2 years ago I got into badminton, and took lessons and used a basic $20 racket. 1 week ago I got the arcsaber z slash. I played 2-3 sessions so far for 1-3 hours each session. Out every 10 Shots I hit 1-5 Rim shots, and they get very annoying. Can you give me some advice in reducing the amount of rim shots, techniques on how to get used to the racket faster, drills to do, and how to be more on target.
You do know that the z-slash has a narrower frame than regular rackets right? If you didn't, then you should have done some research on it before you bought the racket.
A lot of people that bought the z-slash when it first came out complained about mistiming their hits due to the smaller head and faster swing speed. It'll take a week or two to completely adjust to the timing issues, but in the meantime there's not much you can do but play more so you familiarize yourself with how the racket plays.
K, yeah I knew it had a narrower, thanks for the advice, I guess Ill just keep on practicing.
It's a very good racket. Yes the frame is smaller BUT it train you on hitting your shots square on centre. I've 2 of them amongst others and have make it a point to switch between them during play (new game), more for allowing the grips to dry rather than not been comfortable with it.