01-12-2011, 05:07 PM #3877
01-12-2011, 05:18 PM #3878
Dink hasn't told me anything yet regarding the next batch of Precisions, but I'd be surprised if he doesn't go with an unpainted frame, considering the comments he's made about it improving performance.
Less certain, is whether there will be any material changes - apart from the unpainted frames, the other defining characteristic of the UPro and TPro is that they are both slightly stiffer than their predecessors (U2 & T2). The same may or may not be true of the next Precision.
Meanwhile, I'm still eagerly anticipating the arrival of my UPros - they should be here by now
Last edited by Sketchy; 01-12-2011 at 05:20 PM.
01-12-2011, 06:43 PM #3879
01-12-2011, 07:59 PM #3880
I must have my numbers wrong somewhere...
According to what I have written down:
U2 = 7.5~7.8
UPro = 7.0~7.5 (or 7.0~7.3?)
T2 = 8.0~8.3
TPro = 7.8~8.2
01-12-2011, 08:30 PM #3881
The UPro stiffness was changed because just before production, the manufacturer (again) wanted to make sure Panda wanted to produce another ultra stiff racket like the U1. Panda thought about it and decided the U1 was too demanding and wanted to make it more user friendly. So we went back to the U2 stiffness.
*In 0.5 increments is the minimum except the Precision which is in 0.3 increments.
*Actual: based on Panda's estimates
U1: asked for 7.0-7.5, actual: 7.0-7.2
U2: asked for 7.3-7.8, actual: 7.5-7.7
UPro: asked for 7.3-7.8, actual: 7.5-7.7
T1: asked for 7.8 - 8.2, actual: 7.8-8.0
T2: asked for 8.0 - 8.5, actual: 8.3-8.5
TPro: asked for 7.8 - 8.2, actual: TBD
Precision: asked for 8.5 - 8.8, actual: 8.6 - 8.8
So, all the rackets produced have been in the range of their respective desired stiffness.
01-12-2011, 09:04 PM #3882
01-12-2011, 09:14 PM #3883
I wonder what 6.5-7 would play like.
01-12-2011, 09:15 PM #3884
01-13-2011, 02:46 AM #3885
01-13-2011, 02:48 AM #3886
01-13-2011, 03:07 AM #3887
Trivia Question: Why is this nice Yonex shirt mingling with Panda's "Darth Maul" (red ZM67 PT and red RKEP Ultimate) Ultra Pro?
01-13-2011, 03:30 AM #3888
No, the shirt is not for sale, it's already promised to Pat/Ormy4.
Panda met up with Tony Gunawan and hit for about 30 minutes. Learned a few things but mainly if Tony lifts deep, don't waste your time smashing at him, save your strength, it's like hitting at the Great Wall of Chi...Indonesia.
A few tips from Tony to all of us:
1) You can never practice too much. Footwork, serve, return of serve, back court drops, net drops, clears, etc...
2) Fitness: be as fit as you can be. Eat healthy, get good sleep.
3) If you have a specific weakness and/or want to work on one aspect, focus on that one thing for a few weeks (or months). Don't try to focus on too many things at once because can be counterproductive.
4) Strategy. Learn all the strategy you can. If you lose, lose because your opponents are better and outplay you. Try not to beat yourself by committing errors.
Oh yes, because Panda knows a few will ask...
...Tony was using a 3U Arc Saber 10 with NBG95 at about 30lbs. Original grip removed, double layer of Super Grap for about a G4.5 grip size. His favorite racket of all-time is still the MP100 though.
...when Tony picked up the Ultra Pro he looked at the name and said, "Panda Power? Wow!" No, he didn't test the racket, no time.
...Panda didn't talk or ask too much more as he was busy getting run.
01-13-2011, 03:33 AM #3889
01-13-2011, 06:20 PM #3890
wow, panda met Tony Gunawan!
so how panda can get the shirt? pay it? or he gave it for free?
01-13-2011, 07:42 PM #3891
01-13-2011, 07:43 PM #3892
01-13-2011, 08:05 PM #3893
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