Best Badminton Rackets for 2018


Badminton players are always confused while they go for shop the racket. Nowadays lots of new racket with advance features are coming in market. With lots of choice and big brands marketing gimmicks , player really feel confusion state in selecting the proper racket as per game need.Like Yonex Latest technology Astorx , Similarly LI Ning N Series are the latest technology in racket.

In this Blog we are listing the best 10 rackets in different categories so that player can easily classify which racket to select as per game need.

To make it simple to understand , we are dividing the complete list into 2 category based on players type. Based on player performance we can divide player into three categories:

  1. Beginners Level Badminton Player

  2. Intermediate Level Badminton  Player

Beginner are those , who just started or gain certain level of skills on badminton game. Beginners should select badminton racket as per following main criteria:

  1. Beginner player should select the racket with flexible shaft as it will provide better control on shuttle.

  2. Beginner player can select racket with medium weight .i.e around 85 to 89 gms.

  3. Material of racket should be graphite which offers perfect combination of flexibility and stiffness.

  4. Try to get pre strung racket so that you don’t need to restring it again.

  5. It is good to select the Isometric head shape as it will give you large sweet spot area to place powerful smashes.

  6. Try to select average grip so that you can hold the racket perfectly.

So before shopping any beginner racket we would suggest to take care above mentioned points:

Now we are listing the best badminton Rackets for beginners:

BEST BADMINTON RACKET FOR BEGINNERS_1

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Yonex Nanoray D1:

YONEX NANORAY D1 BADMINTON RACKET_3

YONEX NANORAY D1 BADMINTON RACKET_3

  • Yonex nanoray D1 is lightweight full graphite racket with 83 gms of weight.

  • Its shaft is made of Nanomesh + Carbon Nanotube which gives flexible flex to player. Flexible shaft helps in better shots placement with accurate direction control. With Fill graphite racket , lightweight nature and flexible shaft.

  • Nanoray D1 is perfect choice for round type of game style. It’s head shape is isometric which is developed for beginner so that player can enjoy the benefits of large sweet spot area.

  • Yonex used Nanomesh and nanotube material into shaft and frame of the racket. This new type of material create a mesh type material structure which gives following key benefits to players.

  • Overall , D1 is good option for all round type of player with beginner level skills.

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Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus:

YONEX CARBONEX 8000 PLUS BADMINTON RACKET_4

YONEX CARBONEX 8000 PLUS BADMINTON RACKET_4

  • This racket is the most popular racket in complete carbonex and starting rage of Yonex series. It is fitted with oval shape head which is designed to deliver superb control on shots. Oval shape head offers great handling and better control.

  • Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus is made of full carbon graphite material. With graphite and carbon nanotube, this racket will provide player extra advantage during intense badminton rallies. It will provide extra power during 3rd line shot clears.

  • Overall, this racket is suitable for Beginners badminton player with offensive playing style. Its head shape, racket material and other configuration will helps in powerful smashes, easy 3rd line clears and fast racket handling at net area.

  • Carbonex 8000 Plus is stung racket , and you don’t need to restrung it again.

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Li Ning G Force 1200I:

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LINING G-FORCE POWER 1200i BADMINTON RACKET_5

  1. It is a G Force series racket developed for beginner to intermediate players. Racket weight is around 85 to 89 gms which will provide you mid range racket feel. Racket shaft and its frame is made of high Carbon fiber material which provide best possible rigidity and durability to frame. With soft flex and mid weight configuration , G force 1200i is deadly racket for all round type of players. Mid Flex provide better control on shots.

  2. Sweet spot is a area where player get maximum power. Badminton players always want to make a shuttle contact at sweet spot. If player will get enlarged sweet spot then it will be an added advantage for them. This racket is developed with Dynamic Optimum Frame technology which gives enlarged sweet spot results into more hitting area for badminton player. In dynamic optimum frame technology ,frame of racket is manufactured with modified mechanical property so that it can offer you better racket performance.

  3. To provide better flex , this racket is manufactured with high tensile slim shaft. High tensile slim shaft offers better strength to racket with maximum energy transfer. High tensile shaft also offers better rigidity to shaft. This helps in placing shots with more power.

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Li Ning G Force 2200I:

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LINING G-FORCE PRO 2200i BADMINTON RACKET_6

  1. Li ning G Force 2200i is developed with even balance configuration to offer you speedy racket handling. With Even balance , player will get better head speed which results into fast racket handling helps in placing effective drive shots , cross corner shots , half smashes and deceptive shots.

  2. This Racket is suitable for beginner to intermediate badminton players with all  round type of playing style. Its weight is around 85 to 89 gms which is mid range racket weight. Mid range racket offers best combination of speed and control and suitable for all round type of playing style.

  3. Sweet spot is a area where player get maximum power. Badminton players always want to make a shuttle contact at sweet spot. If player will get enlarged sweet spot then it will be an added advantage for them. This racket is developed with Dynamic Optimum Frame technology which gives enlarged sweet spot results into more hitting area for badminton player. In dynamic optimum frame technology ,frame of racket is manufactured with modified mechanical property so that it can offer you better racket performance.

  4. To provide better flex , this racket is manufactured with high tensile slim shaft. High tensile slim shaft offers better strength to racket with maximum energy transfer. High tensile shaft also offers better rigidity to shaft. This helps in placing shots with more power.

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Victor Arrow Power 8800:

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VICTOR ARROW POWER 8800 BADMINTON RACKET_7

  1. This Victor Badminton racket is developed with high modulus graphite material with improved resin bonding. Improved resign bounding and high modulus graphite material provide frame all new strength and rigidity to sustain higher string tension upto 33 lbs.

