Does racket matter????

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  1. Nanox

    Nanox Regular Member

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    Like if you have good skill, you can beat people wif Wilson rackets. So my question here, does racket really matter?? and HOW?
     
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    Sure it does... you can't be playing badminton without a racquet.
     
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    Nanox Regular Member

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    no im asking if you already have a old racket do you really need to buy a brand new one
     
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    but u havent answer the question
    the question is
    does the reacket really matter?
    like u can still beat ppl with a suckest wilson racketif u got skill
     
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    you need decent skills with decent equipment...

    with good skills you'll win, but like a carpenter with bad tools, even the greatest skills cannot create a decent house...

    but with only good equipment alone, one would not have the skills or knowledge to use it...

    which is why any good player would know that even if a player has a NS9K, it doesn't mean he's lin dan ;)...

    so to answer your question, it's not like prince of tennis, where you can use an old wooden racket with low tension strings and still win, it's probable, but most likely, you'll need a pretty decent racket for a decent player to at least win =]
     
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    Racket is just like toys, playing with new toy is more fun than playing with the old ones. Of course we can still play with the old toy, if it is still playable.

    But win or lose its the skill....
     
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    The racquet matters a little bit. The most important part of course is the skill like everyone says. Yeah but er.. Wilson racquets shouldnt be an example of a 'bad' racquet, I'd prefer a Wilson K-Blaze over my AT700. Instead of Wilson, lets say '5$ racquet'. :D
    My opinion on the main question is that racquets are tools to enhance one's performance IF they have the skill.
     
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    Agree, Wilson is not an appropriate example...i know some of my friends prefer Wilson and/Slazenger rackets...
     
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    Wilson was not a good example of "bad" racket. But in short, racket does not really matter much. It is only there to help you that much to win. The player needs to have skills themselves in the first place.
     
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    Actually, even Jonas Rasmussen uses a Wilson. :D
     
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    In my opinion.....If both players have the same skill level, the player with a more advance/better/newer racquet will definitely win because of the little edge he has with his equipment.

    However there are times that a person that has a very strong desire/will/fighting spirit can upset a player with a better equipment provided again they have similar skill level or even with a little discrepancy in their skill level.
     
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    That's correct..it's skill that determines whether the player is good or not.But if someone is good already in badminton,the better racket he required..Each players got their own preferrence of rackets.They can play at their own top form with their preffered racket specs.If FHF is playing with a head light,flex shaft,5U racket,18lbs..his game might totally change.No more 340km/h.So does XXF..if u give her 2U racket,extra stiff,30lbs..i'm not sure she can play as well as she is now.Stiffness,racket balance point,grip size does matters to players.So,Racket does matters...since not all of ppl can play well with even the most expensive racket,the most offensive racket.
     
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    Skill level being equal, racket of course matters.

    However, as for rackets, better means "more suitable" but not "newer".
     
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    I think that is the best answer. But i guess to find out what is the "most suitable" one will have to try out lots of rackets, which also means there will be a lot of "newer" rackets as time goes by.:D:D:p
     

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