HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BADMINTON RACKET?

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BADMINTON RACKET?

Have you ever felt lost in front of a great variety of rackets? Have you ever wondered how to choose a good badminton racket? We have created a guide accessible to everyone to help you choose your racquet correctly.

As in the case of many sports, the equipment must be chosen according to the level and frequency of the game. Are you an occasional, regular or intensive player?

The occasional player plays 1 to 10 times per year;

The regular player plays between once a month and twice a week;

The intensive player plays more than 2 times per week.

Analyzing your game frequency will allow you to initially focus on the correct range of products.

Now we will talk more precisely about the characteristics of a racquet. There are 3 aspects that are essential in the choice of your racket: balance, rigidity and weight.

But, to what exactly correspond to these criteria?

1. Balance

The balance corresponds to the distribution of the weight in the racket, which will have an effect on the manageability. This criterion is decisive in the choice of his racket according to his type of game (attacker, multiplayer, defender). There are 3 types of balance:

  Balance in head Neutral balance Balance in the handle
Advantage Power

length wheel

Commitment between power and manageability: versatility Manageability

Reaction speed

Little trauma to the arm

Disadvantages Reduces the manageability of the racket

Fatigue of the arm

Little power

So, power, maneuverability or versatility?

2. The rigidity

The rigidity corresponds to the ability of the racquet to deform in the impact. The more rigid your racquet is, the less it will deform. There are 3 levels of flexibility:

  Soft Rigid Extra rigid
Advantage Power Commitment between power, precision and control. Precision

Control

Disadvantages Less precision

Less control

Less power

3. The weight

The weight corresponds to the total mass of the racket. This is measured by ranges. The heavier your racquet is, the more powerful it will be. The level of inertia will be more important.

  Light Neutra Heavy
Advantage Manageability Commitment between power and manageability Power
Disadvantages Less power Less manageability

You know that the choice of a racquet can be complicated. To give you more help, we present you with a recapitulative board of your needs according to your style and your game frequency. In this way you will be able to choose your racket more easily.

  Defender (S) Polyvalent (V) Attacker (P) Type of racket
Occasional The most important thing is resistance and tolerance 100% Steel
Regular The most important thing is the manageability

– Balance in the handle

– Flexible rod

– Isometric head

or more important is the versatility

– Neutral balance

– Median rod

– Isometric head

The most important thing is the power

– Head balance

– Extra rigid rod

– Isometric head

100% Graphite

Weight: between 83g and 90g.

Intensive The most important thing is the manageability

– Balance in the handle

– Neutral rod

– Classic head

The most important thing is versatility

– Neutral balance

– Rigid rod

– Classic head

The most important thing is the power

– Balance in head

– Extra rigid rod

– Classic head

100% Graphite

Weight: between 89g and 94g

It is done! Now you have all the technical information to correctly choose your badminton racket. Do not hesitate to try the material before buying it, because, beyond the technique, the sensations that a racquet will transmit to you are the essential element to enjoy on the pitch.

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