how to choose good badminton racquet

Reviews of a good quality badminton racquet

As you all know badminton is a racquet game, so it is very important that how to choose the right badminton racquet. My goal in writing this is to help you in the first step to choosing a good quality badminton racquet.

The following points keep in the mind during select a racquet.

Qualities of a good badminton racquet
2.Shaft flexibility
4.The Shape of the frame


Badminton racquets generally classified by their balance point.  The balance point refers the where the weight of the racket is mainly fallen into.

To know the type of balance your racquet has, you can place a finger just below the head to find out which way the racquet shifts to. The three categories of balance are; even balance, head-light balance, and head-heavy balance.

LOOK FOR:  Attack & Power?
  • head-heavy racquet.
  • smashing
  • clearing
  • Attack & Power (Smashing, Clearing)       
LOOK FOR: Defense & speed.
  • Light- Headed
  • defending
  • driving
  • blocking
  • net shots
LOOK FOR: Even balance rackets

good control

  • power with precision
  • power with control 
  • all-around (drop, clear, smash, block)

Shaft flexibility

The flex of a shaft determines how much repulsion you can get in exchange for consistency when delivering techniques at varying strengths.

Flexible Shaft

  • Shuttlecock Placement: Less Accurate
  • Suitable for: Stroke players, defensive players, defending smashes.
  • Level: Beginner
  • Repulsion: Good      

Stiff Shaft

  • Shuttlecock Placement: Accurate
  • Suitable for: Fast Attacks, Deceptions, Net kill
  • Level: Intermediate or Advanced
  • Disadvantage: Requires stronger swings or quick wrist action 

In other words,
More bendy, more power, less consistency.
Less bendy, less power, more consistency.


In the current scenario, a good badminton racquet should weigh 85 -92g (without the string and grip).

Sometimes, the weight of a racquet is classified into a few categories, namely:

2U: 90-94g
3U: 85-89g
4U: 80-84g
5U: 75-79g

3Us and 2Us are common in the market, whereas 4U and 5U are rare.

The shape of the Frame

The only difference between an isometric and conventional frame is the SWEET SPOT.

The sweet spot is a specific area on the string bed of the racquet (usually the center of the string bed). A shuttlecock will only be hit excellently if it lands on the sweet spot of the string bed.

Isometric Frames

Has a larger sweet spot. Therefore there’s a much higher chance that you’ll perform more quality shots.

Conventional Frames

Has a smaller sweet spot. However, if the shuttle lands on the sweet spot, it would be a very high-quality shot. Conventional frames are rarely present in the marketplace today because most people prefer them


Now the question raised that What makes a good badminton racquet?

So answer as I observe A good quality Badminton racquet meaning is different for every player. when you choose the right badminton racquet, you must be coordinate with your nature of the game.

First you find out the what kind of player of you are ?

If your game nature is attacking, so should go for the heavy head racket, if your game nature is defensive or you want to play/ practice defensive kind of shots, that time you should go for the light head racquet, and you are playing balance type of game then you choose the even balanced racquet.

According to the demand or various types of racquet the reputed company used With today’s technology, a good badminton racquet should weigh 85 -92g (without the string and grip). A heavy racket is considered a power racket. Heavier rackets accumulate more momentum during your badminton swing, hence giving you more power. The downside is that a heavier badminton racket is harder to control.