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01-11-2010, 12:03 PM #1293
As for smash angle, that's the user not the racket. If your smash becomes harder, you need to jump higher to get better angle. It's a two-edged sword.
01-11-2010, 12:05 PM #1294
01-11-2010, 12:39 PM #1295
01-11-2010, 12:42 PM #1296
01-11-2010, 03:48 PM #1297
87.5g 291bp T2 sounds sexy. Maybe I'd buy one if I had the cash, but no cash at the moment. Maybe if I like how the 2 I ordered feel, I'd start looking for that "rare and elusive" racket.
01-11-2010, 05:52 PM #1298
Hey Dan, you should advertise on this site!
With the cash you provide, we could maybe be allowed to express some individuality with avatars and stuff, and maybe even be able to have more pm's in the inbox and maybe even not get censored so often. Heck, with the extra bandwidth we might even be able to post pictures you can actually see!
I think that would be a fantastic idea. What does everyone think.
01-11-2010, 06:16 PM #1299
01-11-2010, 06:17 PM #1300
01-11-2010, 06:41 PM #1301
A unpopular but surefire way. *pretend* there's woven kevlar, and stamp it on. But that'd be bad for the company name...
I think one of the biggest sellers is that we're getting an amazing racket that is > yonex, for less or less than half the yonex price. Putting it up to 200+ just means that if I want a woven kevlar racket, I'd go find out more about SOTX and Forza. So I'm glad you're not trying to just capitalize on your current popularity and actually looking for a way to service the badminton community in the best way.
01-11-2010, 08:12 PM #1302
In a nutshell (Panda's no expert on this stuff):
Traditional woven graphite, if properly used, is the best material for badminton rackets currently available (outside of unreachable, expensive, exotic materials).
Traditional carbon graphite/carbon fiber/graphite/graphite fiber are thousand of carbon fibers twisted into shape. Weaving (woven) is just a way of shaping it, in a, you guessed it, woven pattern to make it better in all aspects. It also costs more than it's traditional twisted partner.
Now there are two types of woven graphite. Traditional woven graphite is woven bi-axially. Meidai in Japan has come up with a woven graphite that's quad-axial (or Tetras Axial as they call it). It's nearly twice as strong as woven graphite and Mizuno uses it on their TC (Tetra Cross) rackets. But after testing the TC700, I feel it's too much of a good thing. It's too stiff and demanding and unyielding. There's no feedback, no vibration, no feel. Imagine hitting a shuttle with a paddle ball racket, that's about the feel.
Designing a well performing racket is not always so easy. If you emulate a tried and true formula, then it's much easy. If you are delving into exotic materials or new things others have not tried, it's definitely not so easy unless you get lucky.
It's not always raw numbers and stats, it's the blending, the synergy of all the parts that makes a racket "good".
01-11-2010, 09:00 PM #1303
You may find the TC700 to stiff for your liking, but how can you conclude that this is because the tetra-axial woven!?? If you haven't even tried the flexier racket models also using tetra-axial woven as well??
To me it is like if someone would be saying Toray is not suitable for rackets, as the Ultra 1 feels to stiff?!?!
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01-11-2010, 09:18 PM #1304
I'm not going to get into debate about this but I would like to clarify these things:
1) TC700 is what I referred to, no other Mizuno racket.
2) The TC700 shaft is not too stiff, nor is the frame. It's the combination of everything, it's just too demanding, relatively speaking and there's no feel, no feedback. For me, that's not a good racket.
That is all.
01-11-2010, 09:42 PM #1305
Oh yes, just to clarify more: I have nothing against Mizuno. In fact, I feel Asics Tiger and Mizuno are among the best at what they do. I have Mizuno clothing, shoes and back in the day softball bats and gloves, all excellent.
In fact, I really like Mizuno products which I believe are first-rate. Everything they do is quality. The TC700 is first-rate in terms of fit, finish and materials used; I just do not like the way it performs. I was quite surprised...maybe I got a defective TC700? Or maybe Panda needs to pump more iron.
Last edited by DinkAlot; 01-11-2010 at 09:44 PM.
01-11-2010, 10:35 PM #1306
01-11-2010, 11:44 PM #1307
He may not limit his business on purpose, but people can misconstitute things.
01-12-2010, 12:06 AM #1308
Not a judgement on anyone, but it is truly a sad statement on the sad state of affairs in this world when the mere mention of Christ can cause consternation.
But anyways, I thought DC stood for Dan's initials.
01-12-2010, 12:41 AM #1309
Aye I agree. Very sad.
I thought DC was that too. Maybe he'll clear it up for us.
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