# Why racket head oval, and not a circle?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by pcll99, Dec 6, 2012.

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Why is racket head oval, and not a perfect circle?

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2. ### SolsticeOfLight Regular Member

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You shouldn't be using the sides of the racket
And increasing the length of the main vertical strings has its advantages.

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I guess your sweet spot would be really small compared to oval heads or even isometric head shape

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Isometric head shapes have a larger sweet spot ...

And actually, whether the sweet spot is larger or not depends on how you transform it into a circle. If you do it by making the head wider (without changing the length of the head), then your sweet spot will increase in size. If you make it a circle by decreasing the length, then the sweet spot will be smaller.

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Oh right, I meant to write that isometric heads have even larger sweet spots than oval heads.

I was under the assumption that the size of the surface area stays the same, then you will have a smaller sweet spot compared to real badminton rackets.

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The sweet spot is where the longest vertical strings coincide with the longest horizontal strings (approximately).

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how would the size of the sweet spot be different if the tension is 24V:24H as opposed to 23V:25H?

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