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Thermal Badminton Bags

Thermal Badminton Bags

Having a badminton bag is essential for badminton players who are serious about the sport.  3 racket bags are often enough for beginners/people who are getting started.  6 racket bags are the most common size in the badminton population while 9 racket bags are more suited for those who are traveling around playing tournaments as they have a lot of gear to carry around.

Badminton bags can store just about everything you need:

  • rackets
  • shoes
  • clothes
  • water
  • shuttles
  • grips
  • phone, wallet, accessories

When choosing a badminton bag, you may have noticed that some of them have a silver lining inside the compartments.  This is a thermal lining that gives your rackets extra protection from the surrounding environment.  Only high-end bags have this feature, but nowadays they are more common and are seen in lower-end bags as well.

 

What is it?

The thermal lining is a reflective insulating material that is silver in color.  This lining maintains the temperature of its contents, keeping it relatively constant.  Having this in badminton bags will protect your rackets from extreme changes in temperature, preserving the life of both your strings and racket.

 

Who needs this thermal lining?

This thermal lining can be found in most high-end badminton bags. This type of bag is suitable for players who live in a cold environment as the lining will protect their rackets from changes in temperature.  An example of this can be seen when players are playing in a venue that is heated during the winter time. When they leave the building into the cold outdoors, the rackets inside the bag will be affected by the sudden change in temperature.  This change in temperature can cause damage to the racket's integrity, decreasing its lifespan.

This bag is also useful for players who keep their bags in their car or garage during the winter and summer times. The thermal lining will protect your rackets from the extreme heat/cold.

Victor Sponsored Player Equipment List

Victor Sponsored Player Equipment List

Always wondered what gear the pros used? 

Well here is a list of the equipment used by the Victor sponsored players!

Click on the links to check out the products.

 

 

Country Category Player Racket Shoe
Korea Men's Singles Son Wan Ho MX 80 A920 ACE
Korea Men's Singles Lee Dong Keun HX-900 P8500 ACE
Korea Men's Singles Jeon Hyuk Jin MX 80 A920 ACE
Korea Women's Singles Sung Ji Hyun BRS-12 A920 ACE
Korea Women's Singles Lee Jang Mi BRS-12 P9200

 

 

Country Category Player Racket Shoe
Korea Men's Doubles Kim Duk Young JS-10N S81
Korea Men's Doubles Kim Won Ho JS-11 A920 ACE
Korea Men's Doubles Seo Seung Jae JS-11 A960
Korea Men's Doubles Choi Sol Gyu MX-80 P9200

 

Country Category Player Racket Shoe
Korea Women's Doubles Jung Kyung Eun JS-10N P9200
Korea Women's Doubles Shin Seung Chan JS-12F P9200
Korea Women's Doubles Chang Ye Na BRS-11 A930
Korea Women's Doubles Lee So Hee JS-12F S81
Korea Women's Doubles Chae Yoo Jung JS-11 A960
Korea Women's Doubles Kim So Yeong HX-900 A920 ACE

 

 

Denmark Men's Singles Hans-Kristian Vittinghus TK-F P8510

 

India Women's Doubles Ashwini Ponnappa JS-10 P9200 LTD

 

Taiwan

Women's Singles

Tai Tzu Ying TK-F P9200
Taiwan

Men's Singles

Wang Tzu Wei HX-900X A960

 

 

Taiwan Men's Doubles Lee Sheng Mu HX-900 P9300
Taiwan Men's Doubles Lee Yang ARS-90S A960
Taiwan Men's Doubles Lee Jhe Huei TK-F P9300

 

Malaysia

Men's Singles

Lee Zii Jia TK-F A960
Malaysia

Women's Singles

Goh Jin Wei TK 330 P8510

 

Malaysia Men's Doubles Goh V Shem ARS-90S P8510
Malaysia Men's Doubles Tan Wee Kiong JS-12N P9300
Malaysia Men's Doubles Ong Yew Sin JS-10N P8510
Malaysia Men's Doubles Teo Ee Yi HX-900X P8510

 

