Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Need recommendation of light racket for beginer

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by rickzhang, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    I am a totally beginner of badminton game, but I enjoy it very much.

    My wife and I decide to excise our body through badminton. Our purpose is pure exercise and having fun. Improving skill of badminton is just an extra for us, not our main purpose.

    Right now I have a Prince Axis 65 which I bought 4 years ago for around 30 bucks. I feel it's very light and comfotable compare to some head racket my friends bought.

    Now I need to buy one for my wife, hopefully even better than my Axis 65, so that we can play together in the sports center near our home.
    We prefer a light and comfortable one, so that we can play longer before getting too tired and lost fun.
    Lightweight, easy to control is my main focus, and for the price, although it's not my first concern, I wish it's below 50$.

    Could anyone here help to give me suggestion which racket I could choose?

    I tried to read some post here and there, and I found the 2004 yonex cab 30ms could be a good choice. But I am not sure, and the price is a little bit over my budget.
    I wish I could make decision after I got some suggestion from professions here.

    Thanks a lot.

     
    #1 rickzhang, Mar 12, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  2. Danstevens

    Danstevens Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,603
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Nottingham, UK
    If you're looking for a light racket, go for the Karakal MTec 80. It's reasonably light but not too light for a beginner and not too expensive. It's being discontinued so if you wait a short while, you may get an even better price.
     
  3. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    Thanks a lot for the response.
    I searched MTec 80. It's around 90$ right now.
    Lot people suggest AT250 and cab30ms in the forum. How does MTech 80 compare to these two?
     
  4. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    Danstevens, Thanks for the advice. But I can't find MTec 80 anywhere except on ebay. After reading post, and researching on the web, I finally decided to buy a SOTX woven 7 for 80$ including tax and shipping.
    Was trying to buy woven 8, but can't find it either, woven 7 seems more powerful, I hope it would not be too heavy.
     
  5. phandrew

    phandrew Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,342
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Racquet breaker
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    SOTX Woven 7 would be too stiff for a beginner. I suggest you look at the Diamond Fighter series.
     
  6. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    how is Carbonex 8600Ti-Strung? I heard it's good for beginners and cost around 50$.
     
  7. aikakira

    aikakira Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Manchester, Blackpool
    Hey mate I found the Kason Swift F4 very good! only <79g 5u

    strung it to 27x29 no probs

    great for beginners! Its used by the young professional kids in china at the mo
     
  8. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    Thanks a lot, is it available in US?

     
  9. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    By the way, what would happen if a racket is too stiff?
    I thought stiff means easy to control?

     
  10. aikakira

    aikakira Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Manchester, Blackpool
    not too sure if you can get it in the U.S i can help you pull some contacts to buy it and send to you U.S for you if you like?
     
  11. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    Thank you for your kindness, but that sounds too complex to buy an entry level racket for a beginner like me. I am sure there must be other choices available.

     
  12. aikakira

    aikakira Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Manchester, Blackpool
  13. 12etsam

    12etsam Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Canada
  14. aikakira

    aikakira Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Manchester, Blackpool

    hmmm never actually tried that one, F3 & F4 both have long shafts, tried comparing the smash power with a head heavy racket, there is less power but its very marginal, maybe 10-20% compared to my AT900T
     
  15. Licin

    Licin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    4,044
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Asia
    If you can find MP 88, it is good for beginner.. and also MP 22LT, and MP 45..
    erm AT 500...is good as well..
     
  16. Deathsticks

    Deathsticks Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Jose
    MP 22lt if you need arm training
     
  17. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    Thank you all so much. Especially thanks aikakira so much for searching ebay. However I am a kind of guy who don't like to buy stuff from EBAY.
    I found the MP 22lt on online retailer, the description looks good. But I also found the 08 yonex AT250 at 85$. I can't decide which of the 2 will be better for me.
     
  18. aikakira

    aikakira Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Manchester, Blackpool
    Hahaa not a problem at all! I can see how bad those sellers can be lol!!

    I personally would chose MP 22lt, I tried the AT250 before and it felt like a peice of brick lol! I always say lower end YY are no no's lol =D some ppl will disagree hahaa

    I tried the MP22lt, wasnt too bad, quite forgiving for the average player =D
     
  19. rickzhang

    rickzhang New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ca
    Ok, I just ordered MP 22Lt for 60$+6$shipping and some Youhe shuttlecocks.

    Thank you all for helping me choosing the rocket!!!
     
  20. Silver Bullet

    Silver Bullet Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Realtor
    Location:
    North Vancouver,Canada
    I suggest you talk to the players where you play and see if anyone has a old racquet they would like to sell. I just sold my Nanospeed 4500 for C$35!
    Not sure which type of racquet is suitable for beginners but if you want a light racquet, the nanospeeds are good. The 4500 is medium flex. You can also look at the MusclePower 10 light. It is light and flexible. Nice red color too. I think brand new around C$60.
     

Share This Page