Badminton is a very quick sport with shuttlecocks being smashed as fast as at 400km/h. For a sport that is this fast, the necessity to have good equipment is mandatory, and for the pros to perform like these they need the best badminton rackets out there in the market. The badminton racket industry has seen some massive changes over the years which has now made them ultra lightweight and yet extra durable. In this article, we are listing such rackets that boast of best performance and quality. These are high-end rackets used by professionals which also means that they are all going to be quite expensive. However, if you are a seasoned player and want to get that extra edge in your performance, look no further as we list out the best out there.
5 of the Best Badminton Rackets in 2018
5. Victor Jetspeed S10
Victor has produced this amazing racket’s shaft using a material called Ultra High Modulus Graphite mixed with PYROFIL by Mitsubishi and a 6.8 SHAFT. For the material of frame, they have used Ultra High Modulus Graphite with Nano Fortify. The most important feature is the stiff shaft and a light head. Weight & Grip Size: 4U / G5 5U / G5 respectively. Recommended String Tension LBS: ≤ 27 lbs(12Kg) ≤ 26 lbs(11.5Kg)
4. Yonex Nanoray Z – Speed
The experts in the field, Yonex has produced this using H.M.Graphite nanometric X-fullerene for the shaft and H.M.Graphite sonic metal EX HMG for the frame of the racket. The racket has Horizontal-A Concept which helps in enhancing the sweet spot of the racket and also gives the player extra power and acceleration. The Nanoray series is designed especially for those power players who try to force their opponents into the back of the court with extreme speed and power.Tan Boon Heong hit World Record Smash of speed 493 km/h using this racket.
3. Voltric Z Force 2
Lee Chong Wei has openly said that the Voltric Z Force 2 is one of his favorite rackets and also that it is a very fast and powerful racket. The Force 2 is also one of the stiffest rackets you will be able to find out there in the market.The feedback the player receives while using this racket is quite different from normal rackets and this also means that you will have to get used to this racket by practicing. However, the best part is that once you get used to the racket it will perform like no other racket and can give you a great edge over your opponent because of the sheer power and acceleration that can be generated with this brilliant piece. This racket also features the thinnest shaft in Yonex history. The improved TRI-VOLTAGE SYSTEM increases the smash energy and helps achieve speedy racquet handling. This Yonex racket is available in 5 different colors.
The Frame has been composed of H.M. Graphite, Sound Filter, NANOMETRIC, and Tungsten while the shaft is made up of H.M. Graphite, EX-HMG, and NANOMETRIC. Weight and Grip Size are 4U (Ave.83g) G4,5 3U (Ave.88g) G4,5. Stringing Advice: 4U 20-27 lbs, 3U 20-28 lbs
2. Victor Bravesword 12
Lee Yong Dae was a loyal user of this racket and trusted the racket without doubts. Extremely durable and incredibly adapting, the racket is a definite buy for all enthusiasts out there who are ready to invest a bit more in the equipment they use. The Shaft Material of the racket is Ultra High Modulus Graphite, Nano Resin, and 7.0 SHAFT while the material used for the frame is Ultra High Modulus Graphite and Nano Resin
String tension recommended is 3U：H ≦ 30 lbs, V ≦ 28 lbs and the Weight and Grip Size are 3U / G6.
1. Yonex Duora 10-Best Badminton Rackets
This latest innovation from Yonex on this racket has made it become popular very quickly. The backhand side and the forehand side have been developed uniquely with different shapes to make it easier and comfortable to use while giving more stability and control. This is an extremely light racket and people who use heavier rackets will require some time to get the proper control and leverage from the racket.
Yonex Duora 10 is a stiff shaft racket which has been made of H.M. Graphite and NANOMETRIC while the frame is built with H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC DR, and Ni-Ti Fiber. Weight and Grip Size: 3U (Ave.88g) G4,5 2U (Ave.93g) G4,5. Stringing Advice: 3U 16-26 lbs, 2U 20-27 lbs.