Top 5 badminton rackets

Badminton is one of the more popular sports among not only in asian but all around the world! Different rackets are built for different playing styles so there are some things to look out for before choosing the perfect racket

  • What do you prefer? Control? Power?  If you are looking more towards the power than the balance point would lean towards the head. If you are looking for control that the balance point would lean more towards the handle.
  • Which brings me to my next point. WEIGHT! The heavier your racket it also means that it will have more power when smashing. The weight of the racket is categorised based on their different weight 

                    2U: 90-94 grams 

                    3U: 85-89 grams 

                    4U: 80-84 grams 

                    5U: 75-79 grams

There is also different handle sizes 

  •     G1 = 3 in
  •     G2 = 3 1/4 in
  •     G3 = 3 1/2 in
  •     G4 = 3 3/4 in
  •     G5 = 4 in
  • Frame shape 

There are 2 types of frame shape which is oval shape and the isometric frames respectively. 

Oval shape Isometric frame 
More playing area  Enlarge sweet spot
Concentrated sweet spot More power 
  • Shaft stiffness again it have 2 different types which are the Stiff Shaft and the Flexible Shaft. So what’s the difference?
Stiff shaft  Flexible shaft 
Less repulsion  Better repulsion
Recommend for advanced and intermediate level players  Recommended for beginners

Lesser accuracy

Slower as compared to stiff shaft

I think I have bombarded you with too much information so I will just swing into the top 5 badminton racket that is recommended by us for ADVANCED PLAYERS!

5) Yonex Arcsaber 10

 Used by world class players Peter Gade, Taufik Hidayat and Tony Gunawan. The Yonex Arcsaber is one of the fastest rackets that have been manufactured by Yonex. So what makes it so special?

  • It is made from premium quality materials such as  such as NANOMETRIC and X-Fullerene which also mean
  1. Faster speed
  2. Excellent shuttle placement
  3. Better balance and more powerful swings.

The strings of the net that is found at the side of the racket frame is made of Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube which helps to improve

  1. Flexibility 
  2. Durability 
  3. Power 
  4. Control

This is the link to purchase the racket 

4) Yonex Voltric 80

Do you like destroying your opponent with powerful and unreceivable smash? If that is what you like then this racket is really for you! This racket is the most powerful racket created in 2016. 

So why is so ‘powerful’? It is because it is designed with NANOPREME technology with gives the racket

  • Enormous power
  • Super control
  • Good strength 
  • Provide good defense
  • Excellent resistance, 
  • First-class repulsion

Used by Dato Lee Chong Wei himself this racket is suitable for players who likes to attack! However, the flipspin is that this racket tends to be heavier thus it could be straining if you are not a seasonal player.

This is the link to purchase the racket

3)Yonex Arcsaber Z Slash

Looking for a racket that gives a smooth swing and great power? Then the Yonex Arcsaber Z Slash is the racket for you! So what makes this racket so good that makes this racket one of the popular choices among professional players?

  • Made with CS Carbon Nanotube and Super High Modulus Graphite which allows for higher repulsion 
  • With Ultra PEF technology that brings superb precision, extra power and shock absorptions
  • With Control Support Cap technology there would be higher maneuverability 
  • With the shaft of the racket is very slim it lessen the air resistance which makes the swing much easier! 

However, for those of you who are looking for a racket that is of a defensive play then this racket is not for you. Reason being the defence is a bit weak. 

This is the link to purchase this item

2) Yonex Duora 10

Made to deliver powerful shots and smashes the Yonex Duora 10 weights under 3U (85-89g) with grip size G4. So what’s so good about this racket?

  • Aerodynamic and fast. It is designed to easily cut through the air.
  • Excellent power. Generally the smash is powerful and accurate 
  • More of a forehand type? This racket contains a dual optimum system and Aero + Box Frame technology that allows you to hit harder with the forehand!
  • It comes with a grommet pattern it is for better performance
  • The frame is designed with an isometric shape so that it has a better sweet spot

Cons

  • Ranging from $180-$240 it is a very expensive racket 
  • It requires some level of skills so it is not suitable for basic player 

This is the link to purchase this item

https://www.amazon.com/Yonex-Badminton-Racket-Unstrung-Strung/dp/B075FHSXYD

1)Yonex Astrox 99 Badminton Racket

So why is this racket ranked first on our list?  Chosen by Kento Momota, the reigning world champion and top badminton player in the world as of 2019. So what’s so good about this racket?

  • Made with Namd graphite technology it gives power and hardiness
  • Since the racket is a heavier, it takes awhile to master the dropshots. Depending personal touch, different players will take a different time to adjust to the weight of the racket
  • High level of accuracy
  • The Rotational Generator System and Namd graphite makes this racket one of the best!

Verdict 

Each racket has its own unique point. It really depends on what really suits you. As much as you idolise the famous badminton player such as Chen Long, Lin Dan etc. There is no point getting the expensive gears. But what is more important is to master the basics before moving on to get a racket that suits your playing style and of course your skill level!


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