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10 Things to Know before buying a badminton racket

Tips for choosing the best badminton racket

Choosing a badminton racket – buying guide for beginners and intermediate level players

For beginners and intermediate players here is the list of top ten best badminton rackets available in India – listed based on price. Following are some important factors to consider while choosing / purchasing a badminton racquets. If you like to contribute your knowledge to beginner / intermediate level badminton players, please do comment below. If you want to be a professional player consult with experienced badminton coach to select the best racket for your playing style and requirement.

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Balance

Balance of badminton racquets.

  • Head heavy badminton rackets

Best for powerful game from the back of the court. Equiped with extra mass in the head area it increase the power of smashes and clears. Makes it easy to react / defend quickly to powerful shot from opponent .

  • Head light badminton rackets

Easier to swing and control racket with respect to players need.

  • Balanced weight badminton racket

Attempts to provide advantages of both heady heavy and head light rackets. Racket good for all types of shots – if you don’t prefer any particular position.

Flexibility and stiffness

Stiffness and flexibility of badminton rackets - things to consider before buying professional badminton racket

  • Flexible
  • Medium flexible
  • Stiff –  Bends and then comes back very fastly. Power & control – maximum.
  • Medium stiff/Extra stiff

Price range

Price of badminton rackets

Total weight of racket

Weight of badminton racket is represented by letter U. High value of “U” indicates less weight. Example 3U (85 to 89g) rackets weigh more than 4U(80 to 84g).

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Racket frame Shape

Badminton racket different head shapes - how to choose badminton racket india

Isometric shape has more sweet spot (area on the string that produces the best result) area. Oval shaped frame has a concentrated sweet spot. The more experienced player need less sweet spot area. Isometric shape is recommended for beginners.

Brands

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Material

Commonly used materials are. Frame material – Aluminium frame, tungsten carbon fibre Frame, shaft materials – Carbon Graphite, titanium mesh, Steel etc.

Your playing style

Common playing styles are fast and aggressive style, deceptive stroke players, straightforward and defensive style etc

Sring tension

When string tension is increased, the sweet spot reduces.

Grip of handle

Handle grip of racquet

Parts of Badminton racket – graphical representation

Anatomy of badminton raquet described

Top badminton racket brands in India – click on image to see more.

Yonex

Yonex rackets - logo

Li-ning

Li-Ning shuttle bats - logo

Silvers

silvers badminton rackets - logo

Victor

victor rackets - logo

Cosco

cosco badminton rackets - logo

Other less popular brands are  StarX, TENNEX, Guru, APACS, STRAUSS, Gibbs and more

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  1. […] Things to Know before buying a badminton racket – when choosing a badminton racket its good to know & consider few technical aspects of the racket (Not applicable to very beginners). It will be good to know whether the one you choose is best for your long term use. For example if you are a attacking player head heavy rackets may work best for you. Badminton bats differ in their balance, flexibility, Price, weight, Shape, Brand, Material, Grip etc. These factors would affect ones playing to some level. Here is the detailed article about things to know before choosing a badminton racket. […]

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