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Thread: Badminton racket choice
05-06-2012, 10:02 AM #1
Badminton racket choice
I have been in pursuit of a new badminton racket. I have only recently begun and shall soon be moving into official games. My last racket has broken and I want to buy a new one. I have looked at possibly the nanoray 700RP, the voltric 70, 9 and 7 and possibly a nanospeed. I would say that I am a fairly aggressive player but at the same time enjoy playing quite close to the net. I play at least 5 hours a week and play both doubles and singles. My last racket was head light but was fairly cheap and flimsy and it was made by head.
05-06-2012, 10:14 AM #2
And what problems did you find with your old racket, and what do you want the new racket to improve on?
05-06-2012, 10:17 AM #3
The old racket lacked power and accuracy. It also felt too wobbly, probably due to an excessive amount of flexibility.
05-06-2012, 10:26 AM #4
Are you specifically looking for Yonex - take a look at VICTOR rackets, particularly the Bravesword series if you want speed. I would say the BS10 and BS11 would suit you as they also generate good amounts of power due to stiffer shafts.
05-06-2012, 10:31 AM #5
I had looked outside of yonex but last time I did and the raket I bought did not feel up to scratch.
05-06-2012, 10:41 AM #6
What did you try? I used to think Yonex was the be all and end all - Although there rackets are good i was mainly taken in by the marketing!
05-06-2012, 10:45 AM #7
I have tried victor, head, yehlex, ashaway and karakal and still prefered the feel of the yonex. The main point my racket choice comes down to is whether I want it head-heavy or other as I have yet to properly try a head-heavy racket.
05-06-2012, 10:47 AM #8
Well my advice would be try as many as possible. Failing that trawl the forums here as there are some good reviews on here.
05-06-2012, 10:52 AM #9
Thanks, I'll have a go at that. In the absence of that succeeding, however, which badminton racket would you recommend out of my original list.
05-06-2012, 10:57 AM #10
The only one i have tried is the Voltric 70 and i didn't like it. It was a friends and he broke it in a clash by the time i tried using it again. I prefer slightly head heavy so steered away from the Nanoray series as tried a Nanospeed before and didn't particularly get on with it.
Racket decisions are very personal and i just seem to get on better with VICTOR. Good luck with your search though.
05-10-2012, 08:49 AM #11
I too kinda sticking too victor(different type of design and feel) and li-ning (this one is more expensive) cause trying something different other than yonex (too common in my country)
05-10-2012, 10:55 AM #12
Hi, how about Arcsaber 10 premium 2012? I jz bought it last week and used it for 2 hours average for 3 days. Well, i played double, my game improve a lot and now still figuring out how to make a good net play.
Smash and drop straight and cross over have no problem, sharp and fast.
Definitely a good buy by upgrading from Pro Ace 888 which i bought in year 2k. Coz now play more badminton compare to few years back.
Why i said its a wonderful racket. coz i played for 2 hours still my arm feel normal without any tiredness.
Wish you got your new weapon!
05-10-2012, 06:23 PM #13
Rackets in the $120 range from Victor are way way better than Yonex'.
Li Ning, they're too expensive I don't bother look. hehe.
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