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    Initial impressions from second session. Tpk is faster than expected, so defense was sufficient. It is quite forgiving considering I deliberately strung it too high tension*, and is more flexible than the rev.

    Still adjusting to the flex/headweight and may well cut this string for a nice safe 23-24lb z62/ultimax. Power comes very easily but I've not yet managed to ramp it up to big smashes.

    Full review to follow when I've tamed it...

    *why I do this to myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bos_dc2 View Post


    Just got my racquets restrung by Noah and obliged when he asked me if I wanted the panda stencil.
    Looks killer!


    May i know where may i request this stencil?

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    Quick Review, 87.5 g 298 bp
    Lively color few folks walking by grabbed it out of my hands to see what it was.
    Strung with victor 850 at 23 lbs

    Clears super easy think Dan got flex spot on.
    Control very good, easy to hit into back corners.
    Felt very stable serving and doing net shots.
    Smashes were good but out of form but you can tell no issues lots of pop. Will know next time out.

    Agree with a few feels 2g slower than a Revelation. Very playable but have to concentrate on form when playing competitive doubles. For singles would be a wicked racket with these specs and at your own tension.

    My opinion I would buy this over a Revelation due the shaft flex as I find it much easier to access power. I would though buy a lighter one for doubles for sure. When Dan gets a lighter batch in I will definitely buy a few 84g 290bp rackets. Don't think I will have any trouble passing this on to singles lad. Think if you buy this at the right specs you will be very happy. Suggest -2 grams weight and -4 bp than normal as you can always add to tweak.

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    Nice review, ormy4. :-)
    We really live in a golden consumer age when we can order what we like to the gram/ mm.

    Enjoy your TPKs, Pat!
    (Meanwhile I'm here re- stringing my venerable T1's) ;-)

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    Might I suggest that the rev-kev maintains the woven shaft? At least for a prototype. You don't sound stuck for combinations/ideas to try
    The kevlar in the TPK gives lovely feedback, and SO solid during stringing so would be nice to see it on a rev. I would be interested to see how the TPK shaft responds at around 290BP (or 3g less headweight, whatever floats your boat), but at 305 it is just too soft for me.

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    Hm...I just can't get used to my TPK.
    At 84.8g 303mm, it may just be too head heavy for me and I can't get the timing down due to the lower swing speed.

    Maybe I should have gotten a 295mm one.

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    No way, that spec is mine...

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    Same as bobbinbette. Coming from a 86/290 rev which I had decided was the bee's knees.

    Good bits: touch at the net*. Backhand power (when grip size is correct). effortless/whip power is plentiful.
    Bad bits: timing, I don't whip (taurik effect?). effort to lug 87/305 around. I'm still mishitting and the rev seemed more forgiving, and I went conservative on this restring.

    Not for me. I really hope you like it Benny! I'll hold my hands up and say I don't have the skill to adjust to this style of swing. I managed to hit the net REALLY hard with one whip-smash but the rev is more enjoyable to use for me. I know it's the player not the racquet but this setup does not suit me or my style.

    *I mean SERIOUSLY good. I'll lunge from mid court to pick a net shot off the floor and expect it to go over safely. And I strung for power this time. I had no issues serving short to a guy leaning over the service line.

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    You know what, I'm going to give the TPK a few more weeks to try.

    Hopefully i can work with it tomorrow!

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    I just got my tpk 86/305 and my rev.

    first impression on tpk that it generates a lot of power even on light smashes. It was quite easy to handle and i dont know if its just me but its as fast as my arcsaber zslash or even a bit faster. I am happy and satisfied with my tpk. One issue is sometimes the smashes are not that deep comparing to my rev.

    For the rev, i find the rev more control oriented and i find it more demanding compared to tpk. But i just used it one time so i think i need to adapt more on it. For smashes, even if i just used it for the first time, i find my smashes are deep and even some of the people who tried it supported on this claim.

    I am satisfied with my purchase

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    Just had a 3 hour session with my TPK yesterday.
    I can definitely feel the power from as smashes and attacking shots came easily.
    Smashes were very solid and compared to my Rev, came easier and were more powerful.
    However, defensive shots and fast drives were more taxing and slower, but that is to be expected due to the specs.

    That being said, I feel that it swings noticeably slower than my Rev and that is messing up my timing (still getting used to it). This is no fault of the racket, just a result of me going 10mm more head heavy on a slower frame.

    I'm definitely starting to enjoy the racket more and once I get used to the swing speed, I feel like it'll be one of my main rackets.

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    Complementary wear

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    And complementary hair.


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    ... and jeans, heels & shoes





    This thread is lacking picture updates!

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    @demolidor @visor
    If BC becomes a place to chat about hair styling and high-heeled shoes, I'm outta here.

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    Does anyone know if Dan is super busy because I can't get of hold of him in email or private message?

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    So, he's now Super Dan?

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