Hi People I have some important questions to which I can't really find an answer. 1. Player Level I see everywhere that some rackets are designed for beginner or intermediate or advanced player. But to me it is not quite clear. Can you guys define me the difference between a beginner player and an intermediate player. 2. Balance / Stiffness Another question I have is which from the three below combination will help a beginner to generate more power: (a) Head Heavy racket with extra stiff shaft (b) Even balance racket with stiff shaft (c) Head Light racket with medium flex shaft I tend to think that the Head Heavy racket will help the beginner generate more power even with extra stiff shaft since the weight at the head can encourage more bend in the shaft during the swing (Especially an extra stiff shaft like the Voltric Z Force 2 - the super slim nature will bend more easily with head weight). What are your views? 3. I have yesterday come to realise that I have been playing with a Head Light racket which maybe stiff. I always thought I was playing with a head heavy but when I measured the racket, I wad off the middle point by 12cm. So my racket is head light. My 1st question will help me situate which level I am. But for clarification, let's say I am a beginner. My smash from the head light racket and maybe stiff has been below average on power. As a beginner, does it automatically mean that if i switch to a head heavy racket with extra stiff super slim shaft, I will be able to generate more power? My current racket is a Prince Avenger (~USD 20) which i bought 10 years ago. I want to get a real racket now. I stopped playing badminton for like 8 years and looking to come back. Please help me. Thanks a million.