I have just read that head heavy rackets transfer the most momentum to the shuttle and thus should transmit more energy to each shot assuming the racket head is traveling at the same speed as a less head heavy design. I can't really tell how powerful or fast my own smash is because I have never been on the receiving end of it, but I can tell its only slightly bigger than the standard sort of club player I play with. I'd say Medium Power but I almost always get it in the court and rarely put them in the net so I suppose I have sort of a trade off. I see a lot of powerful smashers that dump almost all their smashes into the net or send them wide of the court, I rate their smash speed as probably twice as powerful as mine but completely pointless in a match. I would love a smash that big but I just don't have the power in my arm they do, having said that I played against a really skinny Malaysian student, his arms were about half the diameter of mine. His smash was so fast you couldn't see it. I still got it back though but it had to come your way if you get what I mean. So I realize powerful smash is more technique than actually arm strength. Look at Greg Ruzedski, he had flabby arms and yet served at 153mph and held the world record for a while. Nadal has massive arms and yet he serves much slower. But as far as a racket is concerned- what is the best one to maximize that power? I have NS9000X and it is quite powerful but for some reason I don't fancy using it. I prefer my AT900T as for me it delivers plenty of power and feel. I also feel that my smash is more powerful when I am relaxed rather than when I actually trying and hit it as hard as I can. I just ordered a At800def but thats more for a defensive game even though its smash was impressive when I used one. I have heard someone mention rackets I've never heard of (not Yonex or Carlton ect) and they say it's the most powerful racket. But can you tell me whats it's full name and brand and where I can get one please. I don't really need to smash against my club opponents because I can control the point against them (higher level) but when I move to a better club i will need to improve this aspect of my game and when that time comes will need the best racket for it. please recommend me the racket.