I know how annoying it can be to read these all day, so I just wanted to stat this out with a thank you for even considering Anyways, i'm a beginner, almost intermediate, and i hate sports! that is, until i tried badminton. So, I am investing my money towards a racket that: #1 is light #2 a racket that can help me smash, and at the same time maintain my returns and #3 a racket everybody here knows is good! I was looking at these 2 rackets: Head airflow 5 (Does it really make a difference if you are a guy using this racket?) and Carlton powerblade superlite I dont know any of the jargons about this sport, Most people here know better than me. I love to smash, and is my best asset. I am quick and can change positions quickly. So comments and opinions are open, whatever helps. I dont mind if we get a bit off-topic Thanks again!