It can be very confusing for a person to choose a badminton racket if you are a newcomer in badminton world. Different questions comes in your mind while buying a racket like is it durable, weather it is price correctly or not, well don’t worry in this blog i will be telling you how to choose a badminton racket and best badminton racket for beginner.
How to choose a badminton racket as a beginner
Based on balance Badminton racquets are divided into three categories
- Head-Heavy Balance: Ideal for powerful and smash play
- Head-Light Balance: Good choice for defensive and save play. Known for perfect control
- Even Balance: Provide good between control and power.
Most of the item balance of the racket is mentioned in the description when you purchase online , but while you are purchasing from a store than you can ask store manager.
But if you are interested in learning how to find the type of balance that your racket is having than this will help.
Everyone has different style of game summer more attacking player summer more defensive and others are all rounder so keeping in mind you have to select your racket accordingly and there is a technique from which you can determine what racket is perfect for your style
In the above picture as you can see that a person is balancing the racket on index finger the whole purpose of this to find out what is is the balance point of racket you can also do that by following these steps:-
- First take racket and put it on your index finger in such a way that both the side are equally divided.
- Then see which way the racket is more going down if it is from head side it means that of head of racket is heavy which state that this racket is for smash, and if it goes down from handle side that means this is a defensive racket
But if racket is evenly balance on your index finger then and it will be perfect for an all rounder player means not to light so that your Smashes will have less power and not too heavy so that you will find difficult to defend smash.
Stiff shaft are more suitable for power smash it is mainly used in singles.
whereas flexible shaft are used is mixed doubles and women doubles as quick movement of racket is required in doubles compared to singles.
Depend upon on your wrist/arm speed.
Stiff Shaft: Provides maximum power and control.
Flexible: Light weight, provides less power and control
3U: Offers more stability over power
4U: Offers maximum power
I think beginners should get a slightly head heavy racket to assist them in executing strokes easily.
Alternatively, a balanced weight racket should be able to do the job.
Do not get rackets that are too head heavy because you’ll find it difficult to use.
You might also injure yourself if you execute powerful shots such as a smash.
Lets countdown badminton racket for beginner
Senston N80 Graphite badminton racket
- Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus racket
Best badminton racket for beginner
Senston N80 Graphite
- Shaft: Graphite (Full Graphite meterial adds strengths and stability for enhanced performance.)
- Product parameters:5U(75g-79g)
- Stringing Advice: 18-26 lbs
- The Isometric Square Head Shape frame structure and nano-meter material supports high pounds string,frame do not change shape ,give you a better sense of strength.
Why i choose this racket
This is one of the reason why most top class racket are expensive your first racket most probably which you purchase or received as a gift is of aluminum body over maybe metal what as you are starting to get into more professional badminton. when choosing racket which is made up of Graphite is a very wise choice.
There are couple of reason behind this
Durability :- Everybody wants their racket to have long life because most of us don’t have any type of sponsorship and buying a new racket every second month can be very expensive this material help you achieve this objective.
You might have seen some pictures where a player racket is bend during smash the reason behind that is graphite.
High tension :- as you start to get more good in badminton you will feel a need to get hi tension in your racket (tension means how tight strings can be in your racket and it is calculated in terms of lbs) an aluminum or metal frame don’t give you the liberty of going for High Tension where as with graphite frame these number drastically change I have seen racket with 32 lbs so you can imagine how strong frame for from these material are.
Isometric head shape
There are two type of head shape one is oval ,second is isometric some frame also come in round shape but I believe those are not that much beneficial.
Coming to this racket, It allows you to have much larger hit area which is good for a beginner as he is still learning to land shuttle on sweet spot it also use a unique pyramid frame this design accords with air mechanics minimize the resistance of Swing.
For Amazon/India this racket is overly priced but there is another racket with is having all these quality under 2000
Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus
- Shaft: Graphite, CARBON NANOTUBE, Frame: Graphite
- The round-shape head with box-shape frame cross section gives Carbonex a unique and solid feeling for players who seek a solid feel from the strings at impact
If you want a round shape head racket which helps the player to make more sharp and accurate shots than this racket is best for you
Avoid these mistakes as beginner in badminton
Always trust your coach :- Nowadays we have access to unlimited information and we can improve our game by consuming these knowledge ,
but the wrong thing to do is learn a technique from your coach and than verifying it on YouTube by watch a video to ensure that where your coach is right or wrong .
Doing these thing can make your progress more delayed,
It is OK if your coach is not a good player but if he has the skills to beat you than it is foolish to wander here and there in search information.
Equipment does matter:- The way you dress give people a hint what kind of person you are ,
Once in tournament i was having a match against a player who was having voltric Z Force II, I got scared , because the first impression i got in my mind for my opponent that he must be a pro(as he was carrying the racket which international player also uses) but reality was total different.
Now it is up to you what you want yourself to project in front of other players.
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