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Everyone wants to play like there favorite badminton player which also peak interest in them to know the types of equipment used by there favorite player so in this article I will list racket used by top men’s singles professional badminton player

Note: I will keep on updating this article whenever a player will change his racket, so don’t forget to bookmark this post

Players mentioned in this article

  • Kento momota (Japan)
  • Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
  • Chou tien chen (Chinese Taipei)
  • Anthony ginting (Indonesia)
  • Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
  • Chen long (China)
  • Shi yuqi (China)
  • Jonatan christie (Indonesia)
  • Lee zii jia (Malaysia)
  • Sai praneeth (India)

Kento Momota

Momota is a Japanese badminton player. He is known for his explosive movements on court and his unpredictable style of play. He has won several major badminton tournaments including two World Championships titles

Racket used by Kento momota: Astrox 99

But looking at the launch of the new Astrox 100 i am certain that he will be using this racket in the future for quite some time to see if it suits him

Some features of Astrox 99

Shaft of the racket is stiff which means it is good for attacking player probably this is why yonex started campaign with name steep attack challenge

It is a heavy head but the weight of the racket is evenly balanced making it an all-round racket

Definitely not beginners but if you have good pronation technique than go for it

Viktor Axelsen

He is a Danish badminton player. He was the 2017 World Champion and the bronze medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Very tall man with height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)

Racket used by Viktor Axelsen: Duora Z Strike

After the launch of astrox 99 he changed his racket but seems like his playing style did not matched with the racket so he shifted back to Duora Z Strike

Some Features of Axelsen’s racket

This racket uses duora technology which means that one side of the racket frame is faster and the other side is slower but when I played with my friend’s racket it doesn’t feel much of a difference

I would highly recommend this racket because of how perfect it is in every aspect, control, power, accuracy

  • Flex: Extra Stiff
  • Frame: H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC DR/Hyper-MG
  • Shaft: H.M. Graphite/NANOMETRIC/EX-HMG
  • Weight / Grip Size: 3U (Ave.88g) G4,5 2U (Ave.93g) G4,5
  • Stringing Advice: 3U 20-28lbs, 2U 21-29lbs

You can check my racket guide to understand these terms

Chou Tien Chen

Chou Tien-chen is a badminton player from Taiwan, representing Chinese Taipei. He became the first local shuttler in 17 years to win the men’s singles title of the Chinese Taipei Open in 2016

Racket used by Chou Tien Chen: Duora Z Strike

Chou Tien Chen is a very fit player and he likes to play aggressively that is one of the reason he choose this racket

I have explained some features of this racket in Viktor’s Section

Anthony Ginting

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is an Indonesian badminton player. He first rose when he won the bronze medal at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. He is known for his fast movement on court

Racket used by Ginting: Astrox 88D

He was previously sponsored by li ning but now using Yonex equipments

Some Features of Astrox 88D

Before the features just a quick note , here in racket name D stands for Dominance whereas other varitant of this racket 88S stands for speed

Shaft:- It has a stiff shaft so it is easier to control your shots as compared to the flexible shaft but you need a good technique to get the most out of this racket also it has one of the slimmest shaft Yonex has ever produced which means less air resistance during swings

Balance:- It is a head heavy racket but what I liked about it is that how fast it is at the same time meaning that you can also use this racket while playing doubles even after being a head heavy racket

You can read more in detail in this post

Anders Antonsen

A. Antonsen is a Danish badminton player. He won the gold medal at the 2015 European Junior Championships in the boys singles event, and at the same year was awarded the European Young Player of the Year

He is known for his amazing personality off court

Racket used by A. Antonsen: Auraspeed 90k

Antonsen is currently sponsored by Victor unlike his peer (Axelsen) who is under Yonex Sponsorship

Some features of this racket

  • Flex: Stiff
  • Head: Square/Isometric
  • Weight: 82-86 grams (4U-)
  • Grip: G5
  • B.Pt: 4 (Head Light toward Even Balance)

Chen Long

He is a Chinese professional badminton player. He is the reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion and All England champion.

He is known for his patient play and with height of 1.87 m he is also known as The Wall among his fans

Racket used by Chen Long: Li-ning 3D Calibar 900

Just like his playing style this racket is evenly balanced to support both attack and defense

Some features of this racket

  • Balance: Very Head Heavy
  • Shaft Stiffness: Flexible

very good racket to generate that extra power in your smash

Shi yuqi

He is a Chinese badminton player. Shi Yuqi won his first SuperSeries title in the 2016 French Super Series At the 2017 All England Open, he defeated 6-time champion Lin Dan to reach the final and repeated the same feat again at the 2018 All England Open

He is also very active on a Chinese app name Tik Tok

Racket used by Shi yu qi: Li ning Aeronaut 9000

Some features of this racket

  • Racket weight: 86g
  • Shaft : Flexible
  • Max Tension : 32 LBS
  • Balance : 305+/-2MM
  • Grip size: S1

Again if you want to know in detail about these terms read this post

Jonatan Christie

Jonatan Christie, also known by his nickname “Jojo”, is an Indonesian badminton player. He is from PB. Tangkas Specs, a badminton club from Jakarta and plays in men’s singles discipline

His playing style is same as his peer ginting which is fast and furious

Racket used by Jonatan Christie: Aeronaut 7000

Some features of this racket

Aeronaut series is one of the first in Lining racket , this racket has the features to support the balance gaming style

  • Racket Weight: 89 g
  • Shaft: Medium flex
  • Balance: 300mm (meaning it is head heavy racket)

Lee zii jia

Lee Zii Jia is a Malaysian badminton player. He was the men’s singles gold medalist at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Young player emerging on the international circuit with thunder smashes

Racket used by Lee zii jia: Thruster K BXR

You will be amazed to see how much he generates in his smashes and this the reason he chooses this racket to support his attacking style

Some features of this racket

  • Highly Resilient Modulus Graphite + Nano Resin + 6.6 Shaft
  • Stiff Flex
  • Weight / Grip Size: 4U G5

Sai Praneeth

He is an Indian badminton player. He became the first Indian male shuttler in 36 years to win a bronze medal in the BWF World Championships in 2019

Racket used by Sai Praneeth: Nanoray 750

Some features of this racket

FlexibilityMedium
BalanceHead Light
Weight85.5 g

Thank you for reading…

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