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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. kevindd992002

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    What max tension can the PPro handle?
     
  2. DinkAlot

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    Warranty up to: 32lbs.

    Panda recommends the lower the better. :p
     
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    hey DinkAlot, is there any chances that you make another version of the PPro with a different colour ? I like the black one ; just wondering :)
     
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    I had just bought a PPro 86.6gm, bp308 with original grip, string BG66 @25lb. Previously using victor SW35, 4U,BP293mm,BG66U@25x27lbs. I need advice fm you guys, how come in term of power wise it only marginally better compared to victor? I thot ppro would give me more significant power especially lobbing fm baseline to baseline. Is it my stroke or tension? I intend to adjust my bp to 293mm by adding another over grip.
     
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  5. DarthHowie

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    first impressions of precision pro

    **This is based on my first play with the racket (8 games worth). I will post again after i play with it a few more weeks.

    Precision Pro - 285mm BP/85.5g. Zymax 67 (ivory) @ 25 x 27.5 lbs

    Background:
    Oval User: YY Carbonex 30MS (own 7 - 5 broke), YY Carbonex 50
    Other rackets I've tried: Ti-10 1st gen, MP99

    Looks

    I like the all black color and i'm getting used to the fact that all the grommets are exposed. I have no issues with the look of the racket.

    Stringing
    Gamma 6004 + Chudek Supports + Wise
    I strung an extra cross at T6. Very easy to string this racket.

    Power

    Coming from an Oval background, it took little time to hit the sweet spot and at a consistent rate. Fantastic hitting sound and i seemed to get more pop in my smashes. It took less effort to generate power when compared to the Carbonex 30 and 50

    Defence/Control

    The swing speed of this racket has allowed be to react and defend better and has allowed me to open up other options for redirecting shots especially off attacks on the server. No control issues.

    Stability, Feel
    Solid racket and seems to cut through the air very quick.

    Summary

    It took me about a month to get used to the Carbonex 50 from primarily playing with the 30MS. I've only had one session with the Precision Pro and I found that this racket was a natural and easy transition from the Carbonex 30MS. No adjustments needed. I was just surprised how responsive the racket was on drives, defence and power.

    I look forward to seeing if it suits my playing style in singles, but i'm definitely leaning toward this racket as being my go to racket for doubles....

    Now i need to order more....like 3 or 4 more...
     
  6. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Wow, Panda never thought he was steal Howie from the Dark Side (oval)!

    Welcome to the Light Side...isometric frames...LOL! :D
     
  7. DarthHowie

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    Well......I'm still on the Dark Side because your racket is a matte black color :p. Please don't make a light color version LOL.

    Round 2 of testing will be Sunday.
     
  8. forumer

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    After abt 30 games, my views of ppro had changed. I had remind the bp at 308.Yes,it generate power easily which was the main reason for buying this racket though I'm nt the smashing type. At least it had help me to clear to baseline easier. I found that the smashing angle is also steeper.Though the bp is 308, its still a fast racket in defence esp the repulsion of the shuttle off the frame is fast n deep which also provided many good drive shot which I enjoy playing.I must said the frame is very stable which had help in my control shot.Even if I hit out of the sweet spot, the vibration is minimal compare to my SW35 which had a smaller frame than ppro. I think its becos of the frame design without the groove at the top that had given this improved stability. Who knows,maybe panda had set the trend for others to copy his frame design?I know I'm going to be one happy player playing with my ppro for a long time to come or is it until your new revealation come? The saga continues..........
     
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    Just wondering if the Aus distributor is still taking orders? If not, is there any other distributors I can get these Pandas off ? Any online stores perhaps?
     
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    Had 2 sessions of 3 hours each with the PPro. Mixed with SW35.

    Physical
    The racket looks simple and good. Matte finishing is great. Feels stealthy :D. The buttcap doesn't look good. Compared to the other Panda's, this unit's buttcap looks cheap (sorry :)). I think the key to buttcap is simplicity. Racket is taller than the SW35 by 2mm. Need to verify by measurements if this is a stringing error or SW35 is naturally short.

    PPro : 27lbs, ZM62 White
    SW35 : 26lbs, BG66UM White

    The rackets feels stiff but not as solid as the SW35. It is by no means not solid. The slimmer frame profile has a different "feel". I mentioned previously that the Precision had a "soft" shaft. Repeat smashes with Precision was slower but corrected by the PPro. Smashes was steep and timing was not a problem. Shots felt loose but surprisingly in control. Suspect this is due to the string used. Power is easily accessible. Many shots went long probably due to racket combination with ZM62. SW35 + BG66UM felt more in control yet power still accessible. Probably will change to BG66UM when the string breaks. Shots placement are good. Net shots are good (IMHO a measure of the string more than the racket).

    Compared to other Panda
    T2 - Feels somewhat hollow. Not a good description. Not a fan of T2. Haven't seen sunlight for a while. Not used.
    U2 - Solid but not as user friendly. Probably caused by my poor technique. Haven't seen much sunlight since SW35 came along. Use when hardworking.
    P - Softer shaft. Speedy. Haven't seen much sunlight. Use when lazy.

    Maybe I'll take the T2 for another spin in the next session.*
     
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    ^^ for reference, what're your specs?
     
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    Unfortunately covered by the grip. If not mistaken 288mm, 87g
     
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    hey sorry i am not the technical expert:
    how do u get different BP/weights? cant believe that it is done in the manufactoring process of the frame- or is it done by adjusting the handle? And wont any personal grip change/frottee addition change these settings?

    thx for these "offtopic" explanations :) - nonetheless i am interesting in these new ppro racket for europe!
     
  14. j4ckie

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    The production process is not 100% accurate, which results in different specs (weight/BP). Of course anything added to the bare frame will change those specs, but the specs given by the manufacturer for orientation are measured without string and with factory grip on.
    Adding weight to the handle will lower the BP but have no impact on the handling of the racket whatsoever (adding weight won't make it faster!) apart from the thicker grip maybe impacting your ability to handle the racket.
    Adding weight to the head of the racket will increase the swing weight, make it more head heavy and result in a better follow-through and possibly make the racket more powerful (depends on the player and technique).
     
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    Idk, you can buy a Z-Force for the same price over here ...
     
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    I bought my Tpro around £90.. that's def trying to rip off someone
     
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    Doesn't Mark A ship to Europe for cheaper than that...?
     
  20. zombiez

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    I think better not discuss $$$ here.
     

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