Malaysia

Women's Doubles

Woon Khe Wei - -
Malaysia

Women's Singles

Vivian Hoo TK-F A900F

 

Malaysia Mixed Doubles Lai Pei Jing JS-12F A900F
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Tan Kian Meng JS-12N A900F
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Chan Peng Soon HX-900X P8510
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Goh Liu Ying JS-12F A900F
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Goh Soon Huat JS-10N P9300
Malaysia Mixed Doubles Lai Shevon Jemie JS-10N S81

 

2018 Badminton Beginner Equipment Guide

2018 Badminton Beginner Equipment Guide

With new rackets, bags, and shoes being released every year, it can be hard to keep up with the latest gear. 

But luckily, we've got you covered!  This 2018 Badminton Equipment Guide will provide recommendations on rackets, shoes, and bags for players of different levels and playing styles.

RACKET SUGGESTIONS:

If you are not sure what the specs of a racket tells you, check out our guide on "How to Choose a Badminton Racket" for more info!

You can always email Tommyli.yumo@gmail.com if you have any further questions!

Beginner Player

All-Rounded Play-style [Even Balanced Rackets]
For the all-rounded player, who plays a balance of attacking and control shots.

YONEX
Nanoray 50 FX
Nanoray 3
Nanoray 10F
Duora 55

VICTOR
Brave Sword 1800
Brave Sword 1700N
Brave Sword 1300
Arrow Speed 11
Arrow Speed 12
Columbia V

LI NING
Club Play A800
UC8000
UC9000
CL 55

BLACK KNIGHT
Diamond 100
Conqueror

KARAKAL
Power Drive
M-75 FF

Aggressive Attacking Play-style [Head Heavy Rackets]
For the offensive player who likes to smash at every chance they get and likes to play at the rear court.

YONEX
Voltric 0F
Voltric 1 TR
Voltric 5 FX
Voltric 8 Etune

VICTOR
Thruster K 100
Thruster K 300
Thruster K 600
Arrow Power 8000

LI NING
Windstorm 600
Windstorm 300
Pro Master Turbocharging 9TF
Mega Power Air Stream 99 TD

BLACK KNIGHT
Uni Force X21
Uni Force X28
Power Channel V65

KARAKAL
Power Drive
BN-60 FF

Controlled Play-style [Head Light Rackets]
For the player who likes to play at the front court and take control of the net with tight spinning net shots as well as playing fast drive exchanges.

YONEX
Nanoray 3
Nanoray 9
Nanoray 20
Nanoray 50 FX

VICTOR
Brave Sword 1800
Brave Sword 1700N
Brave Sword 1300
Arrow Speed 11
Arrow Speed 12
Jetspeed 09L

LI NING
Multi Control UC 7000
Multi Control UC 6000

BLACK KNIGHT
Photon 20
Photon 20 XL

KARAKAL

 

Intermediate-Advanced Player

All-Rounded Play-style [Even Balanced Rackets]
For the all-rounded player, who plays a balance of attacking and control shots.

YONEX
Duora 77
Arcsaber 6 FL
Duora 7
Nanoray Speed
Arcsaber 11

VICTOR
Brave Sword 12L
Brave Sword 12
Brave Sword 9N
Jetspeed 12

LI NING
Pro Master Turbo 7TD
Pro Master Airstream 50TD
Pro Master 90TD
Pro Master Xiphos X1

BLACK KNIGHT
Max Force DT 820
Max Force DT 825 XL
Uni Force Ruby A40

KARAKAL


Aggressive Attacking Play-style [Head Heavy Rackets]
For the offensive player who likes to smash at every chance they get and likes to play at the rear court.

YONEX
Voltric 8 Etune
Voltric Force
Voltric 50 Etune
Voltric 70 Etune
Astrox 6
Astrox 7
Astrox 9

VICTOR
Thruster K 15
Thruster K 6000
Thruster K 8000
Thruster K 9000
Hypernano X 800 Power

LI NING
Windstorm 72
Mega Power Flame N55 III
Mega Power Turbocharging N9
Mega Power Breakfree N90 III

BLACK KNIGHT
Photon 40T
Photon 40T XL

 

KARAKAL
Power Drive
BN-60 FF

 

Controlled Play-style [Head Light Rackets]
For the player who likes to play at the front court and take control of the net with tight spinning net shots and pushes and drives.