  2. Shaft of this victor racket is developed with graphite material with better resign bonding. With graphite material and resin bonding , racket shaft gives better stiffness.

  3. It is a head heavy racket from Victor. So , player with attacking game style will like this racket most. Weight of this racket is around 89 gms.

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Now we will list the best badminton rackets for intermediate players, before listing the best badminton rackets for intermediate players we are listing the characteristics required in racket for intermediate players:

  1. Intermediate player should select the racket with mid to low weight racket.

  2. For all round type of player select even balance racket , for attacking game select head heavy configuration , for speed game play go for headlight.

  3. Try to get latest technology.

CHART OF BADMINTON RACKET FOR BEGINNERS_2

CHART OF BADMINTON RACKET FOR BEGINNERS_2

Power

Control

Flex

Defense

Counter Attack

Yonex Nanoray D1

8

8.2

8

8.2

8.2

Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus

8

8.3

8

8.2

8.2

Li Ning G Force 1200I

8.2

8

8.1

8

8

Li Ning G Force 2200I

8.2

8

8.2

8

8

Victor Arrow Power 8800

8.3

8

8

8

7.9

 

BEST BADMINTON RACKET FOR INTERMEDIATE

BEST BADMINTON RACKET FOR INTERMEDIATE

Following the best rackets for intermediate players.

Yonex Voltric 5:

YONEX VOLTRIC 5 BADMINTON RACKET

YONEX VOLTRIC 5 BADMINTON RACKET

  1. This racket is designed for intermediate badminton players with lots of new and innovative technology by YONEX. Racket is developed with Tri Voltage System.

  2. This racket manufactured with Graphite, Tungsten material.Racket is belongs to head heavy series which is designed to delivery fast powerful badminton smashes.Racket weight is around 88 g with G4 grip configuration.

  3. Racket is equipped with Aero-BOX frame which is designed with aerodynamic concept. This gives better swing speed and racket maneuverability.YONEX VT5 is equipped with state of art YONEX Tri Voltage Technology, which enables player to get maximum power without losing the racket speed

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Yonex Nanoray 95 DX:

YONEX NANORAY 95 DX BADMINTON RACKET

YONEX NANORAY 95 DX BADMINTON RACKET

  1. This Racket is developed by YONEX JAPAN for those players who want to play with extreme power and speed. Racket is strung with 33 Lbs. 33 lbs is now tangible with latest frame technology known as DX frame. With DX frame, players get more strength on racket frame which results into fast smashes from 95DX racket.

  2. Nanoray 95DX is developed with DX frame technology. In DX frame technology, Yonex redesign the cross section of frame and make it wider at longitudinally and strengthen at lateral direction. Redesigning of frame gives added bending strength and impact strength to racket frame.

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Li Ning G Force Lite 3500:

LI NING G FORCE LITE 3500 BADMINTON RACKET

LI NING G FORCE LITE 3500 BADMINTON RACKET

  1. Li Ning G Force lite 3500 Badminton Racket is equipped with all new features which make this racket extremely powerful and destructive for opponent. With innovative technology, G Force 1500 will provide you 2.8% shuttle speed while it will give you 7.8 % less drag force which eventually results into powerful hitting with optimum control over shots.

  2. Li ning G Force lite 3500 is made of superlight technology. In this racket, complete racket is made of with latest material and with state of art manufacturing which give feather light racket feel. With this type of racket configuration, player can perform better on badminton court.

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Li Ning Turbo X 99:

LI NING TURBO X 99 BADMINTON RACKET

LI NING TURBO X 99 BADMINTON RACKET

  1. Li Ning Turbo X 99 is new and latest model from Li Ning Company launched in 2015. It is a soft Flex Badminton Racket which will give best racket control feel. It is made of full carbon fiber material which is considered as best material for racket manufacturing. Carbon fiber gives more strength, less weight and optimum stiffness based on its lamination values. Its weight is W3.

  2. With Turbocharging technology Player will get3% additional racket swing speed while smash speed with increased by 3.5 % Improve Shot Accuracy with STABILIZED TORSION ANGLE

  3. While shuttle hit the racket string bed then it creates the vibration due the torsion generated by shuttle impact. Due to vibration, player can miss place the shuttle placement to opponent court. Li Ning Turbo X 99 is developed with Stabilized Torsion Angle technologies which minimize the vibration caused due to shuttle impact and give accurate shuttle placement. With this technology player can effectively play the drop shots, cross court drop shot and fast drive shots.Checkout the detials Here:

Victor Brave Sword 1300:

VICTOR BRAVE SWORD 1300 BADMINTON RACKET

VICTOR BRAVE SWORD 1300 BADMINTON RACKET

  1. Victor Brave Sword 1300 is a durable badminton racquet.The shaft of this badminton racket is made of Graphite + Resin and 7.0 Shaft .The isometric head shape provides a large surface area for the shots and distributes equal amount of force across the frame.These racquets use a new technology to reduce air resistance for stability.These racquets have a moderate string tension of 22-24 lbs and a standard length of 675mm. Victor Brave Sword 1300 badminton racket is suitable for Intermediate and experienced players .

CHART OF BADMINTON RACKET FOR INTERMEDIATE_9

CHART OF BADMINTON RACKET FOR INTERMEDIATE_9

Power

Control

Flex

Defense

Counter Attack

Yonex Voltric 5

8.6

8.1

7.9

8

8

Yonex Nanoray 95 DX

8.1

8.5

8.1

8.5

8.5

Li Ning G Force Lite 3500

8.3

8.6

8.3

8.4

8.5

Li Ning Turbo X 99

8.2

8.3

8.4

8.3

8.3

Victor Brave Sword 1300

8.4

8.1

8.1

8.1

8.1

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