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How To Choose Badminton Rackets

Updated on November 1, 2010

Millions of people all over the world have taken badminton as a sport. There are several reasons behind this preference such as being healthy and having endless hours of enjoyment. Like any other sport, there are equipments that must be used to be able to play the badminton game- badminton rackets.

Nowadays, badminton rackets are made from different materials using nanotechnology. There are some badminton rackets that are made from carbon fibre which makes them stiff while those with nanotechnology are more flexible. Also, majority of badminton rackets have isometric head shape not the oval shape anymore .

Truly, buying only one racket is not good since you need a spare for your practice play. It is necessary then to select badminton rackets that can fit your skill level and purpose. This article lists some practical tips that can be useful when buying badminton rackets.

Badminton Rackets
Badminton Rackets

First, it must be realized that badminton rackets are created for several purpose that can match different levels of players. Regardless of models available, typical badminton rackets have standard dimension which is 680mm in over-all length and 230 mm total width. Some badminton rackets that are quite heavy would work well for beginners.

Badminton rackets that are heavy is ideal for beginners since they need power. However, most advanced players often use lighter racket since they already have strong wrists. Also, a heavier racket can easily tire you when you play in tournaments although some professional players prefer heavier badminton rackets for more power. Nevertheless, badminton rackets do not weigh more than 100 grams.
Second, badminton rackets have accessories that can also influence your performance during play. Badminton rackets have different string tension depending upon the user's preference. The higher the string tension, more control is required to return a shuttlecock. For many advanced players, badminton rackets that use strings with high tension is good for smash or push. On the other hand, badminton rackets with lower string tension are excellent for control needed mostly by beginners. It is advisable to buy a grip that can fit your hand. Towel grip is suited for players whose hands perspire a lot.

Briefly, scrimping when buying badminton rackets is not a good idea at all. Acquiring a good racket is always a smart decision which can be used for years.


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