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09-21-2012, 04:56 PM #1
Racket Suggestion - Intermediate Player!
I've been playing badminton for almost 6 months and consider myself as intermediate player. I've been using Babolat F2G Essential but it seems like it's not already suited on my play style. I want to buy new racket so I need some recommendations.
I always play doubles. I always do clear, net, drive shots and occasionally smash. I don't still have much power and speed so I'm 60% defensive and 40% offensive.
What racket do you think will fit on my play style? I prefer Yonex and my budget is $150 - $250.
Thanks in advance
09-21-2012, 05:06 PM #2
arc saber Z slash, or nanoray 800
09-21-2012, 10:00 PM #3
09-21-2012, 10:18 PM #4
nanoray 700 RP - stiff racket
nanoray 700 FX - flexible racket
09-21-2012, 11:02 PM #5
Victor Bravesword 11
09-22-2012, 05:14 AM #6
Seems like Nanoray 700 FX is a good choice. Any more suggestions?
09-22-2012, 05:50 PM #7
arcsaber and muscle power series are even balance
nanospeed and nanoray series are head light balance
09-22-2012, 08:27 PM #8
I think I need a control racket with some power and speed features so I can do net, clear, drive shots properly and do some attacking to improve my arm. Do you think Nanoray 700 FX will be good for me?
09-24-2012, 12:29 AM #9
it's how you hit the shuttle how you control the power of the hit...
any racket would do as long you train your skills and techniques...
i still can play control game with VT70, given it is a head heavy racket..
if you want racket suggestion, VT70 and Arcsaber 7 maybe perfect according to your wants, a bit head heavy which gives power but still maneuverable....
but like gundamzaku said, you can buy whatever racket we might suggest, but please focus MORE on your training, footwork and hitting drills.
it's worth more than an expensive racket....
Last edited by Gunnersfan; 09-24-2012 at 12:32 AM.
09-24-2012, 12:35 AM #10
I'll just buy a stiff and even balance racket. I think this will do good for my training Anyone can suggest a good stiff and even balance racket?
09-24-2012, 02:09 AM #11
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09-24-2012, 03:15 AM #15
i think you also want to think about what kinda of shots you're more likely to hit and also shots you enjoy placing the most. ok, granted in a serious game you need all the variations which will put you in the best situation to win. but if you're also playing for fun a lot of times, very often you will have a chance to choose your favorite or better shots. so if enjoy a reaction game like doubles and fast drive exchanges, you might want a nanoray or nanospeed. headlight will allow you to react a bit quicker. if you love to smash from the rear court and let your partner take care of the front, then armortec or voltric will be a better racket. now if you have a more complete game and does a bit of each different kinds of shot, then maybe arcsaber is the way to go. this is just my opinion and a very very general guide to the different characteristics of rackets.
on a pro level i've seen them use a head light racket and can still execute a smash shot with power. so just demo a bunch of racket, and feel it out. pay attention to how feels in your hand.
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09-28-2012, 12:15 PM #16
Arcsaber 10 is a great example of a stiff even balanced racket. It's my fave and great in every aspect of the game.
09-28-2012, 02:17 PM #17
Victor Bravesword 11 or Kason F9, depending on which area you want to have an additional boost. From your description, i would recommend Bravesword 11 though