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    Still waiting for Noah's shipment to arrive ,_,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teebs View Post
    I was thinking that I must be too young to get the music reference, but turns out that I'm actually too old... Wow.
    There hasn't been a good single in our charts since Ride on Time by Black Box, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    There hasn't been a good single in our charts since Ride on Time by Black Box, IMHO.
    I'm going to have to both disagree with you, and go back to the former category of below quarter of a century, not even heard of that band...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bos_dc2 View Post
    Still waiting for Noah's shipment to arrive ,_,
    Are those the lower weight lower bp ones?

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    Pharell, "happy". Discussion over!

    Still dry handling this thing to try and trick myself into thinking 305 bp feels normal. Playing TUESDAY night for sure but in my boredom I had to test this "does NOT glow in the dark" claim.
    Got 4 racquets string so this is all til review time.

    Demolidor, pm me for link to more pics if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Ahem - I play plastics at 31.

    Not by choice, though...
    I am over 50 and although I like the control and drive's of 28 plus. Enjoy the power I can generate at 23 much better. So much fun seeing the young guys reaction when they realize that old guy just tattoo'd
    them. So much fun

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    After about a week, this racket plays a lot like Yonex Cab 20 Tour SP (green metallic) I used to own which had good power but fairly poor defense/drives - but TPK is definitely an improvement.

    TPK even helps me generates some power (have never had any power in my smash/clears due to wrist injury), not much penalty in defense (definitely better than old cab 20) but maneuverability in quick drives feels just a half beat slow. Balance and stability is one of the best among all rackets I've tried. Very solid and am a happy owner - can't speak for it at high tensions but definitely recommended at low tensions (I play at around 22-23 lbs).

    Btw Dan, the 1st gen ZM62's are fantastic - can't believe my luck you had some stock.

    Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ormy4 View Post
    I am over 50 and although I like the control and drive's of 28 plus. Enjoy the power I can generate at 23 much better. So much fun seeing the young guys reaction when they realize that old guy just tattoo'd
    them. So much fun
    I stopped caring about power ages ago - all about the feel and control for me, now. Rock hard string, as high as I can go before shots start falling short and/or my shoulder explodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckFeet View Post
    Pharell, "happy". Discussion over!

    Still dry handling this thing to try and trick myself into thinking 305 bp feels normal. Playing TUESDAY night for sure but in my boredom I had to test this "does NOT glow in the dark" claim.
    Got 4 racquets string so this is all til review time.

    Demolidor, pm me for link to more pics if you want.

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    Put that towel grip on - all of it. The 305 will be a 295 before you know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Are those the lower weight lower bp ones?

    No, I think it's just any shipment at all haha.

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    Oh my, mine have just arrived. I am now a small child.

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    Still not had a chance to test it out yet, grr...

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    Nice. What grip is that? I'm testing in just over 5 hours.

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    It's a head overgrip, saw them at Sports Direct and thought they might be OK. Not a perfect match but close enough.

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    Soon.

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    My first impressions should be taken with a pinch of salt as I am 10mm higher bp than ideally I would have liked, so YMMV.

    The weapons: 304mm/86.7g, 304mm/86.8g, 304mm/86.9g strung with YY BG66UM (yellow) @ 28 lbs

    For reference, I've only played with the 86.8g one but then they're all the same near as damnit. I also towel grip with nothing but a couple of strips of masking tape underneath to protect the wood.

    Rackets for immediate comparison: TPro (285/85.5) UPro (294/83.0) (Have also played PPro, P1, T2 in the past)

    The TPK looks sharp, I really like green so for me this was a good colour scheme, opinions vary. You definitely can't lose it. The shaft is thinner than both TPro and UPro and as for how it feels to flex, somewhere in between the two. Same head shape as the original TPro but a bit bulkier in some places, presumably from the Kevar [sic] reinforcement.

    So I didn't really get my timing anywhere near 100% but what is very clear is that this racket has power, and a lot of it, but really easily accessible. You don't need to try to hit it very hard to spank the shuttle to the floor. This may be the bp, but I've tried 300ish rackets before and not had it that easy.

    For control, the racket is very stable, and you get a great feel so yeah, works fine for me when I'm in the right place to play the shots, they go where you want to. However, and again this may be the BP, but I find that when swinging it's quite slow (compared to my TPro or my beloved PPro - RIP), the shaft is stiffer than the TPro by some, almost UPro stiff. This had the consequence that my drives, whilst easy to place, weren't that strong and similarly the defence was very lazy - it swung a lot slower than I'd expect, almost on a par with the UPro - but then it might just take time to get used to.

    My initial conclusion is basically that this is not a forgiving racket, but when you do hit it right, it stays hit. More playing time needed.

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    ^Glad to see your Ultimax didn't give up immediately.

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