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    I'm playing at a higher level now,so I'll be needing a decent racquet soon, my $20 dollar sport chek racquet just won't do anymore.

    I'm a complete noob when it comes to badminton racquets, so any recommandations are welcome. Price range is around $50 CDN, but I will pay more if it looks like I need it.

    I'm 5"7, 135lbs, I'm really quick on the court and drop a lot, so I'll need flexibility and speed more than power on a racquet.

    Thx in advance.
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    All I would recommend, is a very lightweight racquet. This way you can use your speed and flexibility more to your advantage, because you dont have a heavy racquet weighing you down. It's also a plus to have a tightly strung racquet so it will have more power with less effort. I personally have only really been able to tell the difference in weight between different racquets. Carlton is a pretty good brand when it comes to racquets. You should be able to get a really nice one for your price range of $50 Canadian.
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    canadians nowadays......we dont have badminton in our highschool for guys, we only have it for the chicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordoR View Post
    All I would recommend, is a very lightweight racquet. This way you can use your speed and flexibility more to your advantage, because you dont have a heavy racquet weighing you down. It's also a plus to have a tightly strung racquet so it will have more power with less effort. I personally have only really been able to tell the difference in weight between different racquets. Carlton is a pretty good brand when it comes to racquets. You should be able to get a really nice one for your price range of $50 Canadian.
    Thx for the reply, but I just heard that I should get a loosely strung racket in order to take advantage of my agility because a lower tensioned string helps light hitters with a better timed trampoline effect? Wtf does that mean?
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    That's so cool that you play badminton. I played in HS...I was 1st singles. There was never a guy's team, though. I wish I could play again, but I do prefer to play indoors with lines and rules and regulation net height, too.

    I have a Yonex racket. You want tight strings. The loose, bouncy strings are usually on cheap backyard style rackets made for dinky shuttlecocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post

    Thx for the reply, but I just heard that I should get a loosely strung racket in order to take advantage of my agility because a lower tensioned string helps light hitters with a better timed trampoline effect? Wtf does that mean?

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