Background I started playing badminton 2 years back (switching from Table Tennis). While these 2 games are no way close to each other, I could easily appreciate the importance of placement and footwork. Started with Yonex Carbonex 8000 and switched to 3u Voltric 5 (coz I lost my Carbonex). Voltric 5 worked great for me for last 12 months. The placement, drops, defense, clears, smashes (not my strongest suite) were great, especially for Singles. Recently I got to try a 5u Nanoray racquet in doubles. Without any doubt my defense went a level up (probably because of light weight). Other areas were fine except for smashes. I am already bad at smashing and felt that I wasn't able generate enough power. Now when I switch back to Voltric 5, it's a disaster in doubles. Although I still prefer it in Singles there is no way I can use it in Doubles. Btw I play with Synthetic Shuttles (Mavis 350) and have made peace with 23/24 lbs tension for my strings. Can you recommend a mid range racquet for me. I figured a 4u even balanced racquet would be ideal but owing to my limited experience, I would take an expert's advice. Shops in my area do not let us try the racquets and max I can do is swing them at shop itself.