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    Hi,

    I have recently returned to playing badminton after a short stint of being abscent.

    I would say I am a medium player but lack in strength and mainly play doubles.

    As I lacked strength I decided to purchase an N90-III racket as I thought it would assist in my lack of strength, it certainly helped on my strength play and found smashes were 10 times better with the racket but I have now come to realize that I am lacking in speed with this racket as its quite heavy headed.

    So my question is what would a better racket be to keep my strength at least partially ther but improve my speed? It seems a more head light racket is in order but when searching on badminton direct it does not seem to cater for this or indeed suggest rackets that I am familiar with.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Gav

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    I would suggest an even balanced racket as it will still give good power, but will still be quick and easy to handle. I don't have great knowledge on li ning or victor rackets, however for Yonex I would recommend an arcsaber 11.

    Alternatively, you could try direct badminton's racket selector :

    http://www.directbadminton.co.uk/Selector.aspx

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    Would recommend the JS-10. Though it has a high BP n stiff shaft, it has a fast head swing speed.

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    Thanks guys, I use the badminton direct site frequently and neither of those rackets are listed unless they go under a different title :-(

    I have used the selector but I still believe they weighted to the rackets they want you to buy if that makes sense.

    Gav

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    Wouldnt depend on the selector too much... just a marketing gimmick if u ask me.

    If u r in UK looking for Victor rackets, u could try contacting Paul Stewart or Benwiluk (under same name here in BC). If arrangements could b made, u might even get a chance to demo most of the currently available rackets... what fun!!

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    Oh wow!!!

    Now that would be great. Who is Paul? This is my biggest bug bear to be able to try a racket out first. The mistake I have clearly made with the Ni Ling racket. Not sure its suitable for my purpose and was quite expensive.

    Gav

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    Paul is a renown badmtn coach in UK...

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    Do you have contact information?

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    If you like the N90 III but want a little bit more maneuverability, give the N80 a try.
    Li-Ning N80 is less head-heavy but still packs a lot of punch.
    The N90 III was my all time favorite racket, but after I tried the N80 I was impressed - it's my go-to racket since a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinpotter2010 View Post
    Do you have contact information?

    Check out his website...
    http://badminton-coach.co.uk/

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    I have been looking at the N80 to be honest but they are hard to find reviews for on the Li Ning range

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    I swear irregardless of what you choose that selector will recommend a ZF2.

    Anyway, I too would love to try some more Li Ning rackets. I played well with an N90 II, better than I do with my ZF2. Nowhere in my area stocks Li Ning, it's all Yonex.

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    I bought a 3U Li-Ning Ultra Carbon 9000. It's slightly H/H with a BP of 307 strung and gripped. Should be fast enough for what you're looking for but still have enough weight in the head for power. They are on badminton direct website too!

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