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How to Get the Ideal Badminton Racquet with Yonex

Yonex racquet sport products are preferred by most professional players because they are designed to offer precise and powerful performance. However, you will have a hard time to decide which Yonex badminton racquet suits you the most because there are too many of them. Here is how to get the ideal badminton racquet with Yonex.

Check the Balance

All badminton racquets can be categorized based on their balance. In other words, it refers to where the weight of the racquet is largely located. It is divided into three distinct categories: Head-Light, Head-Heavy and Even-Balance. Head-Light racquets offer a lighter head because they have the mass shifted towards the handle. Head-Heavy racquets have a heavier head due to mass shifted towards the head. As for Even-Balance racquets, they enjoy even distribution of mass through the entire body.

Head-Light Racquets

The advantage of having a Head-Light racquet is that you can manipulate and swing it easily. Since the head and frame have less mass, you will be able to react quickly and decisively, especially when defending against opposing smashes. Using the same principle, you can also decide to finish off rallies with favourable results at the front of the court or playing shots at the net. The head-Light racquet is well-suited for badminton players who play doubles more than singles. For doubles, Head-Light racquet is well-suited for fast and attacking badminton playstyle. If you are playing singles, Head-Light racquet is for those who have excellent technique and swing speed.

Head-Heavy Racquets

With extra mass in the head, Head-Heavy racquet is popular among players who enjoy a powerful game from the back of the court. It offers powerful clears and smashes as you swing it. These types of shots are essential to badminton rallies. If you are one of those that prefers length clears consistently, Head-Heavy racquet is a perfect choice.

Even-Balance Racquets

As the middle ground between the Head-Heavy and Head-Light racquets, Even-Balance racquet offers the advantages of both racquet types. It usually gives you enough power from the back and sufficient manoeuvrability at the front. The Even-Balance racquet is suitable for those that are unsure about their playing styles. If you have no preference between playing at the back and net, Even-Balance racquet is an ideal choice. Nowadays, seasoned badminton players carry different racquets for different scenarios. It is highly recommended to get an Even-Balance racquet as it can help you develop an all-round game. An experienced badminton player is more likely to get an Even-Balance racquet since it benefits him/her a lot, especially when it comes to executing certain advanced techniques.

String Tension

In order to test the tension of a racquet, you can press your palm against the strings and see how far it sinks. The ideal tension for most badminton players is 1mm sunken depth of the strings. You definitely need a higher tension for your racquet strings if you have a tendency to channel more force into your strokes. For beginners, 22 – 23 lbs is a good tension to get started. Due to how temperature affects string tensions, tension standards vary from region to region. For people living in the tropics, you need higher tension because strings tend to expand in hotter places.

Shaft Flexibility

When buying a badminton racquet, shaft flexibility is important because it can affect your overall performance. The suitable level of flexibility for players largely depends on their wrist/arm speed. The slower and smoother your wrist/arm speed, the more likely you are to benefit from a more flexible shaft. A racquet with a flexible shaft will benefit beginners. If you are a seasoned player, a racquet with a stiffer shaft will be appropriate because they can accommodate your advanced techniques. A stiffer shaft enables you to perform better with quicker and more explosive wrist/arm speed. You should buy a medium or medium-stiff flex badminton racquet if you are still unsure how much flex you need.

Types of Badminton Grips

Regarding badminton grips, they are either towel grips or synthetic grips. Towel grips are softer and good for absorbing sweat. This makes them easier to accumulate germs and bacteria. For this reason alone, they require frequent replacement. Synthetic grips are slick and less messy. However, they can be uncomfortable because they have poor sweat absorption ability.

Size of Badminton Grips

Most racquet grips come in four different sizes. Those who prefer a tighter feel to generate more power will favour bigger grips. As for smaller grips, they are ideal for players who employ the use of deception in their games because they allow for better manoeuvrability

FAQs on Yonex Rackets Singapore

1) Which Yonex racquet is the best?

As rated by Badminton Monthly, the 10 best Yonex racquets with a rating of over 9.3 out of 10 in 2020 are:

  • Yonex Arcsaber 10
  • Yonex Arcsaber 11
  • Yonex Voltric Z Force 2
  • Yonex Voltric 80
  • Yonex Voltric 70
  • Yonex Voltric 5
  • Yonex Voltric 7
  • Yonex Voltric 1DG
  • Yonex Nanospeed 9900
  • Yonex Duora 10

2) What is the price of Yonex badminton?

The price of Yonex badminton racquets ranges between S$25.00 and S$275.00 online. As for Yonex badminton shuttlecocks, the price of Aerosensa shuttlecocks falls between S$25.00 and S$40.00 in Singapore.

3) How do I know if my Yonex racket is real?

Purchased a Yonex badminton racket at a deal that’s too good to be true? You might want to check if your Yonex racket is real. There are a few ways you can check to determine the authenticity of your Yonex racket:

  • An authentic Yonex racket can be seen with a unique serial number that is laser-engraved onto the racket shaft.
  • There is a hologram sticker that is hard to be removed or peeled off.
  • Check the Yonex logo; the counterfeit Yonex racket’s logo appears as letters with wider space between each other, and the word Yonex is slightly stretched out
  • The bottom cap colour should be in darker green instead of lighter green

To make sure you purchase an authentic Yonex racket, we recommend that you head to the nearest badminton shop Singapore such as Royal Sporting House for a better product guarantee.

4) Where is Yonex racket made?

Since Yonex headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan, all high-end rackets and rackets specially made for professional players are manufactured in Japan. On the other hand, most mid-range rackets are made in Taiwan while the majority of rackets on the market are made in China. Despite the difference in manufacturing countries, Yonex guarantees good quality control in all product ranges.

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