YONEX
Nanoray 70DX
Nanoray 95DX
Nanoray 300 Neo
Nanoray i-Speed
Nanoray 700FX
Nanoray 750

VICTOR
Hypernano X 70
Brave Sword 12L
Hypernano X 800 Air
Hypernano x 800 Control
Jetspeed 12F
Jetspeed 10

LI NING
Multi Control Xiphos X1
Multi Control N90 III S Type

BLACK KNIGHT
Photon 20
Photon 20 XL

KARAKAL

SHOE SUGGESTIONS:

Low End
These shoes are recommended for individuals who are starting out in badminton and want a pair of budget-friendly shoes.

 

YONEX
Power Cushion 35 M
Power Cushion 35 L
Power Cushion 47
Power Cushion 65R2 M
Power Cushion 65R2 L

VICTOR
AS-3W FG/JE  (WIDE MODEL)
AS-32 GC
AS-33 CO

Mid End
These shoes are recommended for individuals who are seeking better support and cushioning at a reasonable price.

 

YONEX
Power Cushion 55
Power Cushion Comfort M
Power Cushion Comfort L
Power Cushion 65X Wide
Power Cushion 65X L
Power Cushion 65X M

VICTOR
AS-9200W DG  (WIDE MODEL)
SH-A390 FB/DF  (WIDE MODEL)
SH-A610 FO
SH-A620 AQ

High End
These shoes are recommended for individuals who are aggressive on court and are seeking maximum support and cushioning.

 

YONEX
Power Cushion 03 M
Power Cushion 65Z
Power Cushion Comfort Z
Power Cushion 03Z M
Power Cushion 03Z L
Aerus 2 M
Aerus 2 L

VICTOR
SH-A710
SH-A830-CG  (WIDE MODEL)
P9300 FO/DE

 

BAG SUGGESTIONS:

Backpack Style
These backpack style bags are designed for those who are on the go and want to keep things simple and compact, bringing only the essentials.

YONEX
1818 EX Black/Navy
9812 EX Black/Blue
8822 EX Blue

 

3 Racket
A compact racket bag with one large compartment for rackets and a side compartment for small things. You can fit shoes in the large compartment if you do not have too many rackets. Bag is single strapped.

YONEX
4823 EX Lime/Red
8823 EX Lime/Red/Blue

VICTOR

 

6 Racket
A standard sized racket bag with two large compartments for rackets/clothing/etc, a shoe compartment, and a side compartment for small things. Bag can be single or double strapped.

YONEX
4826 EX Lime/Red
6826 EX Blue
8826 EX Lime/Red/Blue
9826 EX Blue/Black/Pink/Platinum

VICTOR

 

9 Racket
A large sized racket bag with three large compartments for rackets/clothing/etc, a shoe compartment, and a side compartment for small things.  Bag is double strapped.

YONEX
8829 EX Lime
9829 EX Blue/Black/Pink

VICTOR

SHUTTLE SUGGESTIONS:

Beginner Player

Synthetic Shuttles
Yonex Mavis 300
Yonex Mavis 350
Yonex Mavis 2000
Victor Carbonsonic #1

Feather Shuttles
Victor Champion #5
Victor Champion # 3
Chao Pai Gold

Intermediate-Advanced Player

Feather Shuttles
Chao Pai Pink
Chao Pai Red
Victor Champion #1
Victor Gold

 

Grip and Forearm Strengthening Exercises for Badminton Players

Grip and Forearm Strengthening Exercises for Badminton Players

Grip and forearm strength is crucial in badminton as it is used to generate power in your shots. So if you want to increase the power in your shots, you need to strengthen those muscles.  The muscles in your forearm are much smaller compared to the rest of your body so you do not need to use heavy weights.  In fact, lighter weights are recommended as it reduces the chances of injury. 

