I am an absolute beginner, and will start my badminton lessons next month. Everyone here seems so friendly and helpful. I hope you wouldn't mind helping me with a couple of questions. After doing some research, I have decided to go with Yonex Isometric 500 SR, because I want a good racket that is light (3U), durable, has good control, some power, and that I can grow with. I hope to use it for at least 2 years. Is this a good choice? If not, could you please suggest a few others. A store in my city is selling Isometric 500 SR for $120 (Canadian), and that includes string and labour. I can choose any of these Yonex string types: BG 65, 65 Ti, 66, 70 and 80. As a shopper, I'd say take the most expensive one, which is BG 80 But as a beginner player, I'd say listen to the experts I'm looking for a mix of durability, some power, and most importantly, good control since I just start playing. Which string should I choose? How much tension should I have it strung? 20lbs? I'd appreciate your help very much!