One of the most popular sports in India, besides cricket and now football, has got to be badminton.
The sport has been taken up by many kids and adults alike in gyms across the country. It is also a sport which India is exceptionally good at, with many of the country’s shuttlers ranking among the top 20 in the BWF World Rankings.
So if you’re inspired and feel like developing your shuttling skills you’ll need a quality racket! This list of the 10 best badminton racquets in India will help you pick one.
Yonex Nanospeed 9900
Undoubtedly one of the most recognizable names in badminton, Yonex has been a huge presence in the badminton world for years.
An extremely tech savvy racquet, the Nanospeed 9900 helps players achieve faster movement and manoeuvrability while playing. With its thin but strong frame, the Nanospeed is easily one of the lightest racquets around. Go in for it when you’ve mastered the game a bit.
Yonex Nanoray Z-Speed
Designed for semi-pros and pros the Nanoray Z packs quite a punch on the court and according to Yonex, is the fastest racquet in the world. This power packed racquet comes loaded with features like nonometric material which is lightweight and increases speed, the X-Fullrene technology which helps increase power and last but not least the AERO frame which boosts responsiveness. The orange and black colour scheme is another thing that makes the Nanoray Z stand out amongst the rest.
Yonex Voltric Z- Force
This brilliant offering by Yonex is not only loaded with just the right features but also good value for money. The Voltric Z-Force comes with a tri-voltage system which helps you churn out better shots, a sound filter which decreases vibrations, a solid feel core which minimizes shocks along with an aerobox frame that makes swinging easier. All these elements make the Voltric Z-Force too good to ignore.
Ashaway Viper XT700
An extremely popular brand in the United Kingdom, Ashaway produces quality rackets that gives competitors quite a run for their money. The XT700 is an excellent racquet which is neither too heavy nor too light and feels just right in your hand. The build of the XT700 is very sturdy and can take a tension up to 26lbs. The blue and black tint of the racquet makes it quite attractive to look at too.
Ashaway Arch Striker 75
One of the lightest racquets in the world with a weight of just 74g, the Arch Striker is one of the most advanced pieces of Badminton equipment in the market. The Arch Striker also makes use of a nano technology shaft along with CS tube frame technology which makes it superb for defence and control. The blue, black and fluorescent colour scheme is another thing that makes this tech savvy racquet worth the expense.
Li Ning Woods N 80
A lot of you may not have heard of this company but I can assure you it makes good badminton equipment and was one of the major sponsors of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Woods N 80 comes packed with a carbon fibre body that is extremely durable, a shock absorption system and an aerotec beam system that adds power to a shot. The racquet is available online for half its original price so getting it would be a real steal.
Li Ning Woods N 90 II
Not only does this particular offering by Li Ning have an attractive colour combination but also some smart features that makes it quite a force to reckon with. The racquet comes equipped with bio inner cone technology that enhances precision along with a wing stabilizer system that boosts control. Go for this if you want an attack as well as defence oriented racquet.
Wilson Hyper 100
You cannot have a list of the 10 best badminton racquets in India without mentioning Wilson, one of the leading racquet makers in the world. In the Hyper 100, Wilson has crafted a good looking, reliable racquet that is perfect for beginners. The racquets hyper carbon body increases the power and control of your shots along with adding durability making it the perfect beginner’s piece.
Another perfect beginner’s racquet has got to be the Cosco CBX-450. Made from graphite, the CBX-450 enhances your shots along with improving your overall technique. Another benefit of this awesome racquet is its full cover case that most other racquets in this segment seem to lack. Not to forget the red and grey colour scheme that makes the CBX a real eye catcher.
Adidas F100 G4
Adidas are not known for their racquet making skills, but the German sportswear manufacturer really hit the right note with the F100 G4 which is meant for players ready to move to the advanced level. The lightweight graphite material used to make this racquet enhances flexibility and allows the user to be swifter on the court. The famous Adidas three stripes logo across the sweet spot adds to the F100’s good looks.