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Thread: Good beginner kit?
11-30-2012, 07:52 PM #1
Good beginner kit?
We are a couple just getting into badminton so I'm looking to get the whole set up as an Xmas present. I saw this set on amazon
Do you think it is decent and worth the price or would it be better to buy everything individually? I'd like to stay under $100 for everything. And I kind of wanted to get 4 rackets for when we have friends over to have a friendly game. Thanks!
11-30-2012, 09:30 PM #2
If you want to play badminton regularly and on a tight budget. I suggest you purchase a decent quality badminton shoes, and the rest of the money could be allocated to buy other EQ such as racket, string, grip, etc.
11-30-2012, 09:48 PM #3
Badminton is not meant to be played outside. If you just want to host some party games then this is okay, but if you think you may play it regularly then everything in this kit is a waste of money.
12-03-2012, 02:46 PM #4
And if we thought we might start playing regularly and more seriously what could you recommend as far as a beginner racket for around $30?
12-03-2012, 02:57 PM #5
12-03-2012, 03:23 PM #6
And don't make the mistake assuming badminton is a cheap sport. The rackets cost just as much as tennis rackets ...
So for $30 you are scraping the bottom level where closeouts and sales are your best bet for value for money. Something like the Black Knight Impulse 729 & 739 seem about as good as you can get locally (meaning in the US) at slightly over $30 ...
Doubt you will be able to find something under 90 grams and full graphite for under or around $30 in a local store but can't hurt to look around for sales.
12-03-2012, 03:46 PM #7
Yeah I'm in North Carolina and wow I had no idea. I'll have to think this over. We've been playing a lot and our other crappy set is completely demolished. We just play in the yard right now though. I'm just not sure how serious we are getting so idk if I should just buy a cheap set and then have it be a waste if we do get more serious and have to replace the rackets anyway or if I should just pay more now for entry level rackets. Decisions decisions.