 

1. Dumbbell Wrist Curls

For this exercise, you will need a light dumbbell (1-10lb). This exercise works out your forearm flexors. To do this exercise hold the dumbbell in one hand with the palm facing up and place that arm on a flat surface such as a table or on your leg. Hold the dumbbell lightly in your hand with a relaxed grip so that your hand hangs off the end, this is your starting position.  Keeping your arm still, tighten your grip and curl your wrist up, bringing the dumbbell towards you.  Return to the starting position and repeat the action.  Do this for 3 sets of 10-15 reps.

 Dumbbell Wrist Extensions

 This exercise is the opposite of the Dumbbell Wrist Curls.  Instead of your palm facing up, you want to turn your arm so that the palm is facing down.  This exercise works out your forearm extensors.  You may find that this version is more challenging than the wrist curls as the muscles are not used as often and will be easier with lighter weights. Do this for 3 sets of 10-15 reps

You can do them with both arms simultaneously or alternate between the two.  If you have access to a barbell, you can do them together and this save you some time.

 

 

3.  Forearm Blaster/Wrist roller

The forearm blaster is a great tool that works both your forearm flexors and extensors at the same time.  You can buy one online or you can choose to make one yourself. 

To use the forearm blaster, grab both ends of the handle and hold it straight out in front of you, keeping your arms perpendicular to your body, this will be your starting position.  From here, twist the handle in one direction so that the weight starts to move up towards the handle.  Once the weight attached to the rope has reached the handle, reverse the direction to lower the weight.  You should feel your forearms burning when doing this.  Try to do it as many times as you can, taking breaks in between, aiming for 3-5 sets.

 

4. Hand Grippers

Hand grippers are designed to help strengthen your fingers as well as your grip strength. They come in many different shapes and sizes with some having a higher resistance than others.  You want to squeeze the hand gripper as fast as you can.  This exercise will improve drive shots and net kills. Do this as many times as you can for 3-5 sets.

 

5.  Training Racket

For this exercise you can use a badminton racket with a head cover on, or a training racket if you want to make this more challenging. This exercise works out both your grip and forearm muscles at the same time as you are doing the same action as though you were playing badminton. To do this exercise, hold your badminton racket in your hand with a relaxed grip.  Pretend you are hitting drive shots by doing a short swing and tightening your grip.  Alternate between forehand and backhand to workout the muscles involved in those strokes.

 

You can incorporate these exercises at the end of a badminton training session or workout as they won't take that much time to do.  Make sure you stretch out your forearm and hand afterwards to help reduce soreness.  And as with any exercise you do, consistency is key if you want to see results!

 

 

 

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Sport Socks vs. Badminton Socks

Sport Socks vs. Badminton Socks

Many avid badminton players out there will spend countless hours picking out a badminton racket, bag, or shoe but often pay little to no attention to the type of socks they wear onto the court. 

Most people wear sport socks when then play badminton.  While these socks are perfectly fine for your average recreational player, they will not work for advanced players who are more aggressive on the court.

What most people don't know is that there are socks designed specifically for badminton.  These socks are more durable and provide more cushioning compared to sport socks.

 

 

 

 

Sport Socks

 

 

Badminton Socks

 

 You probably can't see the differences just by looking at the two so we created a table below that lists them out for you.

Thinner (less cushioning)

Thicker (more cushioning)

Less durable More durable
Stretchy (less protection)
Not very stretchy (more protection)
Low thread count (more loosely knit) High thread count (more densely knit)
Price $ Price $$$

 

Sport socks are generally thinner compared to badminton socks and thereby provides less cushioning and is less durable. 

Sport socks have a lower thread count, meaning that the fibers are loosely knit.  You can tell by the tiny holes that form when you stretch the sock.  Badminton socks have a higher thread count, with the fibers more densely knit.  This increases the durability of the sock as well as the amount of protection it provides, preventing blisters on your feet. 

In the image below, you will see what happens when you decide to play in sport socks. 

So if you are a serious badminton player, you better start investing in a pair of badminton socks!

 

CHECK OUT OUR COLLECTION OF SOCKS.

YONEX

VICTOR

KARAKAL

BAMBOO CHARCOAL (Men / Women)