Kawasaki Badminton Racket Review Here is my first review on this forum, for Kawasaki King K9 and Mao11II. Before I start, I would like to thank Fred for his amazing service in delivering these two beautiful rackets to my doorstep. I would also recommend his stringing service as it is good quality with no overlapping whatsoever. I’m already treated like a king before I even received my racket. I will first start with my more preferred racket of the two, the Kawasaki Mao11II, since there are already some comments with regards to King K9. My string set up is my go-to, Li Ning No1 at 26lbs with an overgrip on top of original grip and plastic. I play mostly doubles with feather shuttles; low-med intermediate level. First impressions of the racket while dry swinging, it felt quite heavy as compared to other aerodynamic frames, but it did not feel sluggish at all. Solid frame that could pack a punch. Nice glossy finish with beautiful decals made me like the racket even more. I tested this racket on court 1.5h x 2 sessions and here are some of my thoughts: Clears: It was easy for me to clear shuttles overhead without much effort and I could keep this up for 5-6 shots through one rally and force my opponent to tire out. Due to its stiff shaft, it was easy to control where the shuttle was going. Even when I was out of position, I could use a little more strength to push the shuttle past mid-court to prevent giving away the point. Drives: This racket while not as fast as other frames such as JPX 8.5, King K9, packs a punch in the drives department. I was able to return the shuttles flat with good speed, pressuring my opponent enough not to contest in driving. At any moment of time, I was confident that I would win the rally and oh god, I was right. Net: With a good head weight, I was able to feel the shuttle well and control its movements. This racket is definitely maneuverable to say the least at the net, I liked going for fast taps to catch my opponents off. Front court lifts to the backline was easy, but one should control his strength because I found myself having some shuttles flying out of the backline. Smash/drop: This is the area where I found that this racket showed its true brilliance. Smashes were steep and hard, and somehow I felt that it was easy for me to continue smashing for multiple times to continue the attack. Drops felt good and it had good touch. This racket does indeed live up to its name for being an offense-oriented racket. In conclusion, the Mao11ii has many merits, but requires some skill to handle and master in order to maximise its utility. Whether for singles, or doubles, it would be a great racket for one to have. It will stay in my bag for a while, and I always look forward to using it on court. PS. If anyone would like to try out the King K9, I’m looking to let go of it. Please PM me if interested for price and location of deal. Thank you.