Hi guys, I would rate myself as an intermediate player. I play badminton now for eight months on a regular basis. I experienced that some other players who are obviously weaker than I am need to hit the ball with less energy to get the ball going with more speed. I think it is due to the crappy racket I have to play with. I am reading myself through different sites now to find a suitable racket for me but I am very confused cuz I don't know what I should look for. My goal is to get more speed when hitting a ball without hurting my arm and shoulder every time i try to do an attack. So what do I need to look for ? Head balanced rackets? Some advice would be helpful. Tahnks guys!