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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by nightpup, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. nightpup

    nightpup Regular Member

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    Im starting badminton, and i'm looking into competing...

    i just started yesterday, and people say i have a natural talent in badminton. track runner, strength, coordination, fast reflexes ;]

    i beat a couple people who have been playing for 6 months-1 year

    i just bought my own racket today, model is wilson hope

    specs:


    Features
    • Level: Beginner / Recreational
    • Type: Recreational / Class
    • Flex: Stifff
    • Head: Square / Isometric
    • Weight: 100gm(3U-)
    • B.Pt: N/A
    • ===============
    • Head: Alloy
    • Shaft: Alloy
    • Cover: Wilson 3/4 Cover
    • String: Pre-strung by the manufacturer with Wilson durable string
    [​IMG]
    what irks me is the "recreational" part =/ i wanna get competitive at this sport :)

    can you tell me if its a good racket, and if not what other racket i should get? :]
     
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    errmmm, exactly what sort of help are you after?
     
  3. nightpup

    nightpup Regular Member

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    if its a good racket, what type of racket i should get, etc o.o;
     
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    i have no idea what model is that.
    however, start with this;
    1. cut that manufacturer pre-strung string
    2. send your racket to a reputable stringer
    3. string Yonex BG-66 @ 23lbs
    use a while of this racket, improve your skills and techniques before jumping into new racket.........;)
     
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    ok ;]

    well i doubt my parents would let me cut the manufacturer string T.T they would say too much work =/ but i'll remember that ;] my friend could probably help me... :D
     
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    one more thing,
    welcome to BC................:)
     
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    drifit Moderator

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    why need friend??
    as you can just use scissor and cut it by yourself............:p
     
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    thanks for the welcome

    well... when they see the racket stringless i'm dead o.o; and my friend is kinda a really good badminton player, and shes also sponsered =P which i think is sorta awesome x] so maybe after i meet her she could get it quickly stringed after we cut it off o.o; like before my parents see that we cut off the string...
     
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    i have no comment on this.
    my opinion, just talk to your parents. string is important as it is direct contact to the shuttlecock. manufacturer pre-strung string is just no good.
    you are a female player, just have a nice talk will do......;)
     
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    lol ;] you have no idea what my parents are like but i'll try :-] it might work hehe
     
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    Any racket with a price range of $100- $150 will be a good racket for a start.
    Most important thing is to enjoy the game. Get a good string. I would suggest Bg65 for a start.
     
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    Welcome~

    Get good shoes too. I think that is as important as a racquet.
     
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    Any racket with a price range of $100- $150 will be a good racket for a start.
    Most important thing is to enjoy the game. Get a good string. I would suggest Bg65 for a start.

    your…. Kidding right =/ I thought the pro rackets costed that much x.x;

    Err as for shoes my nike running shoes were too high so I got converses x] all star
     

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