19. DinkAlot

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    LMAO at the picture! :p

    P.S. Bri, YGM. :D
     
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    question for panda
    is there any benefit if the shaft also raw finish, or there is no benefit at all by doing so?
     

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