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09-02-2012, 10:34 PM #1
Front Court Improvement and Racket Selection
I just started playing badminton 2 years ago and my first racket was NS9900. I still using that racket right now because of the not-so-heavy head racket compares to other Yonex. Right now I'm thinking of buying new racket (currently have just one) which suits my style of playing. I usually play doubles and prefer more time in rear court (smashing) rather than in the front court (net play), because honestly I'm not a good player when it comes to net play. I need a racket which can help me improves (of course i train for net play every time i warm up as well) my playing in front court. I am thinking of Victor BS09 - BS12 or Yonex Nanoray 700RP & 700FX. Please advice me on this. Thank you.
09-03-2012, 02:10 AM #2
You're already using one of the best rackets around (if not the best from Yonex) for front court play!
My suggestion would be to select a better feel string like vs850 with rough texture for better touch and control.
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09-03-2012, 03:13 AM #3
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09-03-2012, 01:44 PM #7
the most improvement will come from training, spend more time thinking about your training, changing your racket will only be very very marginal!
but if you must buy a second racket/spare racket, why not the same? ns9900. that way if you do end up playing a game and one string breaks, your spare will feel the same and you won't have to adjust your swing to a new racket.
Last edited by gundamzaku; 09-03-2012 at 01:48 PM.
09-03-2012, 02:09 PM #8
imo, the racket is as good as the people who holds it....
it's true there are difference between head light and head heavy, stiff and flexible shaft and etc. but in the end it's our technique and skill that will play important role in our game....
to improve technique is only by training, not changing rackets or strings......
a good racket doesnt make up a good technique....
09-03-2012, 09:02 PM #9
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09-03-2012, 10:19 PM #11
IMHO, bg66um freshly strung is fine but loses its feel and playability very quickly after 2-3 weeks.
Vs850 with one of the roughest textures around and excellent feel provides the best touch for delicate accurate play at front and midcourt. Which is what the OP wants. Repulsion and power is not too bad either. I would suggest you raise the tension by 1-2lbs for better control and feel.
Do a search and you'll find out what's been said of these strings.
09-03-2012, 10:24 PM #12
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09-04-2012, 06:12 AM #14
i feel a fine string gives me more in control and repulsion....
other way to gain more control is to increase string tension but beware not to increase excessively as it may backfire yourself.....
high tension gives more control but less power and vice versa....
09-04-2012, 06:50 AM #15
The BS09 is an excellent "front" racket, and you might find it more powerful than the NS9900 because the BS09 is less stiff; I wouldn't recommend an NS9900 to a two-year player unless they'd been getting professional coaching.
09-04-2012, 02:13 PM #16
BG66UM - Good when freshly strung, but it really feel bad after 2-3weeks like Visor mentioned as above, which i also experienced before, it loses repulsion and hitting sound badly, i cut it after 3 weeks for this string and will never use this string anymore.
VS850 - Also cant really maintain tension, strung it higher than your usual tension, however it is still playable after 3 weeks, better than bg66UM IMO
09-04-2012, 07:51 PM #17