Badminton is easily the most popular racquet sport in India. Many records say that the game may have originated in British India in early 1870. The sport was earlier called as ‘Poona’ after the town of Pune. The first rules were developed in 1873. We have come a long way from there; badminton is now a Summer Olympic sport. This sport is widely popular in the Asian countries with India having a strong say in the sport for quite some time with P.V. Sindhu bagging a silver in the 2016 Olympics.
A proper racquet is essential as it gives you an extra edge to outdo the opposition. A good quality racquet will always help you to sharpen your skills. However, choosing a badminton racquet is not an easy test. Modern badminton racquets are composed of either carbon fibre composite or even aluminium. The shape is largely governed by the rules but one should always look for an isometric design. Moreover, a top quality racquet should not weigh more than 100 grams.
We have a list of the ten badminton racquets that should make your search for the perfect racquet a lot easier. Let us not stand on ceremony and dive right into the list.
Yonex Muscle Power 7
Are you new to the sport? Muscle power 7 is an ideal first badminton racquet. This product from Yonex is the best you can find in the price range. The Muscle Power series has a unique frame construction that has high repulsive power and sharp smashes. Muscle Power design eliminates stress-load and fatigue and allows for a tighter contact.
It may not have a nanometric gr shaft but you get a decent graphite shaft with an aluminium head. The racquet is slightly on the heavy side and weighs around 93 grams. With a medium flex, expect good amounts of stability and control. The shot power is on the lower side but is great for a beginner’s racquet.
You can get the strung version of the Yonex Muscle Power 7 for around 2,000 INR and is perfect for beginners and intermediate badminton players. For string advice, consider strings that offer around 24 lbs of tension.