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Choosing the best badminton racket could be the biggest difference between you staying an amateur or moving on to becoming an advanced player.
Our app, Badminton Essentials, will help give you the edge you need to dominate your competition.
First things first. It all starts with your racket. You'll want to go with either Yonex, Li Ning, or Victor. They are the three most premiere racket brands and offer the best bang for your buck. Sure, your racket may cost around $100. However, if you go with a cheap Wilson racket for say, $50, you will quickly need to get another. Wilson rackets are not good at all unless you are on a strict budget. You will quickly outgrow your Wilson racket, and your competition will always come out ahead with faster serves, betters smashes, and quicker recoveries.
What to look for in the best badminton rackets?
Firstly, you need to decide if you're going to play defensive, offensive, or a balanced game. Offensive players will want rackets for harder and stronger smashes. Defensive players need a racket that is agile and precise. Balanced players need something in-between.
Once you know what type of player you are or plan to be, your next step is picking out a quality badminton racket.
The professional players often use the Yonex arcsaber 11. It is a fantastic racket that offers an extremely defensive playstyle.
If the Yonex arcsaber isn't your style, you can always try the brand new Yonex 88s. Another great racket for an aggressive playstyle.
More defensive players may prefer a Yonex FB. An extremely lightweight racket that allows you to quickly recover and move around the court.
Next, you need to think about string tension. The higher the string tension, the more bounce or power will be behind your hits. However, the less forgiving it will be.
Hopefully, our racket reviews have helped you decide the perfect racket for you and increase your badminton skill!