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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. staiger

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    Bro, what racket were you using before you switch to the T2 , and how do you find the T2 ?

    p.s. The T2 does match the color of your bag , nice!
     
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    Started laughing when I checked my email and it said Fidget has responded to your post :D. Knew I was in trouble if he read that post, bingo good reply. Think a few of those may describe me as I sold my Tantrum 11 today and already thinking if I sell my Apacs Superlight. I can justify maybe buying something interesting such as a Rsl or Victor to try. Not sure why but it seems weird to only have 3 rackets when I usually have 8 or so to mess with. Absolutely love the t2's though as the defense is awesome and so relaxing to play with. I was smashing with just my wrists today and people couldn't believe the power and angle I was getting from it. Was using zm62 which helped :rolleyes:

    I used a tantrum 11 prior and it is a very good racket but the t2 is faster, prettier, and has more power. Play only doubles so like rackets around the 85g range which are even balanced. In the last 2 years probably owned about 40 rackets. So have it kind of dialed in what I like and once you play with lighter rackets its hard to go back to heavier stuff. It just feels too heavy and I am not getting any younger.

    The new bag is excellent used it today and everyone thought it was a striking looking rig. So nice to have the extra room .:D
     
  3. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Pat, who's yer daddy? Did I not say the T2 was the perfect racket for you? :p
     
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    Yes was an excellent choice. Trouble is now I don't have any excuses on why
    I am playing so bad. :D
     
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    since im sooo strapped for cash. im totally waiting for revelation to come out :p kinda wanted T2 as well. haha
     
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    My T2s arrived a couple of days ago. Yay me! :)
    See if you can spot the deliberate mistake in the last pic...
     

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    I am still waiting for next shipment :(
     
  8. singnflip4life

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    cayzi, so am I....

    Sketchy, are we looking for a mistake with the racquet or the photography???
     
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    There's something on the frame on the right side of the dc logo.

    Anyways whats the red dot in the first pic??? Because I notice that too on my Ultra 2.
     
  10. singnflip4life

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    That dot is to denote where to place the 12oclock support on the stringing machine. At least, thats what I use it for.

    I figured that was a combination of dust and a reflection. Is the reflection a mistake?
     
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    That looks like a reflection of the window.

    That's the centre marking of the frame, probably to help guide in centering the racket for drilling the holes.
     
  12. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Hmmm, this Panda doesn't have a clue.
     
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    Sketchy's back at it. What do you think of the Pander Power "Thunder"?

    Specs:
    Frame: Isometric Power Frame, Toray 40T+CNT (Carbon Nano Technology)
    Shaft: Regular Shaft, Toho-Tenax Super 30T
    Weight: 84-86g
    BP: 300-305mm
    Stiffness: 8.0-8.5
    Purpose: Attacking for all levels
    Tension: up to 34lbs.

    Initial design:

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's very subtle (and sorry, that picture doesn't show it very well at all).
    One of the U-shaped grommets is the wrong kind - (long instead of short) and also put in the wrong way around.
    I could see something was just slightly off, but it took me ages to work out exactly what it was.
     

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    DAMN sketchy has an eagle eye. Gotta be when you design rackets, right?

    Anyways, the PP Thunder reminds me of the old days. Wasn't one of the first prototype names "Thunder"? The new design reminds me of a less blinding RSL X3 Gold. And 300-305? Thats really head heavy, right? Why the sudden decision to make a super head heavy racquet?
     
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    Boo! That doesn't count, hard to discern from the angle of the photo. Also, you said "deliberate mistake". I don't think that was deliberate from the factory. :p At least I hope not. :eek:...:p:D
     
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    No, you have to look at the BP relative to the weight. 300-305 is head heavy but not really head heavy. Really head heavy is 312-315.
     
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    How's the Thunder going to fit in the PP lineup?
    Those specs look like it's going to be a head heavier, power frame version of the T2. I'd guess it gives up a bit of defence and mobility for more attacking as compared to the T2...
     
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    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Yep, exactly. Some people just love offense with a splash of defense. Offense that's easily achieved I should say. With the U1 and U2, it's not easy to achieve but very rewarding if you can. :D
     
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    Dang it! In addition to the Woven, now this would be another racket that I'll have to try out!:D

    I'd been thinking that my T2's could afford to be more head heavier to bp295 as it is very mobile already. When's ETA expected? After the Woven?
     

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