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02-28-2013, 04:47 AM #1
Looking for a new racket - where to start
So I'm 22, been playing badminton a fair while, play for a club and all that. About 4 years ago now I got a really nice Carlton racket, however I managed to clash it and the head cracked. After that, I got one for like £40 and been using it for the rest of the time.
Anyhow, I tried a restrung racket last night and noticed a difference in being able to hit the thing harder. I've always been decent at the net, but weaker in the long clear shots and nailing a smash super hard.
So I think it could be time to invest in something a little more up-to-date, but I have no idea where to start. Budget wise I'm not that fussed (£150ish?).
Few people have the blue and yellow Yonex ones... So any suggestions and where to buy?
02-28-2013, 02:45 PM #2
Singles? Doubles? Mixed? All 3?
I'll assume doubles. I will also stick to Yonex, as that's what I know....
Based on the brief description of your play I would see if you can demo the following rackets:
Voltric 80 4U
Armortec 900 Power
Armortec 900 Technique
Once you've chosen a racket, string choice will make nearly as much difference.
02-28-2013, 04:36 PM #3
the more detail you can describe yourself and the equipment you had, the easier it is for us to gauge our suggestions. and also answer all the questions asked from the above post please
03-01-2013, 12:07 AM #4
I suggestion Kumpoo P800 for new hand
03-05-2013, 03:15 PM #5
I purchased a Li Ning Rocks recently and am very satisfied with this racket. Its a balanced distributed racket so it helps more for defense/control. If you want something to improve smashing you'll want a head heavy racket. Rackets generally weigh pretty close to the same weight, my Armortec 700 and Rocks weigh the same but because one is head heavy I notice a tremendous difference in how these two rackets play.
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03-06-2013, 01:15 PM #10
You can currently get Armortec 900 Power/Technique for £92.99 in the UK, I bought a 900 T for myself this week. Get to try it out on Friday
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