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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. Fidget

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    "Your pal" will only be disappointed if you don't post a picture showing how beautiful the new Precision looks on your inimitable dining room table. :rolleyes:
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    Gosh Panda, that beautiful-looking Precision tempts like chocolate to a diabetic! :cool:
    (idonotneedanotherracketidonotneedanotherracketidonotneedanotherracket....)
     
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    ...or against a Ford in classic Ford livery... :D
     
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    wow... it looks mean.
    Kinda like the M3 Frozen Black edition.
     
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    Update: USPS Express Mail not so "express" this time around. New ETA on the Precisions:

    Early: Monday-Tuesday
    Expected: Wednesday-Thursday
    Late: Friday-Saturday

     
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    So, Dan please tell us more about this P Pro. I've looked over the last few pages and don't see much, other than the stiffness in between T Pro and U Pro. How's the frame design, speed, power, defence etc compared to Precision and the other Pro rackets?
     
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    First off, durability: very durable.

    Panda had an active international player test two Precision PTs for 4 nearly months now. This pro strings his rackets at 30-33lbs. with ZM62, NBG98 or BG66. He used one as his primary racket and the second as a back-up. He minimized using all other rackets. Both Precisions have held up. Panda figured one or more the rackets would have broken by now...

    ...imagine an active pro using one racket most of the time, with very high tension, thin string, trains 2 hours a day, coaches the rest...that's a lot of abuse on a racket.

    Speed: on par and probably a bit faster swinging than the old Precision. The frame profile is thinner.

    Power: significantly more powerful than the old Precision (assuming you can maximize the shaft).

    Had a few informal tests with different players and they are extremely impressed with the power.

    Let three different active pros try the Precision and they were like, "Wow!" But they are sponsored by another company so cannot go on record and say the Precision was more powerful than their rackets. :p

    The best proof: an active pro is personally purchasing 15 x Precisions, using his own money; when he can get nearly unlimited rackets from his current sponsor.

    Frame Design: a hybrid design. A mix of a slim 9000-X type frame with a minor Victor Diamond Shape Profile for extra strength. Think Panda has got this one right.

    Synergy: Panda keeps using this term to say a good racket has synergy, the racket frame, shaft, handle have to work for each other. The people that have tried the racket all said the new Precision has tremendous synergy...

    ...Panda hopes so. :D
     
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    Update: according to the tracking information, Panda should have the rackets on Wednesday. :D
     
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    Here's what 100 rackets look like.
    One of Panda's Little Helpers, "Ducky", holding the rackets. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    How much does one of those cost with shipping to Germany?
     
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    ask mark:
    EUROPEUNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE Mark Appleton appleton_strings AT yahoo.co.uk
     
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    Is that red Z65? (so lovely) :)
     
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    Ashaway ZM70 Red at...32-33lbs. :p
     
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    Wait till you see mine with violet BG80 in it...;)

    Tbh, any string would probably look good in that thing - it's a perfect "clothes-horse".
     
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    Wish they made string the color of my dining room table. Things just look so good on it. Reminds
    me I better make room for my new friends on it . :D
     
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    Not sure who this ormy4 character is :confused:. He seems to exist only on this thread. He has a dining table on which we've never seen food -- only Panda Power rackets. One begins to suspect that ormy4 is actually an alien creature who subsists on carbon nanotubes -- and Dinkalot is his favorite fast-food delivery guy.
    (bon appetit, Pat! :p)
     
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    look what the mailman just delivered...

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    i gotta go run some errands now. will show you guys what's inside later in the afternoon... haha. :D
     
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    Drool!! :cool:


    oh, what a tease!!:crying:
     
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    Yup. Kwun's reserve spec. ;)

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    Double precision.

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    Panda seems to have switch to gel caps for the handle.

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    "Designed in the USA"

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    interesting that there is no grommet groove on the mid/top part of the frame.

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    Very nice pics as always, Kwun :)

    The red Trinity Pro had the same end cap too - I like it, although it's hard to get too excited about a little plastic cap.

    That's the first thing I said to Dan when I saw the first set of photos that he posted a couple of pages back. He said something about plastic grommet strips, but I'm not sure we were talking about the same thing...
     

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