My family and I are new to badminton, although we are good racquetball players and have good fitness and strong wrists and forearms. Each of us (myself, wife, and two teenage boys) will have to experiment and figure out what rackets are best for each of us. But I can tell you that we all love how fun it is to smash the shuttle as hard we can. Right now, it almost seems like heavy, full power rackets would be good for us all, but that's because we are all just using the super light, cheap rackets from a rec set. But I am sure that each of us will have our own favorites as we start experimenting with various rackets. As we do that, it occurred to me that I will need rackets for visitors and relatives to use when playing in our backyard court. Right now, I have only the four cheap rackets that came with the backyard recreational badminton set we have now. As I review rackets, I have been amazed with how many fake rackets there are on ebay. A local intermediate player told me that he had a real Yonex and several fake Yonex rackets of the same model and that he couldn't really tell any difference when playing with them. No doubt, there are real functional differences, but it made me wonder whether these fake Yonex AT 900 (Power and Technique) rackets might be worth buying for $30 USD to have just as trainer rackets and rackets for visitors to use. Of course, each fake racket is its own unique case. But I am wondering if in general, these fakes are so close in function to the real model that they are still worth buying for the use I described above?