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

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  1. DinkAlot

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    The price will remain the same as it has been since 2009...

    $125.00. :)
     
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    Even with plus shipping that is still a bargain ^.^
     
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    If you don't mind, how does it compare with the Titan?

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
     
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    Titan vs DJS...

    Well, first of all the stats of my DJS: (as strung and gripped)

    Weight: ~84.5 grams
    BP: ~300mm
    String: Aerobite (red/white) @ 27lbs
    Grip: Wilson Pro, on bare wood, no cushion wrap, no secondary grip underneath
    Playing style: usually I’m playing XD vs MD

    Shaft:
    The major difference between the racket is shaft. With the Titan being a triple tapered shaft vs a normal shaft on the DJS, I have an easier time generating instantaneous power from the DJS. As with the Titan, I always have to have the time to line up to the bird to generate any decent power. Every shot of mine is more powerful from the DJS compared to the Titan, but that’s just my bio mechanics.

    Frame:
    With it being a 76 hole, I find it easier to string and to maintain the grommets. Vs the Titan’s 72 hole design. Despite the DJS being a more aero frame vs the squared off Titan, I find that the DJS to be stronger when stringing. I strung the DJS to 35lbs with no problem... and I can’t say that I have the same confidence with the Titan. (Guess who I strung the 35lbs for... :p)

    DJS swings faster vs the Titan, due to the previously mentioned aero frame.
    I would take the DJS over the Titan in any and all situations and playing styles.

    What else would you like to know?

    Best regards
    Duckie
     
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    Well shoot, looks like I'm going to be picking up a few of these LOL. Thanks for the detailed answer.

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    Been very busy and this guy at work named COVID-19 is being very, very uncooperative.
    Will post my compare and contrast of the DJS and Titan soon, hopefully, if Mr. 19 will let me.

    I hope everyone is safe and sound.
     
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    seeing as it's made with a frame similar to jetspeed, which jetspeed do you think this plays most similarly to? If it's like a jetspeed 10 without sinking grommets I expect you guys will sell loads.
     
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    Anyone herd from Dan recently???
     
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    As a badminton player and a racquet stringer I can tell you that it won't produce 'lethal power'. High tensions= control. Power comes from low tensions. Unless you are Lin Dan or someone of that calibre you probably won't even be able to play with a racquet at that tension.
     
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    Greetings! Our good friend COVID-19 has made it difficult for everyone. I'm hanging in there but have not done anything badminton related in 4+ months. Hope you and your family are all safe and sound.

    1) Wear a mask.
    2) Practice quarantining/distancing whenever you can.
    3) Wash your face and hands with soap and hot water frequently.
     
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    After not playing for so long, I cannot get any power, period.
    As for 40lbs. string tension, I used to play-test it on more than a few occasions. It plays OK but there's no power at all (for me), I can only play defensively. If I try to smash, it's like a fluffy marshmallow coming at you.

    The Panda saying goes, "Play with the lowest tension you can tolerate."

    The lower the better. This Panda and all the racket frames around the world thank you!
     
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    I find that interesting and probably logical but playing with higher tension forces me to improve my timing and technique to generate power. I think there may be some benefit to playing with a higher tension than is comfortable, up to a point.
     
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    Agree, it does improve your overall technique and timing. I'm not going any higher, I still use Aerosonic @ 31lbs., NBG98 at 34-35lbs. The racket and especially the grommets do not agree with that tension.

    I've probably mentioned this before a few times in different Forums here on BC: the method just about all pros use to improve overall play is playing with an old-school, super small frame squash (SSFS) racket. You master playing with that and you will have super-duper mongo wrist power, timing, defense,...everything. I have purchased quite a few on EBay. Tony Gunawan said, "...the smaller the frame the better," you perfect your accuracy and timing.

    An SSFS Racket looks like this:
    Wooden_Squash_Racquet.jpg
     
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    Note about squash rackets: if you are considering using/training with an SSFS Racket, please go easy at the start. It can take can many years to truly master playing badminton with a squash racket. You need to build up your muscles.

    Find a pro that has experience with squash rackets and ask them how YOU should train with it.
     
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    doing wall drills with squash racket and badminton shuttle is very great way to improve, as long as you change forehand/backhand grip with every each stroke.
     
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    and even modern squash rackets are much narrower than badminton, so sweet spot is much slimmer as well
     
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    In my early days of playing I would often use a squash racket against less skilled players to make games more challenging. I didn't know that was a "thing" until recently. Even tried tennis rackets but that was a bit too much.
     
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    Assignment fails right there around these parts. Not to mention the 'rona means no place to play anyway. :(
     
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    Hi, im just getting curious about racket material etc nowadays, so as i read some of the comment, if T46 is aka T1000 what about T24, T30 and T40 T50 T55? Is it also from toray? Or its a completely different thing? If its from toray then is there the other name? Just found some racket brands that use T40 also but with almost half the price then the other :D
    But many other stuff might be the cause of higher price other than material itself (i dont know a single thing about racket manufacturing, and just started getting curious nowadays)
    Also speaking about 50T and 55T on progress with the research, how does it come out nowadays? Curious to know if it could be the future or it will just be way too fragile for a badminton racket?:D
     
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    Got my hands on one of the prototypes from DAN.. balance feels near perfect... Will take it to the court tomorrow. Got it strung with Zymax 62Fire... Repulsion is good but no sound... Will restrung it with BG 80P or Aersosonic..:D
     

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