12-07-2009, 07:28 PM #851
12-07-2009, 07:30 PM #852
12-07-2009, 07:31 PM #853
wohoo! looking forward to it!
12-07-2009, 07:31 PM #854
12-08-2009, 08:09 AM #855
Is the Trinity 2 going to be 675mm?
12-08-2009, 08:14 AM #856
12-08-2009, 04:38 PM #857
Will you post pictures when the racquets arrive to you? :O
12-08-2009, 07:16 PM #858
12-08-2009, 07:46 PM #859
Next new racket you add should have the same layout as the t2 and U2 but be black with green. Would be sweet looking and pay heritage to the bamboo
which has served you well. Oh counting the sleeps til the T2 arrives as knowing the flex now from using a HPS will certainly be an awesome double racket. Plus too darn purdy thks Sketchy for the cool design now start thinking green.
12-08-2009, 08:58 PM #860
it would be so cool to make a fully chrome coloured racket. I REALLY LIKE SHINY THINGS. Make it like the VTT colour scheme please ^^
12-09-2009, 04:24 PM #861
Sir!!! Are you serious? Are you trying to drive this Panda up a wall? ...
Think about what you wrote for a minute. How can anyone possibly know what the BP is going to be for ANY modified grip? It's too general, too broad a number. You as an engineer should know this more than anyone.
The best Panda can do is give you the data that's available and you do your own calculations based on how you grip the rackets.
Bad Wolffie! Panda's delaying your Christmas presents!
That's the thing, you don't - badminton racquets are as much feel as specs. So when I get one that feels right - I make sure to get two or three with the same specs prior to re-gripping - that's assumig the manufacturer uses s standard grip type for all raquets they produce in a specific model. I always re-grip to accomodate my stubby fingers, knowing the this will make the racquet feel more head heavy.
I know lots of people that get new raquets and put on a new grip - many like that new contoured stuff that has the foam ridge... not considering that it will change the BP slightly and made it feel more head light.
For me specs are making sure that I get consistent product when I need mutiple racquets, but I never buy raquet based on specs. I buy it based on how it feels. The best example is this business about stiffness.
As you know from that Forza SP I sent you - a midflex from about 7 years ago is stiffer than most "ultra stiffs" produced now (and that one has had a lot of playing hours so the graphite will have broken down a bit). The spec says one thing, playability says another.
12-09-2009, 09:37 PM #862
To Panda, with today's aluminum alloys, can u inquire your sources to see if they would consider making a batch of oval or isometric high grade Aluminium alloy frame racket? Make it longer like today's racket, external t-joint is fine to keep the cost down. I believe it can be made in 3U and 2U weight range. My dream racket would be a titanium frame tho
Last edited by cooler; 12-09-2009 at 09:44 PM.
12-09-2009, 09:57 PM #863
Vining, this is not Badminton 101. What you are saying is very rudimentary, what you would tell first time badminton players. It's not necessary and your comparison are out-of-context. Are you drunk?
1) Of course personal "feel" is the most important aspect; that's why there are so many different rackets and brands. If everyone had the same feel there would only need to be one racket. Since there so many rackets, without specs, you cannot know what is more suited for you. For instance if there were no specs at all, you'd have to try every racket to find the best one. With specs, you can minimize your choices.
2) You cannot compare a racket 7-8 years old to rackets that are current, at least not the way you are comparing them. If we do, why don't we compare the Yonex Blackie 8100? Or any of the old steel rackets? The are all 100+g and much stiffer than anything currently available. If you want to compare them, you need to disclose, which brings us to # 3...
3) If you do a search I've probably said this over 50 times: unless otherwise stated, when we discuss things, we assume all other things being equal, "ceteris paribus". If each time we have to disclose a long list of assumed assumptions, each post will be like this one...long, unnecessary and repetitive. So when we talk about rackets and their specs, it's compared to rackets that are currently produced. We all know rackets in the past were much more demanding. You mentioning it, in your context, it just is out of context, and misleading.
4) I've told you this before when we met, do not always believe everything the manufacturer says, there are tolerance levels in manufacturing, some times they are not met yet the rackets are still produced. We at DC Badminton try to minimize those deviations by telling you the exact weight and BP and relative stiffness to known current standards. We try to give you all the information possible so you can make the best choice.
And that is all we try to do...
...the feel is up to you.
Last edited by DinkAlot; 12-09-2009 at 10:02 PM.
12-09-2009, 10:08 PM #864
Naw, no backwards engineering.
To date, graphite is still the best material for badminton rackets. Until F1 Racing uses another material, until another material is created, that's superior, Panda is sticking to graphite...though he's looking to venture into woven graphite (if the costs are not too great).
12-09-2009, 11:03 PM #865
12-09-2009, 11:41 PM #866
No, Not drunk. Was at work, trying to type very fast and a tad scattereed in my thoughts.
My point is more that there is no stiffness spec (BK has a "rigidty index", but even that is tad subjective) and over the last few years that seems to have changed.
as you said relative stiffness to known current standards - the word relative does not equate to a specification, like BP or weight. Even amoungst the various producers, there is wide variance in "stiffness". The RSL version of stiff isn't even in the same league as the stiffness of a BK raquets. I'd love to see some industry wide standard made on stiffness like a deflection test. (Proace - are you listening...)
Y'know I never once look at the specs of the U1 that had you on the board here. Not once. ( yeah I know you're staring at the screen blankly, thinking I have been drinking... only raspberry juice).
You said it was head heavy, stiff and gave me the approximate weight. Knowing that we are both heavy hitters, I had confidence it was going to be a racquet that I was likely to use.
Thus I don't get that hung up on specs much anymore (why is a long story and whole conversation that you, I, Pete and Cooler could have over several gallons of green tea) and yes when I have considered a racquet switch in the past I tend to test out a lot of raquets. re-sold many too. ( though not as many as you)
I've been curious about titanium too. BK had their version of the Cab 8 that was titanium headed. It was only available to a few sponsored players. Nice hitting stick.
Last edited by ViningWolff; 12-09-2009 at 11:46 PM.
12-10-2009, 12:03 AM #867
Finally, Panda is not a heavy hitter, Panda just dinks and has fun, hence the name "DinkALot". However, the Chinese government does not recognize this name as it still calls me "Guai-Guai".
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