Racket Recommendations

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by William Firth, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. William Firth

    William Firth New Member

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    Hi,
    I have had an arcsaber flashforce for about 3 years now and want an upgrade/newer alternative to the racket. However I have found very little information online about my flashforce to make a good decision on what to get next. I am usually a big smash kind of player so want to keep or get better use out of that with a new one.
    If anyone has any thoughts on the flashforce, direction with where to go or a recommended racket that would be greatly appreciated thank you.
     
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    The Flashforce is a 4U, neutral balance and semi flex racket. You didn't mention your budget and how many rackets do you need (1,2 or 3 or even more)? Nor your level of play but your avatar shows a medal around your neck :D so I assume you can play and it says university on the sign on your right of your avatar so you are young.

    I would go for a 3U rigid and neutral balanced racket. Wouldn't be a drastic change because of the similar balance but you would get more punch and precision from the extra weight and rigid shaft. Best to try the racket though if you can. Let us know what you end up getting. :)
     
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    Thank you, I usually play roughly 7 hours minimum per week. I am an all round kind of player but next year will be focussing in levels and mixed for my local league being unable to play for the University due to my course . I only really need the one racket at the moment to have as my main one and retire my flashforce to my bag for when strings snap on the racket I hope to buy. I am looking to spending around the £80-£100 mark, so not quite the top end.
     
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    Well if you don't mind not getting the latest model here are a few ideas. Please note it is only what I would consider (I play with neutral rackets too. Singles player) but I have no ideas if it will work for you:

    - Duora 8xp currently priced at 90£
    - Nanoray 900 in sale at 93£

    Both rackets are sold from a UK trusted shop, comes with free grip and free string job. Both neutral balance, 3U and rigid shaft. Both rackets are under heavy sales so you get a high end racket for the price of a current mid range model. Only downside is that it isn't the latest model on the market. Personally not an issue for me.

    But options are endless. For example I just went with Yonex as that's what I know and I knew those 2 rackets were on sale on this specific site, so when you gave your budget I thought about those 2 rackets. But you could prefer a more recent model or check another brand. Again best to try before buying.
     
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    Hi, thank you for all your advice, I have actually decided to spend more and go for the racket which I initially had my eye on, this being the Arcsaber 11. Thank you again
     
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    That's a safe bet. Can't go wrong with that model, especially given your current (soon to be former) racket.
     

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