Badminton is a great game to play, but choosing a badminton racquet can be a little bit confusing. There are so many different types of badminton racquets available, each with its own unique attributes.
There are many aspects that one should consider when selecting a racquet, but there are three major aspects that should be considered: shaft material, frame material, and weight.
When it comes to choosing a racket, the shaft is what determines the racket's qualities. A good technique is important for getting the most out of your racket, and so it's important to choose one that will work well with your style of play.
If you have good rotation in your lower arm, then you'll be able to transfer that force into hitting a shuttlecock on target with ease—you don't need any further help from the racket. Players with good technique tend to benefit from rigid shafts, which are stable and don't torque. This gives better control of your stroke, which helps in fast-paced games.
On the other hand, if you don't have as much rotation in your lower arm, then a flexible shaft will give you more speed on impact when hitting shuttlecocks. It takes longer for the shaft to settle down after impact than a rigid one does, but if it's a slow-paced game then this isn't an issue at all!
The structure of the frame or racket head is important in relation to the force that has to be transferred to the shuttlecock from the rotation in the wrist and arm and the flexibility in the racket shaft. The less torsion in the frame - the more force will be transferred and the more control you have of your hit. The weight of the frame is also important for how the racket feels when hitting. A head-light racket has the weight distributed in the shaft and grip. It requires that your technique is good and that you have rotation and impact force. You will feel that your racket is very easy to move. A head-heavy racket primarily has its weight in the frame. It is best suited for a person that relies more on fitness, power and endurance than technique. You may feel that your racket is a bit slow to move, but it gives you extra power when hitting A racket with an even balance has the weight distributed evenly between head and shaft. You, will feel more power when hitting, but the racket is a bit slower to move.
Badminton is a sport that requires power, and there are many factors that affect how much power you generate. The weight of your racket is one of the most important factors. The heavier your racket, the more force and power you'll generate. Most normal weighted rackets are around 85-86 grams at the most heavy.
Another part involved in generating force is acceleration. This means that you can also generate force if you can manage to accelerate the racket faster. A lighter racket helps with this. Cappella Sports has a great variety of light weight rackets all the way from 75 grams and up. Normally the lighter rackets are preferred by either less physical players, or players that focus more on speed and handling.