Stiff and head heavy badminton rackets for advanced or professional badminton players - If you have a good command of the strokes, and you are well aware of the type of racket you are looking for, you can start looking for the right racket. Besides the balance, flexibility and weight, the applied technologies determine which accents are emphasized in a badminton racket (offensive, defensive, speed, control etc). It is very important to make the right choice and to pay attention to your own qualities and what you want to achieve. If you keep this in mind, you will be unbeatable on the court and show your best game!
Why choose a stiff and heavy badminton racket?
We generally recommend a stiff and head heavy badminton racket to the attacking singles players. It is of great importance to have a good technique and also enough power. The stiff shaft makes it possible to hit the shuttle with extreme precision and to keep this control constantly in every stroke. The head heavy balance provides power and smash speed, which you can use to sweep your opponent off the court. In short, these rackets are the ultimate weapons for advanced singles players.
Flexibility: flexible ○○○○● stiff
Balance point: headlight ○○○○● head-heavy
Required wrist power and technique: minimum ○○○●○ maximum
Info about flexibility badminton rackets
The flexibility is divided between stiff, medium flex and flexible (Stiff ○○●○ Flexible). Do you have enough strength and technique, and do you want more control? Then you should choose a medium flex / stiff badminton racket. (The stiffer the racket, the quicker it will punish mistakes and the more power you have to draw from your technique and arm, but the advantage is more accuracy and control). If you do not have that much strength, you should look for a more flexible badminton racket. This will help you to develop speed in your strokes.
Info about of the balance of the rackets
The weight distribution is mainly determined by your style of play and is divided between head heavy, balanced and grip heavy. If you are a defensive badminton player, you will have to defend smashes more often and play short games at the net. Therefore, a headlight badminton racket is an ideal addition to your playing style. Are you an offensive player and do you prefer to constantly attack your opponent, and they can only defend? Then a head heavy racket is ideal to support your offensive game even more. Of course, you can also choose the middle ground and then a balanced racket is the perfect choice.
Have you determined which flexibility and balance is best for your style of play? Select the weight class of your racket. Do you prefer a U6 racket (70-75 grams without strings) or a 3U racket (85-90 grams without strings)? Depending on your style of play, you can make the right selection here. If you play a lot at the net, if you play a lot of doubles, if you are prone to injuries or if you just want to be very maneuverable, a lighter racket is recommended. Less weight = more maneuverability.
If you are an offensive player, you play a lot in the backfield, and you are not injury-prone, it is better to choose a heavier racket. More weight = more power. Determine your style of play and what you need help with during the game. The racket is and remains an extension of you as a badminton player.
Of course, at KW FLEX online badminton sports store, you can select your new badminton racket within your desired budget. So if you are looking for a cheap badminton racket or a more expensive and higher quality racket, you can easily set the filter according to your preferences. So if you are looking for a camping racket or if you want to improve or renew your competition game, our badminton advisors can always help you!
For advice, you can always contact us via [email protected], Facebook and telephone / WhatsApp: + 31-616501686 or visit our badminton shop in Rijen (Breda, Tilburg, Den Bosch region). We help you choose the right racket!