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What To Look For While Buying A Badminton Racket

Selecting a good racket for badminton is a very hard job for the first time. There are a lot of rackets from different brands available in the market so it makes difficult for a person which one to buy. In this article we will show you the answer of this question which one to buy in just two question: flexibility of the shaft and balance of the racket? Many of the brands provide rackets with good balance and shaft with different prices you have to look for the features as well as the price of the racket.

Buying A Badminton Racket


Every racket are distributed on its balance and where its heavy whether on head or base. The rackets are distributed into three categories on the basis of their weight and balance:

  1. Head- heavy
  2. Evenly balanced
  3. Head light or base heavy/ grip heavy

Head heavy rackets are best suited for offensive play because it allows you to hit powerful and speedy smashes and are mostly used by single plyers in a single play. Evenly balanced are used for both offensive and defensive play and can be used for both single and double play. While the third category i.e head light rackets are best suited for defensive play.

Shaft Flexibility:

Looking for a shaft is as much essential as looking for a balance of a racket. The shaft of the racket must match with your arm speed even then you will be able to get the most out of your racket. There are three types of shafts in a racket:

  1. Flexible
  2. Medium
  3. Stiff

A racket with a flexible shaft can be bend and unbend easily. Flexible rackets can be bend or unbend by the players according to their need. Medium shaft rackets have lower shaft as compared to flexible one and while stiff don’t have any shaft the are usually for beginners.

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