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01-09-2011, 02:43 AM #3843
01-09-2011, 10:20 AM #3844
wow...panda is working on stencils...hey dinkalot..mind do i ask? are you going to like...release a full set of badminton equipments? with strings and shoes and everything....
01-09-2011, 12:32 PM #3845
I am definitely waiting for the Precision with clear coat frame and British Racing Green color scheme for better feel, which I like to term the "Precision+" I think that would be an appropriate name. heh Precision+
and I will always and forever be waiting for the Revelation.
01-09-2011, 02:18 PM #3846
01-09-2011, 03:37 PM #3847
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01-09-2011, 04:48 PM #3849
EDIT: I read back a few posts and I can understand how a naked frame would produce more feedback/feel less dull. Still don't understand how it improves stability.
Last edited by thejym; 01-09-2011 at 04:55 PM.
01-09-2011, 04:55 PM #3850
01-09-2011, 05:00 PM #3851
I just read that post actually, and it makes sense. Perhaps it's as I suspected, with the bonded layer of paint weakening the surface material slightly. I'm particularly interested because I'm a Materials Science & Engineering major :P
01-09-2011, 05:45 PM #3852
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01-09-2011, 07:23 PM #3855
Decided to rest my elbow for the next few week and just exercise so will postpone my Ultra review. No sense traveling down to Panda Land and not being up for all the training and badminton.
From my limited time with it can safely say.
Great feel and so solid.
Like the look especially with black string.
Good power and control.
Stiff racket but nothing crazy. Good technique generates nice noises.
I picked light ones so defense was quite good for an offensive geared racket.
In comparison to the Precision it is another league as you have to elevate your game
to maximize what it can offer. Precision is so easy to use there is no thought behind it
and you are very relaxed using it. I am not used to head heavy rackets so had to be more alert. So timing and a sore elbow hampered me but did hit my hardest smash of
the season with it. It does play heavier than it seems so please note that if considering.
For doubles my 82g 298bp sounds tame but when you use it certainly isn't.
Well a bit of a review after all but looking forward to healing up and trying some of Dan's prototypes when I go to visit.
when I go to visit
01-09-2011, 11:13 PM #3856
Gave the Ultra Pro (84.5g/294bp and 86g/287bp) a heavy heavy go around today (2:30PM-6:30PM, constant singles). Also played a bit with my Precision and T2v1 as comparison. However, I will not do an in-depth review for the following reason:
This racket is beyond my abilities right now as a player. At least with ZM67 at 26lbs. This is a definite forewarning. If you can use this racket to its fullest extent consistently for a long period of time while utilizing 75% of your strength, go for it. I've always believed that in a serious match, play at 75% and with a racket that you can use fully at 75% (for various reasons) and I simply cannot do that with this racket.
Here's a note on its stiffness: definitely stiffest racket I've used in a long time, definitely surpassing Ultra 2 and MP100. So, to my surprise, I can flex the shaft, but only at 100-115% swing, so it's a little draining to get a good baseline clear at this tension. But for doubles, where there is (ideally) no clearing, this negated. In fact, the stability of such a stiff shaft makes for very accurate and very precise drops, drives, and smashes, a must have in terms of the double game. Smashes take a little effort though, but as I am more of a control-type player, its not a huge factor. However, due to lack of ease, I'll be sticking with my Precision. It is still the most natural racket I have ever held, and in games, I want to worry about where I'll be placing my next shot, not how I'll have to swing to do so.
This does NOT mean I don't like it. This has some of the best feel and control out of any racket I've played with. So this is probably my "lazy day" racket/playing with lower level teams. I'll keep the 86g/287bp at 24lbs in my bag for this purpose +smash practice, and use the other for clear practice. But for now, its the Precision for EVERYTHING with ZM67 at 29lbs
01-10-2011, 12:02 AM #3857
Ultra Pro will arrive on Malaysia shore soon .....
People whoever bought Trinity-2 from myself or whoever would like to buy in combo (Trinity-2 + Ultra Pro), will have a very special price ....
01-10-2011, 12:43 AM #3858
Also picked up the Upro today and had a little fun at 30x33 and while I could not generate any sort of real power off of it, I felt the racquet was indeed a nice upgrade to the U2. However, I will say this, I actually do not mind the slight head-heavy feel to the U2.
For now, I will keep playing in the hopes that I will snap the string very soon and go back down to 26x28 and see how I can play with it.
Strung with BG65 purple string and it's looking rather nice accents the purple on the shaft rather nicely!
01-10-2011, 01:31 AM #3859
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