One has to have a badminton racket to play badminton. It is the main equipment of the game. Even though right amount of force and angle is helpful in the game, you also need a well-manufactured racket to give that right angle and force. To be more precise and bring the element of legal aspect, Badminton World Federation has laid down certain details that need to be adhered to. BWF has been empowered to regulate codified law of badminton sport. Some of the laws are:
- The length pf the string should not exceed more than 27.94 cm and the width should not exceed more than 20.9 cm.
- The area of the badminton should not be more than 68 cm in length and 23 cm in
- For powerful smash, select the best frames.
- Make sure to check the grip and select the most suitable one for you. There are four options for grip sizes- G2, G3, G4, and G5.
Mentioned below are some amazing badminton rackets that you can check out!
This racket was number one choice in 2016 and 2017. It is one of the favourite rackets of many professional players. It has an amazing design, superb control and great accuracy. The smashing power is not so strong so it is not advisable for beginners.
It is the new version of Yonex Voltrix Z. The new product is slimmer in the head and shaft which helps in faster actions. It has amazing smashing power, smooth swing and good maneuverability. It is light to handle thus it can be molded according to your smashing power.
The Control is sometimes easily lost while playing at fast speed.
It is one of the best badminton rackets available at affordable prices. It provides amazing defense and it is light weighted so it also helps you with quick responses. This can also be a con as it makes it difficult to maintain control. It does not put pressure on your wrist.
Nanoray 900 is commonly misunderstood to be the same as Nanospeed 9900 but it isn’t. Nanoray 900 is heavier and stiffer in nature. It is great in defensive position and provide smooth swings. It has a good grip but it can be difficult to handle for the beginners. Heavier head provides more pressure and power to the smashes.
This one is great with defensive shots such as lifts and drives. It is quite expensive if you ask me but it you are going for quality, then this is a good pick. The smashes are not well delivering if we see the negative side. But is an excellent pick if you are a defender.
How to choose a badminton racket?
There are four factors that you should take into account when choosing a badminton racket.
- Balance Point- Balance the racket on one finger from between. If you are going for power, then it should lean towards the head side. If you are going for control, then it should lean to the handle side.
- Weight- Racket comes in different weights. Heavier weight= more power.
- Frame Shape– Isometric shape give more power and enlarge sweet spots. Oval shape has larger playing area and concentrated sweet spot.
- Shaft Stiffness- Stiff shaft has less repulsion which can be compensated by strong force. It is faster in nature. Flexible shaft is great for newcomers. It does not focus on power so that you can focus on learning techniques.