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!

Panda Power: A Racket That Can Take 40lbs. String Tension!

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by DinkAlot, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. dimcorner

    dimcorner Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Man this is a tough decision! On one hand there isn't really good bamdinton here so I started playing way more tennis, but on the other hand this thing look amazing! I already exclusively hit with only the PPro because it feels that good (I have MX80, Ti10, Precision, and TPro).

    I'll decide by tonight and send Dink an email if I can convince my boss :)
     
  2. Fidget

    Fidget Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,320
    Likes Received:
    54
    Occupation:
    something far too busy for my badminton needs
    Location:
    Canada
    You're from a Southern state, right? Just tell your wife you need one more racket to fill the last rung of the gun rack in your pick-up truck. :)
     
  3. dimcorner

    dimcorner Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Well, the wife is from Czech Republic so VERY anti firearms (something with communism and people from other countries running around with guns) so that won't fly :). There are so many things I would like to get (Revelation, CX-5, Combo 910, Babolat APD, HD7850, etc..) I just have to prioritize. I'm going to the ClearOne Orlando tourney in Feb so I would have to decide quickly.
     
  4. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    9,825
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    @Hollanti
    [​IMG] Funny you mention this. Don't remember by now what I watched but it was about the South and down there they didn't count Florida as part of it but rather like a foreign country [​IMG].

    I think she must be an exception [​IMG]? Czech is known for guns and liberal policy around here (but 'obviously' it is not a big attraction in general for the opposite sexe anyway ;))

    "The gun law in the Czech Republic is quite liberal. It is mostly caused by the fact that after the fall of communist regime people wanted to regain their rights to keep and bear arms and these needs resulted in passing quite a liberal legislation in 1996, which surpassed the previous restrictive communist enactment. The law became widely accepted and led to quite massive civilian arming. Especially many businessmen felt the actual need to obtain a firearm because the times shortly after the Velvet Revolution are known for the rise in organized crime often related to the economic transformation in the early 1990s."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_Czech_Republic
     
  5. dimcorner

    dimcorner Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    I guess it was her dad. Wasn't too thrilled about spending forced time in the Army and she has this thing against communism (their grandparents had a farm and plot of land and was taken away when Russia rolled in). Both her parents are engineers so I guess they are a bit more conservative in the firearm case. Even more ironic is that her sister is married to an ATF agent so you can imagine what stuff he brings home sometimes. (Her sister is very anti-firearms as well so I don't know how that worked out).

    Florida is funny. I have lived in Miami and Raleigh, NC and in Raleigh they told me that "you haven't tasted Southern BBQ yet". I told them I have eaten BBQ from FL and it was awesome and can' get any more south than Miami without leaving the US. They replied "Florida broke off NY and got suck down there so it's not a Southern state". South FL does BBQ with tomato based BBQ sauce, NC uses (ewww..) vinegar based.

    One last thing, if you north of Orlando, the town suddenly become VERY country...
     
  6. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Alright fellas... enough about guns... back to bamboo sticks! I :p
     
  7. Sketchy

    Sketchy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Ski Tech
    Location:
    The Westcountry
    Can we confirm that they've now all shipped and are on their way to the various regional distributors etc? Particularly Mark (since mine come via him XD) and Kwun (can always rely on him to take some awesome photos).
     
  8. CanucksDynasty

    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,471
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Working to pay for badminton stuff
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Need to arrange a playdate so I can play with my new racket once I get it :). Haven't played in almost 3 months. :(
     
  9. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
    Brand Representative

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    12,458
    Likes Received:
    68
    Occupation:
    www.dcbadminton.net
    Location:
    Southern California
    Sorry, no, not all the pre-orders have shipped and the reason why is this Panda has been working 14-16 hours a day for over a week on an emergency project at work and will finish tonight...

    ...all the rackets have been sorted and inspected and about 50% of the orders have shipped. If you did not receive a tracking number, your order didn't ship yet...

    ...but the good news is all the orders will ship by tomorrow night. :)

    Again, sorry for the (slight) lack of communication but it's been crazy here at work this past week.



     
  10. Randomlegend

    Randomlegend Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    School
    Location:
    UK
    Is that even for the people like me and Sketchy who's rackets will be going through Mark first?

    Must get fed up of our incessant nagging when things are obviously mad for you at the moment, although I suppose it must feel good seeing how excited people are about getting their hands on what you've produced.
     
  11. Borbor

    Borbor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    No. I think the tracking number applies only to those who ordered directly from him. For folks who got theirs through the dealers, you contact the dealer / distributor.
     
