Badminton Racket Selection
How to choose a badminton racket?
A racket that feels the best to one player may not feel the same to a different player. When choosing the right racket for you, your choice should consider your budget, playing ability (beginner, intermediate, advanced, tournament level player) and your playing style (power, defensive, all around game).
Most 3 important aspects you want to look for when choosing a racket are:
- Shaft Stiffness / Flexibility
Other aspects are:
- Grip Size
- String Used
- String Tension
Above 3 aspects can be modified at anytime (after purchase) to suit your style of play.
What are the different weight classes of a badminton racket?
- 5U – 75 grams to 79 grams
- 4U – 80 grams to 84 grams
3U – 85 grams to 89 grams
2U – 90 grams to 94 grams
1U – 95 grams to 100 grams
The weight of a racket/grip size can be found on the cone of the racket. The most common weight you will find nowadays for most rackets are 3U, 4U and 5U.
What is balance point in a badminton racket?
Head-Heavy Badminton Racket
Head-Light Badminton Racket
Evenly Balanced Badminton Racket