Tuesday, September 28, 2010

S500 with a surprise

My S500 racket got here today. A great looking racket, light weight too. Inside the box was a small surprise: a freebie Match Speeder. Nice touch! I got my racket here: speedmintonwebwinkel.nl

The standard Speedminton®-embossed grip is thin, has no "cushion" and isn't very tacky at all. It's exactly the same grip that's also on the cheaper S70 rackets that I have. Too bad they don't put on a better grip as standard on a racket of this calibre. I replaced the Speedminton®-embossed grip with a Pacific RipControl 1.9 I still had lying around. Feels much better now.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I ordered this piece of gear today.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Starving Student Mk II

I finished it yesterday evening. Blue tube LEDs this time. The 3-way switch on the right lets me choose two brightness settings aswell as both LEDs off. It now uses the 12AU7 tubes from my first Starving Student. I'm gonna buy 12AT7's for this one soon.


The power switch has broken already and a RCA jack fell apart when I tried to pull off the RCA plug... The switch is a DPDT type so it was just a matter of moving all wiring to the other side of the switch. My Mk I is now missing one RCA jack. Cheap parts are unreliable...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Familiar Logo

Hmm, that's a somewhat familiar logo there... A happy little coincidence?