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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. Penguins

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    Oh, also, compared to other rackets I have used (Ti-10 3rd Gen, NanoSpeed8000, MusclePower100, MusclePower99, and other Panda Power rackets like the TPro), I find the PPro hits much better and the racket frame and shaft is much stronger as well.

    The specs on the PPro is just the way I like it and perfect for me :D;)
     
  2. Teh ShadowZ

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    Specs: 85.6g, BP 288
    ZM62 @ 25lbs

    The PrecisionPro, is indeed the Best racket I have ever used.

    1. The swing is amazing, the aero/diamond frame shape cuts through air with minimum resistance.
    2. The shaft has the right amount of stiffness for me, but most importantly the shaft has the fastest response time, the shuttlecocks shoots out of the racket frame immediately.
    3. The frame is solid, the touch and feel of doing shots is very crisp.

    No other racket I have tried (Ti-10 3rd Gen, Nanospeed 8000/9000/9900, MusclePower 88/99/100, Carbonex30-MS, Armortech 250/600/900T/900P has even come close to the PANDAPOWER PRECISIONPRO
     
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    Would having recessed grommets help?
     
  4. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Help in what way? Increase swing speed? It's already very fast.

    Without the recessed grommet, this Panda thinks the racket is stronger.
     
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    Just worried about the sharp turns from the strings going from grommet to grommet. I guess I can always just grab the little bridge thinggies they sell and put them in. I have seen a few other racquets get sawed down right at the grommet point.
     
  6. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    We utilize premium grommets so it shouldn't be a problem. One prototype Panda used was strung with ZM62 between 29-32lbs. over 20 times, used over the course of 3 months and the racket frame held up fine, no damage. However, every 2-4 string jobs with ZM62 at higher tension, the grommets are rotated and then eventually replaced.

    This should be done with any and all rackets strung at high tension to minimize racket damage.
     
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    I did noticed the grommets looked top notch!
    Where can I get a few sets of replacement grommets?
     
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    How is your spec of PPro compare to TI-10 3rd gen? shaft stiffness, feel and power??

    Cheers and thanks in advance

    Ted
     
  9. DinkAlot

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    E-Mail Panda, he'll send them to you for free...

    ...wait! I'm Panda! :eek:...:p...:D
     
  10. mizivincible

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    Sir Dink,

    How about Malaysia ? My last Panda was the Ultra II, it served me for wonderful 3 years before the frame collapsed and couldnt retain tension after the last stringing. Even I have few other latest racket I kept coming back to UII. Replacement is needed and seems the PPP is very promising.
     
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    Specs were similar besides that the Ti-10 was a high 3u.
    From my memory the PPro has the stiffer shaft.
    In both feel and power, the PPro is much better.
     
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    Got what it takes to be a pro?

    Here's Scotland's Alistair Casey testing the new Panda Power Precision at Rudi Gunawan Badminton Club in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

    Yes, Rudi Gunawan, who won the WC93, AE92, 94, and Silver in the 1992 Olympics. Notice how impressive Rudi is at feeding the shuttle, no side-to-side motion, spot on.

    Oh yeah, Casey's pretty good too. :p

    [video=youtube;w9LX5gKQ4Vc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9LX5gKQ4Vc[/video]
     
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    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Oh yeah, Casey said the new Precision with ZM62 is the best combination string and racket he's tried so far. :)
     
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    This is cruel - mine are STILL sitting in customs! How long does it take to pluck a fee out of thin air?!
     
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    that place is EPIC!! looks like someone's living room. but i think the aspect ratio of the video is wrong.

    this more resembles the real space:

    [video=youtube;ZSlH9KQdKUk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSlH9KQdKUk[/video]
     
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    oh. the racket is epic too. sorry Mark. :)
     
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    what spec does he use?
     
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    the feeding is just as epic. almost as fast as rexy.
     
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    Weight: 86.5-88.0g, BP294-298
    Removes stock grip adds big towel so BP more like 285-288.
    ZM62 @ 29-31lbs.
    ZM70 @ 31-32lbs.
     
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    Sir, my T2 racquets are 85g, BP 295mm and I do the same gripping method as in removing stock grip and adding big towel grip. But the lowest BP I have ever gotten with this towel gripping method is 290mm, unlike your predicted 285-288.

    Towel grips could hardly ever be that heavy, seeing that the stock grip weighs approximately 9-10g (note that the stock BP is measured with this 9-10g grip), unless you fully overlap the towel grip which I have yet seen anyone do since that will make it too thick (think G2 or G1).
     

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