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    Thumbs up Panda Power: A Racket That Can Take 40lbs. String Tension!

    I've been working with a racket manufacturer, just tinkering with racket design. After some brain storming, dialogue and input, they created a racket that can take 40lbs. string tension with a warranty of up to 36lbs.!

    I received the prototypes today and just finished stringing up a racket, let's call it the "Thunder", at 35lbs. with absolutely no problems. The amazing thing is, the racket is only 85.5g dry weight (no string, with original grip, no plastic wrap)!

    Here are the specs:
    Panda Power "Thunder"
    BP: 290-295
    Dry Weight: 85.5g
    Frame Shape: Modified Isometric Aero Power Box Frame
    String: Ashaway Micro Power XL @ 35lbs.
    Shaft: APT Technology ("Anti-Panda Tapered Technology"): 8mm at the cone tapering to 6.5mm

    I would have strung the racket higher but I don't have any BG65 or BG70Pro and didn't know how high MP-XL could go, that's why I "only" went 35lbs.

    I'm going to test the racket out tonight and if OK, maybe, just maybe produce it.

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    Wow! I can't wait to see our own DinkAlot's design. Any pics as of yet?

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    When you string 40lbs, if not too much trouble, please do a sound recording and post here. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot View Post
    I've been working with a racket manufacturer, just tinkering with racket design. After some brain storming, dialogue and input, they created a racket that can take 40lbs. string tension with a warranty of up to 36lbs.!
    40 Lbs ! Wonder who is "man" enough to handle such tension !

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    Thats great to hear. Hopefully the 40lbs tension holding racket can produce some lethal power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloy66 View Post
    40 Lbs ! Wonder who is "man" enough to handle such tension !
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    2. Pete LSD

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    That's crazy, but exciting ;o

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifit View Post
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    Not for this Panda!

    For me, with MP or BG66, 25-26lbs. ECP is optimum for smashing, 32lbs. ECP optimum for control, happy median: 27-29lbs.

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    I saw some of those prototypes that pete brought along last time and they look pretty sturdy! Currently my theory is that a lot of racquets can take 40+, just that when the string breaks, then problems arise!!! Too bad ph_leung had something come up at the last minute last sat, but we along with pete were going to push 45 just for fun!

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    Those are warrantied up to 28, 30, and 32lbs. respectively. The Thunder is warrantied up to 35-36lbs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Optiblue View Post
    I saw some of those prototypes that pete brought along last time and they look pretty sturdy! Currently my theory is that a lot of racquets can take 40+, just that when the string breaks, then problems arise!!! Too bad ph_leung had something come up at the last minute last sat, but we along with pete were going to push 45 just for fun!

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    could these be marketed/ sold? it sounds quite amazing...
    Just wondering, what is Aero Power Box Frame?
    It moves like a AT 800 D, but can have immense power like a AT 900 P?
    Last edited by jymbalaya; 04-22-2009 at 11:41 PM. Reason: ?sold

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    Oh, and i dont think the is the first racket that is warrantied that high. If my memory serves me right, the Carlton AS-1 was warrantied At 40. oh well, it not like i could even hit it at 28 anyway. and thats with crank.

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    you're going to hurt ur wrist with 40 lbs. not even professionals can handle that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot View Post
    I've been working with a racket manufacturer, just tinkering with racket design. After some brain storming, dialogue and input, they created a racket that can take 40lbs. string tension with a warranty of up to 36lbs.!

    I received the prototypes today and just finished stringing up a racket, let's call it the "Thunder", at 35lbs. with absolutely no problems. The amazing thing is, the racket is only 85.5g dry weight (no string, with original grip, no plastic wrap)!

    Here are the specs:
    Panda Power "Thunder"
    BP: 290-295
    Dry Weight: 85.5g
    Frame Shape: Modified Isometric Aero Power Box Frame
    String: Ashaway Micro Power XL @ 35lbs.
    Shaft: APT Technology ("Anti-Panda Tapered Technology"): 8mm at the cone tapering to 6.5mm

    I would have strung the racket higher but I don't have any BG65 or BG70Pro and didn't know how high MP-XL could go, that's why I "only" went 35lbs.

    I'm going to test the racket out tonight and if OK, maybe, just maybe produce it.
    Woooooooo [stands in line]

    How is the stiffness? Moderate? Stiff? XStiff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifit View Post
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    I'd have a go just to see what it felt like - I'd be too nervous to take most rackets that high.

    Oh and Dink, if you do produce them, how much are they likely to cost (if you don't mind me asking)?

    Also, can we have some pictures, please?

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    woohoo, this is pretty insane
    can i have a look at the racket's pic.?

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    I guess it is also good for playing tennis.

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