Buying a Best Badminton Racket

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Buying a badminton racket might seem like an easy job but it is not. It is quite complicated as you need to keep a lot of things in your mind and make sure you get the right one for you. I do not expect you to buy the perfect one the first time but if you have a little guidance then you can definitely get the one which will complement you playing style. There are generally three kinds of playing style that professional players take up. The three different playing styles are aggressive style, deceptive style and defensive style. The factors that matter a lot while buying racket are directly affected by your playing style. Some of the factors that you need to keep in mind while buying a badminton racket are the weight of the racket, the balance point of the racket, string tension etc. The process of buying a badminton racket can be a little intimidating but you do not need to worry because it is always good to have a little guidance. If you are a beginner looking to buy a new badminton racket for yourself then it can be a difficult task as people with a little experience know what they should look for in their badminton rackets. You definitely would get a once you know what to look for. But if you are new to this world of badminton then you need to understand these following things.

Weight of the racket

The weight of the racket is defined with the letter 'U'. The higher the number with the unit lighter the racket is. Extremely light and extremely heavy rackets are used by professionals if you are a beginner then it is recommended that you start with a racket which is neither too heavy nor too light. A badminton which weighs between 85 grams to 100 grams is considered to be ideal for beginners

Balance point of the racket

The balance point of the badminton racket means where most of the mass of the badminton racket is accumulated. If the mass is accumulated towards the head of the badminton racket it means the racket is Head-heavy and if it is accumulated towards the handle of the badminton then it is called a head-light racket. When the mass of the badminton is evenly distributed throughout the badminton racket then it is called an even-balance badminton racket. As a beginner you should go for an even balance racket as it will not strain your wrist but will help you determine what kind of racket will suit you the best.

String tension of the badminton racket

The string tension of the badminton racket determines the power generated by the racket, the higher the string tension, the higher the power in the shot. High string tension in a badminton racket makes it fragile and more prone to breaking. Make sure you take extra care of your badminton racket if you live in a tropical region as the strings tend to expand in hot weather.

Grip size and grip type

If you do not choose a badminton racket with a proper grip size and grip type then there is a probability that you would get uncomfortable while playing. So, it is important that you choose a proper grip that would suit your style of playing badminton. Generally, there are two types of grips available they are towel grip and synthetic grip.

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