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    Anyone know a bit about badminton?

    Im quite good at it but i know nothing about the rackets except from the tightness of the strings, dampners, vibros and light metal such as carbon and titanium

    im looking at ebay number 320285718641 and looks quite good but i found a cheaper one for 320285462556.

    Which one is better?

    Cheers

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    As a BAofE coach, I would say that you should try any potential racquet out for feel & balance. Obviously you can't do that if you're buying off Ebay, so...

    You don't say what standard you are (other than 'quite good'); if you would class yourself as 'club level' (i.e. better than a Saturday-swing-at-the-shuttle player) then you should be aiming for a better quality racquet.

    Less than 'club level'? Then either of these may be good enough, assuming that they are not too losely strung (or too tightly strung).

    My advice - go to a sports shop, try some racquets out, then see if either of these two match up to your 'wanted' list from the shop.

    I have previously brought badminton racquets of eBay and found that they were fake

    I would go to a local sport shop and purchase one from there as you will get the real thing. It will cost you a little more than what you will get one from eBay but it will be the real thing and also you will be able to feel the racquet before you buy it

    if I was you, i'd personnally go to them sports shops and swing a few. Some is built for strength, and some for speed. Go for your type of style. You should be able to feel the difference cos I managed to have a go - didn't buy one though

    i prefer yonex racquet (just habit) ... my first was a dunlop (wooden frames!) given to me by my dad. have a carlton now. i'd say you'll need to test drive these at the shop as the handle fit, the weight, tightness is a personal thing.

    and if you're serious about badminton, play with the feather shuttlecocks otherwise you never know how to play proper badminton.

    Original Poster

    cool cheers guys n gals, will go to soccerworld and try a few out, i would think i would be at club level

    new decent level rackets can be found at [url]www.inbadminton.co.uk[/url].

    the lower end rackets are really good value. i play county level and use them. our coach is a former international and i was watching him use the 40quid one the other day!

    anyway, i have a discount code given to me and the uni members as were sponsored by the at UWE.
    its RAYYIP. gives u 10% off all perchases.

    Original Poster

    Hi, im back again after 4 monthsish. What make of racket is the best? Is wilson,yonex,carlton...which one is the best?

    ive beaten everyone whos ever challenged me with any raquet available...come to think of it im probably world class

    Original Poster

    bet i could beat you

    kiwinator;3900162

    bet i could beat you



    whitewash...im ridiculously fast, probably one of the fastest men alive :?

    I had a Yonex when I played (very badly) but my uncle and brother dragged me to the local shop saying I'd be good at it (oh so wrong). They all have different racquets and play at club level so will ask.

    try sportsdirect, they have a few good racquets at ridiculously discounted prices, i got a carlton airblade which used to be 100, down to 25 a couple of months ago! not much choice, but a few good deals instore.

    Just spoke to my brother and he (along with his team members) plays with a Fleet, says they are just as good as Yonex.

    Original Poster

    cool cheers everyone and thanks choc rep given

    here for rep

    Original Poster

    acecatcher3;3900554

    here for rep

    lol you aint having any...you've had enough rep from that xbox you sent me for free woop! Its still going strong today!

    kiwinator;3900761

    lol you aint having any...you've had enough rep from that xbox you sent … lol you aint having any...you've had enough rep from that xbox you sent me for free woop! Its still going strong today!



    haha good stuff man!

    kippy;2740076

    i prefer yonex racquet (just habit) ... my first was a dunlop (wooden … i prefer yonex racquet (just habit) ... my first was a dunlop (wooden frames!) given to me by my dad. have a carlton now. i'd say you'll need to test drive these at the shop as the handle fit, the weight, tightness is a personal thing.and if you're serious about badminton, play with the feather shuttlecocks otherwise you never know how to play proper badminton.




    I would agree with this - I have always used Yonex, tried Carlton but went back

    what a load of old SHUTTLECOCKS!!
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