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Badminton Racquet FAQS

Badminton Racquets:

What are the badminton grip sizes?

  • G1 = 3 inches
  • G2 = 3 1/4 inches
  • G3 = 3 1/2 inches
  • G4 = 3 3/4 inches
  • G5 = 4 inches

What are the racquet weights?

  • U: 95-99g
  • 2U: 90-94g
  • 3U: 85-89g
  • 4U: 80-84g
  • 5U: 75-79g
  • 6U (F): 70-74g

What are the popular weights?

  • 3U and 4U are popular 

What are training weights?

  • U and 2U and apply for forearm development

What is shaft flex?

In the badminton world, the shaft of the racquet will have a level of flexibility. This "flex" or flexibility refers to the shafts ability to bend in line with the swing of the racquet frame. Shafts can be referred to as flexible, medium flex, stiff, to extra stiff stiff and are suitable for different player requirements.

Summary: 

What stiff suits?

  • The less flex in a shaft, the more power delivery the shaft assists with. So stiff shafts will bend less and therefore assist in channelling optimum energy with delivery in the swing process before the shuttle is hit. Stiff shafts suit strong arm players able to move frames swiftly and suit players with the above deliver more power & control. In summary, advanced and skilled players will benefit from stiff and extra stiff shafts as they have evolved their technique and are looking to maximise control and power.

What flexible suits?

  • At the other end, the more flexible shafts bend more easily and assist beginners, intermediate players and juniors who are not swinging the racquet at high speeds and looking to develop technique, or have a racquet that can help them adapt to defensive play. More flexible shafts will assist players deliver power but overall deliver less control and power than a stiffer shaft due to the shaft bending.