  12. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
    Brand Representative

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Messages:
    12,458
    Likes Received:
    68
    Occupation:
    www.dcbadminton.net
    Location:
    Southern California
    Includes everyone. No worries at all about asking. It's your right as a customer and thank you all for your patronage! :)

     
  13. Sketchy

    Sketchy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Ski Tech
    Location:
    The Westcountry
    Thanks very much for the update, and sorry to be a pain when you're busy with other things. Like RandomLegend says, we're just a little over-excited... :)
     
  14. Randomlegend

    Randomlegend Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    School
    Location:
    UK
    I (well my girlfriend) is still yet to receive a tracking number.Are things still on track?
     
  15. Penguins

    Penguins Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    California
    Panda Power Revelation Racket Review

    Panda Power Revelation Racket Review

    Previous Rackets I have used/tried:
    Ti-10 3rd Gen
    NanoSpeed8000/9000/9900
    Armortech 900P/900T
    MusclePower100
    MusclePower99
    Panda Power Ultra/Ultra Pro
    Panda Power Trinity/Trinity Pro
    Panda Power Precision/Precision Pro

    Revelation Specs
    Racket Weight: 84.7g
    Balance Point: 283BP
    String: Zymax 62 (1st Gen, Grey color)
    String Tension: 19 lbs

    Comparison of Panda Power Revelation to Panda Power Precision Pro:
    The Revelation is much more forgiving to use compared to the Precision Pro.
    It is much easier to get power using the Revelation as the sweet spot is bigger.
    The Revelation feels lighter than the Precision Pro, and swings slightly faster.
    The shaft on the Precision Pro feels slightly stiffer than the Revelation
    But the touch and feel when hitting with both rackets are very solid and responds very well.

    Panda Power Revelation Racket:
    The racket looks much nicer in real person compared to the pictures.
    The logo on the racket shaft is very clean and it gives a shiny reflection at certain angles.
    The cap at the bottom of the handle has a shiny golden glow to it.
    The Woven weave all around the racket gives the racket gives the racket a very unique design compared to other rackets I have seen.

    Conclusion for the Panda Power Revelation:
    All I can say about this racket...is WOW! It’s just absolutely amazing!
    The frame is very strong; the racket shaft is quite stiff.
    It generates power efficiently without any problem; the racket swings very smoothly and easy to maneuver; the touch and feel on contact with the shuttlecock is very good; plays exactly like the prototype!

    I get good feel on drop shots; easy maneuvering when driving; very easy to generate the power to clear full court; efficient and excellent smash power; the touch and feel on shots are accurate for placement. This racket plays very well and looks awesome!

    This is by far the best racket I have used and will most likely stick with this racket mainly now.

    It is a very solid, special, one-of-a-kind racket and most importantly… it is shiny! :)

    Pengy gives the Precision Pro an 8.5-9 out of 10.
    I would give the Revelation a 10/10.
    Definitely a Pengy approved, A+++ racket :D
    Just wished I had more Revelations! :p
     
  16. Penguins

    Penguins Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    California
    Oh also forgot to mention,

    I normally use ZM70 at 28, 29 lbs

    The Grey ZM62 1st Gen was strung at 20 lbs on the Revelation, but plays like 26 lbs since it's very thin.
     
  17. Teh ShadowZ

    Teh ShadowZ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    California
    PandaPower Revelation is AMAZING! :D

    Well, the first impression of the PandaPower Revelation... just WOW.

    Specfications: (For all you nerds... :p)
    Mass: 84.5g
    Balance Point: 285mm
    String: ZM58 @ 17lbs (plays like current ZM62 @ 24lb)
    (ZM58 is the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Generation ZM62)

    In short: This is the best racket I have ever used. :D

    Everything you can ask for in a racket, this racket answers.
    It is solid, precise, powerful, and responsive.

    Solid: This racket is super stable; the sweet spot is large and forgiving. Absolutely no bad vibrations/feedback with each shot made. You just get the precise feel and touch of the shuttlecock as it hits the string bed.
    Precise: This racket places the bird where you want it to go. There is no lack of stability as the racket flexes.

    Powerful/Responsive: This racket… booms when you want it to boom. The energy transfer is supreme in this racket.

    Last but not least, how beautiful the racket is. <3_<3
    Of course your mileage/kilometers will vary with player skill level.
    Revelation is a 10/10.
     
  18. Mark A

    Mark A Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    6,267
    Likes Received:
    132
    Occupation:
    Warehouse dogsbody, Stringer, Panda reseller,
    Location:
    St Helens, UK
    I got a tracking number earlier today - they're on their way to me.
     
  19. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    292
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    kwun, quick grab the ip address of those 2 glowing reviewers... could be a certain panda in disguise... :p :D
     
  20. kwun

    kwun Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    39,284
    Likes Received:
    551
    Occupation:
    BC Janitor
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    well... hm....

    panda minions... they look like... hm...
     

Share This Page