Separate names with a comma.
Thanks for visiting us!
Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.
Click here for a FREE account!
Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by DinkAlot, Apr 22, 2009.
If Mark had his way, probably with a 250 BP
yep, he loves his fly swatters...
Actually, I've gone back into what you might call "normal" range. I find I can control a 285-290 just as well as my old 270s these days, so I might as well have some free power. It's like being back with the dear old NS9900...
I'm throwing the TPros to the open market
This TPro shipment has such consistent specs that it's kind of backfired on me, and I've been unable to nail a few of the more extreme specs, so I'm offering some TPros to the open market.
Most of them are 285/86.x (i.e. NS9900 weight and balance), so anybody in UK or EU who wants one can contact me via PM or email and get one immediately.
That's nigh on my ideal specs but I'm waiting on the Aussie shipment this time round, here's hoping...
These new rackets look great!
I would honestly love to try one of these new rackets, however the amount of people who would not take me seriously using a racket that said "Panda Power" on the side would be a lot. Seriously, where I play the fact I use a Victor racket manages to bring out a chuckle from the majority who think that Yonex is the be all and end all of badminton, I would get less laughs from people if I used a Arc 9, than I do with the Victor rackets.
Nevertheless, I think Dan does an absolutely incredible job, and deserves all the credit he gets for creating these rackets in pretty much his spare time. I'm sure a lot of hours go into making sure its just right for the players needs. Also distributors such as Mark need to take credit as well for being able to provide speedy delivery for EU customers, so well done to them
Off topic: PS, mark, do you still have any of that SOTX .63m string? If so And willing to sell PM me?
Seriously, what kind of idiots do you play with?^^ Even though I consider Germany (and my area specifically) to be kind of ignorant concerning Badminton, I've never once gotten any reaction at all for using sth. else than Yonex. Although Panda Power did draw a few chuckles for the name
that's really funny
unknowingly Victor is a good brand?
no one actually complaining or even look at my racket when I'm playing
that's with Indonesian community
they use assortment of racket, from high end Yonex to cheap low end Carlton
yet they play brilliantly
but I refuse to let them borrow my racket, because they don't know how much Panda Power or my MX80 worth is..
No offence, but the problem might not lie with the brand name if you are not taken seriously in the court... I play in SG and most of my friends who tried my PP rackets (Precision and T2) would love to get their hands on one if not for the price...
But all agree on one point - they are still more bang for buck than Yonex rackets...
TPros for the proletariat
My pre-orders have now been filled, so I can offer the following TPros on the open market:
Note that the racket balance can be moved upward at a rate of 5 mm per gram (a 290/86 can be adjusted to be 295/85, for example), but the handle shrink wrap will have to come off.
PM or emails from interesteds are welcome.
P.S. Adam, your rackets can now be sorted out.
Yeah, we'll unfortunately that's what I have to deal with, most of them were curious at first as to what Victor was. Anyway most of them are fairly ignorant and actually the majority of them think that SP coding on YY rackets means they're fake! Lol theyre stupid
Most think my MX80 is a cheap rip off Vt80 that isn't worth anything, none of them really follow badminton to much extent.
I see what you're getting at but no, I'm pretty sure it's the brand that they would laugh at, seeing as I'm probably slightly ahead of them in terms of playing (but not fitness/stamina)
I'm sure if they knew more about the brand, then it wouldn't be as much of a problem.
I agree with you. I prefer old color: yellow with "brushed" head on racket. It really look special. This new red is nothing special and looks like first Tpro from Panda
Do you have the latest TPro in hand? If not, decide after you receive it.
Sorry Dan I have. Just received from Mark
This is just my observations regarding new design. Playability not suffering here
No replacement pandas for me apparently :crying:
Your referring to color? If so, to each his own.
Why did you use paint on racket head since on first version of tpro you mention that racket behaves better with no color on racket head?
Tried a new thin paint vs. raw and there was no difference. The difference was adding decals.
The new one plays a bit better than all the previous versions and is significantly stronger. Bet you didn't know that.
for me they play the same.
Right, they should. If you can tell a difference then you are a computer.
Panda's goal was near the same playability but stronger frame and it was done.