06-16-2009, 01:02 AM #154
hello Mr. Panda, newbie here...just want to ask...dont forget to distribute to Indonesia
want to buy it too if the price is reasonable...
Last edited by panda8898; 06-16-2009 at 01:06 AM.
06-16-2009, 08:03 AM #155
Don't forget about me down under..
06-16-2009, 08:55 AM #156
Could the OEM for example accomodate use of meidai tetra-axial graphite for the shaft?
How about torsion stiffness?!? Any reinforcements in the design for t-joint?
06-16-2009, 11:04 AM #157
06-16-2009, 01:22 PM #158
TJ, Panda already chose the material, it's in the post, for the Ultra, Toray M30GC for the frame and triple tapered M30GC for the shaft.
This project was not a spare no expense one. Panda was looking for the relative best performance and durability to money spent ratio. For instance, yes, Panda could get a tetra-axial shaft and/or frame (which is a fancy/advanced method of/and calling "woven graphite"-Meidai's patented name), but the shaft alone would cost more than the current racket itself. This was the first thing Panda inquired about as shaft durability was Panda's first concern for the Ultra.
Panda is currently testing a prototype "new" woven graphite frame with 46T (1000t) shaft and the frame is extremely solid. Much more so than the shaft which leads Panda to wanting to make a third racket, the "Ultra Woven"; which would have the new woven frame with the triple tapered composite shaft. The price would be more expensive but still reasonable.
Now Panda knows why SOTX charges $300 USD for the Woven 16...
Last edited by DinkAlot; 06-16-2009 at 01:26 PM.
06-16-2009, 01:42 PM #159
In other words, Panda is not going the F1 route :-). Hey wait, there may be a F1 line of models from the Panda in the future pending demand :-p. hee hee
06-16-2009, 02:28 PM #160
can the new trinity and ultra take 40 lb?
06-16-2009, 02:45 PM #161
Panda has not tried anything higher than 32lbs. ECP on the Trinity which held up fine. The frame on the Trinity, by design, is thinner so it's not as strong as the Ultra. Panda estimates 34-35lbs. should be the max doable/playable tension on the Trinity.
When Panda says "doable", Panda means, the racket can be strung at said tension and playable without the racket compromising its structural integrity, relative speaking.
With the exception of a few of strings, at 32lbs. ECP or higher, there nothing really durable. At that tension, Panda worries more about the string than the racket.
06-16-2009, 03:04 PM #162
I think that may be on Panda's list of next thing to do.
Design and make a durable 40lbs string.....
Don't forget to send couple of the new rackets to Viper.
Last edited by Viper2005; 06-16-2009 at 03:14 PM.
06-16-2009, 03:08 PM #163
Did you ask for metal T joint or polymer ones like Yonex?
06-16-2009, 03:09 PM #164
Only a few strings can take ultra high tension. BG-65 rules :-D.
06-16-2009, 05:03 PM #165
will you eventually going down to custom string route? Think ashaway does custom and probably will be able to fit your needs
06-16-2009, 05:39 PM #166
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06-18-2009, 10:33 AM #168
06-18-2009, 10:36 AM #169
06-18-2009, 11:16 AM #170
how much is the price for each racket?
I hope.. BC members will be able to get discount....
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