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UK Panda lovers club

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by DuckFeet, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. DuckFeet

    DuckFeet Regular Member

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    I figured we could gather here and share our love of pandas! Mainly the racquet but who doesn't enjoy a picture of a baby panda, or a Chinese, ex-pat racquet designer :)

    Seriously though, logging here who has what to make trading easier, if that's ok.
    [MENTION=73265]Teebs[/MENTION] [MENTION=11783]Mark A[/MENTION]nd I need to tag people form my PM spamming :)

    Extending to Europe too? [MENTION=64484]j4ckie[/MENTION]

    I'll start:

    Duckfeet
    Had: Rev 86/290
    Has: TPK 87/305, I'm getting 87/297 soon too.
    Wants: rev 87/295 - will be arranged soon I hope (martin I forgot your user name)
    For sale: None - she died :,(

    Need some pictures to pretty it up, I will oblige later.
     
  2. icepilot

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    OK I will add mine:

    Icepilot
    Has: UPK 287/87.2g
    TPK 304/87.6g
    TPK 303/87.7g
    (All the above specs will have changed anyway due to ribbed grips etc.)

    Mrs. Icepilot
    Has: Rev (Don't know spec as bought used from Benelux, for me, but was borrowed/confiscated....)

    image 2.jpg image 4.jpg WP_20140820_06_34_47_Smart.jpg
     
  3. Flixor

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    Hi guys,

    Being from Europe, I will add mine.

    Had: 2 TPro 285/84 g that met their end due to bad stringing
    Has: 1 Precision 291/85 g
    1 TP 285/84 g
    1 T2 285/85 g
    Hopes for: 2 TPK 290/84 g that might come with the new batch ordered by Master Panda.

    I might have pictures somewhere and with try to dig them.

    Cheers,
    Flixor
     
  4. DuckFeet

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    Let me know specs if Mrs Icepilot finds a new stick. And that panda stencil, I MUST HAVE IT!!

    Welcome both.
     
  5. Poseidon1985

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    Hello guys,

    I'm based up North in Newcastle and first came across Panda Power through my relentless search for alternatives to the big names (Yonex, Victor, etc).... the thirst was quenched after I bought the green PP Precision from someone here in the forum (can't remember the name!) and have never looked back...

    Has:
    1. PP Precision
    2. PP prototype (bought from Mark A, I think he called it "Stealth?")
    3. PP Revelation (broke this last week)

    Was in talk with [MENTION=96435]DuckFeet[/MENTION] on getting a replacement before he broke his too... :p
     
  6. icepilot

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    She is not wanting to change the Rev, and uses my UPK when she breaks a string during play, then I have to revert back to one of my Forza!!!!
    So I think now I have the TPK's, she will commandeer the UPK as part of her kit....
     
  7. emjay

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    I've gone from knowing virtually nothing about Pandas to having a mini collection. It was all DuckFeet's fault :)

    Have:
    Rev Prototype, can't remember specs but I love it.
    2x Rev 295/87 - just received this week
    TPK 304/86 about to land on my doorstep if Hermes get their arse in gear

    Depending on how it goes with the TPK I'll have at least one Rev for sale, once I've restrung them and had a proper test!
     
  8. DuckFeet

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    Not that one that I've reserved... 87/295 is my golden spec I'm sure.
     
  9. Poseidon1985

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    so, gents, any spare rackets out there after the trial with TPK? :p
     
  10. DuckFeet

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    Ha, too soon to say! I did expect it based on the BP but its faster than expected. I'm not sure I like the flex though. We'll see if I still use mine when I've got two revs in my bag.
     
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    Ok 87/297 revelation is in London and needs collecting. Any fans locally who want to try it then sell it on to me? :)
     
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    Are you after one or just making conversation?
     
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    had a T2v2 and then several TPros. mostly around the 286/86 mark. One was a lot more head heavy 284/300 or something.

    think I have 2x TPro left. One has been converted in to an exercise racket. The other is available.
     
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    284/300? You got a PP tennis racket? ;)

    I have a small selection left, 2 T2v2 which aren't worth enough to sell, really, one TPro with a small crack at the frame, and 2 Revelations. I might be of a mind to trade those away for Kevars or Kevlars :D They're around 86/285 iirc, but the mails have been lost. I taped them up a bit to make them reasonably head heavy, but the lead tape is easily removed.
     
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    yeah, it had some lead tape on the handle to make the specs look sane. when you take the lead tape off...
     
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    1st casualty. 305 BP and this flex are not suited for BS users! Or I'm just terrible at adjusting. Either way I'm going to put mine up for sale once I rule out a few potential interested parties. Going back to rev / brave swords.

    Either that or I bang a known good (soft) string setup and give it another go. I framed so many shots I don't think it matters.
     
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    Similar experience to mine really. Would like to try an 84/296 TPK but 304bp is just a tad too slow for me.
     
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    I emailed j4ckie, sell them as a pair then?
    You'd better not be thinking of keeping that second rev!

    I'd love to try one at 290-295, the feel and control is great.
     
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    Social player here, who loves trying out different brands.

    TPK is such a beautiful racket and I love the control I get around the net area, however I cannot generate any sort of power in my smashes. It doesn't help that I picked up a Jetspeed 8ST around the same time and immediately hit some big smashes (big for me that is).

    One point, Mark A string job feels about 2lbs tighter than mine :crying: , so I cut those out and tried my zm65 strings. No noticeable difference in my smash.

    Still trying to decide if I should sell this on or keep it in the bag, just in case I gain the strength to use it.
     
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    [MENTION=64484]j4ckie[/MENTION], emailed you about trading tpk for your revs. My old one stripped bare now is at 285 and that packed a wallop for its spec. I'm more serious about my revs than I was about the BS10s...
     

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