Badminton Racket Different Grips

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Their are generally two material types that grips are made out of and these are towel or synthetic. It’s personal choice when it comes to grip material. Synthetic grips are popular because they are easy to clean, you get a nice grip texture and they are hard wearing, but they are not so good at absorbing sweat. On the other hand towel grips are much better at dealing with sweat absorption, though they are harder to keep clean and need to be changed often.

Having a Larger Grip:
The main disadvantage is that you can’t change grips as easily as you can if the grips were smaller. This doesn’t affect you that much in singles, but can make a big difference in doubles play.

Having a Smaller Grip:
The downside is that of course, you tend to generate less power than with a larger grip, but if your technique is proper, power usually isn’t too much of a concern for you.

Choose a grip size that you feel comfortable with.
Generally, attacking players prefer bigger grips as they need to hold the racket more tightly to generate power.

If a player is interested in power play a thicker grip is recommended. It facilitates a tighter grip and is good for beginners. For a control player a thinner grip is suggested because it makes changing from the forehand to backhand grip (and vice-versa) easier. A thinner grip is perfect for advanced players.


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Badminton Racket for Power


Advance technology on racket had contributed to more speed and power in badminton games and dramatically changes the players playing styles. There are several frame shapes of rackets in the market and you would have to know what is the best shape that suits your playing style.

Consider the following in choosing the perfecr racket for you.

Heavier Weight – Good for producing more power from your shots.

Higher Balance Point – Heavy balance means the weight is shifted towards the head while a head light balance means the weight is shifted less towards the head (towards the grip).

More Stiffness – The stiffness of the racquet shaft can have a major impact on your badminton game.

A new racket won’t instantly make you a better player, but its value should not be underestimated. By the same logic that your partner is part of your doubles team, your racket is part of your team as well. If a poor racket is preventing you from hitting shots you’re capable of hitting, then you should find a racket that will allow you to continue your growth as a player. Like any tool, a badminton racquet needs to be taken care of in order to have a long playing life. Whenever you’re not playing, put a head-cover on your racquet.


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Best Tension for your Badminton Racket

Lower string tensions generate more power

Higher string tensions generate more ball control

Rackets with fewer strings (or string density) generate more power

Rackets with few strings also generate more spin – as long as the strings don’t slip

Rackets with tight string beds give more control (less string slippage/movement)

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String thickness is also known as string gauge – the higher the gauge, the thinner the string. There are no hard and fast rules in relation to which string thickness you should use as how the string “feels” depends on the player. The general rule regarding string thickness is as follows:
At the same thickness strings are available that have different coatings or feel. It can be argued that some coatings suit some players more than others, but due to the extremely short time the shuttle is in contact with the string it won’t make much difference.

Badminton string tension will affect the general feel that your racquet has. A quick rule to remember with regards to badminton string tension, is that more tension leads to more control, less tension leads to more power. As the two tensions differ, you will lose either more power or more control depending on the amount of tension applied to your badminton strings.

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Choose the Right Badminton Racket

You need to consider several factors when choosing a badminton racket. Issues include string tension, racket weight, flexibility, balance and the size of the hand grip. Different rackets are also suited for certain playing styles. If you are a power player, you will prefer a stiffer racket.

The badminton racket that you choose should be of the standard specifications, so that is is acceptable in official matches and professional play.

Lighter weight – A racket, unstrung, which is weight between 85 grams to 90 grams is possibly a good control racket provided the balance point are not too high.

Heavier weight – A racket, unstrung, which is weight between 88 grams to 92 grams is possibly a good power racket provided the balance point are not too low.

Avoid fancy style – i have so many times seen beginners with really fancy looking hitting style but then they miss the shuttle completely. keep it simple.

Avoid strength training – leave this after you have learned your basic strokes.

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