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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. cobalt

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    Pick up a woven racquet that has clear coat. Hold it lightly in both hands.

    Turn it this way and that, slowly, against the light. You will see the scales shimmer and move, and ripple as the beast comes to life...

    Why would you want to drown such beauty in paint???
     
  2. DinkAlot

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    Frame: raw woven finish with glossy clear coat
    Shaft: raw woven finish with glossy clear coat with name/idenfication overlay where necessary.

    Will try to minimize any text, no graphics, want to show the woven finish.

     
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    kwun's reserve, aka: 87.5g BP303 for me, please. :)

     
  4. DinkAlot

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    Update:

    On the butt cap problems:
    1) some not all of the Precision Pros have this problem.

    2) Panda spoke with the manufacturer and they are going to use stronger adhesive going forward to prevent any more problems.


    Racket Finish:
    Going forward all Panda rackets will have a clear coat finish. On the matte rackets, a matte clear coat. On the shiny rackets, a glossy clear coat. :D

    Thanks for all your feedback.
     
  5. DinkAlot

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    Update on Revelation testing...

    ...had a Top Player test the Revelation. Because of his current contract with another company (we'll just call "The Evil Empire"), his/her name cannot be revealed...

    ...we'll just call him "Tony G." :p

    Anyway, Tony G. tried the Revelation and these are his/her comments:

    "Wow, nice!"
    "Solid, powerful!"
    "Swings very fast with control."
    "I like it!"

    :D
     
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  6. Mark A

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    Tony Gerber? Never heard of him...
     
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    Hello Dink,



    I would like to know if you could make a recap of all the pre-order when you'll close it please?
    I think i would be a good thing then every one could make sure that their order as been taken in account :)




    Thank you
     
  8. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    You're supposed to contact your Distributor. For you, it would be MarkA in UK.
     
  9. razorei

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    It's already done :), i thought we also have to contact you


    Thank you for your answer
     
  10. Mark A

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    Well, the racket fairy paid me a visit just as I was getting in from the gym...
    revs.jpg
     
  11. DinkAlot

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    Wow, received so quick!
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    Pricing update:

    Panda Power Revelation:

    "MSRP": $199.99

    Online/Street Price: $165.00 for the racket only.

    Limited U.S. Special Promotion: $165.00 strung with string (Ashaway ZyMax), shipped in the U.S.
     
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    Hmmm...prices went up. :/
     
  13. DinkAlot

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    No, originally was going to charge $180 USD for the Revelation.

    The price actually went down. :D

    A 100% woven carbon fiber racket is not cheap to produce, well.
     
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    It won't be if the CAD $ goes up by $0.03 in the next 2 months. ;)
     
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    My bad.

    I just saw the $199 price tag. Coffee hasn't kicked in yet...so my brain is only functioning at half speed.
     
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    You have no idea... it's like the racket is encased in glass:).
     
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    Maybe the US dollar will drop even further...then I think I'll go on a racket spending spree :D while my wife goes nuts cross border shopping :(.
     
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    It's the same patern than Woven 16 ... very nice :)


    A question for you Mark, do you apply the same prices as Dink?



    Thank you
     
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    Adjusting for customs and exchange rate, yes:) (but I have to charge for shipping).
     

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