Beta testers needed. Maybe. :)

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  1. Maklike Tier

    Maklike Tier Regular Member

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    2XU have cycling jersey patterns :D But wearing a badminton brand on your bike might be a bit weird.

    The sample rackets are pre-production. They will be fully painted and stickered and look pretty much exactly like the production version :)
     
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    I'm so glad you went for the green :cool:
     
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    If you ever need a quick second opinion, I could help you out, btw, since I live in Melbourne, if I was to test it, when would I receive it?
     
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    I'll probably hold an informal social demo at some stage.

    As for individual testers in Melbs or Oz, I haven't decided yet. I'm open to suggestions :)
     
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    We could supply 20 sample racquets to the club I play at and let people use them and send feedback. Would that work?
     
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    Who do you play with?
     
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    I train with SEBA on friday nights
     
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    Something Something Badminton Club?
     
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    South Eastern Badminton Association at Springers Leisure centre in Keysborough
     
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    Oh right, Keysborough. Haven't played out there yet. So far I've only done Melb Uni, Niddrie, MSAC, Bundorra RMIT, and of course Altona.
     
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    Are you willing to drive out there?
     
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    Yeah, absolutely. Eventually :)
     
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    I'll be happy to do individual testings if you have any extra gear available. Based in Perth. Would be good to see an Aussie brand making some headway in badminton.
     
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    It's gunna be a challenge, but no doubt with you guys support we can give it a good crack :)
     
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    Saw some of the pictures you posted on facebook, are you going to keep it matte for the finish post-design or are you going to do a glossy finish?
     
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    Well, the manufacturer is working on the matte finish. As you know, the matte finish hasn't proven to be particularly strong, so if they've worked out a way to make it as strong as gloss by the time we make them, then I'm inclined to go with that.

    These last two factory samples I got, the matte finish was heaps better than the previous.
     
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    Yay! Keep revising and experiment...better now than at a later stage in the development process. Can't wait for more updates, hoping I can be part of the tester network too!! :)
     
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    I'll second that. We can both give our opinions of it here in the West.
     
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    ah, sounds like a great project! :D
    I would like to help somehow
     
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    Well I'm not made of money so I don't know what the costs would be like, but if they're not huge then I'd be happy to do it. And no I don't expect to be paid anything if that helps you at all ;)
     

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