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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. demolidor

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    Each racquet is individually measured and weighed so in theory it's possible to get one in a chosen spec within the range yes. But now it depends on what's left in stock. Better email Derrick and ask what specs he has in stock. Of course you can always buy it from DC himself if he has anything left or ask to have a specific one included in a next shipment to Derrick.
    It seems a new production batch will arrive soon from China so perhaps one to your liking will be in it (read it was in about 3 weeks time).
     
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    thank for the advise. yea i have linked up with derrick. hope i can get the heaviest of the lot with a bp of 300. well, i am a sucker for power..
     
  3. DinkAlot

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    The swing of the T2s = 85.0-86.5g, BP285-290. They're not going to be any that are BP300. The highest BP I received in the last batch was BP292. Heaviest weight: 87.5g.
     
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    I tried the T2 last night. Was planning to order a bp285 weight 86g U2 from derrick but after i tried the T2. I am having second thoughts. The T2 is a perfect weapon for doubles game. Excellent power for its weight, lightning quick speed and good frame stability. It smashes like a Ti10 and handles like nanospeed 9900. The only thing lacking is the dense feeling like U1. That is due to the thinner frame profile i think. But we got a winner here and i think every serious player ought to try out this racket.
     
  5. singnflip4life

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    Dan you're up so early??? Such dedication to your customers.

    Sen jie, I have an 86.7g 290bp T2, and it's already super powerful, more than enough IMO. It's the perfect balance between power and defense for me, at most I'd drop it by .7g swing weight to make it faster, but that's what my Zelm PP10k is for. I will eventually get a second T2 as close to 86.7g 290bp as possible, but that's still some time from now.

    HuangXL, I'd have to agree with you. Which is why I decided to make a DC stencil for my strings, but with white stencil ink so I don't irritate everyone by making their birdie a different color.
     
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    have to wait till after CNY for my T2 saded....
     
  7. Sen_jie

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    Thank Sir for the reply.

    will do, send that to singapore please:D

    87.5g weight with bp292 seems like a devilicious weapon.
     
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    thanks for the reply!

    at first initially i got such weight and BP as i am more of a arm than a wrist "wacker" i am looking for slightly heavier 3u racket. after some research(after having liking the yonex99 and n90)i came to a conclusion that i should be getting a panda racket which is ard 87.5g


    and as for the BP,i am biases towards a very slight heavier head (as i am a more 70% offensive 30% defensive player) so that explain why i choose a BP of 300.

    so that explains my conclusion.

    i shall jus wait around to try out the new weapon first.


    cheers!!!
     
  9. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    That was the last batch. I cannot confirm what the heaviest will be with the coming batch. Please Derrick Tan your distributor in Singapore and he can contact me to reserve the racket, thanks.
     
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    Yes . still waiting for Sen_jie to comfirm the order. & hope there was his spec racket come with the next batch. Thanks
     
  11. Sen_jie

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    yes derrick, with a weigh of 87.5g and bp of 290 to 292mm. tat sounds cool.

    i want one:p
     
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    Another design aspect I must commend the Gentle Panda for: adding extra, large grommets at the 1, 5, 7 and 11 o'clock postions on the U1.

    Restrung from empty frame to last knot in 29 minutes with no problems trying to thread the crosses at these points. (I don't use an awl)

    Well played sir, well played.

    Now to get back out there and bomb some more shuttes at Smash Master. :D
     
  13. DinkAlot

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    Wolffie: you received your package already?! If so, wow, so fast! :eek:

    Happy dinking. :D


     
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    Package has not arrived yet. I was re-stringing the first U1 I got from you a while back. Those Zymax strings last pretty long.
     
  15. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    OK, that's what I figured. The box the rackets are coming in is mongo, the best box I have found for shipping multiple badminton rackets. And for any of those who are interested, here it is:

    Uline's 28" x 12" x 6" Corrugated Box aka "The Badminton Racket Shipping Box":

    http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-4946/Corrugated-Boxes-200-Test/28-x-12-x-6-Corrugated-Boxes

    At $1.34 each, for the price and durability, it's an unbeatable box.
     
  16. singnflip4life

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    So, just curious, rackets should be coming in the next 2-3 weeks, yes?
     
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    Hopefully in the next 3-4 weeks.

    I'm also working on the "Genesis" (new name for the Thunder). I will have a few actual samples in about 3 weeks. If good, the Genesis will go into production too. :D
     
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    Oh dear... So there's the Revelation, Ultra Woven, Trinity Woven, and Genesis. And thats in addition to the U1, U2, T1, and T2. Wow!!!! I need to start looking for another job >.<
     
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    Hah! I was right about the Genesis name... I had suggested that to you 1 week ago!

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1363575&postcount=1585

    Anyways, thanks for the 87.2g 290bp T2 .... just received it few days ago and got to play with it yesterday. 28lbs is a bit too much for plastic birds with my puny muscles, so I'll have to get it restrung. :eek:

    Thanx for the goodies, btw! :D
     
  20. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Panda's had that name in the back of his mind for many months now but OK, Panda will give you "credit" for it. :)

    28lbs.? It felt a bit lower. :p

    But yes, for plastic, you should go lower, go as low as you can possibly tolerate because it's easier on the string and racket.

    Plastic birds are murder on equipment. :D


     

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