Hi. This is my first post on this message board. I have been reading many threads regarding racquets/shoes/strings. I have not played badminton for a few years. I used to play quite often and would say I was an intermediate+ player. My strength was moving the shuttle from corner to corner. My weakness was smashes. I played mainly singles but also enjoyed doubles. My current racquet is a Yonex Isometric 90L. I had upgraded from a cheap Carlton Blitz (metal head, very entry level). I know it is not the racquet that makes a good player; but the Yonex allowed me to play a lot better. I liked it especially for doubles since it is very light. I had to modify the grip because I found it too small. To increase the size of the grip, I put pieces of cardboard along the bevels of the grip and I then installed a bevelled grip (black knight). By doing this, I definitely increased the weight but it is still very light. I had tried to add lead tape in the head to re-balance the racquet and give it more 'punch', but I did not like it and removed the lead tape. The balance point is now at 2 1/4 inches HL. I have my own stringing machine. I have researched strings and will stick with Yonex BG80. I had tried on the Yonex and really liked it. I know have a Toalson Gemini Leoina Hybrid strung at 18lbs (mains) and 20lbs (crosses). I never liked this string. The mains are made of zyex; I find it very stiff with low power. I will cut out the string and restring with bg80. I am currently studying and catching up on badminton technique and strategy. I have found some good sites and videos and am learning a lot. I hope to start playing again in the coming weeks. I am looking for a new racquet to help me with my singles game. I would like something that has more power since I often get very tired trying to hit deep clear shots from my backcourt. I am looking only at Yonex models. I will order from Wingeebadminton.com. I read the whole thread about Wingee and it looks like a reputable place. What would you recommend for me? Should I go with something more head heavy or even balance in order to get better smashes and easier deep clear shots? My budget is about $150US. Thank you.