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Which racquet?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Rykard, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Rykard

    Rykard Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I am new to the sport, playing once a week at the moment with some friends from work. Can anyone point me in the direction of articles explaining the differences between racquests, so that i can make an informed decision as to what to buy when I replace.

    Both the racquets look similar to squash racquets with a 'long' head http://www.jjbsports.com/squash/wilson-h-blaze-squash-racquet/prod_112588.aspx

    and all the new squash racquets don't look like this..

    <y budget is around £30-40 if there are any real standout racquects that would suit a beginner.

    Cheers
    Rich
     
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    Badminton rackets should be of the lightest and most manuverable among the three major racket sports. You don't use your wrist power to hit a tennis and squash balls. I guess the best is to stick with the 'traditional shape' rackets. Anyway, I doubt there are many odd shaped ones avalible these days. Prince/ProKennex used to make some teadrop shape rackets but they didn't seem to offer an advantage.

    For 40quids, you can probably get a decent one piece graphite racket. The common ones in UK are Yonex, Dunlop, Carlton etc. They are all very decent rackets. Try to avoid those rackets with the T-joints though these days.
     
  4. Rykard

    Rykard Regular Member

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    Thanks for the replies, now I at home can offer a bit more info

    the two rackets I have are

    Talbot terminator longstring alu head & graphite shaft and a Wilson dimension?

    I tried googling these but to no avail..

    Cheers
    Rich
     
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    I guess they are pretty old rackets. Well, I remember seeing some like the Wilson dimension, but it was so vague.
     
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    that's not correct for squash. squash is even more power on the wrist than badminton.

    it is true for tennis, very little wrist is needed for tennis, it is mostly arm swing. that's why tennis players looks funny when they play badminton. :D
     
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    And vice versa!:D:D
     
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    kwun, really? But then you do not often have that kind of wrist 'whipping' action in squash?
     

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