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02-02-2013, 03:37 AM #1
Badminton racquet (racket) recommendation - Intermediate player
I am an intermidiate to advancing (will take time ) player, need recommendation advice on buying a racquet
Budget : Upto 50$ or 2500 INR
Brand: Only Yonex ( though I am not a Yonex fan boy hehe )
Following are my play characterstics:
1. less drops ( but I do play them when needed at the net and from back of the court as well )
2. like to play in the back court mostly
3. like to play hard smashes,power shots
4. i am quick on the court
5. nead backhand shots from back court, need it at times
6. need an equally balanced racquet so i do not struggle with returning back a smash or hitting a smash either
Models I have liked so far:
1. Arc saber series
Type: Isometric Head shape
I have gone through the graph on Yonex site but confused by those terms in respect to the racquets
Also, I put up in India, New Delhi is it better to buy the racquet from Sun Rise India Pvt ltd directly ? do they sell retail ?
02-02-2013, 02:28 PM #2
87 people viewed this topic and no one recommended even a single one ?
02-02-2013, 04:01 PM #3
What Yonex model recommendation could you possibly expect for your budget? Is there any ArcSaber for up to $50?? How much is Voltric 5?
And unless Sunrise India have a retail store then no, they should most likely not be selling to normal consumers ...
ArcSaber 003 might be something but should still cost more like 3,500INR ...
Last edited by demolidor; 02-02-2013 at 04:14 PM.
02-02-2013, 04:17 PM #4
Oh yeah I see it at a certain "Sports365" for only 2,649 but sold out. It appears to be a discontinued model indeed yes ...
If they are a reliable chain, I would take a look at the Carbonex 25 they have listed (but heavy, 2U, and maybe too stiff)
Last edited by demolidor; 02-02-2013 at 04:29 PM.
02-02-2013, 04:39 PM #5
What online retailers are available to you?
02-02-2013, 10:02 PM #6
Hi, u can try the nanoray series ...and the arc saber 10 to me,suits u pretty well...saber 8dx also good! U need to tell whether u play doubles more or single more..there's quite many thread about these topic...try search?
02-02-2013, 11:42 PM #7
Try jabong.com or flipkart.com. Or check-out a reputed sports retailer nearby you.
In your budget you can expect to find:
1. Arc 002
2. Cab 8000 Ti/Light
3. NS 100
4. VT 3 (not sure about price but should be close to 2500 INR mark)
Arc 002 and NS 100 are flexible rackets. Arc is even balance, NS is supposed to be head-light but its quite close to even-balance as well. Cab 8000 Ti/Light must be mid-flex and even-balance too, but since you are looking for isometric head shape it won't fit in your choices. VT 3 is mid-flex and head-heavy.
I would recommend you to take a look at NS 100 or Arc 002 though.
02-03-2013, 03:14 AM #8
Actually I wanted to start low in this first I need an intermediate racquet so I don't struggle playing and improve my game, then I will go for a better one for my collection as I also play once or twice in a week
I play doubles and singles, was more interested in singles but I can equally play doubles well if I have an understanding and responsive partner. Singles I prefer more though , but these days I play indoors and its more like doubles we have to go for
One thing I need to mention is I like hitting the shots with power, so wont the flexible racquets like ARC 002 and NS100 bend too much ? I would like a bit head heavy so I can hit power full shots and equally can return a smash or 2....
Can you recommend me the strings for it ? I notice they also play a very good role and the tension.
I have been playing with almost any racquet non-branded, yonex, cosco, silvers all graphite ( 12 years old raquet I had , this was heavy ) , so no matter what racquet I get I like to play and return shots tightly the only thing missing in my game is footwork and a good racquet
Thanks everyone for the suggestions, now I can stream down my search
02-03-2013, 03:17 AM #9
COLOR : Also, I like one color theme like ARC 003 very much, rusty orange + dark grey kind of finishing I live very much
02-03-2013, 07:56 AM #10
In a badminton stroke, power or force to hit the shuttle is generated by the flex of the shaft. If you think your swing is faster than the flex of the shaft then its better to opt for mid-flex rackets. But generating power out of NS 100 or Arc 002 shouldn't be difficult. I liked the new colour scheme (2013) of the Arc 002 though.
Other online sites worth checking:
www.decathlon.in (membership required)
If you want a slightly stiffer shaft and head-heavy check out VT 3. I was looking for VT 3 too, but couldn't find it online, so try checking in your neighbourhood sports shop.
03-21-2013, 07:00 AM #11