Thread: Good Stores in Vancouver, B.C.
07-16-2001, 02:55 PM #1Martin Ellis-WhiteGuest
Good Stores in Vancouver, B.C.
What are some of the better stores for badminton equipment? Thanks.
07-19-2001, 12:22 AM #2DaveGuest
Re: Good Stores in Vancouver, B.C.
Try Rackets&Runners on Oak and King Edward, they carry quite a selection for Yonex. Tad's Sporting Goods on Granvile and 70th has better pricing compare to R&R, in my opinion.
08-03-2001, 11:45 AM #3
Re: Good Stores in Vancouver, B.C.
There are a couple. For example Tad's Sporting Goods down on Granville/72nd and Abby's on Main/33rd.
As for me, I'm getting into the business to be the agent for Winex equipment for Western Canada. If you are interested in trying out the racquets, give me a shout and let me know where you play (time & place) and I will bring a couple of the racquets out (e.g. Ti-9, Ti-3 & Ti-20 - all strung at 22 lbs).
10-06-2002, 10:06 PM #4
Where to buy rackets in Vancouver, BC???
I'm looking for places to buy rackets, strings, and badminton equipment. Can anyone hlep me?
10-06-2002, 10:14 PM #5
The big mall places, like sport check and sport mart. For higher end stuff, try Tads Sporting Goods, or Racquets and Runners.
Personally i've was pretty happy w/ my purchase experience at Tads, they're not super cheap but they have good selection of higher end stuff, and reasonable prices.
10-06-2002, 10:18 PM #6
coolz can u give me addresses?
10-06-2002, 10:22 PM #7
you can figure that out yourself via the website, mybc.com or yellow pages
10-06-2002, 11:39 PM #8
is there any other place? to shop for badminton stuff?
10-07-2002, 02:34 AM #9
Tad's has a very good selection of different brands which includes Prince, Babolat, Carlton, Yonex, Winex.
Other places includes Abbie's on Main/33rd (westside of Main) or you can try the pro shops at the various clubs like VRC, VLTC, etc.
Rackets and Runners have three locations; the Vancouver one is located on Oak/W. 24th and the one in Richmond is located at Steveston Hwy/No. 3 Rd and the last location is in Coquitlam.
10-07-2002, 10:41 PM #10
Or if you wait at any community center long enough
you might run into the travelling badminton store! Jim usually makes his rounds daily to most community centers throughout the lower mainland. he's an older asian fellow, who carries in a rather large bag, and almost on cue, all the regulars will swarm him to take a look at his offerings, or just pick up some loose ends like grips and shuttles. He usually carries a range of racquets, prices are okay, or comparable.
10-08-2002, 01:15 AM #11
really? any particular center? does he go to?
10-08-2002, 05:11 AM #12
*LOL* Jim needs to get himself a website!
member of USRSA
tel: 604 515-7684
His community centre rounds include:
Cambie Community Center
Southarm Community Center
10-08-2002, 08:54 PM #13
Hey SL, it's probably lot easier to tell him which center you are at, he'll probably make the trip there.
In the past, wherever i happen to go, if he is not aware of it, he will make a special trip to go there. anywhere there is a badminton playing, he will make plans to attend. he likes driving around anyways, he is used to it from his daytime job....
10-08-2002, 09:05 PM #14
is jim a taxi driver?
10-08-2002, 09:13 PM #15
hahahaha.... you would think with the amount of driving he and talking that he does...
no, he is an auto insurance auditor, so he travels a lot to various parts of town and bc for his job. lots of driving...
10-08-2002, 09:25 PM #16
really? cause i go to community centes pretty often. never seen that guy around selling stuff.
10-08-2002, 09:52 PM #17
taxi driver! *ROFL*
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