The following table shows the top 10 most popular badminton sets in the world. These are all made by companies like Nike, Adidas, Reebok or Puma.
Badminton Set Name Brand Year Made Cost?
Price per Pair Notes 1. Nike Air Max 90 2011 $170 2. Adidas Adizero 2012 $130 3. Reebok Ultra Boost 2013 $140 4. Puma Zumiez 2014 $160 5. New Balance 997 2015 $190 6. Adidas Gazelle 2016 $180 7. Vans
Low Top 2017 ?
Stan Smith 2018 ?
Free Flyknit 2019 ?
Hypervenom 2020 ?
In the table above, you will see that there are some really good badminton sets which sell for over $200 dollars. But these are not necessarily the best badminton sets available in the market today. There are many other great ones out there at a much lower price range. If you want to buy one of those, then it would be wise to do your research first before making any purchase decision!
2. How to
Care for your Badminton Racket?
Your badminton racket will naturally become worn out over time and it is important to learn how to take care of it. You should always keep your racket clean and dry. When you are finished playing a match or practicing with your racket, always leave it in a open space so that it can dry out properly. Never close it inside a bag or some other container because this will just make the wood absorb the moisture and it will become warped. So, just leave it outside and let the rain dry it off if need be.
You should also keep your racket free of dirt, oil, and any other debris. When you are done using it, you should wipe down the racket and especially the strings to remove any unwanted materials. If you find that your racket begins to lose some of its power or speed, then you should use a compact cloth to rub down the wood and metal parts. You should also wax the strings frequently to keep them from drying out.
You can find the right kind of wax at any sporting goods store.
3. Who are
The Best Badminton Players of All Time?
So, who are the best badminton players of all time?
This is a hard question to answer because different people will give you different answers. Some experts argue that the best players of all time are from China, while others say that the best are from Indonesia or Malaysia. Still others have said that the best players in the world come from Denmark or Sweden.
So, who do you think are the best?
We can narrow it down a bit by looking at the top badminton players of this decade and those of previous decades.
The top players of this decade are:
The top players of the 1990s were:
The top players of the 1980s were:
The top players of the 1970s were:
The top players of the 1960s were:
The top players of the 1950s were:
4. How to
Choose a Badminton Racket?
When choosing a badminton racket, the first thing that you will need to decide is what type of racket best suits your style. There are many different types of rackets available in the market these days but they can generally be divided into three main types:
The most common kind of racket is the standard or traditional one with a head made of wood and aluminum or steel strings. The second kind is the metal racket which is very similar to the standard one but instead of a wooden frame, it has a metal frame. The final kind is the carbon fibre racket which also has a metal frame but the main difference here is that it is much lighter than the other two types.
Most people don’t realize this but you can actually combine different parts of different rackets to create your own personalized racket. For example, you can combine the metal strings of a standard racket with a carbon fibre frame. Having said that, it is generally accepted that the best type of racket to have is the one with a carbon fibre frame and steel strings.
The next thing that you will need to decide is the size of the racket. The size is measured in inches and usually ranges from 7-15. A bigger racket will allow you to hit the shuttle further but this advantage is lost when the opponent hits it back as the bigger racket makes it harder to control. A smaller racket will allow you to control the shuttle better but the shuttle will not go as far when you hit it hard.
Most beginners tend to do better with a slightly larger racket but in reality, it is all about personal preference.
The next thing that you will need to decide is the weight of the racket. The heavier the racket, the more powerful your shots will be but you will find it harder to react quickly to a sudden change in direction of the shuttle. The lighter the racket, the easier it will be to react to a sudden change in direction of the shuttle but your shots won’t be as powerful. Most people new to the sport tend to do better with a slightly heavier racket as it easier to control.
Having decided on the type of racket, its size and weight, you will then need to decide on what brand you would like to buy. The most popular and best known manufacturer of rackets is Yonex from Japan. They make very good quality rackets and most of the top players use their products. You can also look out for the cheaper line of Dunlop rackets which produce excellent rackets if a little plain looking.
The last thing that you will need to decide is whether you would like to buy an entire pre-strung racket or a racket with un-strung strings. A strung racket will usually cost slightly more than an un-strung racket as the labour involved in stringing a racket is more expensive.
5. How to
Choose a Shuttle?
When it comes to shuttles, the thing that you will first notice is that there are so many different kinds available in the market. You will find the choice between them is basically between feather and plastic. The feather shuttle is light and soft but will easily turn over when hit hard. The plastic shuttle, on the other hand, is a little bit heavier and thicker but doesn’t turn over nearly as much when hit hard.
In reality, the best shuttle to use is the one that suits your style of play. If you have a heavy hitting style of play, you will probably want to use a feather shuttle so that it turns over less and if you have a light playing style, you may prefer the plastic shuttle so that you don’t hit too hard.
6. How to
Choose a String?
When buying string, you will generally find that it is sold in either reel or single length. A reel of string will obviously provide much more string than a single length and will usually be cheaper but will also cost more to restring your racket when needed. A single length of string will usually last as long as a reel of string and the labour involved in restringing your racket is factored into the price, making this option slightly more expensive than buying a reel of string.
The type of string used in a racket will usually have a major effect on how well your racket plays. The two main choices available are natural and synthetic gut. Natural gut provides more ‘feel’ or touch but will last much less than synthetic. Synthetic is not as nice to play with but will give greater durability.
Most players find that they develop their own style of play and will generally use one or the other.
You will also find that string is available in different weights. The most common weight of string is between 55 and 65lbs. The lower the number, the lighter and easier to use but the shorter the life of the string. A higher number means a tougher string that will last longer but will be heavier and harder to use.
7. How to
Rubbers are attached to the blade under the string. They come in either one or two pieces.
One piece rubbers are cheaper but you can’t adjust their thickness and they usually don’t last as long as a two piece rubber. Two piece rubbers allow you to adjust the thickness of the blade according to how hard you play and this will usually extend the life of the rubber significantly.
8. How to
Choose a Blade?
Just like rubbers, blades come in either one or two piece. The two piece blade is the more popular choice as they allow you to adjust the thickness of the blade to suit your style of play and this will usually extend the life of the blade.
Blades are commonly available in three different layers. From thickest to thinnest they are: Off-;Off; and On-Layer. The Off-Layer is the thickest and provides good power but the least control. The Off-Layer is thicker than the On-Layer but thinner than the Off-Layer.
The Off-Layer provides a good balance between power and control. The On-Layer is the thinnest and provides good control but not as much power.
When buying a racket you will have a choice between a blade with a flat surface or a curved surface on the non-playing side. The curved surface provides some additional power on shots that you hit with the side of the racket and is commonly referred to as a ‘kick’.
The above information provides a very basic understanding of the equipment available. As your playing ability develops, you may find that you need to change your equipment to suit.
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