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

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  1. j4ckie

    j4ckie Regular Member

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    I cant talk for other stringers, but for me there is always only one reasonable way to get the string through the grommets. A good stringer should see if something he pre-wove is wrong and go back and fix it....it's really not that hard to figure out PP string patterns. It's actually similar to the newer Yonex patterns with less shared holes (although it's been a while since I strung my Precision - perhaps it's even the same :D)
     
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    Panda, you really need a more condensed source of information than this website. Took me a few hours to figure out what I'm looking for.

    I'm currently using a AT900P 4U and I measured the BP to be exactly 300mm (original grip, no strings). If I order a TPro with BP300, 88g, 8.2flex, is there any reason why I might have a problem? Just asking because the general consensus seems to be that BP300 is too heavy for most people. I'm basically looking for something a little bit more hefty (like a 3U) and flexible (like a AT700).
     
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    first thing first, you cannot choose the flex

    did you feel your AT900P hard to swing around?
    do you feel that you don't have enough stamina to play your session with your AT900P?

    if yes for one of them, it might not be a good idea to take a 88gr Tpro
    and I don't know how stiff the AT900P (maybe someone could help)
    but Tpro is already classified as very stiff using SOTX stifness chart

    http://www.ibuysports.com/badmintoninfosheet.html
     
  4. fishmilk

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    Oh didn't know the flex was set. I have no problems with my AT900P. Actually wanted something a bit heavier so that I could generate more smashes with less effort.
     
  5. DinkAlot

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    It's common sense. If your stringer does not know just from inspection, he/she should not be stringing. :p

    Seriously. :eek:
     
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    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Sir, it's very easy for a stringer to know, just inspect the shared grommets.

    If there are 5 shared grommet holes at the 2 and 10 o'clock position it has to be the OSP.
    If it's 2, it's the standard NSP.
    If it's 0, it's a single pass all the way.
    If it's 3, it's a very rare string pattern.
     
  7. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Agree, am working on a comprehensive badminton FAQ for the DC website but have completed it yet.

    You could just ask your question here or e-mail me. :p

    Hmmmm, you sure you measured right? Because that's the most headlight AT900P this Panda has ever heard of. The AT900Ps Panda has seen are BP310-315 dry weight.

    Sir Fish, you should have asked the above question here...wait, you did. :p

    An 88g, BP300 TPro should be fine for you if you use a 4U AT900P. But if you want a bit more ooomph, assuming your 900P is BP300, try 302-305.
     
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    The latest TPro order has been shipped from USA and should be with me by the end of this week or the beginning of next. Anybody who's sending me string to use can do so now if you have my address:).
     
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    I agree, a 300mm TPro will probably be head lighter than a 900P...and if you want more power, you should go for slightly more head weight (and overall weight). Best to measure again just to be sure you don't get sth too head light :)
    How about the stiffness? Do you feel you could use sth. stiffer to get more power or is the 900P fine? Can you feel the shaft bending on some shots? The UPro is probably the most powerful PP racket available now, so perhaps you should try another very stiff racket to see if you like the feel (although according to those who played with it it's even stiffer than N90II, AT700 [old]....)
     
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    OK, now I'm annoyed >(

    Apologies from myself and Dink, but the EU package has had to be re-submitted for shipping. The reason? USPS lost the dispatch note and, rather than copy it, they returned it to Dink for him to print another one. Marvellous:mad:.

    New ETA in UK is thus next Wed-Fri.
     
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    Trinity Pro just arrived in Malaysia .....
     
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    doh!

    and on that tpro note, I shall add a few of my thoughts on the racquet having not played much with it - about 10hrs or so.

    I agree entirely with those that have said:

    * the racquet has a very solid feel
    * the racquet plays a bit heavier than the t2
    * the racquet is not an 'effortless' one to use
    I'm still getting used to the racquet - I'm normally pretty good at the net, especially for touch shots, but initially I had trouble playing tight shots. My block defense would also drop a bit short, hitting the tape or an inch or two down.

    Both these aspects are improving the more I play with the tpro.

    I would say lifts and clears are easier compared to my t2. Backhands can get better length, smashes can be faster.

    With other racquets I might find myself trying to 'hit hard', but with the tpro I have found it better to concentrate on hitting well, and then the tpro really pays you back.


    oh yeah, tech specs:
    t2v2: 85g 286mm

    tpro1: 86g 285mm
    tpro2: 85.7g 289mm

    I replace the original grip with one rkep ultimate (g05)

    I have played mainly with the 285mm racquet, but switching between the two is very easy - I havent noticed much difference between when playing.
     
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  13. Sportech

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    any salers for tpro in overland park,kansas?? kindly leave me ur contacts pls
     
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    also just arrived at BadmintonCentral headquarters. :D :D
     
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    waiting for your nice picture kwun ...
     
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    Could you also share the specs you have and a review please :D
     
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    all my stock of Trinity Pro are with BP of 303mm and above (from the latest shipment).
    really sorry, I can not give any review since I'm the seller of this brand for Malaysia/Indonesia market.
     
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    dinkalot...can you arrange shipment to overland park, kansas?
     
  19. DinkAlot

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    Of course, that's in the U.S., that's Panda's specialty. Please e-mail me at: dcbadminton AT gmail DOT com, thanks.
     
  20. hunterkillerz

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    I just got my TPro, very excited to try it out. I did find 2 pieces of lead tape under the factory grip. :D I didnt even bother to find out the new BP as im sure im gunna be happy to find it a bit head heavier :)
     

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