Choosing the right badminton racket is essential for elevating your game. At STIGA Sports, we offer a range of badminton rackets crafted to meet the needs of all types of players. Our collection includes rackets suitable for men, women, as well as childrens badminton rackets. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced badminton player, we have the perfect racket for you. Explore our array of badminton rackets to find one that not only suits your playing style but also assists you in achieving new heights in your badminton journey. In addition to rackets, we also provide a selection of badminton clothing and badminton accessories to enhance your playing experience. Discover our full badminton range today!
Buying a Badminton Racket: Selection Guide
With so many alternatives available on the market, it can be difficult to find the right badminton racket for you. STIGA offers a smaller range of rackets that have been carefully selected and developed for all skill levels. Nevertheless, some racket characteristics are more important than others when you’re thinking of buying a badminton racket. We hope this brief guide will help you make a choice. As a beginner, you may not have had time to think about the various qualities of a badminton racket, but when you find a racket that suits you and your playing style, you’ll enjoy the game even more.
Read more about STIGA’s badminton rackets.
Weight Distribution or Racket Balance
The racket’s so-called balance, or weight distribution, influences the play characteristics and thus your choice of racket. Here, we usually talk about three types of balance: Head Heavy (high balance), Head Light (low balance), and Even (equal balance).
High balance means that the balance point is located at a higher point on the racket. This suits a player who hits powerful shots. While somewhat heavier to use in low-angle, defensive play, this racket offers significant power in offensive play. The STIGA Aviox Pro is an example of a badminton racket with high balance.
Low balance lends plenty of speed to your game, which is especially useful in low-angle, defensive play. Because the racket head is lighter, you must provide the power, but the low balance gives you control and quick returns. The STIGA Aviox Advance badminton racket features low balance.
Rackets with even balance have weight distribution in the racket centre. This delivers both power and control. The even balance racket is thus ideal for many types of player. The STIGA Avios Progress badminton racket offers even balance.
Flexibility in the Racket Shaft
An important factor in selection of a badminton racket is the racket shaft’s degree of flexibility. A good rule of thumb is this: the more experienced the player, the stiffer the racket shaft should be. Many competition rackets are very stiff and thus very difficult to bend. For beginners or enthusiasts, it can be challenging to maintain the speed required to be able to take advantage of the racket’s flex. Therefore, if you’re just starting out or have a slower stroke, a flexible racket shaft is the best choice, so you get more power and distance in your shots without sacrificing control.
A medium-stiff racket shaft is good for most players, but especially those who have a little more badminton experience and who use a faster stroke. The medium-stiff shaft offers a little more power in shots.
The stiff racket shaft is great for advanced and competitive players who have developed a powerful stroke. This delivers more control and feel in play, but also requires good technique because the racket sweet spot is smaller. The extra-stiff racket shaft is designed for pro players who need exceptional control and can generate good power on their own. You won’t get the same power as with a more flexible shaft, but you will gain precision.
Badminton Racket Weight
Modern badminton rackets are much lighter than earlier models. Most rackets fall within a weight of 80 to 90 grams. For the enthusiast, a somewhat heavier racket may feel more stable, while the experienced player will usually want a lighter racket that’s easy to manoeuvre in rapid play.
The handle or grip size is another important factor in your choice of badminton racket. This can affect the racket’s balance and feel. The racket grip should fit your hand and feel comfortable enough for you to control it well without causing pain or cramping or making it difficult to keep a good grip on the racket.
At STIGA, you’ll find rackets for women, men, and juniors, in a variety of balance and flex types so you can find the ideal racket for your playing style and skill level. Good luck with your racket selection!
Buy Badminton Rackets at STIGA Sports
At STIGA Sports, we recognize that selecting the right badminton racket is crucial for your performance. Our carefully curated selection of badminton rackets is designed to cater to players at all levels, from casual enthusiasts and beginners to seasoned competitors. Our rackets are crafted from high-quality materials that ensure durability and are focused on control and precision for the optimal playing experience. Our range includes a variety of badminton rackets suitable for women, men, and juniors. At STIGA Sports, you will find the badminton racket that will elevate your game to the next level.
Choosing the Right Badminton Racket
Selecting the appropriate badminton racket involves understanding the balance – from Head Heavy for the powerful offense, to Head Light for a swift defensive style, and Even Balanced for a harmonious mix of power and control. The flexibility of the shaft is also critical; stiffer options provide better control for the advanced player, while more flexible shafts assist the beginner in developing speed and power. Regardless of your needs, STIGA Sports has the badminton racket that complements your playing style and enhances your strokes.
Badminton Rackets for Children and Experienced Players
For an optimal playing experience regardless of your skill level, STIGA Sports offers badminton rackets that combine lightweight design with the correct grip size for ultimate comfort and maneuverability. Whether you are a junior or a casual player who prefers a stable and slightly heavier racket, or an experienced player who favors a light and fast racket, we have something for you. Our rackets are tailored to act as a natural extension of your arm, allowing you to play longer, hit harder, and maintain full control over your strokes. Explore our range of badminton rackets for men, women, and juniors.
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