31st July 2017. Of all the racket sports out there, badminton might be one of the easiest to learn, yet it is immensely difficult to attain mastery over the mechanics. The irregular paths the shuttlecock can take as you lob it through the air, plus the intense speed it can gather when your opponent smashes a return shot, make it a fun and exciting challenge. It's also an excellent workout since you'll be hopping and darting all around the court for an hour or two. Attaining the skills you need on the court and the athleticism you hone along the way will require more than just time: you need the right equipment, too. The badminton shuttlecock is a standard piece of equipment, but rackets vary from person to person. Which one will be right for you? Whether you want to replace an old and broken racket or you're planning to pick up the sport for the first time, this is an important decision. Looking at a racket alone can't tell you if it will be a good fit, though. For that, you'll need to pick it up and see for yourself. When you do, what criteria should you use to evaluate the racquet? Let's break down the important components of choosing this crucial piece of badminton equipment.
The shape of your racket is an important asset
One of the first things you should look at when examining badminton rackets is the shape of the racket head. Luckily, there are only two shapes common to the rackets of today, so you don't have to work hard to decide. We refer to these shapes as the "isometric" racket and the "oval" racket.