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We have a huge selection of badminton rackets at The Badminton Shop.
We carry all the major brands such as Yonex, Forza, RSL, Victor as well as our own brand ZERV.
We are always first with the latest models and you can find them right here at best prices on the market. Whether you are a beginner, playing for exercise, or an elite player, we have a badminton racket for you.
At The Badminton Shop we are experts on rackets, so we test all of our models before they go on sale at our webshop and store. We are all active badminton players ourselves, so we make sure to test the different rackets from Yonex, Forza, RSL, Victor and our own brand ZERV. We then select those that win our own badminton racket ‘best in test’.
We have noted on several of our models those which are the ‘best in test’ in their respective category, so it is easy for you as a customer to navigate the range. You can therefore be sure that everything you buy at The Badminton Shop is quality at the best prices.
When you buy a racket, it is important that you get a model that is right for you. Depending on whether you are a beginner, a little more practiced, someone who plays for exercise, or a tournament player. It is also important how much and how you play, as these factors come into play when choosing new badminton rackets.
You are therefore always welcome to contact The Badminton Shop in order to receive competent advice on the purchase of your new badminton racket, as all employees of The Badminton Shop are themselves active badminton players
Some of the factors that you need to be aware of when buying a racket are the stiffness of the shaft and the balance of weight in the racket.
Relative to the shaft, there are different types of stiffness:
- Extra stiff
The basic rule is that the more practiced you are and the faster the your swing, the stiffer the shaft you need. This means that a racket that is stiff / extra stiff in the shaft is primarily for elite players and experienced players who can generate a lot of power in the strokes themselves. If they are the medium in the shaft, they are suitable for the trained or slightly trained player, who could be junior players, senior players, as well as those playing for exercise. If a model is flexible, they are, as a starting point, suitable for players who have a slow or short swing and who need more length in their game, or for players who do not generate as much power in their strokes, and who therefore have need a racket to help give their shots power. This is often the case with beginners or those who enjoy playing for exercise.
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Another factor to be aware of when buying new badminton rackets is the weight balance in the racket. The basic rule is that the more head-heavy a racket is, the more power you get in your shots, and the more head-light, the faster the racketmaneuverability. In addition, there is a neutral balance, which is a mixture of the two.
There are 3 types of weight balance:
With a head-light racket you get lots of speed in your game, which is the main point of focus. This is especially for the defensive and flat game, allowing you to quickly return the shuttlecock to your opponent with great control. Here you have to exert a little more power, as the racket does not generate as much of this. A popular choice among many. Especially junior players, who find it sits nicely in the hand.
If using a head-heavy badminton racket instead, you get plenty of power in your offensive game. Here the focus is on extra power in terms of both smash and clear, and it is always a reliable choice among both beginners and experienced players.
If you choose a neutral model you get a great mix of both power and control and these rackets are also very wide-ranging. A neutral racket may especially suit itself to the patient badminton player who would like to wait and play counter to the opponent's poor shot. But they have broad appeal, as they provide the best of both worlds.
It is important to mention that one does not exclude the other. You can easily hit a powerful shot with a head-light model, however it’s not just power that these rackets provide, but something else entirely. We’re also seeing a trend towards more and more lightweight models, with a total weight of less than 80 grams. These are often head-heavy to maintain the stability of the racket and provide you with a great mix of both power and control.
The typical weight of a badminton racket is about 83-88 grams.
In tennis, the grip size you choose is very important, and here you can buy numerous different types of grip depending on how old you are. We don't really have the same in badminton, however... All Yonex models come in grip 4, which is the standard size. Sometimes other grip sizes are available, but in this case it is clearly shown that the racket is different. This is also stated in the description for each racket.
Yonex also comes with a grip attached by Yonex manufacturers, which some of course use, but many people choose to remove it and replace it with super grip or terry cloth to give them the exact thickness and shape they’re looking for.
Badminton is a precision sport, so it’s important that your touch is refined right down to the smallest detail.
At The Badminton Shop we sell all kinds of models and brands. We all have price points, so there’s always a badminton racket to suit your level and style of play. We have offers, cheap models, as well as the most exclusive and latest models that have just come on the market. At The Badminton Shop, we are known for being first off the mark with the latest products, something we are very proud of!
We also have badminton rackets for kids. We have divided the children’s rackets into different age groups, making it easy to see exactly what model your child needs. For little ones, the racket shouldn’t be too long, so we of course have all the right l