i think this topic needs to be revisited. as badminton enthusiasts, we have tried many different rackets. after a while, we have found our favorite, one that feels good on our hand and deemed suitable for our style of play. then we say, ok, we should buy 2 of them, as most of us wants to have a backup just in case, esp if one plays tournament. then later on we will find that, ops, Yonex decides to discontinue that particular model. now we scramble to look for a couple more just in case of the inevitable: breakage, and often at a higher price because of shortage. so the question then is, if we have found a great racket that we like, how many should we have bought in the first place? 2? 3? 4? 5? more? discuss.